Arcapita International Open Chess Championship Print
Thursday, 20 November 2008 08:02

The Bahrain Chess Club (BCC) is pleased to announce the Arcapita International Open Chess Championship with total prizes of 16000$.

Managed by Bahrain Chess Club, this event will be held in Bahrain from 23rd January to 3rd February 2009.

Titled players will be provided full accommodation and a special behind-the-scenes tour to Bahrain F1 Grand Prix circuit with free adventure ride.

Details can be viewed on


Arrival of Delegations Fri 23-Jan-09 -
Players Meeting
Drawing of Lots and nomination of Appeal Committee
Sat 24-Jan-09 11:00
Opening Ceremony Sat 24-Jan-09 18:00
Round 1 Sat 24-Jan-09 19:00
Round 2 Sun 25-Jan-09 19:00
Round 3 Mon 26-Jan-09 19:00
Round 4 Tue 27-Jan-09 19:00
Round 5 Wed 28-Jan-09 19:00
Rest Day Thu 29-Jan-09 19:00
Round 6 Fri 30-Jan-09 19:00
Round 7 Sat 31-Jan-09 19:00
Round 8 Sun 01-Feb-09 19:00
Round 9 Mon 02-Feb-09 19:00
Closing Ceremony Tue 03-Feb-09 18:00
Delegations Departure Tue 03-Feb-09 19:00

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.

Prize Fund (exclusive of Trophy, Medals): 16000$

If a visa is required, please contact the tournament director Jamal AbdulGhaffar This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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