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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Of A Busy Month of May - Events All Weekends

A short break in the middle of April with no event scheduled but from next week onwards, CAS, DATCC and INSOFAR have their events lined up in our chess center for all the weekends in May 2013. 

Up next weekend - starting from Friday, 26th April 2013, Chess Association of Selangor will be organizing its annual Selangor Open, the 40th edition in one of the country's longest uninterrupted event streak. The 6 days event will be played over 9 rounds with a time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per move per player. For more information about this event, please click HERE (CAS Website). To download the entry form, please click HERE (Entry Form)

  For the weekend after, DATCC will organize its monthly Blitz Event on Saturday, 4th May 2013. This will be a PRE GE13 ELECTION FEVER BLITZ EVENT as DATCC will be closing its doors on 5th May to support players to "VOTE for OUR NATION's FUTURE" in our country's 13th General Election. The event will be played over 13 rounds with 8 rounds to be played before lunch and theremaining 5 rounds to be played after lunch. The event is expected to finish at 4:00pm, allowing plenty of time for players to take the trip home for election day on the next day. A day of FUN before we decide the future of our country - which will be a serious affair to us Malaysians. To download the Blitz entry form, please click HERE (Blitz)

The following weekend, DATCC will be running its usual monthly rapid event with the DATCC AWESOME RAPID WEEKEND to be held on Sunday, 12th May 2013. Using the normal 7 Rounds Swiss and a time control of 25 minutes to finish, the event will start with registration at 9:00am followed by Round 1 at 10:00am. A slight change to the Prize Structure with new prizes announced for Best U1600 and Best U1400 players. To download the AWESOME Rapid entry form, please click HERE (Awesome)

Following the Rapid Event, KPCMB (Koperasi Pemain Catur Malaysia Berhad) and DATCC will be organizing KPCMB inaugural event to be held in Putrajaya on 18th May 2013. The 7 rounds Swiss event offers a prize fund of more than RM3,500 with the winner set to win RM 1,000 for his/her effort. For more information, go to the KPCMB blog site at http://kpcmbrapid2013.wordpress.com/ or contact protem secretary, Mr Abdul Haq Mohamed at +6013.320.8532 or email him at mychessclassic@gmail.com

On the same weekend, following the KPCMB event, DATCC will organize its first AMATEUR WEEKEND on the very next day, Sunday, 19th May 2013 for Unrated or players with a National Rating of Below 1600. The event offers top three prizes for the Best U1600 and Best U1400, Best Lady and Veteran Prizes including medals and certificates for Best Boys and Girls in the U16, U12 and U8 age categories. Amateurs who are interested to play in the event, kindly download the form by clicking HERE (Amateur)

On the last Sunday of the month, DATCC will be hosting the INSOFAR May edition event on 26th May 2013 starting at 9:00am. Details of this event has not been made known by the organizer, Insofar Chess Academy, but according to En Mat Zaki Yeop of Insofar Management, DATCC has been booked for the event on the said date. DATCC will publish the information on the event as and when it becomes available. 

Come and join us at DATCC for WEEKEND CHESS FUN!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Of Our Ongoing Rapid Series - Magnificent Weekend on 14th April 2013

Come and join us for our Monthly Rapid Series with the MAGNIFICENT RAPID CHESS WEEKEND at DATCC on 14th April 2013. 

As usual, the event will be played over 7 rounds Swiss with a time control of 25 minutes to finish. Registration starts at 9:00am with Round 1 to clock off at 10:00am.

The monthly rapid event provides a similar prize structure as per the previous monthly series with a total prize fund of RM 1,100 up for grabs. The winner is expected to earn RM300 for his/her effort with the runner up to earn RM200. Top 8 places will win cash prizes with additional prizes set for Best Lady, Best Veteran, Best Junior U12, Best Junior U17, Best Unrated and 2 prizes for Best DATCC Members. The tie breaker used for this event will be in the following order: Bucholz, Sonneborn Berger and Progressive Scores

Entry fees are RM15 for DATCC members and RM25 for non-members and total number of entries are limited to 80 players. Entries received on event day WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED at organizer’s discretion, depending on seats availability. To download the entry form, please click HERE

For payment via online/transfer/checks, please credit it to our ALLIANCE BANK account 1418-50-010037-152 under the name DAT CHESS CONNECTIONS SDN BHD. Kindly scan the transaction slip and send the scanned copy to datcc@chess-malaysia.com. Please keep the transaction slip and bring it to the playing hall on the event day for confirmation purposes.

For further information and inquiries, please contact Program Director, Najib Wahab at +6016.338.2542 or write to him at najib.wahab@chess-malaysia.com