Announcing the 20th Bangkok Chess Club Open in October 2022


Dear Friends of Bangkok Chess Club,

We are excited to announce our long-awaited anniversary tournament – 20th Bangkok Chess Club Open – to be held between 22-30 October 2022 at the ‘northern capital of Thailand’ Chiang Mai, at the beautiful, 5-star Shangri-La Chiang Mai Hotel

Chiang Mai is a charming city – you could spend your whole vacation just exploring the famous city center, where the remains of ancient walls encircle over 30 temples, and if you are feeling more adventurous, the nearby mountains are also very beautiful.

Our 20th Anniversary tournament will see some small changes to our earlier format, so please read the tournament regulations carefully:

  • Challenger tournament will be 9 rounds instead of 7 rounds previously;
  • Open tournament is intended for over 1600 FIDE rating only, but lower or unrated players can join with a higher entry fee;
  • Players can choose to take a one round bye with half point awarded (rounds 2-7 only).
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It is great to see that travelling and over-the-board chess are slowly returning to normality. We will follow all health and travel related regulations from the Thai government and local Chiang Mai authorities. You can find updated Thailand entry regulations for foreign arrivals from, or check the entry requirements from the website of the nearest Thai Embassy.

Please book the dates on your calendar!

See you soon in Thailand!

BCC Team

Tournament regulations | Tournament registration form | Entry fees | Registered participants

Tournament is financially supported by FIDE Open Aid Project

BCC Open in 2021

UPDATE: Restrictions on arrivals to Thailand are easing and we are making preparations to hold the tournament during Autumn/Fall in 2022

Dear chess friends,

Hope that you all are safe and sound, wherever you are. In Thailand the Covid-19 situation is very well in control, as we have had only one local transmission case during the last three months! But due to strict Government policies, we do not expect that quarantine-free travel to Thailand will be possible this year. 

So with our Anniversary 20th Bangkok Chess Club Open, we are now focusing for April 2021, with tentative dates 10-18 April. We will give full details and make a new announcement as soon as quarantine free travel is again possible when arriving to Thailand.

The final decision to hold the tournament on those days will be made on 15th January at the latest.

Take care and hope to see you soon in Thailand!

Kai Tuorila and Peter Darby, BCC

Until further notice…

UDATE: We are restarting the club from Friday November 5th, starting at the earlier time of 6:30pm

Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

COVID restrictions prevent the club from operating for the time being. We will post updates here when things change.

We look for to seeing you all then.