KL Open in Malaysia Print
Wednesday, 05 November 2008 01:48

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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.

 

2. Schedule

 

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

 

Open:

1st Prize – RM10,000; 2nd – RM5,000; 3rd - RM3,000; 4th - RM1,500; 5th to 10th – RM1,000 each; 11th t0 20th – RM500 each

 

Challengers:

1st Prize – RM1,000; 2nd – RM500; 3rd - RM300; 4th – RM150; 5th to 10th – RM100 each; 11th to 20th – RM50 each

 

Visually Impaired:

1st Prize – RM1,000; 2nd – RM500; 3rd – RM300; 4th – RM150; 5th to 10th – RM100 each

 

Simultaneous:

Winners - RM500 each

 

Blitz:

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

2200-2299 USD75/RM150

2000-2199 USD100/RM200

*First 10 GM/IM/WGM/WIM and players over 2400 will get free board and lodging

Challengers: RM50

 

Blind: F.O.C

 

Simultaneous: RM50

 

Blitz: RM50

 

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

 

7. Payment

 

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

 

8. Visas

 

If a visa is required, please contact the tournament director Peter Long (E: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , M: +6013 3920 920).

KL

 

Chess Open 2008

15 – 21 December 2008

 

Organised by Kuala Lumpur Chess Association

Sponsored by Masterskill University College of Health Sciences

 

 

REGISTRATION FORM

 

 

Country :

 

Name :

 

 

FIDE ID: Rating : Title :

 

 

Address :

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telephone : Fax : E-mail :

 

 

Room Required : ( ) Single ( ) Twin ( )Triple

 

If sharing, please indicate with whom:

 

 

Arrival Date : Departure Date :

 

 

 

 

Category : ( ) Open ( ) Challengers ( )Visually Impaired

 

Payment Details:

 

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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 
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