12 Grandmasters confirmed for the 12th BCC Open 2012

GM Short vs. GM Gustaffson 2011
Defending Champion GM Jan Gustaffson and joint winner GM Nigel Short have confirmed their participation for the 12th BCC Open 2012

The 12th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2012 has attracted the attention of some of the best players in the world, including defending champion GM Gustafsson, joint winner GM Nigel Short, and 3-time former champion GM Rogelio Antonio Jr. of the Philippines.  Join them at the glorious Dusit Thani Bangkok for a week of high quality chess and world class fun!

For a full list of participants click here…

1st JCA CUP Chess Competition

Seacon Square

Jirapak Chess Academy, together with Seacon Square, is holding 1st JCA CUP Chess Competition

  • 17th – 18th December 2011
  • Seacon Square, 3rd floor, Education Zone.


  • Rapid Chess : 25 /10 (7 rounds); Entry Fee 200 Baht
  • Blitz Chess : 5 /0 (9 rounds); Entry Fee 100 Baht


  • For Rapid system, prizes are given to top players from each age group : 10,12,14,16, and Open. Players of rank 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will receive medals; Open top players will receive both trophies and medals. However, there’s no age discrimination in the competition. All players compete together but player’s rank will be compared against those in their own age group.
  • For Blitz, every player compete together and the prizes will be given to top players of rank 1st, 2nd, and 3rd without age discrimination.

Rules & Regulations

Rules applied in this competition will be in accord with JCA’s rules. Arbiter’s judgment is final.

Competition Schedule

17th December 2011

  • 09.00-10.00 : Registration
  • 10.00-10.30 : Opening Ceremony
  • 10.30-11.30 : Rapid Chess – Round 1
  • 11.30-12.30 : Rapid Chess – Round 2
  • 12.30-13.30 : Lunch Break
  • 13.30-14.30 : Rapid Chess – Round 3
  • 14.30-15.30 : Rapid Chess – Round 4
  • 15.30-16.30 : Rapid Chess – Round 5

18th December 2011

  • 10.00-11.00 : Rapid Chess – Round 6
  • 11.00-12.00 : Rapid Chess – Round 7
  • 12.00-13.00 : Lunch Break
  • 13.00-13.30 : Registration for Blitz Chess
  • 13.30-15.30 9 rounds of Blitz Chess

Contact : Mr. Jirapak Pitirotjirathon

  • 087-594-6951
  • jirapak_p@hotmail.com

Play with the Champions – the 12th BCC Open 2012

The Bangkok Chess Club has the honour of inviting all Chess Players to participate in the 12th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2012 from 13–19 April, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Winners of the Thailand Open Chess Championship 2011
Winners of the BCC Thailand Open 2011

Online Registration

The Dusit Thani has become a major sponsor and the tournament will be held Bangkok in the elegant 5 star hotel. With the tournament growing each year, we are expecting up to 300 players from 50 countries – again the biggest and strongest ever held in Thailand.

Direct booking at the 5-star Dusit Thani Bangkok

Battle of the Champions 2011

Henry’s tournament is complete – congratulations to Thotsaporn for an amazing 8.5/9 score, and to Poompong for a very close second place (8/9)!

1. Mark McCready1861– –½½½010101V
2. Sahapol Nakvanich1891½– –00011101VI
3. Kamel Maouel1870½1– –00001½03VII
4. Thotsaporn Thanatipanonda2050½11– –111111I
5. Poompong Wiwatanadate20221110– –111118II
6. Michael Culasing185400100– –½001IX
7. Peter Darby193010100½– –011IV
8. William Campi18040000011– –½0VIII
9. Henry Calacday202911½0010½– –15III
10. Nathan Hall––001000010– –2X

On the move again!


July 25: More information for Roadhouse can be found at their website: http://www.roadhousebarbecue.com/

July 23: Beginning Tuesday 26th we will be at the Roadhouse BBQ every Tuesday, on the corner of Surawong Road and Rama IV. Nearest BTS is Sala Daeng – walk through Thaniya Plaza and turn right past Jim Thompson shop. Nearest MRT is Silom – walk along Rama IV past the McDonalds to Surawong Road

July 12: The Bull’s Head has closed early, so there is no chess club tonight (July 12th) or next week (July 19th). See you on Fridays at the Queen Victoria, while we check out various possibilities to replace the BH.

Only weeks after moving the Friday Club, we have to move our Tuesday Club too! The Bull’s Head is having to close because their Landlords have not renewed the lease – this coming Tuesday will be the last in Soi 33/1. The end of an era, as I was at their opening party in October 1994.

We are in discussions about a new venue already – watch this space for more news.