Room Reservations for 21st BCC Open

We now have the link for direct room reservations at the Sheraton Hua Hin, with a special rate for the days of the tournament. This is much lower than the regular rate over Songkran, and we encourage you to book early as they will fill up during this busy holiday period.

To book a room with breakfast for one or two people, please click the link below. If you have any special requests, for instance accessibility, you can add a note in the form when making a booking. Alternatively you can contact the reservations team by email.

The room rates are:

  • Guest Room only, Single/Twin: 2,999 baht per night
  • Guest Room & Breakfast, Single/Twin: 3,400 baht per night
  • inclusive of service charge, VAT and complimentary in-room internet. Rates are nett/room/night
  • Important: these room rates are valid for booking by 30 March

Book your group rate for 21st Bangkok Chess Club Open

BCC Open goes to Hua Hin

We are delighted to announce that the 21st Bangkok Chess Club Open will take place at the beautiful Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, 13-21 April 2024.

This spectacular beach-front resort is close to Hua Hin, one of the top tourist destinations of Thailand from its great amount of attractions and activities. The city has many incredible beaches, mountains, viewpoints, temples, night markets, water parks, and fine dining for you to choose from and enjoy at any time of the year.

As before, the format will be a 9-round Swiss System classical tournament, with one round per day – and an opportunity to take a one-round bye with 1/2 point if you would like to explore the surrounding area.

There will also be a concurrent blitz championship played over two evenings, won in the 20th BCC Open by China’s GM Wang Hao.

A registration form will be available shortly, with early bird entry fees until March 15. Very advantageous room rates have been negotiated, but please note, you have to book by March 30th.


21st Bangkok Chess Club Open will be held in April 2024

Happy New Year to all friends of BCC.

After getting a few hundred inquiries about the dates for the next BCC Open, we are finally happy to announce that the 21st Bangkok Chess Club Open will be held on 13-21 of April 2024

Venue and location will be announced once the details are finalised. At the same time we will publish full tournament regulations and registration form at

Stay tuned, we look forward to seeing you in Thailand soon!

Thai chess competition in Korat

Demonstration Makruk Championship 2023

Date 21-22 Oct 2023 at The Mall Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima


  1. Type of competition
    Types of people who are foreigners.
  2. Qualifications of the contestants
    Foreigners must have a passport.
  3. Documents for application
    2 Copies of Passport Documents (to receive prizes)
  4. Registration
    Entry is free. Register before 19 Oct 2023 by emailing
  5. Competition rules and regulations
    5.1 Swiss system competition 6-7 rounds (depending on the number of competitors, forexample, 6 rounds in the case of not more than 80 people, 7 rounds in the case of more than 80 people) without having to record check points, but athletes can choose to record check points. Yes, board 1-4 have cameras recording and broadcasting throughout the race.
    5.2 The time of the competition is 30/20 minutes per side per round.
    5.3 Player need to write notation on the scoresheet.
    5.4 Use the Thai Chess Competition Rules of the Thai Sports Association under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King B.E. 2561
    5.5 The judges’ decision is final.
    5.6 Late Competitors more than 20 minutes after the competition in that round has begun and if the athlete who is late does not report to the committee When the competition in Round 1 is over, that athlete is immediately removed from the competition.
  6. Dress Code
    The contestants dressed in modest clothes, closed-toed shoes or sneakers (shorts and flipflops are strictly forbidden).
  7. Program:
    Saturday 21 Oct 2023 (Day 1)

    Registration 08.30 – 09.30.
    Round 1: 10.00 – 12.00
    Round 2: 13.00 – 15.00
    Round 3: 15.30 – 17.30
    Sunday 22 Oct 2023 (Day 2)
    Round 4: 09.00 – 11.00
    Round 5: 12.00 – 14.00
    Round 6: 14.30 – 16.30
    Award ceremony
  8. Tiebreak
    Tie breaks are used to determine the result of a match only when the competitors have equal scores. in the order of the tie-break as follows
    8.1 The result of the match between the parties in the event that the main points are equal. (Head-to-Head)
    8.2 Number of wins
    8.3 Sonneborn-Berger
    8.4 Buchholz cut 1
    8.5 Play-offs
  9. Prize Fund
    The prize money for organizing the International General Public Chess Tournament is as follows:
    – The first prize in the amount of 10,000 baht with a trophy from the Thai Sports Association
    – 1st runner-up prize 5,000 baht with a trophy from the Thai Sports Association
    – 2nd runner-up prize 4,000 baht with a trophy from the Thai Sports Association
    – 3rd runner-up prize 3,000 baht with a trophy from the Thai Sports Association
    – 4th runner-up prize 2,000 baht
    – 5th runner-up prize 1,500 baht
    – 6th runner-up prize 1,000 baht
    – 7th-16th runner-up prize 500 baht


  • This tournament is a Swiss paring system and is certified as a national level tournament. country by sports association Thai Sports Authority of Thailand under Royal Patronage
  • Arrive to register 30 minutes before the start time.
  • All contestants receive certificates.

Chess themed Thai dance show at the closing ceremony of the 20th BCC Open

Courtesy of TCEB (Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau), Srisook Dance Theatre performed a beautiful northern Thai dance show with a chess theme.

The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) continues to shape the business events industry of Thailand with exceptional acumen and effective solutions. With a robust service support system and innovative approaches to co-create distinctive programs for the organisers, TCEB is redefining the MICE landscape to maintain Thailand’s impact as a top Asian business destination.

Established by Royal Decree in 2002, the government agency is tasked with promoting and developing the business tourism sector in Thailand. Since 2004, TCEB has successfully established the country as Asia’s largest business events hub, by providing amenable service support for MICE programs.