The Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA) is pleased to announce the KL Open Chess Championship with sponsorship from Masterskill University College of Heath Sciences.
Managed by Intchess Malaysia, this event will be held in Kuala Lumpur from 15-21 December 2008. There will be three categories - Open, Challengers, and Visually Impaired (Blind) and there will also be a blitz tournament on the rest day and also a special simultaneous exhibition in aid of charity.
The KL Open will immediately follow the Singapore Open (download prospectus here) and the organisers will facilitate transfers from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur for invited players who are also early registrants in the Open.
Participants wishing to combine chess and a holiday in Malaysia are allowed up to a total of three half point byes in the 9 round swiss tournament which will be FIDE rated.
Details can be viewed below and the prospectus can also be downloaded by clicking here .
1. Organisers and Sponsor
Organised by Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA) with the sponsorship of Masterskill University College of Health Sciences. Managed by Intchess (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Monday 15 December 1100 hrs Final Registration, Players' Meeting
1600 hrs Round 1
Tuesday 16 December 0900 hrs Round 2
1600 hrs Round 3
Wednesday 17 December 0900 hrs Round 4
1600 hrs Simultaneous Exhibition
Thursday 18 December 0900 hrs Free day/Blitz Tournament
Friday 19 December 0900 hrs Round 5
1600 hrs Round 6
Saturday 20 December 0900 hrs Round 7
1600 hrs Round 8
Sunday 21 December 0900 hrs Round 9
1300 hrs Prize Giving & Closing Ceremony
3. Time Control and Format
Swiss System; FIDE-rated and titled; Rate of play will be 90 minutes for the whole game with 30 seconds increment for every move starting from the first move.
4. Prize Fund (inclusive of Trophy, Medals & Special prizes): RM45,000
1st Prize – RM10,000; 2nd – RM5,000; 3rd - RM3,000; 4th - RM1,500; 5th to 10th – RM1,000 each; 11th t0 20th – RM500 each
1st Prize – RM1,000; 2nd – RM500; 3rd - RM300; 4th – RM150; 5th to 10th – RM100 each; 11th to 20th – RM50 each
1st Prize – RM1,000; 2nd – RM500; 3rd – RM300; 4th – RM150; 5th to 10th – RM100 each
Winners - RM500 each
1st Prize – RM1,000; 2nd – RM500; 3rd – RM300; 4th – RM150; 5th to 10th – RM100 each; 11th to 20th – RM50 each
5. Entry Fees to be payable by 30 November 2008; thereafter a 50% penalty of applicable entry fee applies.
Open: GM/IM/WGM/WIM and players over 2400 F.O.C.
FM/WFM and players over 2300 USD50/RM100
*First 10 GM/IM/WGM/WIM and players over 2400 will get free board and lodging
The KL Chess Association and Intchess (M) Sdn. Bhd. reserves the right to accept and reject entries. For the Open, players will need to have a FIDE rating of 2000 and above. The organisers however has the right to enter up to 4 wild cards in each section on a case to case basis.
6. The Playing Venue & Official Hotel
The tournament playing venue is at Commonwealth Hall, Bukit Jalil Stadium but is subject to change. Please check www.chessasia.net for any changes.
Official accommodation: Per day is single at RM250/USD70 inclusive of 3 meals or Twin/triple at RM150/USD40 per person inclusive of 3 meals
All payments (net of all bank charges) shall be made payable by 30 November 2008 to:
Intchess (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Maybank Berhad, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Petaling Jaya Branch
Account Number: 514187 350467
Swift Code: MBBEMYKL
If a visa is required, please contact the tournament director Peter Long (E:
, M: +6013 3920 920).
Chess Open 2008
15 – 21 December 2008
Organised by Kuala Lumpur Chess Association
Sponsored by Masterskill University College of Health Sciences
FIDE ID: Rating : Title :
Telephone : Fax : E-mail :
Room Required : ( ) Single ( ) Twin ( )Triple
If sharing, please indicate with whom:
Arrival Date : Departure Date :
Category : ( ) Open ( ) Challengers ( )Visually Impaired
Please return this entry form by 30 November 2008 to: KL Chess Association c/o Peter Long, Tournament Director, Intchess (M) Sdn. Bhd.
by Fax to: +603 2300 1689
by E-mail to: