17th BCC Open – Regulations

WordPress database error: [Table 'bcc_chess.wp_ahm_user_download_counts' doesn't exist]
select download_count from wp_ahm_user_download_counts WHERE user = '35.172.223.30' and package_id = '5675'

Tournament Regulations

  1. This is an individual tournament, open to all players with FIDE ID number. If you do not have Fide ID number, please contact your country’s Rating Officer.
  2. There are two groups of play: Open category for all players, and Challenger category for players rated below 2100 or unrated (ratings based on April 2017 FIDE rating list – national ratings will be validated by the organizer). When registering, players must indicate in which group they wish to play.
  3. FIDE (International Chess Federation) rules and regulations shall apply. Results will be sent for FIDE rating calculations and are eligible for FIDE title norms.
  4. 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.
  5. The matches shall be conducted according to the schedule, which will be made known to the respective players before the start of the tournament.
  6. Each player is accorded with a time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30min for the rest of the game. In addition there is 30 seconds increment per move, starting from the move 1.
  7. 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.
  8. Players are not allowed to bring mobile phones or other electronic devices to the tournament hall, any violation shall result in loss of game. Organizer will provide deposit point outside playing hall, where player can leave their mobile devices at their own risk.
  9. Officials and players should be smartly attired at all times while in the playing hall.

Tournament Programme – Open

17th BCC Open Start Time Activity
Saturday, 8 April 12.00

13.00

14:30

15:00–20:00

Registration Closed

Player list shown at the hall entrance

Welcome & announcements

Round 1

Sunday, 9 April 14:00–19:00 Round 2
Monday, 10 April 14:00–19:00 Round 3
Tuesday, 11 April 11:00–16:00 Round 4
Wednesday, 12 April 11:00–16:00 Round 5
Thursday, 13th April 14:00–19:00 Round 6
Friday, 14th April 14:00–19:00 Round 7
Saturday, 15th April 14:00–19:00 Round 8
Sunday, 16th April

 

09:00–14:00

16:00

Round 9 (final round)

Closing Ceremony


Tournament Programme – Challenger

17th BCC Open Start Time Activity
Monday, 10 April 12.00

13.00

14:30

15:00–20:00

Registration Closed

Player list shown at the hall entrance

Welcome & announcements

Round 1

Tuesday, 11 April 11:00–16:00 Round 2
Wednesday, 12 April 11:00–16:00 Round 3
Thursday, 13th April 14:00–19:00 Round 4
Friday, 14th April 14:00–19:00 Round 5
Saturday, 15th April 14:00–19:00 Round 6
Sunday, 16th April

 

09:00–14:00

16:00

Round 7 (final round)

Closing Ceremony


Tournament Programme – Blitz

16th BCC Blitz Start Time Activity
Tuesday, 11 April

 

16:00

18:00–20:30

Registration closed

5-8 Qualifier groups (10-14 players each)

Thursday, 13th April 20:00–22:00 Blitz Final

*Entry fee for the Open Blitz Tournament is 200 Baht (GMs free).
1st Prize 50%, 2nd 30% and 3rd 20% of total prize fund (= total entry fees for Open Blitz Tournament)

Prizes

  • Open Group: 1st prize 100,000 Baht, with additional prizes for 2-10 ranks and 5 best Thai players
  • Challenger: 1st prize 20,000 Baht, with additional prizes for 2-5 ranks
  • Certificates for 3 Best Juniors and Best Lady Player in both categories

Please note: under Thai law, 5% tax must be deducted from prize money. All prizes are in Thai Baht.

Arbiters

  • 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

The tournament will be held in the Regent Cha-am Beach Resort

Accommodation

Players are required to budget for their own board and lodgings, as well as transportation needs. Special room rates have been negotiated at Regent Cha-Am Beach Resort:

  • Superior Room (Garden View), Single/Twin: 3,500 Baht nett / room / night
  • Deluxe Room (Sea View), Single/Twin: 4,500 Baht nett / room / night
    inclusive of service charge, VAT, breakfast and complimentary in-room internet

With meal vouchers (2 x 500 Baht / night):

  • Superior Room (Garden View), Single/Twin: 4,200 Baht nett / room / night
  • Deluxe Room (Sea View), Single/Twin: 5,200 Baht nett / room / night
    inclusive of service charge, VAT, breakfast, complimentary in-room internet, plus 2 x 500 Baht meal vouchers per night (valid for dinner/lunch in hotel restaurants). 

Extra beds are available @1,100 Baht per night inclusive of breakfast. For accommodation reservations please download the reservation form:

Entry Fees

  • Open: 4,000 Baht. Early Bird registration before March 10, 2017
    (late registration is 4,500 Baht)
  • Challenger: 3,000 Baht. Early Bird registration before March 10, 2017
    (late registration is 3,500 Baht)

Payment can be made via credit card or Paypal on our payment page by 10th March, or in cash before the tournament. All tournament fees must be paid before the start of the first round. Entry fees are nonrefundable after March 10, 2017.

Registration

Please complete the 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). Deadline for early bird registration is March 10, 2017. After this date the normal registration charge will apply, and registrations may be declined.

Conditions for Titled Players

Tournament fees are waived for GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs and 2500+ rated players (according official FIDE April 2017 rating list).

15 GMs will be given complimentary accommodation (room & breakfast in twin sharing with another GM for 9 nights). Complimentary room reservation is confirmed after organizer has received:

  • online registration form
  • deposit transfer of 2,000 Baht via our PayPal page (approximately €52. Deposits will be fully returned after check-in).

Please contact the organizer for inquiries: email: bangkokchessclub@gmail.com

Other information

  • Tournament results and pairings will be updated daily at www.chess-results.com
  • Approximate exchange rate: US $1 = 36 Baht; €1 = 38 Baht; £1 = 44 Baht (Correct at time of publishing. Rates may vary.)
  • Transportation options from Don Muang and Suvarnabhumi airports will be posted on the website and Facebook page