Tuesday, 16 February 2010

FIDE helps announce the 3rd KL International Open Championship 2010

List of registered participants are at:  http://www.chess-results.com/tnr29862.aspx?lan=1

Monday, 1 February 2010

Starting off the KL Rapid Grand Prix 2010 at the Royal Selangor Club

1. Organisers and Sponsors

Organised by Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA) & Polgar Chess Asia with sponsorship from Malaysian Intellectual Development Foundation and the Royal Selangor Club.

2. Format, Time Control & System

There will be two sections - Open & Kids (U-12), played using the Swiss System, and the rate of play will be 45 minutes for the whole game.
There will be 4 legs, played monthly, followed by the grand finals:

First Leg: 6-7 February 2010
Second leg: 6-7 March 2010
Third Leg: 3-4 April 2010
Fourth leg: 8-9 May 2010
Grand Finals: 5-6 June 2010

Points (actual scores) accumulated from each leg will be used as the basis for qualifying for the Grand Finals, where the top 10 in each section will be given free entry and the top 25 overall finishers* in each section will be given priority in participation.

*The organizers reserves discretion in modifying the number of qualifiers.

3. Schedule

Played on weekends: On Saturdays from 2 to 5:30 p.m., and on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

12:00-13:00 Final Registration
14:00-15:30 Round 1
16:00-17:30 Round 2

09:00-10:30 Round 3
11:00-12:30 Round 4
13:30-15:00 Round 5
15:30-17:00 Round 6
17:30-18:00 Closing & Prize Giving

Participants are encouraged to pre-register with the organizers to be assured of a place as space is limited and so only 80 places are guaranteed for each leg.

4. Total Prize Fund (RM 6,600)

Each Leg: 
1st Prize – RM300; 2nd – RM150; 3rd – RM100; 4th to 5th – RM50 each; 6th to 10th – RM 25 each
Kids (U-12):
1st Prize – RM150; 2nd – RM75; 3rd – RM50; 4th to 5th – RM25 each

Grand Finals: 
1st Prize – RM600; 2nd – RM300; 3rd – RM200; 4th to 5th – RM100 each; 6th to 10th – RM 50 each
Kids (U-12):
1st Prize – RM300; 2nd – RM150; 3rd – RM100; 4th to 5th – RM50 each

5. Entry Fees to be payable three days before each leg, thereafter a 50% penalty of up to the applicable entry fee may apply.

Members (KLCA & RSC):
Open: RM 15
Kids (U-12) RM 5
Open: RM 20
Kids (U-12) RM 10

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

6. The Playing Venue

The tournament playing venue is the Card Room of the Royal Selangor Club at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. 
7. Payment

All payments shall be made payable to:
Effective Commerce Sdn. Bhd.
Maybank Berhad, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Petaling Jaya Branch
Account Number: 514187 214430
Swift Code: MBBEMYKL