Commonwealth Chess Championship 2009 in Malaysia Print
Friday, 06 March 2009 01:25


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

Ipoh, Malaysia

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:

Entry Fees


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

Official Hotels

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

6th-15th 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:

The Tournament Director is Peter Long and enquiries may be directed to him via email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.

Peter Long 
Organising Secretary & Tournament Director

Ignatius Leong 
, Commonwealth Chess Association

General inquiries:

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