1st JCA Sunday Rating Tournament

A new tournament from Jirapak Chess Academy takes place on successive sundays at the academy in February and March. It should be the perfect way to warm up for the BCC Open in April. The format is 7 rounds swiss with a standard time control of 90 minutes plus 30s/move.

Chief Arbiter: IA Panupand Vijjuprabha

Location: Jirapak Chess Academy

Entry Fee for rated players: ฿1,250 / ฿1,000 (register before 19 February)
Entry Fee for unrated players: ฿1,500 / ฿1,250 (register before 19 February)

Prizes: 1st ฿3,000 / 2nd ฿2,000 / 3rd ฿1,000 plus trophies

26 February09:00 – 13:00 Round 1
14:00 – 18:00 Round 2
4 March09:00 – 13:00 Round 3
14:00 – 18:00 Round 4
11 March09:00 – 13:00 Round 5
14:00 – 18:00 Round 6
18 March09:00 – 13:00 Round 7
14:30 Closing Ceremony

Bangkok Chess Club Championship 2012

It’s more of a practice tournament really. Hundreds of blitz games is not ideal for a big international chess tournament!

This is an individual tournament and open to all players, and FIDE (International Chess Federation) rules and regulations shall apply.

Program23.12.11 – 21.02.12 A- and B-Finals

Players will be divided evenly to A and B finals according their ratings, with max. 10 players in each group. The winner of 2011 B-final will qualify directly to A-Final in 2012.

Time Control, Schedule, t/b: Each player is accorded with a time of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move. At least 1 round per week must be played in Arbiter controlled environment. Two signed score sheets must be returned to the Organizer. T/b will be used as follows: 1. Game between the players, 2. Sonneborn-Berger.

VenueGames can be played on Tuesdays at Roadhouse Bbq Restaurant or Fridays at Queen Victoria Pub & Restaurant, or during agreed Sundays at SIU Vibhavadi-Rangsit Campus Library.

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

PrizesHalf of all entry fees will be included for the prize fund. The Winner of the final will get 50% of prize fund, 30% for the 2nd and 20% for the 3rd.

Ratings: All results will be sent for FIDE rating calculations, if at least 3 Fide rated players/group will participate. All games will be included for Thailand national chess ratings (telo).

Registrations: Registrations can be done during BCC club evenings. Registration is only complete after paying the entry fee, and submitting full name, birthday, email address and contact phone numbers to the organizer.

Organization: Chief Arbiter is IA Panupand Vijjuprabha and Assistant Arbiters K.Poompat Sivara and K.Bruce Bell. Tournament Director is Kai Tuorila.

 NameFIDE1234567  Total
1Eric Calacday1924XX
2Kai Tuorila2131XX
3Peter Darby1912XX
4Poompong Wiwatanadate2052XX
5Henry Calacday1989XX
6Ric Portugalera2177XX
7Noelito Parami1764XX
8Kamel Maouel1865XX
9Michael Culasing1840XX
1Ryan CalacdayXX
2Jeremy FugalXX
3Akshaj BalasubramanianXX
4Nathan Hall1651XX
5Taksh Shah1536XX
6Pricha Srivatanakul1746XX
7Worawong PattanawongXX
8Etash ShahXX
9Prakarn KlubwongXX
10William Campi1769XX

12 Grandmasters confirmed for the 12th BCC Open 2012

GM Short vs. GM Gustaffson 2011
Defending Champion GM Jan Gustaffson and joint winner GM Nigel Short have confirmed their participation for the 12th BCC Open 2012

The 12th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2012 has attracted the attention of some of the best players in the world, including defending champion GM Gustafsson, joint winner GM Nigel Short, and 3-time former champion GM Rogelio Antonio Jr. of the Philippines.  Join them at the glorious Dusit Thani Bangkok for a week of high quality chess and world class fun!

For a full list of participants click here…

1st JCA CUP Chess Competition

Seacon Square

Jirapak Chess Academy, together with Seacon Square, is holding 1st JCA CUP Chess Competition

  • 17th – 18th December 2011
  • Seacon Square, 3rd floor, Education Zone.


  • Rapid Chess : 25 /10 (7 rounds); Entry Fee 200 Baht
  • Blitz Chess : 5 /0 (9 rounds); Entry Fee 100 Baht


  • For Rapid system, prizes are given to top players from each age group : 10,12,14,16, and Open. Players of rank 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will receive medals; Open top players will receive both trophies and medals. However, there’s no age discrimination in the competition. All players compete together but player’s rank will be compared against those in their own age group.
  • For Blitz, every player compete together and the prizes will be given to top players of rank 1st, 2nd, and 3rd without age discrimination.

Rules & Regulations

Rules applied in this competition will be in accord with JCA’s rules. Arbiter’s judgment is final.

Competition Schedule

17th December 2011

  • 09.00-10.00 : Registration
  • 10.00-10.30 : Opening Ceremony
  • 10.30-11.30 : Rapid Chess – Round 1
  • 11.30-12.30 : Rapid Chess – Round 2
  • 12.30-13.30 : Lunch Break
  • 13.30-14.30 : Rapid Chess – Round 3
  • 14.30-15.30 : Rapid Chess – Round 4
  • 15.30-16.30 : Rapid Chess – Round 5

18th December 2011

  • 10.00-11.00 : Rapid Chess – Round 6
  • 11.00-12.00 : Rapid Chess – Round 7
  • 12.00-13.00 : Lunch Break
  • 13.00-13.30 : Registration for Blitz Chess
  • 13.30-15.30 9 rounds of Blitz Chess

Contact : Mr. Jirapak Pitirotjirathon

  • 087-594-6951
  • jirapak_p@hotmail.com