Eligibility: The participants shall not have a FIDE title or published FIDE rating above 2000 at the start of the tournament nor had such a rating for at least two years prior to the start of the event. The National Amateur Championship is open to all eligible chess players registered with their State Chess Association/AICF Affiliated Institution. State Chess Association/AICF Affiliated Institution shall have the right to send any number of entries. The National Amateur Women’s Championship shall be held as part of the National Amateur Championship and female contestants will be eligible to win both titles.However all entries should be forwarded/recommended by the respective State Chess Associations. For Madhya Pradesh, as directed by AICF entries may be sent through Chess Promotion Committee for Madhya Pradesh.