Monday, August 01, 2011

2011 Sarawak Open Chess Championship

Sarawak Open Chess Championship 2011
(FIDE rated & National Rated)

Organisers: Sarawak Chess Association

Venue: Ultimate Professional Centre, 3rd Floor, Jalan Bukit Mata Kuching,
Kuching (Opposite Pullman Hotel)

Dates: 12-16 December 2011

System: 9 round Swiss


Date Time

12 Dec 2011, Monday

08:00 Registration
09:00 Round 1
14:30 Round 2

13 Dec 2011, Tuesday

 09:00 Round 3
14:30 Round 4

14 Dec 2011, Wednesday

09:00 Round 5
14:30 Round 6

15 Dec 2011, Thursday

09:00 Round 7
14:30 Round 8

16 Dec 2011, Friday

 09:00 Round 9
13:00 Prize Giving &  Closing

Entrance Fees: RM50.00 per head
RM25.00 per head for 16 &  under and Ladies


Champion: RM2500 + Trophy
Runner Up: RM1500 + Trophy
2nd Runner Up: RM800 + Trophy
4th Placing: RM600
5th Placing: RM400
6th Placing: RM300
7th Placing: RM200
8th Placing: RM100
9th Placing: RM100
10th Placing: RM100

16 and Under (born on or after 1 Jan 1995)

Champion 100/= + Certificate
Runner-up 60/= + Certificate
2nd Runner-up 40/= + Certificate

14 and Under (born on or after 1 Jan 1997)

Champion 100/= + Certificate
Runner-up 60/= + Certificate
2nd Runner-up 40/= + Certificate

12 and Under (born on or after 1 Jan 1999)

Champion 100/= + Certificate
Runner-up 60/= + Certificate
2nd Runner-up 40/= + Certificate

10 and Under (born on or after 1 Jan 2001)

Champion 100/= + Certificate
Runner-up 60/= + Certificate
2nd Runner-up 40/= + Certificate

8 and Under (born on or after 1 Jan 2003)

Champion 100/= + Certificate
Runner-up 60/= + Certificate
2nd Runner-up 40/= + Certificate

For the aged-group prizes, there should be at least six competitors. Otherwise, they will join the other aged group.

(Each player may claim only one prize)


In the event that total scores are equal, the following criteria will be based:

a) Solkoff (Sum of Opponents’score)
b) Sonneborn berger
c) Cummulative


Any player who does not turn up for more than two rounds without giving good reasons would be considered withdrawn from the tournament.


Recording is compulsory throughout the game

Time Control

The time control is 90 minutes with 30 seconds increment per move.

Chess Rules

Based on FIDE chess rules and competition rules


The tournament venue is situated right at the centre of the City with many hotels within walking distance:

*****Pullman Hotel (082- 222888)*****Hilton Hotel (082-248200), ***** Riverside Majestic(082-247777), ****Grand Margherita Hotel(082-423111), ****Somerset Gateway(082-250958), ****Ariva Gateway(082-250958),****Hotel Grand Continental(082-230399)***Habour View Hotel (082-274666), ***Batik Boutique Hotel(082-422845),***Abell Hotel(082-239449),**Abell Residence(082-238977),**Liwah Hotel (082-429222), **Borneo Hotel(082-244122), *The Room(082-423688), Tune Hotel, **360 Xpress CityCentre Hotel(082-236060), John’s Place(082-233746), River view Inn (082-412551), Kuok Pin Hotel (082-426822), Goodwood Inn (082-244862), Motel Siangolila (082-425221), Hotel Cozy ZZZ (082-233961),Mandarin Hotel(082-418269) Kapit Hotel(082-420091), B&B Inn(082-237366), Orchid Inn (082-411417), One Star Lodge (082-253577), Borneo Bed & Breakfast (082-246292), Tracks Bed & Breakfast (019-6407372), Green Mountain Lodging House (082-416320), Nomad Borneo Bed & Breakfast(082-237831),

The room rate for budget hotels starts from RM15.00 net per person per night.

Conduct of players

No smoking, no hand phone and no analysis of games are allowed in the tournament hall.

Immediately after each game, the winners or the drawers playing white have to return the score sheets and chess clocks to the arbiter while the opponents have to rearrange back the pieces.


Closing date is 4:00 p.m,5 December 2011. Please bank in your entrance fee to Abang Mohammad Reduan @ RHB Account No.(1-11212-0012781-9) and Email/SMS to anyone of the followings together with Name, IC’s/Date of Birth, Sex and Contact:

Morsin Ahmad
Tel: 012-8949415

Abg. Mohd.Reduan
Tel: 019-8887786

Lim Kian Hwa
Tel: 016 8603180

Download the Rules and Entry Form Here

Sarawak Open Chess Championship 2011
Entry Form

Name: ___________________________ Chinese Character (if applicable): ______________

IC No. /Passport No. ________________ Date of Birth: _____________ Sex: ___________

Address: ___________________________________________________________________


Tel or hand phone: ________________

FIDE ID: ______________ FIDE rating: _________ National Rating: _________

I wish to enroll for the Sarawak Open Chess Championship, 2011, and forward herewith RM ___________ for the payment of the entrance fee please.

Adult: RM50/=
16 & under and Ladies: RM25/=
* delete whichever inapplicable.
Date: ____________ ( )


Temporary Receipt

I acknowledge the receipt of RM _________ from

Mr./ Miss/Mdm._____________________________

for the payment of the entrance fee for Sarawak Open Chess Championship, 2011.

Date: ____________ ( )


Lim Kian Hwa
Sarawak Chess Association

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