Thailand Open Chess Championship 2009 (& 9th Bangkok Chess Club Open) Print
Tuesday, 06 January 2009 02:27

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Tournament Regulations

1.      This is an individual tournament, open to all players.

2.      There are two groups of play: Open category for all players, and Challenger category for players rated below 2100 or unrated (ratings based on FIDE or Thai ELO ratings - other national ratings will be validated by the organizer). When registering, players must indicate in which group they wish to play.

3.      FIDE (International Chess Federation) rules and regulations shall apply. Results will be sent for FIDE rating calculations.

4.      Both groups will be played using the Swiss System, with 9 rounds for BCC Open, and 7 rounds for BCC Challenger. For the pairings, a Swiss Manager program will be used.

5.      The matches shall be conducted according to the schedule, which will be made known to the respective players before the start of the tournament.

6.      Each player is accorded with a time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move.

7.      Five minutes before the games start, the Chief Arbiter shall make the announcement accordingly. If any player is not present within an hour after the game is started, he shall lose by default.

8.      All mobile phones in the playing hall shall be switched off while games are in progress, any violation shall result in loss of game.

9.      Officials and players should be smartly attired at all times while in the playing hall.

Tournament Programme

BCC Open

Time

Activity

1st April, Wednesday

07:30 -- 08.30

Registration

 

09.30 -- 13.30

Round 1

 

14:30 -- 18:30

Round 2

2nd April, Thursday

09.00 -- 13.00

Round 3

 

14:30 -- 18:30

Round 4

3rd April, Friday

09.00 -- 13.00

Round 5

 

14:30 -- 18:30

Round 6

4th April, Saturday

Rest day

No games played

 

10:00 -- 14:30

Open blitz tournament

5th April, Sunday

09.00 -- 13.00

Round 7

 

14:30 -- 18:30

Round 8

6th April, Monday

09.00 -- 13.00

Round 9 / Final round

 

14:00

Closing ceremony

                                                                                   

BCC Challenger

Time

Activity

2nd April, Thursday

07.30 - 08.30

Registration

 

09.30 - 13.30

Round 1

 

14.30 - 18.30

Round 2

3rd April, Friday

09.00 - 13.00

Round 3

 

14.30 - 18.30

Round 4

4th April, Saturday

Rest Day

No games played

 

10.00 - 14.30

Open blitz tournament

5th April, Sunday

09.00 - 13.00

Round 5

 

14.30 - 18.30

Round 6

6th April, Monday

09.00 - 13.00

Round 7 / Final round

 

14.00

Closing ceremony

 

 

 

Prizes. In BCC Open, the prizes are for 1-8 ranks and 6 best Thais. 1st prize will be Baht 90,000. There are certificates for Best Lady and 3 Best Juniors. BCC Challenger has prizes for 1-6, and certificates for 3 Best Juniors. Total prize fund is approximately Baht 400,000.

 

Arbiters. Chief Arbiter IA Markku Kosonen (Finland), Deputy Chief Arbiter IA Panupand Vijjuprabha

In the event of dispute the Chief Arbiter’s decision is final.

 

Venue. Aisawan Resort & Spa. Address: 445/3 Moo 5, Soi Wongamart Pattaya – Naklua Road, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150. www.aisawan.com

 

Accommodation. Players are required to budget for their own board and lodgings, as well as transportation needs. For inquiries and reservations at Aisawan Resort & Spa, please contact Ms. Oranuch, referring to ‘Chess Tournament 2009’. E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it attn: Ms. Oranuch. Special room rates have been negotiated as follows (all prices nett including breakfast, service charge and tax):

Superior Room (single)                  Baht  2300 nett/night

Superior Room (twin)                    Baht  2500 nett/night

Aisawan Club Room (single)         Baht  4500 nett/night

Aisawan Club Room (twin)                       Baht  4700 nett/night

Villa Lanai Room (single)              Baht  4500 nett/night

Villa Lanai Room (twin)                Baht  4700 nett/night

Pool Lanai Room (single)              Baht  5000 nett/night

Pool Lanai Room (twin)                 Baht  5200 nett/night

(1 Euro is approximately 46 Baht, $1 US is approximately 34 Baht)

 

Entry Fees. BCC Open: Baht 2800 (Baht 2500 if registered before 1st March 2009). For Thais and TCA members Baht 1500 (Baht 1200 if registered before 1st March 2009).

BCC Challenger: 1000 Baht (Baht 800 if registered before 1st March 2009). All tournament fees must be paid before the start of the first round.

 

Conditions for Titled Players. Tournament fees are waived for GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs (according official FIDE January 2009 rating list). First 8 GMs to register will get complimentary accommodation (room & breakfast in twin sharing for 6 nights). Please contact organizer ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for inquiries.

 

Registration. Please complete the online registration form at www.bangkokchess.com. The organizer will confirm your registration by e-mail. If you do not get a reply within a week, please send a reminder to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Players must indicate in which group (Open or Challenger) they would like to participate.

 
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