15th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2015

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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Grandmaster Wang Hao to compete at the 15th BCC Open

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

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

Harrow Inter-School Chess Tournament 2014

By , October 13, 2014


The Harrow Inter-School Chess Tournament 2014, organised in cooperation with Jirapak Chess Academy, takes place on Saturday, 8th November. Categories: U7, U9, U11, U13, U16 and U19. Click the link here to register now (registration fee is 650 Baht) – first 200 players only! Contact Mrs. Jess Grimshaw for more details.


1st Johor International Chess Open 2014

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By , September 10, 2014

Johor Bahru City Square

A new tournament for the committed traveller – the First Johor International Chess Open – takes place in Johor Bahru City Square, Malaysia, 1-6 December 2014. More details and online registration at JohorChessAssociation.com . Alternatively you can download the registration form here


Myanmar International Open 2014

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By , September 3, 2014

Organized by Myanmar Chess Federation
Generously funded by Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific

1. Organization
This event is organized by Myanmar Chess Federation under the auspices of the Myanmar National Olympic Council.

2. Schedule
23rd November : Arrival of Players (After 1200 hour) : Technical Meeting – 2000 hour (Absent players shall not be paired for Round 1)
24th November : Opening Ceremony – 0900 hour : Round 1 – 0930 hour; Round 2 – 1600 hour
25th November : Round 3 – 0900 hour; Round 4 – 1530 hour
26th November : Round 5 – 0900 hour; Round 6 – 1530 hour
27th November : REST DAY
28th November : Round 7 – 0900 hour; Round 8 – 1530 hour
29th November : Round 9 – 0900 hour; Closing Ceremony – 1630 hour
30th November : Departure of Players (Before 1200 hour)

3. Time Control and Format

  • 90 minutes for the whole game with 30 seconds increment for every move starting from the first move
  • Zero-Start shall be applied
  • Swiss System; FIDE-rated and titled; Swiss Manager shall be used for pairing

4. Prizes

  • Open: 1st US$ 3,000; 2nd US$ 1,600; 3rd US$ 1,400; 4th US$ 1,200; 5th US$ 1,000; 6th US$ 700; 7th US$ 500; 8th US$ 300; 9th to 12th US$ 200 each
  • Best Myanmar Players: 1st US$ 700; 2nd US$ 500; 3rd US$ 300
  • Best Women Player and Best Junior Players (U-18, U-14, U-10): US$ 100 each
  • Players must have minimum score of 4 points to qualify for the prizes. Prize money shall be shared equally among the tied-players

5. Entry Fees

  • Rated Players: Myanmar Chess Federation Members – US$ 60; Others – US$ 120
  • Unrated Players: Myanmar Chess Federation Members – US$ 80; Others – US$ 160
  • Entry fee is non-refundable. Entry Fees are waived for GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs.
  • There will be a discount of 25% of entry fees for those who register on or before 30th September, 2014.

6. Registration

Registration form shall be completed and sent back to the organizer by email via mgmglwin25@gmail.com by 15th October, 2014.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: FIDE regulations do not allow us to accept any entries without an official FIDE ID number. The rating of this tournament depends on this rule and any player who wishes to participate must obtain his/her FIDE ID from their own federations.

  • Extra charges of late entry fees (US$ 50) shall be applied to the players, who register from 16th October to 15th November, 2014
  • No registration shall be accepted after 15th November, 2014
  • 10 GMs who register first will be provided with free hotel room on twin sharing basic including breakfast

7. Souvenirs

Souvenirs are to be distributed free for the participants by the organizer.

8. Playing Venue & Official Hotel

Central Hotel, Bogyoke Aung San Road, Yangon.
Tel: (95-1)241001to241020; Fax: (95-1)248003; Email: centralreservationygn@gmail.com

Central Hotel, Yangon

The hotel is located in the center of Yangon. There are many places of interest such as the landmark of Myanmar; Shwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Market, Central Railway Station, Yangon Port, National Museum within the walking distance. More information can be found at www.myanmar.com.

Room rates (Inclusive of breakfast & Free Wi-Fi)
Superior – US$ 80; Deluxe – US$ 95; Junior Suite – US$ 120; Executive Suite – US$ 195
Reservation can be made directly to the hotel by fax or email.
There are a number of budget hotels within walking distance from the venue. They can be found at Agoda

9. Payment

Myanmar Chess Federation members shall pay their dues upon registration. Foreign players shall settle payment upon the arrival.

10. Entry Visa

This is necessary to have the entry visa before entering Myanmar. The players from foreign countries have to apply and get the entry visa from the nearest Myanmar Embassy in their countries. Information is available here.

11. The organizers have the right to reject any entry without giving reasons.

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