CAS will be organizing the Oldest Chess Tournament in the country from 27th April to 1st May. This year we will be celebrating 44 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), RM 3,000/= in cash awaiting 15 winners in Special Prizes, and 15 Trophies 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 1,000/= in cash awaiting 9 top winners from 3 National Rating Ceiling categories and 3 best Ladies, and 15 Trophies for Best Primary Schools in Malaysia.
This Challenger section is open to participant with FIDE Standard Elo below 1900 rating (April 2017 release). For those who didn't have FIDE Standard Elo Rating, the participant must have MCF National Rating below 1750 (April 2017 release) in order to take part.
[Take note: Foreigner (13 y.o. and above) who does not possess either FIDE Elo Rating or MCF National Rating can't take part in the Challenger Section. Mykid and Mykad holders are exempted from this clause.]
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 (email@example.com) at special rate (One night twin sharing with breakfast @ RM281 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 9th April 2017 (Sunday). While, OKU participants who take part in the both OPEN and CHALLENGER Sections are entitled to lowest bracket rate in Individual entrance fee of respective category based on the timeline of registration.
The Open Section Infosheet:-