Wednesday, April 3, 2013

40th Selangor Open: Update#1

This FIDE-rated event will be held @ DAT Chess Connections, 4th floor, Wilayah Complex, KL from 26th April to 1st May.

The schedule:
26th April (Friday) Round 1 @ 7pm,
27th April (Saturday: Weekend) Round 2 @ 9.30am,
27th April (Saturday: Weekend) Round 3 @ 3pm,
28th April (Sunday: Weekend) Round 4 @ 9.30am,
28th April (Sunday: Weekend) Round 5 @ 3pm,
29th April (Monday) Round 6 @ 7pm,
30th April (Tuesday) Round 7 @ 7pm,
1st May (Wednesday: Public Holiday) Round 8 @ 9am,
1st May (Wednesday: Public Holiday) Round 9 @ 2pm.

The schedule is plan in such a way to accommodate working adults and school-going children from Selangor and KL without applying for leave from office/school. While, foreigners / local players who resides outside Klang Valley can use the weekdays to visit places of interest within KL e.g. KL Birdpark, Chinatown, Masjid India, MidValley Megamall or shopping malls within Golden Triangle area. As for Selangor, outstation players can always visit places like Sunway Lagoon, Batu Caves, Pulau Ketam and etc. You can even make a day trip to Genting Highlands - City of Entertainment, approximately 1hr journey by bus from KL Sentral / Puduraya bus station.

For player who wishes to take part in this event, please send an e-mail with Your Name, ICNO, State that you represent, FIDE Rating (if any) to in order to reserve a place for yourself in this oldest chess event in Malaysia, certified by Malaysia Book or Records.

The fees that you need to bank-in into CAS Standard Chartered Bank Acc: 794-1-4102906-2 before 18th April 2013 (after applying RM 30 discount)  as follows:

Selangor player (born / schooling / working / resides) WITH FIDE rating >> RM 90
Selangor player (born / schooling / working / resides) WITHOUT FIDE rating >> RM 110

Others (NOT born / schooling / working / resides in Selangor) WITH FIDE rating >> RM 100
Others (NOT born / schooling / working / resides in Selangor) WITHOUT FIDE rating >> RM 120

After you have made your payment to the bank account stated above, please email a scan copy of bank-in slip to

The total prize fund is RM 10,000/= in cash where the Champion gets RM 2,500/=, 1st Runner-up gets RM 1,500/=, 2nd Runner-up gets RM 1,000/=, and so on. All-in-all, 35 prizewinners will be receiving cash, while 12 players from the Best School/IPT category will receives a trophy each. For more details, please refer here.