Does Australia need to catch up with the World and start playing Teams Chess?

Nah. Steady as she goes. More individual weekenders for us. Why do Juniors need teams anyway?

The German Team Championship U/12 takes place March 25-March 28, 2022, in Naumburg, Germany. The format is a seven-round Swiss tournament. The time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting on move one. Official website.


Over 1,715,000 tickets now sold for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™

  • China PR produced the highest audience for a single match anywhere in the world. 53.9 million viewers watched their match against England

  • Traffic on FIFA’s Digital platforms in the first 15 days has already surpassed the entirety of France 2019

Source – FIFA

Prize money – source Wikipedia

The total prize pool is US$110 million, $80 million greater than the prize pool of the previous tournament.[13]

At previous tournaments, FIFA paid total prize money to the national associations, but for the 2023 Women’s World Cup it was set to award prize payments directly to players as well as the associations. This came as a result of reports in the women’s game that a number of national associations were withholding competition prize money from players and/or not paying them at all.[13] In March 2023, global player union FIFPRO sent a letter signed by players from around the world to FIFA, challenging FIFA to make prize money in the men’s and women’s tournaments equal and to ensure at least 30% of prize money in the women’s tournament made it to the players. While FIFA did not match the prize money of the men’s tournament, it did significantly increase it, with more than half set to be paid to players directly.[14]

Just before the tournament, FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced that the player payments would still be paid to the associations, and that FIFA planned to audit the associations to make sure the money got to the players. Football administrator Lise Klaveness expressed concern over what she felt sounded like reneging on the promise, both for the players and for FIFA’s credibility.[15] During the tournament, Infantino admitted that FIFA had simply made recommendations to associations on how much to pay players, and they could not reasonably check.[16]

Place Teams Amount (in US dollars)
Per association Per player * Total
Champions 1 $4,290,000 $270,000 $10,500,000
Runners-up 1 $3,015,000 $195,000 $7,500,000
Third place 1 $2,610,000 $180,000 $6,750,000
Fourth place 1 $2,455,000 $165,000 $6,250,000
5th–8th place (quarter-finals) 4 $2,180,000 $90,000 $17,000,000
9th–16th place (round of 16) 8 $1,870,000 $60,000 $26,000,000
17th–32nd place (group stage) 16 $1,560,000 $30,000 $36,000,000
Total 32 $110,000,000

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