KL Open 2015

1. Sponsors & Organisers

With sponsorship from the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific and IGB Corporation, the Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA) is pleased to announce the KL International Open & Junior Rapid Chess Championships will be held at the Cititel Hotel Ballroom, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with Merdeka Day Celebrations from 30-31 August 2015.

2. Format of Play

The tournament will be played over 9 rounds using the Swiss System according to World Chess Federation (FIDE) Rapid Chess Regulations, with a time control of 25 minutes each to the finish.

3. Prizes

1st RM 3,000, 2nd RM 1,500, 3rd RM 1,000 4th RM 700, 5th RM 500
6-10th RM 300 each, and 11th-20th RM 150 each. (The top KLCA player will receive a special RM 500 prize together with the title of KL Champion)

Juniors (U-16):
1st RM 600, 2nd RM 300, 3rd RM 150, 4th RM 100, 5th RM 50, and Best U-12 RM 100.

4. Schedule

Saturday 29 August 2015

1800 Final Registration & Technical Meeting

Sunday 30 August 2015

1000 Round 1
1200 Round 2
1400 Round 3
1600 Round 4
1800 Round 5

Monday 31 August 2015

0900 Round 6
1100 Round 7
1300 Round 8
1500 Round 9
1700 Awards Ceremony

5. Registration

The entry fee for Open is RM 50 (RM 30 for KLCA Members and USD 50/RM 200 for Foreigners) and the entry fee for Juniors is RM 30 and the organisers reserve the right to refuse any entry without explanation.

Note: FIDE does not charge for FIDE Rapid events. However MCF insists it must also be nationally rated and the levy is RM 9 per player! KLCA have appealed for this to be waived/reduced and have not received any reply to date. We have waited over a month now and should it not be rated it is then the decision of KLCA to still proceed with the KL Open as its obligation to its members and the chess community while honouring the sponsorship given.

Registration should be made via email together with details of payment to Tournament Director Mr. Ng Ling Gee at linggee@gmail.com with copy to KLCA Hon. Secretary En. Amirul HM at amirulKLCA@gmail.com and Chief Arbiter IA Peter Long at peterlong@aol.asia


Event Manager & Bank Details: Effective Commerce Sdn. Bhd - Maybank: 514187214430

The following player information is also required:

1. Full name
2. Country & Federation
3. FIDE ID & Rating and/or National Rating
4. State Affiliate/Club Membership
5. Place & Date of Birth
6. Mobile Phone & E-Mail Contacts


  1. It will be perfect if only we knew the venue of the tournament.


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