Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Announcing the KL International Open Chess Championship!

klca logo

Sources: FIDE.com, www.klchess.blogspot.com

KL Open in Malaysia
Wednesday, 05 November 2008

The Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA) is pleased to announce the KL Open Chess Championship with sponsorship from Masterskill University College of Heath Sciences.

Managed by Intchess Malaysia, this event will be held in Kuala Lumpur from 15-21 December 2008. There will be three categories - Open, Challengers, and Visually Impaired (Blind) and there will also be a blitz tournament on the rest day and also a special simultaneous exhibition in aid of charity.

The KL Open will immediately follow the Singapore Open (download prospectus here)  and the organisers will facilitate transfers from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur for invited players who are also early registrants in the Open. 

Participants wishing to combine chess and a holiday in Malaysia are allowed up to a total of three half point byes in the 9 round swiss tournament which will be FIDE rated.

Details can be viewed below and the prospectus can also be downloaded by clicking here .

Sunday, 2 November 2008

World Youth Championships 2008 - Final Medal Standings

medal-tally

I think that this was clearly a most memorable event that has set new standards for future World Youth Championships - all thanks to the warmth and hospitality of the Vietnamese people.

All the games are now at www.chessasia.net as well as the updated photo galleries which can also be found at www.wycc2008.vietnamchess.com/index/php.