Sunday, April 10, 2016

43rd Selangor Open (28/4 - 2/5): Prospectus

Source: Chess Association of Selangor

Updated [10th April]

To encourage more participation from school children, the Registration with payment for School (min 4 pax) by 13th April, shall be entitled to Early Bird Rebate.  

CAS will be organizing the Oldest Chess Tournament in the country from 28th April to 2nd May. This year we will be celebrating 43 continuous years of our event that has a very colorful history since its first inception in 1974.

This year prize fund has doubled to RM30,600/=. This event will be divided into 2 Categories i.e. an Open Section and a Challenger Section. CAS last organized the Challenger Section was during the 22nd edition in the year 1995.

This 9-round Open Section with the time control 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment from move 1 will have a prize fund of RM 25,000/= 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 WGM/IM/GM and past Selangor Open Champions who sign-up. On top of that, the first 6 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 will share the remaining prize fund of RM 5,600/= i.e. 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 event is open to participant with FIDE Standard Elo below 1900 rating (April 2016 release). For those who didn't have FIDE Standard Elo Rating, the participant must have MCF National Rating below 1750 (Jan 2016 release) in order to take part.  Click here for a copy of National Rating Jan 2016 list.  

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 ( for a special rate. Alternatively, you can book the room via one of the online web portals.

[Updated 22/3: One night twin sharing with breakfast @ RM281 nett. Please contact Mr Hamid, DAT Chess Centre]

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.

Malaysian who is born / residing / studying / working in Selangor enjoys a lower entrance fee privilege. While, OKU participant who take part in the Open Section is entitled to lowest rate in entrance fee.

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

The Open Section Infosheet:-

The Open Section Entry Form:-

The Challenger Section Infosheet:-

The Challenger Section Entry Form:-