3rd KL Open Chess Championship Print
Monday, 08 February 2010 07:40

1. Organisers and Sponsor

3rd KL Open Chess Championship will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 6-12 April 2010.The Championship is organised by Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA) with sponsorship from Masterskill University of Health Sciences and the Malaysian Intellect Development Foundation. Supported by the Malaysian Chess Federation and managed by Effective Commerce Sdn. Bhd.

2. Schedule & Format of Play

Tuesday 6 April
12:00- Arrival & 18:00 Final Registration & Players Meeting

Wednesday 7 April
09:00 Round 1 & 16:00 Round 2

Thursday 8 April
09:00 Round 3

Friday 9 April
09:00 Round 4 & 16:00 Round 5

Saturday 10 April
09:00 Round 6

Sunday 11 April

09:00 Round 7 & 15:00 Round 8

Monday 12 April
09:00 Round 9 & 14:00 Blitz Tournament & 18:00 Prize Giving & Closing Ceremony

The KL Open will be played using the Swiss system and be FIDE rated and titled*. The rate of play will be 90 minutes for the whole game with 30 seconds increment for every move starting from the first move.

*The Malaysian Chess Federation is responsible for submission of the KL Open tournament report generated with the Swiss manager pairing program to FIDE for rating and title purposes.

3. Prize Fund
1st – RM 10,000 & Challenge Trophy; 2nd – RM 5,000; 3rd – RM 3,000; 4th to 10th - RM 1,000; 11th to 20th – RM500 each

4. Entry Fees to be payable by 16th March 2010; thereafter a 50% penalty of applicable entry fee applies.

GM/IM/WGM/WIM and players over 2400 No Fee
FM/WFM and palyers over 2300 RM 100
2200-2299 RM 150
2100-2199 RM 200
2000-2099 RM 250
1900-1999 RM 300
Unrated and below 1900 RM 350

*First 10 GM/IM/WGM/WIM and players over 2400 registering with a refundable USD 100 deposit will get free board at the official hotel, and will also be provided a meal allowance.

*The organisers reserve the right to accept and reject entries.

5. The Playing Venue & Official Hotel

The KL Open will be held at the Olympic Sports Hotel where we are proposing a package of 7 nights stay on a twin sharing basis in a superior or deluxe room (inclusive of breakfast) together with meet and greet airport transfers for just USD 200. Subject to room type, each additional night would be charged between USD 35-45.

Olympic Sports Hotel is located in Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant China Town, at the centre of which is Petaling Street, a frantically busy market of amazing colours, smells and sights that offers an experience like no other from morning till night!

And next to Petaling Street is Pasar Seni (Central Market), today a cultural and crafts centre which is also next to a Light Rail Transit station of the same name and which connects to KL International Airport via the KL Sentral transportation hub and just a 10 minute ride to other major tourist attractions such as the Kuala Lumpur City Centre with its iconic Petronas Twin Towers.

6. Payment

All payments (net of all bank charges) shall be made payable by 16 March 2010 to:

Effective Commerce Sdn. Bhd.
Maybank Berhad, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Petaling Jaya Branch
Account Number: 514187 214430
Swift Code: MBBEMYKL

*You are reminded that it is your responsibility to ensure payment has been received so please communicate payment details to the organizers and ask for acknowledgement of the same.

7. Visas
If a letter to support a visa application is required, please contact the KL Open 2009 Organising Secretary & 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).

For more information please visit www.klchess.com.
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