Saturday, 26 November 2011

DYTM Raja Nazrin Shah International Open 2012

Congratulations to the Malaysian Chess Federation on having a brand new event - the Melaka International International Chess Festival in April 2012 - as that is more good news for the chess fraternity!

Subject to final confirmation of the availability of dates in an increasingly crowded chess calendar, the DYTM Raja Nazrin Shah International Open with a total prize fund of RM 45,000 - thanks to generous sponsorship from the Masterskill Education Group - is now proposed be held in Kuala Lumpur at the Olympic Sports Hotel from 17-23 September 2012.

A FIDE titled and rated event, it will be played over 9 rounds using the Swiss System and the time control will be the standard FIDE 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes plus a 30 second time increment per move for the rest of the game.


17 September
1500- Arrival
1800-2000 Registration & Players Meeting

18 September
0900-1300 Round 1
1500-1900 Round 2

19 September
0900-1300 Round 3
1500-1900 Round 4

20 September
0900-1300 Round 5
1500-1900 Round 6

21 September
Free Day

22 September
0900-1300 Round 7
1500-1900 Round 8

23 September
0900-1300 Round 9
1400-1600 Blitz Tournament
1600-1700 Closing Ceremony

24 September
-1200 Departure

The Entry Fee for the Open is USD 100 for foreign participants and RM 150 for Malaysians irrespective of rating but the organisers reserve the right to limit the number of players unrated or rated under 1800 and also to charge a premium.

Foreign titled players may apply for conditions which will be awarded on a case by case basis.

Enquiries can be referred to the Organising Secretary/Tournament Director at