15th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2015

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By , November 11, 2014

BCCOpen2015-posterThe Bangkok Chess Club is pleased to announce that the 15th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2015 will be held at the Dusit Thani Pattaya, April 12-19. Three of our former champions are returning to try to reclaim their crowns, including Grandmaster Nigel Short who won Pokerstars Isle of Man with a staggering 2788 tournament performance rating.

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15th BCC Open headed for a new record

By , March 16, 2015


Over 300 players have registered for the 15th Bangkok Chess Club Open.

306 players from 43 different countries are heading to Pattaya for Thailand’s premier chess tournament, to be held at the Dusit Thani from 12-19 April. We are well on the way to breaking the 2013 record of 314 players.

Book your flights now! There is still time to register

Over 100 players registered for the 15th BCC Open

By , January 14, 2015


With three months to go for BCC Open, already over 100 players from 30 different countries have registered, including 21 Grandmasters

BCC Championship 2015

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By , December 21, 2014

All games are now complete for the 2015 Bangkok Chess Club Championships. Congratulations to Jimson Bitoon for an outstanding performance– 7.5/9 –to become the 2015 BCC Club Champion.

The B-group has joint winners Peter Darby and Rommel Posadas, both with 8/9. There may be a playoff of 2 blitz games followed by armageddon (if drawn) to determine the bragging rights.

Group A

1Jimson Bitoon2175XXX101 ½111117.5
2Christopher Castellano22580XXX10 ½111116.5
3Riste Menkinoski234810XXX ½0111116.5
4Poompong Wiwatanadate207501 ½XXX ½0 ½1115.5
5Ric Portugalera2188 ½ ½1 ½XXX100115.5
6Loreshyl Cuizon204800010XXX ½ ½114.0
7Matthew Nunbhakdi1881000 ½1 ½XXX10 ½3.5
8Paul Griffiths220100001 ½0XXX113.5
9Eric Calacday186800000010XXX12.0
10Michael Culasing1872000000 ½00XXX0.5

Group B

1Peter Darby1851XXX1111110118.0
2Rommel Posadas0XXX111111118.0
3Bhon Bunnag173300XXX1 ½11 ½116.0
4Manunthon Atikankhotchasee1581000XXX1111116.0
5Pricha Srivatanakul164300 ½0XXX101114.5
6Manas Rao161500000XXX11114.0
7Teerachoti Prasitsoonthorn1660000010XXX1114.0
8Krishi Pallab Chutia158910 ½0000XXX113.5
9Chawit Mekarapiruk00000000XXX11.0
10Jericho Calacday000000000XXX0.0

Grandmaster Wang Hao to compete at the 15th BCC Open

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By , November 21, 2014

Wang_Hao_2Rated 2711 in the live chess ratings, China’s number four has joined the lineup at Bangkok Chess Club’s 15th international open tournament. The joint top seed will compete with fellow top hundred players, Francisco Vallejo Pons (2711) and Nigel Short (2661), in Pattaya this April.

Thailand Chess Team Championship 2014

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By , November 4, 2014

Team-Championship-2014Bangkapi Chess Club invite all chess player who interest to participate in Thailand Chess Team Championship 2014 between 6-10 December 2014 at Chalermprakeat Building 25 Floor, Sport Authority of Thailand.

1. Objective
1.1. For support chess in Thailand
1.2. For Chess Club in Thailand have activity together

2. Category
2.1. Open
2.2 .Youth

3. Qualification of Team
3.1. Eeach team must be member of TCA (Thailand Chess Association) or Member of FIDE
3.2. List of TCA member
3.2.1. Bangkok Chess Club
3.2.2. Chiangmai Sport Association (Board Game Section)
3.2.3. Samutprakarn Chess Club
3.2.4. Chonburi Chess Club
3.2.5. Konkan Chess Club
3.2.6. Bangapi Chess Club
3.2.7. Churalongkorn University Bridge and Chess Club
3.2.8. Thamasat University Chess Club
3.2.9. Shinawatra University Chess Club
3.2.10. Assumtion Association
3.2.11. Dindaeng Chess Club
3.2.12. Glodenking Club
3.2.13. Kasetsart University Chess Club
3.2.14. RBSC Chess Club section
3.2.15. Polo Chess Club section
3.2.16. KMIT
3.2.17. Thonburi Chess Club
3.3. Thai and Foreigner can participate.
3.4. Each club can sent 1-3 Team, for the first teamof TCA member no enter fee the second and third of TCA member have enter fee for 2,000 baht. For foreigner Team(FIDE member) $100
3.5. Each Team consist of 3 Open board with 1 reserve and 1 Woman board with 1 reserve.
3.6. Open board for board 1-3 and woman for board 4
3.7. For change player can set from last order (just like chess Olympiad)
3.8. Rating all Board 1-4 not over than 8,000 elo (STD, National rate, Rapid, Blitz on November 1 2014)
3.9. Appropriate dress

4. Schedule

6 Dec 20148.00-8.30Registration
9.30-13.30Round 1
15.00-19.00Round 2
7 Dec 20149.30-13.30Round 3
15.00-19.00Round 4
8 Dec 20149.30-13.30Round 5
15.00-19.00Round 6
9 Dec 20149.30-13.30Round 7
15.00-19.00Round 8
10 Dec 20149.30-13.30Round 9
15.00Awards and Closing ceremony

5. System and Time control
5.1. Swiss system 9 round
5.2. Each player has 90 minutes and increment 30 second permove since the first move.
5.3. Each player not appear in 60 minutes from start time in each round then consider loss by forfeit for that round.
5.4. Each player must record their game and his or her opponent.
5.5. Each player are prohibit any mobile phone or any electronic device in tournament area if any detect consider loss by forfeit for their team.
5.6. Decision of Arbiter consider final.
5.7. Organizer can change or add or deduct any rule without advance notice.

6. Prize money (in Baht)
6.1. Prize fund for Open section: 30,000-20,000-12,000
6.2. Prize fund group 2 : 10,000-5,000-3,000
6.3. Prize fund youth: 5,000
All prize with trophy and group 2 is depend on number of team participate.

7. Tie-break System
7.1. Head to Head
7.2. Game point
7.3. Buchholz
7.4. Sonnenborn-Berger

8. Tounament Arena
25 floor Chalermprakeat Building, Sport Authority of Thailand

This tournament is supported by TCA and organized by Bangapi Chess Club
For more information and registration, contact Mr. Surapol 086-066-6865

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