Entry Fees

For those who have already paid entry fees for the 20th BCC Open, you have a choice to transfer the fee to the rescheduled tournament or to the 21st BCC Open, or to claim a full refund.

If you would like to transfer to a later tournament, no need to do anything now, we will keep a record of it, and you can mention you have already paid when registering.

For a refund, please email the payment transfer receipt from the entry fee payment, and payment will be returned to your credit card. It will be a full refund, but there may be some small difference in the final amount, depending on exchange rates.

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

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BCC Challenger

Last updated Aug 1
 FIDE ID Name FedELO
15207924AlidaniLeonardoPHI1886
26200842CalacdayHenryPHI1787
313400193YilmazNigarTUR1706
425011901WaghelaDhairya PankajIND1705
56214444ChunsukonViritpolTHA1582
69910069MihirangaYasiruSRI1466
71322079KuichGeroSUI1464
85230306CuizonRichily EvansPHI1452
95039100SushruthaReddyIND1421
101320329AnhJuyongKOR1408
116203914PinphetsawanSirikwanTHA1378
123238318ClarkPeterAUS1376
135217075CalacdayJames HenryPHI1375
146200508PrichaSrivatanakulTHA1265
1546617167VasanthakumarNIND1122
1633378460Darshan MandrekarIND0
1716304497IngsAndrew StephenTPE0
1825604422Shivaraj N KatnurIND0
19652009726TourteauVictoriaFRA0
205266785VillarosaElizer IIIPHI0
215834740YapBo Yan GlennSGN0
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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.