20th BCC Open Postponed

Dear Chess Friends,

Due to the evolving dynamics of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and after much discussion, the 20th Bangkok Chess Club Open will be postponed. The safety and well-being of our club members, chess players and colleagues is of paramount importance. Many players will be travelling internationally, so we are also concerned that there may be disruption in flights and issues with quarantine. 

With this in mind, our plan is to reschedule the tournament for six month’s time, in October 2020, by which time we trust the pandemic will have ended.

For those players that have already paid, you have the option to transfer the registration fee to the rescheduled tournament or receive a full refund.

We will be contact every registered player by email, continue to provide updates as information becomes available, and ask for your understanding at this difficult time. 

And we are looking forward to seeing you in Thailand soon.

Kai Tuorila,
Bangkok Chess Club

Players From More Than 30 Countries Registered For 20th BCC Open

20th BCC Open

Last updated February 26
 FIDE ID   FedELO
1400025GMShortNigel DENG2626
21400266GMHansenSune BergDEN2552
31004689GMErnstSipkeNED2544
43202305GMSmerdonDavid CAUS2508
512511412GMPourramezanaliAmirrezaIRI2497
67105029IMPriasmoroNovendraINA2493
73204405GMLyMounthunAUS2479
85801605GMFernandezDaniel HowardENG2477
95201330GMLayloDarwinPHI2445
105003512GMNeelotpalDasIND2425
118605661IMChuWei ChaoCHN2422
125200032GMAntonioRogelio JrPHI2421
135203953IMPascuaHaridasPHI2418
144603338GMScheblerGerhardGER2390
1525034430FMAudiAmeyaIND2354
1612402435FMDangHoang SonVIE2346
1715001261FMMenkinoskiRisteMKD2305
185201454IMNouriHamedPHI2303
193200086IMWestGuyAUS2302
205217873ConcioMichael Jr.PHI2297
214151950FMMakarovNikolay Val.RUS2283
226201610FMKulpruethanonThanadonTHA2279
236200346FMKongseeUaychaiTHA2249
246200206FMPitirotjirathonJirapakTHA2226
254633300KuglerFlorianGER2223
265216184FMNouriAlekhinePHI2216
275825164ChuaTze Jay AzelSGP2192
288618712LiShanglinCHN2190
295216036SalvadorLouiePHI2167
306200176FMTeerapabpaisitWisuwatTHA2154
317105487FMTobingDaniel Hermawan LumbanINA2146
325202752PanopioJr RodolfoPHI2141
335210283BitoonJimsonPHI2112
343200302FMReillyTimAUS2108
355207363FMHablaJonyPHI2098
366200184FMSaehengBoonsuebTHA2092
375206049ArellanoRobertPHI2082
386202071KhumnorkaewTupfahTHA2073
39500950CMLainePanuFIN2070
402805995LinikYaronISR2068
418100420FMMalkawiFadiJOR2056
421413155SkouNielsDEN2054
436202039ArunnuntapanichTinnakritTHA2051
4424695882ButtkusAndreGER2042
456201083FMWiwatanadatePoompongTHA2031
465804566WFMHngMei-En EmmanuelleSGP2029
477101473WIMKarenzaDitaINA2026
485018510AtulKumarIND2011
4935015451SambartaBanerjeeIND2011
50207497BarbeTomBEL2007
5110224254Hasnath AlahiChowdhuryBAN2000
526204791TantipuraNoppakronTHA1999
533206688AttwoodJamesAUS1985
5412406732WIMNguyenHong AnhVIE1979
553211436MarkovitzNeilAUS1962
5625013769WFMBidharRutumbaraIND1952
575021391WFMPatilMitaliIND1952
585200580CuizonLoreshylPHI1950
595714743EngJia QianMAS1939
608616868Jin YuehengCHN1927
615001005WIMGokhaleAnupamaIND1925
624623649ToborMickGER1923
6325070479Meenal GuptaIND1921
6425023721Samal AnsumanINA1910
656203213NattavutthisitKavinTHA1895
666201318AkharaboollasezAkharinTHA1894
676200591YutithamnonSurapoleTHA1893
685207924AlidaniLeonardoPHI1886
696205003LaohawirapapPrinTHA1882
704666895KollmannRobertGER1877
7130926580KunnavakkamSudarshanagopal VinUSA1874
726202101SajjapornthepJarunpolTHA1869
73605883LaurainDominiqueFRA1863
7412402311NguyenTruong Bao TranVIE1856
753206840SavigeColin BAUS1849
761308793BrunnerKarlSUI1838
775809576TeoHong MingSGP1823
785806585HngMei-Xian EuniceSGP1823
796202349WongsawanThoetsakTHA1822
803203506LovejoyDavidAUS1809
815057876SoumikDattaIND1793
826203124SandhiratneAkkarawutTHA1787
837106165WFMElisabethChristineINA1786
845014182MandloiMukeshIND1784
8524617431HeimbaecherPeter, Dr.GER1761
86262536BunkensRudiBEL1750
8735025511Arijit MukherjeeIND1746
8816222679SchuesslerThomasGER1745
897002734NodonJeremiJPN1736
9030929423BatchisPaulUSA1733
9110227601Md. Shaiful AzamChowdhuryBAN1732
9210202617Gias UddinAhmedBAN1730
937107757WFMKinasih Alya SekarINA1729
943204634FrostPeterAUS1717
956208169AlriyamiFaris RashidTHA1716
965821657ChoksiKhushiSGP1706
9725611151Jaiveer MahendruIND1695
98129057710LiewMarkSGP1676
99508225KarasmakiSeppoFIN1648
10030941539Lopez de AndaEdgarUSA1620

