Tuesday, January 19, 2010

3rd KL Open Chess Championship, 6-12 April 2010


1. Organisers and Sponsor

Organised by Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA) with sponsorship from Masterskill University of Health Sciences and the Malaysian Intellect Development Foundation.

Supported by the Malaysian Chess Federation and managed by Effective Commerce Sdn. Bhd.

2. Schedule & Format of Play

Tuesday 6 April

12:00- Arrival

18:00 Final Registration

20:00 Players Meeting

Wednesday 7 April

09:00 Round 1

15:00 Round 2

Thursday 8 April

15:00 Round 3

Friday 9 April

09:00 Round 4

15:00 Round 5

Saturday 10 April

15:00 Round 6

Sunday 11 April

09:00 Round 7

15:00 Round 8

19:00 Official Reception, Blitz & Dinner

Monday 12 April

15:00 Round 9

20:00 Prize Giving

The KL Open will be played using the Swiss system and be FIDE rated and titled*. The rate of play will be 90 minutes for the whole game with 30 seconds increment for every move starting from the first move.

*The Malaysian Chess Federation is responsible for submission of the KL Open tournament report generated with the Swiss manager pairing program to FIDE for rating and title purposes

3. Prize Fund

1st – RM 10,000 & Challenge Trophy; 2nd – RM 5,000; 3rd – RM 3,000; 4th to 10th - RM 1,000;

11th to 20th – RM500 each

4. Entry Fees to be payable by 16th March 2010; thereafter a 50% penalty of applicable entry fee applies.

GM/IM/WGM/WIM and players over 2400*  No Fee

FM/WFM and players over 2300                  RM 100

2200-2299                                                 RM 150

2100-2199                                                 RM 200

2000-2099                                                 RM 250

1900-1999                                                 RM 300

Unrated and below 1900                             RM 350

*First 10 GM/IM/WGM/WIM and players over 2400 registering with a refundable USD 100 deposit will get free board at the official hotel, and will also be provided a meal allowance.

*The organisers reserve the right to accept and reject entries.

5. The Playing Venue & Official Hotel

The KL Open will be held at a venue to be announced later, and while it is not compulsory, we would recommend the very affordable and very comfortable official hotel, the Swiss Inn, Kuala Lumpur, where we propose a package for USD 200 for 7 nights stay on twin sharing basis inclusive of breakfast (USD 375 if alone) together with airport transfers.

The Swiss Inn is located on Petaling Street in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant China Town, a frantically busy market of amazing colours, smells and sights that is closed to traffic, and so offers an experience like no other from morning till night!

Around the corner is Pasar Seni (Central Market), today a cultural and crafts centre which is also next to a Light Rail Transit station of the same name and which connects to KL International Airport via the KL Sentral transportation hub and is a 10 minute ride to other major tourist attractions such as the Kuala Lumpur City Centre with its iconic Petronas Twin Towers.

On request we can also arrange 5-star hotel accommodation for participants at The Gardens Hotel & Residences at Mid Valley at a special rate of just USD 1,000 for 7 nights stay (and yes, that is inclusive of breakfast, airport transfers and shuttle to and fro the tournament venue).

6. Payment

All payments (net of all bank charges) shall be made payable by 16 March 2010 to:

Effective Commerce Sdn. Bhd.

Maybank Berhad, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Petaling Jaya Branch

Account Number: 514187 214430

Swift Code: MBBEMYKL

*You are reminded that it is your responsibility to ensure payment has been received so please communicate payment details to the organizers and ask for acknowledgement of the same.

7. Visas

If a letter to support a visa application is required, please contact the KL Open 2009 Organising Secretary & Tournament Director Peter Long (E:peterlong@aol.asia, M: +6013 3920 920).

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