Chess Association of Selangor (CAS) is organising the longest running event in Malaysia without any sponsorship. This is a case on the effect from global recession that already hit Malaysia shore. We no longer can be in a state of denial that corporate-sponsored events will not be reduced over the months if economic situation in Malaysia did not see significant improvement in near future.
For the sake of the survival on this longest continuous event in Malaysia, CAS has made a decision to continue the event at least for this year with RM 6,750 prize fund using CAS fund accumulated over the years while cap the entrance fees at RM 90 just like last year. CAS hopes there are 80 players from the chess faternity can come out to support the survival of this long standing event and help CAS to make a smaller losses.
Date: 30th April (Thursday) to 3rd May 2009 (Sunday)
Venue: DAT Chess Centre, 4th Floor, Wilayah Complex, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, KL
Time Control: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment from move 1
(30/4) Registration 12.30 pm - 01.30 pm
(30/4) Round 1 @ 02.30pm, Round 2 @ 07.45pm;
(01/5) Round 3 @ 09.00am, Round 4 @ 02.30pm;
(02/5) Round 5 @ 09.00am, Round 6 @ 02.30pm, Round 7 @ 07.45pm;
(03/5) Round 8 @ 09.00am, Round 9 @ 02.30pm.