Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bangkok Chess Club Open

The 13th Edition of the Bangkok Chess Club Open will be held  from 14th to 21st of April 2013 at the 5-star Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort.

BCC Open prizes are for 1-10 ranks and 5 best Thais, and certificates for best 3 best juniors and best lady. 1st prize will be Baht 100,000 (approximately RM10,400/-).  BCC Challenger has prizes for 1-5 with 1st prize Baht 15,000 (approximately RM1,560/-), and certificates for 3 Best Juniors and best Lady.

Entry fees for the open is 3,000 Baht (approximately RM310/-) and for Challenger it is 1,500 Baht (approximately RM156/-). Tournament fees are waived for GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs and players rated over 2500 as of the  official FIDE list at April 2013.

This tournament is normable so those seeking IM and GM norms should consider making their way north. The bad news is the cost of hotel - you can expect to pay  3,100 Baht nett per room per night.

For more details and entry form go to Bangkok Chess website here. Better hurry because the deadline for registration is 15 March, 2013.


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