Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Malaysian Chess Championship 2018 - Selection for Selangor Representatives [Please write in]


The Malaysian ChessChampionship is scheduled from 28th June to 3rd July 2018 at Kampus Sultan Idris Shah, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjong Malim Perak.

Each State is allowed to send 2 Official Entries for both Men and Women Category (fulfilling min FIDE rating criteria), and 1 Official IPTA Entry for both Men and Women Category, and 4 Wild Card State Entries (do not need to fulfil minimum rating criteria) which is treated as Extra State Entries for both Men and Women Category. Each State can also send as many Extra State Entries as long as they fulfil the rating criteria.

The criteria for Official State Entries and Extra State Entries (except Wild Card Entries) as follows:-
Men Qualification       : A minimum rating level of either FIDE 1600
Women Qualification : A minimum rating level of either FIDE 1350

CAS will extend invitation to (2 Men and 2 Women) based on the recent 45th Selangor Open results and Selangor players with highest elo rating (based on FIDE May 2018 release active list). CAS will notify the players via email and hp by 29th May 2018. Acceptance by the players must be done within 2 days. CAS will pay the Registration fee and provide 6-night Accommodation at UPSI with allowances to all Official Entries. However, the Official Entries need to pay their own bus ticket.

For the IPTA Official Entries, CAS awards the slots (1 Man and 1 Woman) to the highest FIDE-rated players based on May 2018 release (must fulfil the minimum FIDE rating set by MCF). The players shall be representing the state where he/she is currently studying. Please email to selangorchess@gmail.com with (Name and H/p Number) by 6th June (Wednesday) for selection purposes. The result of the selection will be published on this website on 7th June. The selected players must pay the registration fee i.e. RM50 each into MCF CIMB Account (8000 64 9725) by 10th June (Sunday) and make own arrangement to purchase the bus ticket and accommodation.

For the Wild Card State Entries, CAS awards the slots (4 Men and 4 Women) to the highest FIDE-rated players based on May 2018 release (who did not fulfil the minimum FIDE rating set by MCF). Please email to selangorchess@gmail.com with (Name and H/p Number) by 6th June (Wednesday) for selection purposes. The result of the selection will be published on this website on 7th June. The selected players must pay the registration fee i.e. RM150 each into MCF CIMB Account (8000 64 9725) by 10th June (Sunday) and make own arrangement to purchase the bus ticket and accommodation.

For the Extra State Entries, player who has qualified the rating criteria (Minimum elo 1600 for Men and elo 1350 for Women) who would like to join, please write-in to CAS (selangorchess@gmail.com) by 13th June (Wednesday) for endorsement purposes. The player must pay the registration fee i.e. RM100 into MCF CIMB Account (8000 64 9725) by 17th June (Sunday) and make own arrangement to purchase the bus ticket and accommodation. (Take note that the Registration fee for Direct registration with MCF without going through State Association is RM200.)

Monday, May 21, 2018

BORNEO INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL 2018 (BICC 2018)

The Sabah Chess Association and Sabah Chess Academy will be organising Borneo International Chess Championship (Open) and Borneo International Chess Championship (Junior) in conjunction with the Borneo Chess Festival on 4th - 5th August 2018 at Likas Square Hotel and Apartment, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Please find the attached Prospectus for Junior and Open.



Registration for early bird will close on 20th June 2018 (entitled to receive limited edition of BICC merchandise) and final registration closing date is on 20th July 2018.

Should you need any further assistance, please contact "Sabah Chess Association and Sabah Chess Academy" via email to bicc2018.secretariat@gmail.com or at +6012 810 7388.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

45th Selangor Open & Challenger Chess Tournament 2018 - Results

Main Category - Selangor Open 2018 Results
Another successful outing with good turnout of participation from both the local and international players.IM Llneza Vega Marcos from Spain emerged Champion in the Open Category. IM Pascoa Haridas took the Second spot and last year's winner IM Dimakiling Oliver was Third. The Malaysians put up a strong performance with Chan Kim Yew in 9th position followed by Lye Lik Zang in 10th postion. Both scored 6 1/2 points but lost out in tie-break to the  other winners in 4th to 8th positions. Four other Malaysians Mohd Saprin Sabri, Ng Tze Han, Cheah Kah Hoe and Sim Jia Ru were also among the top 20 winners


In the Challenger Category Puteri Munajjah Az Zahraa Azhar emerged Champion with  1/2 point ahead of Indonesian WFM Putri Regita Desyari. In Third place  was Mukhriez Shah Mahmood Shah with 7 points.

Challenger 2018 Results

Winners in The Challenger category in pictures

Monday, April 30, 2018

45th Selangor Open & Challenger 2018

A 5-day Tournament with the final round and prize giving ceremony tomorrow @1st May 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

45th Selangor Open: Live Games

Do visit for live games or another different link here

Monday, April 23, 2018

45th Selangor Open (27/4 - 1/5): Registration List

The name list for this event is published. Please check to see whether your name is listed in the link below. 




This list will be updated from time to time. If your name is not listed in the list, please send an email immediately to Mr Hamid (aham@pc,jaring.asia) and cc a copy to selangorchess@gmail.com.

Thank you.




Thursday, February 22, 2018

45th Selangor Open (27/4 - 1/5): Prospectus

CAS will be organizing the Oldest Chess Tournament in the country from 27th April to 1st May. This year we will be celebrating 45 continuous years of our event that has a very colorful history since its first inception in 1974.  This event will be divided into 2 Categories i.e. an Open Section and a Challenger Section.

This 9-round Open Section with the time control 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment from move 1 that comprises of RM 21,000/= in cash for the Top 20 winners (Champion RM 6,000), plus another RM 3,000/= in cash awaiting 15 winners in Special Prizes, and 12 Medals for the Best Schools / IPT in Malaysia. This Open section is open to all.

Free entry shall be given to any WIM/WGM/IM/GM and past Selangor Open Champions who sign-up. On top of that, the first 4 Grandmasters (GM) who confirm their participation shall be provided with 5 nights accommodation @ Cititel Hotel (on twin-sharing basis).

While, the Challenger Section with the same number of rounds and time control with RM 3,900/= in cash for Top 10 winners, RM 750/= in cash awaiting 9 top winners from FIDE Rating Ceiling categories and 3 best Ladies, and 12 Medals for Best Primary Schools in Malaysia.

This Challenger section is open to participant with FIDE Standard Elo below 2000 rating (April 2018 release) or no FIDE rating  


The venue for this event is at Grand Ballroom, 5th floor, Cititel Mid Valley Hotel, KL. Any outstation participants who need accommodation at Cititel Hotel, please alias with En. Hamid Majid (aham@pc.jaring.asia) at special rate (One night twin sharing with breakfast @ RM289 nett). Alternatively, you can book the room via one of the online web portals.

CAS has appointed DAT Chess Centre as Event Manager for this event. DAT Chess Centre will be handling the Registration and Payment processes. All payments shall be paid into DAT Chess Centre Maybank account: 5145-9822-0396.


Rebate shall be given to players who register with payment for OPEN section, both Individual and (4 and above from the same school) School-going Children for OPEN section, and (4 and above from the same school) School-going Children for CHALLENGER section By 1st April 2018 (Sunday). While, OKU participants who take part in OPEN Section is entitled to lowest bracket rate in Individual entrance fee of respective category based on the timeline of registration.

You may download a copy of the OPEN Section prospectus or the Challenger Section prospectus.

The Open Section Infosheet:




The Challenger Section Infosheet: