Thailand Open 2011 to be held at the fantastic Dusit Thani Pattaya

Dusit Thani Pattaya – the lagoon at sunset
Dusit Thani Pattaya – the lagoon at sunset

The 11th BCC Thailand Open 2011 will be held from 11 to 17 April at the outstanding Dusit Thani Pattaya. With long experience hosting international events such as the Thailand Open Women’s Tennis Championship, and a pillarless floor space of up to 2,400 square metres, The Dusit Thani has both the facilities and the ability to make this year’s Thailand Open Chess Championship the best ever.

Last year’s Champion GM Sune Berg Hansen and runner-up GM Nigel Short have already signed up to give the event a flying start.


GM Sune Berg Hansen

Assumption Team Chess Championship 2010

All are invited to join the Assumption Team Chess Championship 2010 to be held at the Shinawatra University, Lard Lum Khaew, Pathum Thani, during 15th-18th October 2010 [See map attached].  Free lodgings (3 beds per 1 room) are provided for the entire 25 min. + 10 sec. rapid-game tournament of 3/4-member/team.  No entry fee.  Prizes are beautiful trophy +  medal for the winner and medals for the first and the second runner-ups.  Kindly send your confirmation and/or application form by email to Khun Poompat Sivara at or to Khun Panupand at  Anyone who wishes to play but cannot yet find his/her team members are advised to contact Khun Poompat or Khun Panupand for further assistance in this regard.  There will be a minibus service at the cost of Baht 50.00 per trip per person from the Vipavadee Campus to the Shinawatra University at 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00 and 20.00 hours on Friday 15th October 2010.

Olympiad team returns home tired but successful

The 2014 Olympiad will be held in the beautiful surroundings of Tromsö, Norway

The returning Olympiad team were met yesterday at Suvarnabhumi airport by International Arbiter Panupand V. and others, who reported the players were tired but happy.

The Olympiad 2012 will be held in Ankara, Turkey and, it has been announced, 2014 will be inside the arctic circle in Tromsö, Norway – where the sun never sets (at least in July)!