The Commonwealth Chess Association
under the auspices of
FIDE (World Chess Federation)
Invites your participation in
The Masterskill Commonwealth Chess Championships
14-21 July 2009
Organised by: Intchess (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Supported by the Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA)
The Commonwealth Championships 2009 will be one tournament combining Open, Women, Open (U-20) and Girls (U-20), and each Commonwealth nation is entitled to one official entry in each of these categories.
In addition, U-16, U-14, U12, U-10, and U-8 championship medals (Gold, Silver and Bronze) for both Open and Girls will also be awarded.
All official entries will be provided full board and lodging. Additional entries will have to pay entry fees as per the schedule and stay in official hotels (inclusive of meals) at the rates provided below:
IM/WIM & 2400+ USD 50
FM/WFM & 2300+ USD 100
2200-2299 USD 150
2100-2199 USD 200
2000-2099 USD 250
Below 2000 & Unrated USD 300
3 Star USD 40 per person (twin sharing)
Budget USD 20 per person (twin sharing)
Once the accommodation needs have been confirmed we will make the booking and will invoice for payment.
Schedule of Play
14 July 12:00- Arrival
15 July 09:00 Technical Meeting
16:00 Round 1
16 July 09:00 Round 2
16:00 Round 3
17 July 16:00 Round 4
18 July 09:00 Round 5
16:00 Round 6
19 July Rest Day
20 July 09:00 Round 7
16:00 Round 8
21 July 09:00 Round 9
Prize Giving & Closing Ceremony, Departure
Cash prizes will be Malaysian Ringgit as below:
Open Women Boys Girls
1st 10,000 5,000 1,500 1,500
2nd 5,000 2,500 750 750
3rd 3,000 1,000 500 500
4th 2,000 500
5th 1,000 500
The Masterskill Commonwealth Chess Championships will be played over 9 rounds, and the FIDE Swiss System will be used (as paired using Swiss Manager), and the FIDE Laws of Chess will apply.
Prizes will be shared with those finishing on equal points and the tie break system to be used to determine the final positions will be announced before the start of play.
Zero start will be strictly observed and the time control will be 90 minutes for the whole game with 30 second time increments beginning from the first move.
Conditions of Entry & Technical Team:
Do note that all entries will need to be completed (see attached form below) and submitted together with a deposit of USD 100 and will close on 1 June 2009.
Late entries will only be accepted at the discretion of the organizers as hotels cannot be guaranteed and will also be subject to a USD 100 penalty
Mr. Ignatius Leong, President of the Commonwealth Chess Association, will appoint the Chief Arbiter
He (or his representative) will also sit on the Appeals Committee which will be chaired by Mr. D.V. Sundar, and the Tournament Director will be the third member. Two reserves will be appointed from amongst the official participants.
The Masterskill Commonwealth Chess Championships 2009 is made possible through sponsorship by Masterskill University College of Heath Sciences.
Organising Secretary & Tournament Director
President, Commonwealth Chess Association