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Campomanes Memorial Yangon International Grandmaster Chess Tournament 2011 Yangon, Myanmar. { 21 Sep - 01 Oct, 2011 }

1. Organization

This event is organized by Myanmar Chess Federation in honor of late FIDE Honorary President Florencio Campomanes under the auspices of the Myanmar National Olympic Council.

2. Schedule

21 Sep             After 1200      Arrival
                        2100                Technical Meeting

22 Sep             0900                Opening Ceremony
                        0930                Rd. 1
                        1600                Rd. 2

23 Sep             0900                Rd. 3
                        1600                Rd. 4
24 Sep             1600                Rd. 5
25 Sep             0900                Rd. 6
                        1600                Rd. 7

26 Sep             0900                Rd. 8
                        1600                Rd. 9

27 Sep             1600                Rd. 10

28 Sep             1600                Rd. 11

29 Sep             1600                Rd. 12

30 Sep             1600                Rd. 13

01 Oct             0900                Closing Ceremony
                        1200                Departure

3. Format & Time Control

Total 13 players (4 GMs + 9 Others); Single Round-Robin; 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. Zero-Start shall be applied.

4. Venue & Official Hotel

Central Hotel, Bogyoke Aung San Road, Yangon.
All the players have to stay at the official hotel. The hotel is located in the center of Yangon. There are many places of interest such as the landmark of Myanmar Shwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Market, Yangon Port, National Museum within the walking distance. More information can be found at

5. Prize

No prize money. 1st. - Trophy, 2nd. - Trophy, 3rd. - Trophy.
All the winners will get the special prizes (Quantum Shields, Quantum Pendants, Quantum Flasks and Quantum Bracelets awarded by Fusionexcel International). Information on these health products is available at  
The diploma certificates are to be awarded for all players.

6. Entry Fees

For GM
Free Entry + Air Ticket + Pocket Money + Free Twin-Sharing Hotel Room (Breakfast)

For IM or >2400
US$ 500 Package (Entry Fees + Twin-Sharing Hotel Room with Breakfast) 
US$ 700 Package (Entry Fees + Single Hotel Room with Breakfast) 

For others >2300
US$ 700 Package (Entry Fees + Twin-Sharing Hotel Room with Breakfast) 
US$ 900 Package (Entry Fees + Single Hotel Room with Breakfast) 

For others >2200
US$ 900 Package (Entry Fees + Twin-Sharing Hotel Room with Breakfast) 
US$ 1100 Package (Entry Fees + Single Hotel Room with Breakfast)

The fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. There will be 10% discount for those who register and send the money to the organizer's bank accounts on or before 20th. August, 2011.

A/C Name       : Mr. Maung Maung Lwin
A/C No.          : 127-0-672262
Branch             : Soi Aree
Bank                : Bangkok Bank
                          BANGKOK, THAILAND 10400

7. Payment

Myanmar Chess Federation members shall have to pay their dues upon registration.
Foreign players have to settle the full payment (Entry Fees + Hotel Room Charges) to the organizer before 10th. September, 2011. Otherwise, they shall be expelled from the tournament.

8. Entry Visa

This is necessary to have the entry visa before entering Myanmar. The players from foreign countries have to apply and get the entry visa from the nearest Myanmar Embassy in their countries.

9. Official Airline

Myanmar Airways International (MAI).

10. Official Transport  

PARAMI Taxi is the most reliable transport in Yangon.

11. Participation

Since the numbers of players to participate in this event are limited, players are advised to make early registration and payment to confirm their participation. Payment shall be made one day after the approval from the organizer and the scanned copy of payment at the bank shall be sent by email to the organizer.

12. The organizers have the right to reject any entry without giving reasons.


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