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13th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2013

Submitted by Poompat on 12/3/12, 7:33 PM.

The biggest annual int'l tournament in Thailand

Start Date/Time: Apr 14, 2013 at 09:00
End Date/Time: Apr 21, 2013 at 18:00

   Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort
   240/2 Pattaya Beach Road
   Pattaya City
   Pattaya, Chonburi, 20150

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          Bangkok Chess Club has the honor of inviting all Chess Players to participate in the 13th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2013 from 14th to 21st of April 2013 at the 5-star Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort.

          With more than 250 players from 40 countries, the tournament is expected to be the biggest and strongest ever held in Thailand.


  Tournament Regulations

- This is an individual tournament, open to all players.

- There are two groups of play: Open category for all players, and Challenger category for players rated below 2100 or unrated (ratings based on FIDE or Thai ELO ratings – other national ratings will be validated by the organizer). When registering, players must indicate in which group they wish to play.

- FIDE (International Chess Federation) rules and regulations shall apply. Results will be sent for FIDE rating calculations, and are eligible for FIDE title norms.

- Both groups will be played using the Swiss System, with 9 rounds for Open, and 7 rounds for Challenger. For the pairings, a Swiss Manager program will be used.

- The matches shall be conducted according to the schedule, which will be made known to the respective players before the start of the tournament.

- Classical time control will be used: each player has 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

- Five minutes before the games start, the Chief Arbiter shall make the announcement accordingly. If any player is not present within an hour after the game is started, he shall lose by default.

- Players are not allowed to bring mobile phones or other electronic devices to the tournament hall, any violation shall result in loss of game.

- Officials and players should be smartly attired at all times while in the playing hall.


  Tournament Schedule

Open TournamentTimeActivity
Sunday, 14 April 12.00
15.00 – 15.30
15:30 – 20:30
Registration Closed
Welcome & announcements
Round 1
Monday, 15 April 09.00 – 14.00
15:30 – 20:30
Round 2
Round 3
Tuesday, 16 April 14:00–19:00 Round 4
Wednesday, 17 April 14:00–19:00 Round 5
Thursday, 18 April 14:00–19:00 Round 6
Friday, 19 April 14:00–19:00 Round 7
Saturday 20 April 14:00–19:00 Round 8
Sunday, 21 April 09.00 – 14.00
Round 9 / Final round
Closing Ceremony
Challenger TimeActivity
Monday, 15 April 12.00
15.00 – 15.30
15:30 – 20:30
Registration Closed
Welcome & announcements
Round 1
Tuesday, 16 April 14:00–19:00 Round 2
Wednesday, 17 April 14:00–19:00 Round 3
Thursday, 18 April 14:00–19:00 Round 4
Friday, 19 April 14:00–19:00 Round 5
Saturday 20 April 14:00–19:00 Round 6
Sunday, 21 April 09.00 – 14.00
Round 7 / Final round
Closing Ceremony
BCC Open BlitzTimeActivity
Wednesday, 17 April 19.30
20:00 – 22:00
Registration closed
3-5 Qualifier groups
(10-14 players each)
Thursday, 18 April 20:00 – 22:00 Blitz Final (16 players)

* Entry fee for ‘Winner-takes-all’ blitz tournament is Baht 100 (GMs free).



BCC Open prizes are for 1-10 ranks and 5 best Thais, and certificates for best 3 best juniors and best lady. 1st prize will be Baht 100,000. BCC Challenger has prizes for 1-5 with 1st prize Baht 15,000, and certificates for 3 Best Juniors and best Lady.

Please note: Under Thai law, 5% tax must be deducted from prize money. All prizes are in Thai Baht.



  • Chief Arbiter: IA Markku Kosonen (Finland)
  • Deputy Chief Arbiter: IA Panupand Vijjuprabha.

In the event of a dispute the Chief Arbiter’s decision is final.



The tournament will be held in the Dusit Thani Pattaya, 240/2 Pattaya Beach Road, Pattaya City, Chonburi 20150, Thailand,



Players are required to budget for their own board and lodgings, as well as transportation. Special room rates have been negotiated at Dusit Thani Pattaya:

  • Superior Garden View Room, Single/Twin, Baht 3,100 nett / room / night
  • Superior Sea View Room, Single/Twin, Baht 3,500 nett / room / night

The above rates are inclusive of service charge, VAT, breakfast and internet. For reservations at the venue please contact Dusit Thani Pattaya Reservation Manager Mr. Kittiporn, at


  Entry Fees

  • Open: 3,000 Baht
  • Challenger: 1,500 Baht
  • Late registration: after March 15, 2013 there is an additional 500 Baht fee
  • All tournament fees must be paid before the start of the first round



  • The deadline for registration is March 15, 2013. After this a late registration charge will be added. Organisers reserve the right to refuse or decline late registrations.
  • Please complete the online registration form at Players must indicate in which group (Open or Challenger) they would like to participate. The organiser will confirm your registration by e-mail. If you do not get a reply within a week, please send a reminder to


  Conditions for Titled Players

  • Tournament fees are waived for GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs and players rated over 2500 (according to the official FIDE April 2013 rating list).
  • First 12 GMs to register will get complimentary accommodation (room & breakfast in twin sharing with another GM for 8 nights). Complimentary room reservation is confirmed after receiving deposit transfer of 50 Euros). This deposit will be fully returned after check-in to hotel. Please contact the organizer (email for inquiries.


  Other information

  • Tournament results and pairings will be updated daily at
  • Approximate exchange rate: US $1 = 30 Baht; €1 = 40 Baht; £1 = 50 Baht

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