25 February 2009

2009-2010 Women's Grand Prix

I added a page on the 2009-10 FIDE Women's Grand Prix to my index page on the World Championship for Women. For now, it consists primarily of excerpts from two FIDE announcements:-

FIDE's overall plans for the Women's World Championship haven't yet been announced. The 'Regulations' say

The winner of the Grand Prix series at the end of 2010 will play the Women's World Champion in the third quarter of 2011 in a ten game match for the Women's World Championship title.

In Interview with Makropoulos, I quoted FIDE's Deputy President saying

One year, we will have a Champion after the knockout competition, and the next year this Champion will play a match with the winner of the Grand Prix. Thus, the Women's World Championship will be held every year.

That implies a knockout competition in 2010. The last three knockout competitions were played in 2004, 2006, and 2008.

No comments: