Wednesday, November 19, 2008

KL Open 2008


1. Organisers and Sponsor

Organised by Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA) with the sponsorship of Masterskill University College of Health Sciences.  Managed by Intchess (M) Sdn. Bhd.

2. Schedule

Monday 15 December

1100 hrs         Final Registration, Players' Meeting

1600 hrs         Round 1

Tuesday 16 December                

0900 hrs         Round 2

1600 hrs         Round 3

Wednesday 17 December          

0900 hrs         Round 4

1600 hrs         Simultaneous Exhibition

Thursday 18 December              

0900 hrs         Free day/Blitz Tournament

Friday 19 December                    

0900 hrs         Round 5

1600 hrs         Round 6

Saturday 20 December               

0900 hrs         Round 7

1600 hrs         Round 8

Sunday 21 December                  

0900 hrs         Round 9

1300 hrs         Prize Giving & Closing Ceremony

3. Time Control and Format

Swiss System; FIDE-rated and titled; Rate of play will be 90 minutes for the whole game with 30 seconds increment for every move starting from the first move.

4. Prize Fund (inclusive of Trophy, Medals & Special prizes): RM45,000


1st Prize – RM10,000; 2nd – RM5,000; 3rd - RM3,000; 4th - RM1,500; 5th to 10th – RM1,000 each; 11th t0 20th – RM500 each


1st Prize – RM1,000; 2nd – RM500; 3rd - RM300; 4th  – RM150; 5th to 10th – RM100 each; 11th to 20th – RM50 each

Visually Impaired:               

1st Prize – RM1,000; 2nd – RM500; 3rd – RM300; 4th – RM150; 5th to 10th – RM100 each


Winners - RM500 each


1st Prize – RM1,000; 2nd – RM500; 3rd – RM300; 4th – RM150; 5th to 10th – RM100 each; 11th to 20th – RM50 each

5. Entry Fees to be payable by 30 November 2008; thereafter a 50% penalty of applicable entry fee applies.


GM/IM/WGM/WIM and players over 2400                    F.O.C.    

FM/WFM and players over 2300                     USD50/RM100

2200-2199                                                 USD75/RM150

2000-2199                                                USD100/RM200

*First 10 GM/IM/WGM/WIM and players over 2400 will get  free board and lodging

Challengers:      RM50




The KL Chess Association and Intchess (M) Sdn. Bhd. reserves the right to accept and reject entries. For the Open, players will need to have a FIDE rating of 2000 and above. The organisers however has the right to enter up to 4 wild cards in each section on a case to case basis.

6. The Playing Venue & Official Hotel

The tournament playing venue is at Commonwealth Hall, Bukit Jalil Stadium but is subject to change. Please check for any changes.

Official accommodation:  Per day is single at RM250/USD70 inclusive of 3 meals or Twin/triple at RM150/USD40 per person inclusive of 3 meals

7. Payment

All payments (net of all bank charges) shall be made payable by 30 November 2008 to:

Intchess (M) Sdn. Bhd.      

Maybank Berhad, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Petaling Jaya Branch

Account Number: 514187 350467

Swift Code: MBBEMYKL

8. Visas

If a visa is required, please contact the tournament director

Peter Long (E:, M: +6013 3920 920).

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