Monday, February 7, 2011

National Chess Closed 2011

It is that time of the year again for the most important chess event in our annual calendar – the National Closed. This is the main event that will crown the best Men and Women player in the country, earning the coveted National Master title. With the SEA Games event set to be staged towards the end of the year, the top finishers in this year’s National Closed will also earned the opportunities to be selected as Malaysia’s representative in the regional biannual event.

The National Closed 2011 will be organized by Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) and jointly organized and hosted by the Dato Arthur Tan Chess Center (DATCC). The details of the event are as follows:

Date : 16th March to 20th March 2011

Venue : Dato’ Arthur Tan Chess Center (DATCC),
4th Floor, Wilayah Complex,
No 2, Jalan Munshi Abdullah,
Kuala Lumpur

Tournament format is based on 9 Rounds Swiss
with Time Control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move per game per player

Entry Fees is FREE for the 2010 Champions (Open/Women) provided registration is received before 1-Mar. After this date, a fee of RM50 shall be imposed.

Other Fees are based on FIDE Rating:
FIDE rating above 2000 RM 60

FIDE rating between 1600 & 1999 RM 100
FIDE rating below 1599 & UNRATED RM 150

20% discount if before 20-Feb (RM 54 / RM 80 / RM 120)
Normal charge if between 20-Feb and 13-Mar

50% penalty if after 13-Mar
(RM 90 / RM 150 / RM 225)

50% discount for State representatives

Limited to 1 Open and 1 Woman player per state
Registration confirmed and paid before 1-Mar
Players must be endorsed by State Association
- After 1-Mar, normal entry fee rate shall apply
Free registration if State player is above FIDE Rating of 2200

Entries limited to the first 120 players who have registered, confirmed and paid the entry fees for the event

Schedule of rounds, tie-breakers used, payment method, registration forms including terms and conditions and other information about the event are contained within the Registration Form.

For those who would like to request for the Registration Form, or to obtain further inquires on the event, please send an email to or send an SMS containing your email address details to +6016 338 2542.

Or, visit DATCC's blog or click here.

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