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Thailand Open Chess Championship 2010

For the past 9 years, under the auspices of the Thailand Chess Association, the Bangkok Chess Club has organised an amazing series of international chess tournaments, featuring players of all levels from juniors to grandmasters from over 50 countries around the world, including renowned players such as GM Nigel Short and GM Ian Rogers.

This year is our 10th anniversary and, with the support of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, it is promising to be the best yet.

The venue is the Grand Ballroom in the luxurious Century Park Hotel, Bangkok, and the tournament will take place during Thailand’s Songkran holidays, 14-20 April 2010.

Special room rates at the hotel have been negotiated, so it is a great reason to come to one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, famous for its friendly people and delicious cuisine.We invite you to join us in celebrating our 10th anniversary at the 10th BCC Thailand Open International Chess Championship 2010.

Tournament Regulations
1.This is an individual tournament, open to all players.

2.There are two groups of play: Open category for all players, and Challenger category restricted to 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.

3.FIDE (International Chess Federation) rules and regulations shall apply. Results will be sent for
FIDE rating calculations.

4.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.

5.The matches shall be conducted according to the schedule, which will be made known to the
espective players before the start of the ournament.

6.Each player is accorded with a time control of 90inutes plus 30 seconds per move.

7.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.

8.All mobile phones in the playing hall shall be switched off while games are in progress, any
violation shall result in loss of game.

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

Schedule
Open Tournament
14 April
08.00 Registration closed
9.00 Announcements
9.30 Round 1
15.00 Round 2
15 April
09.00 Round 3
15.00 Round 4
16 April
14.00 Round 5
17 April
14.00 Round 6
18 April
14.00 Round 7
19 April
14.00 Round 8
20 April
09.00 Round 9
16.00 Closing ceremony

กลุ่ม Challenger
15 April
08.00 Registration closed
9.00 Announcements
9.30 Round 1
15.00 Round 2
16 April
14.00 Round 3
17 April
14.00 Round 4
18 April
14.00 Round 5
19 April
14.00 Round 6
20 April
09.00 Round 7
16.00 Closing ceremony

Blitz Tournament
17 April
18.30 Registration closed
19.30-22.00 3-5 Qualifier groups (12-16 players each)
18 April
19.00-22.00 Blitz final (16 players)

Prizes.
In 10th BCC Thailand Open, the prizes are for 1-10 ranks and 5 best Thais, and certificates for
best 3 best juniors and best lady. 1st prize will be 100,000 Baht (approx. 2,000 Euros). BCC
Challenger has prizes for 1-5, and certificates for 3 Best Juniors and best Lady.
(Please note a 5% tax will be deducted from the prize money.)

Entry Fees.
Open: 2,500 Baht (For Thai nationals and TCA members 1,200 Baht). Late registration fee after
March 10, 2010 is 500 Baht.
Challenger: 1,000 Baht. Late registration fee after March 10, 2010 is 500 Baht.(US$ 1 is
approx. 33 Baht, 1 Euro is approx. 49 Baht). All tournament fees must be paid before the start of the first round.

Registration. The deadline for registration is March 10, 2010. After this a late registration
charge of 500 Baht will be added. Organizers reserve the right to refuse or decline late
registrations.

Venue: Century Park Hotel, Bangkok
www.centuryparkhotel.com
Dates: 14-20 April 2010
Website: www.bangkokchess.com

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