ASEAN Chess Confederation Creates $25,000 Grand Prix Print
Saturday, 07 July 2007 00:00
The ASEAN Chess Confederation elected a new set of officers and instituted a new Grand Prix 2007 with US$25,000 in prizes, brainchild of ASEAN CC president This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >Ignatius Leong of Singapore, another feather in the cap of the FIDE Secretary General. New Deputy Presidents are Thaliand Chess Association President, former Foreign and Finance Minister Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon, and National Chess Federation of the Philippines President Prospero Pichay. Read Grand Prix regulations. Contact ASEAN Grand Prix Executive Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >Peter Long of Malaysia.

New Deputy Presidents join ASEAN Chess Confederation president This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >Ignatius Leong (center). At left is Thaliand Chess Association President, former Foreign and Finance Minister Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon, while at right is National Chess Federation of the Philippines president, Congressman Prospero Pichay.

The ASEAN Chess Confederation instituted a new $25,000 Grand Prix starting with the Philippines international tournament in the last quarter of this year. Contact ASEAN Grand Prix Executive Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >Peter Long of Malaysia.

Regulations for the ASEAN Grand Prix

1. Countries wishing their tournaments to be part of the Grand Prix must also participate in other legs with a minimum of four players for the Masters Open.

2. There may be two sections: Masters Open and Challengers Section. The Masters shall qualify for Grand Prix Points, with the criteria below.

3. The Masters shall be a 10-round Swiss.

4. Minimum rating for participants is 2100. The host country may nominate a maximum of 4 players whose ratings are below 2100.

5. The host country decides on the structure of entry fees and privileges for invited players.

6. The host country decides on the prize fund. The minimum prize fund is US$10,000 not including special prizes.

7. The category level of a tournament depends on the prize fund. Starting from US$10,000 the category is considered as one-star. For every additional amount of US$5,000 one more star is added up to a maximum of 10-star for prize fund exceeding US$50,000.

8. For each tournament, Grand Prix points are awarded onlhy to ASEAN players. The number of GP Points = Score multiplied by the number of stars.

9. The Grand Prix Fund is US$25,000 allocated as US$6,000; US$5,000; US$4,000; US$3,000; US$2,000; US$1,000 x 5. In case of ties, the amounts shall be pooled and shared equally.

10. Players must participate and complete at least 3 or 50% minus one of the total number of tournaments.



The annual ASEAN Chess Board meeting concurrent with the ASEAN Youth Championship in Pattaya, Thailand.



Newly elected officers of the ASEAN Chess Confederation, from left: Vice President Yap Choow Tun of Brunei, Casto Abundo of Philippines, Vice President Maung Maung Lwin of Myanmar, ACC Secretary Smarn Prongsacharoennont of Thailand, Ibrahim Maji of Malaysia, GM Utut Adianto of Indonesia, Dang Tat Thang of Vietnam and Sebastian Simanjuntak of Indonesia. Not in photo is ASEAN Vice President Mayor Abraham Tolentino of Tagaytay City, Philippines.



The Indonesian delegation, from left: GM Utut Adianto, PERCASI Deputy President Eka Putra, PERCASI Vice Secretary General Sebastian Simanjuntak and FIDE Delegate Dr. Pung Dwi Hatmisari Ambarukmi.
 
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