Terengganu Chess Association Secretary - Mr. Muhammad Arshad inform me that a FIDE rated tournament with total prize fund RM 18,000 will be organise in Terengganu as details below:-
18th December to 22rd December 2008 ( Thursday to Monday)
The tournament will be held in Terengganu Trade Centre (click at the map above for larger view) at Kuala Terengganu - the state capital of Terengganu
Players have to arrange their own accomodation. There's hotels nearby such as The Sri Kenanga Inn, Kuala Terengganu situated at the Jalan Kamaruddin can be contacted by phone 609-6231860 .
Pusat Minda Terengganu with colloboration with Terengganu State Goverment
9 round swiss , Individu open to FIDE rated players only and 30 selected players from 5 series of the Pencarian Jaguh Catur Terengganu series tournaments who accumulated highest points will be invited to play in the grand final.
time control : 90 minute + 30 second increment
entry fee : RM 50
18 December 2008 ( Thursday)
Round 1 : 10 am - 12 pm
Round 2 : 4 pm - 8pm
19 December 2008 ( Friday)
Round 3 : 9 am - 1 pm
Round 4 : 4 pm - 8 pm
20 December 2008 ( Saturday)
Round 5 : 9 am - 1 pm
Round 6 : 4 pm - 8 pm
21 December 2008 ( Sunday)
Round 7 : 9 am - 1 pm
Round 8 : 4 pm - 8 pm
22 December 2008 ( Monday)
Round 9 : 9 am - 1 pm
Closing and prize giving : 2pm
1st : RM 5000
2nd: RM 3500
3rd: RM 2,500
4th: RM 2,000
5th: RM 1,500
6th: RM 1,000
7th: RM 800
8th: RM 700
9th: RM 500
10th: RM 500
total prize : RM 18,000.
* The organiser reserve the right to change the tournament details without notice.
For futher details, contact Muhammad Arshad , Secretary Terengganu Chess Associatian at 012-9210841 (mobile)
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can aslo visit Terengganu Chess Association blog here
Information About Terengganu
Terengganu is one of the Malaysian state which is endowed with a wealth of charming and refreshing natural landscapes. She has beaches, exotic islands, lush virgin tropical jungle, quaint fishing villages, dazzling waterfalls and many, many more. Her miles and miles of white, sandy beaches and crystal clear water stretches throughout its 225 km coastline, extending from Besut in the north to Kemaman in the South. Her islands are among the most picturesque and fascinating in the country. From its myriad of colourful pastimes which include batik printing and songket weaving to the rapturous celebration of its many generations of cultural and traditional heritage, Terengganu is indeed a very blessed state. source : http://www.cuti.com.my/guide_terengganu.htm
According to Mr. Arshad, one of the tournament objective is to give exposure to Terengganu players to fight against stronger and experience players from others state and perhaps from foreign neigbouring country such as Indonesia, Philipines , Singapore ..etc.etc.
The total price money RM 18,000 = USD 5300 is quite attractice and i predict many top Malaysian players will come and participate in this tournament!