Tuesday, March 28, 2017

44th 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 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 (aham@pc.jaring.asia) 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.

You may download a copy of the Open Section Prospectus or the Challenger Section Prospectus.

The Open Section Infosheet:-

The Challenger Section Infosheet:-

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

44th Selangor Open Chess Championship 2017

This event shall be organised from 27th April to 1st May 2017. We are in the midst of finalising the event details. The prospectus for this event shall be published this weekend.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Application Results for Selangor Representatives to Malaysian Chess Championships 2017

The Malaysian Chess Championship is scheduled from 23rd March to 27th March 2017 at Yayasan Al Khathiri Multi Purpose Hall, Kubang Kerian, Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

After 11day of advertising, there are 4 applications for Men and 3 applications for Women. In order to fulfil the state criteria, the applicant must fulfil at least one of the followings:- 
(I) Born in the state, (II) Residing in the state, (III) Working / Studying in the state

Upon fulfilling the criteria listed above and agree to represent the state, the player will sign the Player's Registration Form which means the Player can only represent on the agreed state for the Calendar Year. This means the player cannot represent other state in MCF national-level rated events e.g. Merdeka Team Championship, Inter-State Team Championship, MSSM and etc in the same Calendar Year. This is a MCF requirement since 2013 to avoid other state from buying players by offering more incentives or prevent players from state-hopping.  

CAS wishes to announce the following candidates are chosen to represent Selangor in the upcoming Malaysian Chess Championship 2017. These players shall be given 5 nights accommodation at the official hotel, Al Khathiri Hotel plus full board.

1. FM Lim Zhuo Ren (NR 2068)
2. Chan Kim Yew (NR 1779)

1. WFM Nur Nabila Azman Hisham (NR 1893) 
2. WFM Puteri Rifqah Fahada Azhar (NR 1874)

As for the unsuccessful applicants, we thank all of you for the interest in wanting to represent Selangor as Official players. If you need any assistant to register yourself under extra player category, feel free to contact CAS at selangorchess@gmail.com for a copy of Extra Player Registration Form.

As of today, Selangor will have another 2 players in Men and 1 player in Women category who have registered as State Extra Players.

Thank you.