Thursday, December 2, 2010

Chess Tournaments Galore

3 December 2010, Kuala Lumpur – The school holidays are here again and the chess activities galore for the year end 2010 will definitely delight the chess enthusiast. Just run down through the whole list and pick one up for yourself to participate.

5th December 2010
Insofar Chess Event
Venue: DATCC, 4th Floor, Wilayah Complex (starts at 9:00am, and 2:00pm)
Contact: Mat Zaki Yeop (017-2032051)
More info, click here

5th December 2010 - Excel Chess Academy – No Frills Chess at Excel Chess Academy, Overseas Union Garden, Kuala Lumpur. Contact : Jax Tham (HP:013-3232280) or E-Mail: Or visit

8th to 12th December
Penang Heritage City International Open Chess Championship (Open and Challenger Section)
Venue: Penang City Hall
First Prize: RM 5,000 with entry fee ranging from RM50 to RM180 per player
Contact: Tan Eng Seong (012-4299517 or

15th to 19 December
National Junior Chess Championship 2010
Venue: Olympic Hall, 2nd Floor, OCM Building, Jalan Hang Jebat
Contact: Gregory (012-9020123), Zuraihah (017-2837808), Haslindah (019-2069605)

15th to 21st December
Grand Asian Chess Championship (GACC) International Chess - for Universities
Venue: University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

17th to 19th December
Sarawak Open Chess Championship
Venue: Premier Hotel, Jalan Kampong Nyabor, Sibu
First Prize: RM2,500 with entry fee ranging from RM25 and RM50 per player
Contact: Lim Kian Hwa (016-8603180 or Click here for details.

19th December 2010
National Blitz Masters Chess Championship
Venue: Olympic Hall, 2nd Floor, OCM Building, Jalan Hang Jebat
Contact: Gregory (012-9020123), Najib (016-3382542 or

25th December 2010 (Christmas)
Stonemaster 1 Malaysia Chess Open
Venue: DATCC at 4th Floor, Wilayah Complex, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: Fadli Zakaria (014-2312370 or

Singapore will also be organizing the annual Singapore International Chess Festival during the Christmas Holidays starting from 26th December 2010 until 30th December followed by the Annual Malaysian-Singapore match to be played on 31st December 2010 and 1st January 2011. If you wish to travel across our southern border and participate in the festival, do visit their website(here) for more information

Penang Chess League
The annual Penang Chess League takes place this weekend at the SJK Cina Kheng Thean in Jalan Van Praagh, George Town. Seven rounds, one-hour time control games. The event is open to teams from the public sector, business community, factories, institutions of learning and registered societies and clubs. Details from Penang Chess Association assistant secretary Tan Eng Seong (012-4299 517).

Penang open
The Penang Chess Association (PCA) will organise the Penang Heritage City international open chess championship at the Penang City Hall from Dec 8-12. This will be a Fide-rated event with a RM5,000 first prize. Nine rounds, full time control games. Entry fees for the open tournament are RM50 (Fide-rated player), RM150 (PCA members) and RM180 (others), while for the challengers section, they are RM30 (Fide-rated player), RM50 (PCA member) and RM80 (others). Contact Tan Eng Seong (012-4299 517, for details.

17ChessClub Open Chess Championship 2010, 9 January 2011, Venue: to be decided later. Click here for details.

17th USM Chess Festival 2011, 15-16 Jan 2011/ 22-23 Jan 2011. Venue: Students' Big Hall, USM, Penang. Click here for details.

3rd IIUM Chess Invitational Tournament 2010, 31st December 2011-2 January 2011, Venue: Cultural Activity Centre (CAC), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Gombak, Kuala Lumpur. Click here for details.

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