Players from 23 Countries, Including 16 Grandmasters, Registered for 20th BCC Open

20th BCC Open

 TitleName FedELO
1GMShortNigel DENG2626
2GMNasutaGrzegorzPOL2561
3GMSenguptaDeepIND2550
4GMHansenSune BergDEN2549
5GMErnstSipkeNED2546
6GMDeepan Chakkravarthy J.IND2529
7GMSmerdonDavid CAUS2508
8GMSadzikowskiDanielPOL2501
9GMSwapnilS. DhopadeIND2495
10GMLyMounthunAUS2479
11GMSaptarshiRoyIND2460
12GMFernandezDaniel HowardENG2451
13GMNeelotpalDasIND2436
14GMBakreTejasIND2425
15GMAntonioRogelio JrPHI2421
16GMScheblerGerhardGER2390
17IMWestGuyAUS2302
18SalvadorLouiePHI2167
19ChuaTze Jay AzelSGP2155
20FMHablaJonyPHI2098
21ArellanoRobertPHI2082
22LinikYaronISR2066
23ButtkusAndreGER2042
24SambartaBanerjeeIND2011
25BarbeTomBEL2007
26AttwoodJamesAUS1985
27ToborMickGER1923
28AlidaniLeonardoPHI1886
29KollmannRobertGER1877
30SajjapornthepJarunpolTHA1869
31LaurainDominiqueFRA1863
32BrunnerKarlSUI1838
33HeimbaecherPeter, Dr.GER1761
34BunkensRudiBEL1750
35NodonJeremiJPN1736
36ChoksiKhushiSGP1707
37LiewMarkSGP1676
38KarasmakiSeppoFIN1648

BCC Challenger

 Name FedELO
1KolomweWilliamZAM1743
2EmmottStevenSUI1735
3DolejsDanNZL1663
4Md. SajibHossainBAN1607
5ChongstitwattanaCholapatTHA1556
6WatsonJeanAUS1528
7KuichGeroSUI1495
8Aarav Kumar Koni DenaIND1450
9ChoySiew MunSGP1445
10PlatkovsDaniilsSWE1444
11RangkaewKatunchaleeTHA1438
12AnhJuyongKOR1408
13TuorilaNinaTHA1355
14SrivatanakulPrichaTHA1309
15DielemanMarcoNED1217
16BoydArhanIND1190
17LinikDanielISR1167
18KumarAjayIND1053
19BahoSinanMAR

Add your name to the list today!

2020 BCC Championship

This is an individual tournament and FIDE (International Chess Federation) rules and regulations shall apply.

Program

27.12.19 – 23.02.20 A- and B-Finals
Players will be divided to A and B finals. First priority is given for club’s regular players and after that according their ratings, with max. 10 players in each group. The winner of 2019 B-final will qualify directly to A-Final in 2020.

Time Control & Schedule

Each player is accorded with a time of 90 minutes plus 10 seconds per move. At least 1 round per week should be played in Arbiter controlled environment.

The opponents must be played according paring table rounds order (if that opponent is not available, another available opponent can be played). The players must agree time and place for the games with their opponents directly.

Two signed score sheets must be returned to the Organizer. For A-final Championship t/b games (rapid and blitz) will be played. For other positions t/b is as follows: 1. Game between the players, 2. Sonneborn-Berger.

Venue

Games can be played on:

  • Friday evenings at the 2nd floor of O’Shea Irish Pub
  • Big Rook Chess Academy on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Red Knight Chess School on Saturdays (10am), Sundays (2pm)

If players intend to play in other time/location, approval from the supervising Arbiter must be gotten beforehand.

Entrance Fee

The tournament fee for each player is Baht 500. Tournament fee can not be returned.

Prizes

Winners of A and B finals will get free entry to 20th BCC Open in April. 2nd and 3rd place on both finals will get entry fee returned to them.

Ratings

All results will be sent for FIDE rating calculations, if at least 4 Fide rated players/group will participate.Registrations: Registrations can be done during BCC club evenings.

Organization

Chief Arbiter is IA Panupand Vijjuprabha. Other arbiters will be nominated as necessary.

Group A final

 NameELO12345678910Total
1Paul Batchis1733XXX----------
2Henry Calacday1806-XXX--0------
3Shin Jingjang1782--XXX--------
4Peter Darby1885---XXX-----0-
5Chawit Asavasaetakul1799-1--XXX------
6Kavin Nattavutthisit1895-----XXX-----
7Jony Habla2098------XXX--1-
8Jeremy Nodon1736-------XXX-1-
9Kai Tuorila1908--------XXX--
10Roger Hoffmann1957---1--00-XXX-

Pairings table

1st Round1:102:93:84:75:6
2nd Round10:67:58:49:31:2
3rd Round2:103:14:95:86:7
4th Round10:78:69:51:42:3
5th Round3:104:25:16:97:8
6th Round10:89:71:62:53:4
7th Round4:105:36:27:18:9
8th Round10:91:82:73:64:5
9th Round5:106:47:38:29:1

Six former Champions coming to Bangkok

The 20th Bangkok Chess Club Open will be headlined by six former Champions, including 3-time champions GM Nigel Short and GM Rogelio Antonio. We are also welcoming back GM Tejas Bakre (1st BCC Open), GM David Smerdon (7th BCC Open), GM Sune Berg Hansen (10th BCC Open) and GM Francesco Vallejo Pons (14th BCC Open) the rating favourite at 2704 ELO.

The 20th BCC Open will take place at the luxurious Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao, 11–19 April, 2020.

Changes to the format in this year’s tournament mean that there will be no unrated players in the Open Championship, and a minimum ELO of 1600 – so there should be a greater chance of attaining title norms.

Maximum rating in the Challengers is now 2000 ELO, and it is of course open to players who have not yet achieved a FIDE rating (but you must have a FIDE number).

How do you rate your chances against this stellar field? Register today and find out!

Registration open for the 20th BCC Open

The 20th Bangkok Chess Club Open is on! It will take place in Bangkok’s Centara Grand Hotel on 11–19 April, 2020.

The venue has a new feature of direct access to the brand new Skytrain station directly in front of the Central Plaza, allowing much easier access to Bangkok’s attractions.

Register now to take advantage of the early bird rates.

Look forward to seeing you there.