BCC Challenger

Last updated February 26
 FIDE ID  FedELO
15217660PeligrosRhenellPHI1889
25224047LoyagaNathanielPHI1836
31052454SprikSanderNED1766
41307088EmmottStevenSUI1755
58711852KolomweWillianZAM1743
625011901WaghelaDhairya PankajIND1705
74301692DolejsDanNZL1663
85211174CulasingMichaelPHI1656
96204384MekarapirukChawitTHA1637
1010218483Md. SajibHossainBAN1607
117106068ChayadiINA1606
125231523PeliasAllan O.PHI1604
136205178ChongstitwattanaCholapatTHA1556
141337122VogelsangerNicolasSUI1531
153206920WatsonJeanAUS1528
1625712977Aarav Kumar Koni DenaIND1514
1745182450BourgouintJulienFRA1497
181322079KuichGeroSUI1495
196206816PiyathumawuttikulKantapatTHA1494
2016300254CamhiDavidTPE1488
215829240ChoySiew MunSGP1445
221739298PlatkovsDaniilsSWE1444
236203078RangkaewKatunchaleeTHA1438
245829011TobinPaul NicholasSGP1428
251060031LangendoenAadNED1415
2613209795HongIanKOR1413
2713203290AnhJuyongKOR1408
281660705GuglerGiorgioAUT1405
296206115TawankanjanaDhiTHA1379
306207308PattanakWittawatTHA1357
316202152TuorilaNinaTHA1355
326200508SrivatanakulPrichaTHA1309
336201857AsavayutpholPattarapongTHA1289
346205640BuhagiarMelita SunanTHA1284
355230306CuizonRichily EvansPHI1270
3625764268Kapahi SagarIND1263
376207570NilkumhaengNilwadeeTHA1251
381071955DielemanMarcoNED1217
3925077074BoydArhanIND1190
402821176LinikDanielISR1187
416208487MekarapirukNathashaTHA1186
426204821TangsunawanTadaTHA1173
433212645WarrenElizabethAUS1121
4425764292KumarAjayIND1053
4530931010AustinNathanUSA
46150034761AyeWalterFID
479014799BahoSinanMAR
481766422BomanPerSWE
4955643930KhlopkovAlexeyRUS
5035073095PathaniaAnkush SinghIND
516208894TawankanjanaSasinatTHA
52365199852TjiptadiLouisFID

Add your name to the list today!

  • Tournament regulations: here
  • Registration: here
  • Entry fees: here

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--0---0.5---
2Henry Calacday1806-XXX--0------
3Shin Jingjang1782--XXX----0---
4Peter Darby18851--XXX---0-0-
5Chawit Asavasaetakul1799-1--XXX----1-
6Kavin Nattavutthisit1895-----XXX---0-
7Jony Habla2098------XXX--1-
8Jeremy Nodon17360.5-11---XXX-1-
9Kai Tuorila1908--------XXX--
10Roger Hoffmann1957---10100-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!

  • Tournament regulations: here
  • Registration: here
  • Entry fee payment: here

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.