8th BCC Rating Tournament

UPDATE: standings After Round 6
1. Wiwatanadate, Poompong THA 1972 5 (12.25)
2. Thanatipanonda, Thotsaporn THA 2047 4 (10.75)
3-4. Tachaplalert, Suvich THA 3.5 (10.25)
3-4. Culasing, Michael PHI 1860 3.5 (7.25)
5-6. Calacday, Eric PHI 1908 2.5 (8.00)
5-6. Wabe, Benoni PHI 2.5 (5.50)
7. Klemm, Alexander SUI 2017 2 (3.50)
8. Srivatanakul, Pricha THA 1797 1 (3.50)

Henry C. is organizing a single round robin FIDE rating tournament at the end of this month (July), with a time control of 90 minutes + 30 sec. increment. FIDE tournament rules will apply.

There will be 10 players:

  • 6 FIDE Rated Players 1800+
  • 2 unrated players
  • 2 students

3. Fee:  1000 Baht / 500 Baht for student

4. Prizes (estimates):

  • First prize: 2500 Baht + Trophy
  • Second Prize: Trophy
  • Third Prize: Trophy

5. Schedule: 24-27 and 30 July 2010

6. Venue:

  • OLA International 37/1 Paholyothin Road Bangkok Thailand (24-27th July)
  • Woodstock Restaurant (30th July)


  • Chief Arbiter: Panupand Vijjuprabha
  • Deputy Arbiter: Pornpong Petchrongrusamee
  • Tournament Director: Henry Calacday

Please contact Henry at henrycalacday@hotmail.com for registration. Already registered are:

  1. Thotsaporn T. (THA) 2047
  2. Alex Klemm (SUI) 2017
  3. Poompong Wiwatanadate (THA) 1972
  4. Eric Calacday (PHI) 1908
  5. Kamel Maouel (ALG) 1886
  6. Michael Culasing (PHI) 1850
  7. Benoni Wabe (PHI)
  8. Suvich Tachaplalert (THA)

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5 thoughts to “8th BCC Rating Tournament”

  1. The 8th BCC FIDE Rated Chess Tournament in cooperation with OLA International Academy started today at 9:00 am in OLA International Academy School.
    It was opened by the BCC founder President Mr. Kai Tuorila. Players and guest was welcomed by the owner of the school DR. Obrom Sinpibarn. In his speech although he was new in chess and just introduced chess to him by the organizer of this tournament amazingly he knew where chess was started and how it was developed. He was applauded by the audience and chess players when he told that he is willing to help and promote chess here in Thailand. He even promised that he will talk to the head of ministry of education to include teaching chess in school. Henry Calacday the organizer of this tournament did the drawing of seeds and numbers of player. FIDE International Arbiter Mr. Panupand Vitchuprapa observed the players as they started the first round.
    Surprises and upsets in the opening round was made by the 13 years old and unrated boy Suvich Tachaplalert against the highest FIDE rated player in this tournament MR. Thotsaporn Tanatipanonda (2047). This young boy continued his superb performance in the 2nd round to draw with Filipino bet Mr. Michael Culasing. After 2nd round and the long day for the players and organizer 2nd highest rated player Alex Klemm (2017)of Switzerland got a perfect 2 points against Pricha Srivatanakul of Thailand and Benoni Wabe of The Philippines. Poompong Wiwatanadate and Suvich Tachaplalert of Thailand are on the 2nd and 3rd place with 1 1/2 each.

    1. I just played in a chess4thai event at Ramkamhaeng university on 22nd august and drew with eric calacdy rated 1967..when will i get a bangkok chess rating?

    2. Hi Rohan. The Chess4Thai tournament used the rapid chess format (25 minutes + 10s per move). BCC maintains both long game ratings and Blitz (5-15minutes) but not rapid. For long game ratings, and FIDE ratings, you need to participate in a long game tournament like this one that Henry recently organised. If you would like a blitz rating you can participate in any of our weekly chess club meetings.

  2. Regestered players

    1. Alex Klemm 2000+
    2. Thodsaporn 2000+
    3. Eric Calacday 1900+
    4. Poompong Witanadate 1900+
    5. Michael Culasing 1800+
    6. Benoni Wabe Provisional rating 1906
    7. Suvich Tachaplalert un-rated

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