Thailand Open 2011

By , November 29, 2010

Invitation to the Thailand Open Chess Championship 2011

The Dusit Thani Pattaya

Aerial view of The Dusit Thani Pattaya

The Bangkok Chess Club and Thailand Chess Association have the honour of inviting all Chess Players to participate in the Thailand Open Chess Championship 2011 from 11th to 17th of April 2011 at Pattaya, Thailand.

Tournament will be held in a 5 star Dusit Thani Resort and Spa. We hope to attract more than 250 players from 50 countries, again making it the biggest and strongest ever held in Thailand.

Tournament Programme

Open Tournament
Time
Activity
Monday, 11 April12.00Registration Closed
15.00 – 15.30Welcome & announcements
15:30 – 19:30Round 1
Tuesday, 12 April09.00 – 13.00Round 2
15:30 – 19:30Round 3
Wednesday, 13 April09.00 – 13.00Round 4
15:30 – 19:30Round 5
Thursday, 14 April14.00 – 18.00Round 6
Friday, 15 April14.00 – 18.00Round 7
Saturday, 16 April14.00 – 18.00Round 8
Sunday, 17 April09.00 – 13.00Round 9 / Final round
16:00Closing Ceremony
Challenger Tournament
Time
Activity
Tuesday, 12 April12:00Registration closed
15:00 – 15:30Announcements
15:30 – 19:30Round 1
Wednesday, 13 April09:00 – 13:00Round 2
15:30 – 19:30Round 3
Thursday, 14 April14:00 – 18:00Round 4
Friday, 15 April14:00 – 18:00Round 5
Saturday, 16 April14:00 – 18:00Round 6
Sunday, 17 April09:00 – 13:00Round 7
16:00Closing ceremony
Blitz Tournament
Time
Activity
Thu, 14 April18:30Registration closed
19:00 − 21:003-5 Qualifier groups
(12-16 players each)
Fri, 15 April18:30 − 21:00Blitz final (16 players)

* Entry fee for ‘Winner-takes-all’ blitz tournament is Baht 100 (GMs free).

Prizes: Thailand Open prizes are for 1-10 ranks and 5 best Thais, and certificates for best 3 best juniors and best lady. 1st prize will be Baht 100,000. BCC Challenger has prizes for 1-5 with 1st prize Baht 15,000, and certificates for 3 Best Juniors and best Lady. Please note: 5% tax will be deducted from prize money. All prizes are in Thai Baht.

Arbiters. Chief Arbiter IA Markku Kosonen (Finland), Deputy Chief Arbiter IA Panupand Vijjuprabha. In the event of dispute the Chief Arbiter’s decision is final.

Venue. Dusit Thani Pattaya

Address: 240/2 Pattaya Beach Road, Chonburi 20150, Thailand. Tel: +66 (0) 3842 5611, Fax: +66 (0) 3841 0531. www.dusit.com

Accommodation. Dusit Thani Pattaya. Specially negotiated tournament room rates are as follows:

  • Superior Garden View, Single/Twin room Baht 2,990 nett/room/night
  • Superior Sea View, Single/Twin room Baht 3,390 nett/room/night
  • Extra bed Baht 1000 nett/person/night

The above rates are inclusive of service charge, VAT and breakfast. For accommodation reservations at the venue, Dusit Thani Pattaya, please complete the booking form. You can also contact direct to the Reservations Manager, Mr. Kittiporn Srihaprom

Superior Garden View room

The Dusit's Superior Garden View room

Entry Fees. Open: Baht 2,800. Challenger: 1,000 Baht. (1 USD is approx. 30 Baht, 1 Euro is approx. 40 Baht). All tournament fees must be paid before the start of the first round and can be done online via our secure PayPal payment gateway here.

Registration. The deadline for registration is March 10, 2010, after which a late registration fee of 500 Baht will be added. Organizers reserve the right to refuse or decline late registrations.

Please complete the online registration form. The organizer will confirm your registration by e-mail. If you do not get a reply within a week, please send a reminder to bangkokchess@gmail.com. Players must indicate in which group (Open or Challenger) they would like to participate.

Conditions for Titled Players. Tournament fees are waived for GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs and 2500+ rated players (according official FIDE March 2011 rating list).

First 15 GMs to register will get complimentary accommodation (room & breakfast in twin sharing with another GM for 7 nights). Complimentary room reservation is confirmed after receiving deposit transfer of Euro 50. This received deposit will be fully returned after check-in to hotel. Please contact organizer (bangkokchess@gmail.com) for inquiries.

Other information.

  • Tournament results and parings will be updated daily to chess-results.com.
  • The registration form is here, and you can complete payment via our secure PayPal payment gateway here
  • Getting to Pattaya: more information on this website

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