12th BCC Open 2012

The Bangkok Chess Club and Thailand Chess Association have the honor of inviting all Chess Players to participate in the 12th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2012 from 13th to 19th of April 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Tournament will be held in a 5 star Dusit Thani Bangkok Hotel. We are looking forward to attracting more than 250 players from 50 countries. Tournament is expected to be the biggest and strongest ever held in Thailand.

Sponsors of the 12th BCC Open 2012

Tournament Regulations

  • This is an individual tournament, open to all players.
  • There are two groups of play: Open category for all players, and Challenger category for players rated below 2100 or unrated (ratings based on FIDE or Thai ELO ratings – other national ratings will be validated by the organizer). When registering, players must indicate in which group they wish to play.
  • FIDE (International Chess Federation) rules and regulations shall apply. Results will be sent for FIDE rating calculations, and are eligible for FIDE title norms.
  • Both groups will be played using the Swiss System, with 9 rounds for Open, and 7 rounds for Challenger. For the pairings, a Swiss Manager program will be used.
  • The matches shall be conducted according to the schedule, which will be made known to the respective players before the start of the tournament.
  • Each player is accorded with a time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move.
  • Five minutes before the games start, the Chief Arbiter shall make the announcement accordingly. If any player is not present within an hour after the game is started, he shall lose by default.
  • Players are not allowed to bring mobile phones or other electronic devices to the tournament hall, any violation shall result in loss of game.
  • Officials and players should be smartly attired at all times while in the playing hall.

Tournament Programme

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


Open: Prizes are for 1-10 ranks and 5 best Thais, with certificates for 3 Best Juniors and Best Lady. 1st prize will be 100,000 Baht.

Challenger: Prizes for 1-5 with 1st prize 15,000 Baht, and certificates for 3 Best Juniors and Best Lady

(Please note: Under Thai law, 5% tax must be deducted from the prize money. All above prizes are in Thai Baht.)


  • 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: Napalai Ballroom of the Dusit Thani Bangkok Hotel, 946 Rama IV Road, Bangkok 10500, Thailand. Tel: +66 (0) 2200 9000, Fax: +66 (0) 2236 6400. www.dusit.com

Accommodation: Players are required to budget for their own board and lodgings, as well as transportation needs. Special room rates has been negotiated at Dusit Thani Bangkok as follows:

  • Superior Room, Single/Twin, 3,200 Baht nett / room / night
  • Deluxe Room, Single/Twin, 4,590 Baht nett / room / night

The above rates are inclusive of service charge, VAT, breakfast and internet. For accommodation reservations at the venue please contact Ms. Sachon (sachon@dusit.com).

Entry Fees

  • Open: 3,000 Baht (late registration fee after March 10, 2012 is 3,500 Baht).
  • Challenger: 1,500 Baht (late registration fee after March 10, 2011 is 2,000 Baht).

All tournament fees must be paid before the start of the first round (US$1 is approx. 33 Baht, € 1 Euro is approx. 43 Baht).

Registration: The deadline for registration is March 10, 2012. After this a late registration charge will be added. However, 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 2012 rating list).

First 15 GMs to register will get complimentary accommodation (room & breakfast in twin sharing with another GM for 8 nights). Complimentary room reservation is confirmed after receiving a refundable deposit of 3,000 Baht (approximately € 70), which can be done by registering for the tournament and paying the entry fee. This deposit will be fully returned after check-in to hotel. Please contact organizer for inquiries.

Other information. Tournament results and parings will be updated daily to www.chess-results.com.