Here is some news of another organised chess tournament called the KL Grand Prix 2010 held over 4 legs during the year with a grand finale in June 2010.
1. Organisers and Sponsors
Organised by Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA) & Polgar Chess Asia with sponsorship from Malaysian Intellectual Development Foundation and the Royal Selangor Club.
2. Format, Time Control & System
There will be two sections - Open & Kids (U-12), played using the Swiss System, and the rate of play will be 45 minutes for the whole game.
There will be 4 legs, played monthly, followed by the grand finals:
First Leg: 6-7 February 2010
Second leg: 6-7 March 2010
Third Leg: 3-4 April 2010
Fourth leg: 8-9 May 2010
Grand Finals: 5-6 June 2010
Points (actual scores) accumulated from each leg will be used as the basis for qualifying for the Grand Finals, where the top 10 in each section will be given free entry and the top 25 overall finishers* in each section will be given priority in participation.
*The organizers reserves discretion in modifying the number of qualifiers.
Played on weekends: On Saturdays from 1 to 5:30 p.m., and on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
12:00-13:00 Final Registration
14:00-15:30 Round 1
16:00-17:30 Round 2
09:00-10:30 Round 3
11:00-12:30 Round 4
13:30-15:00 Round 5
15:30-17:00 Round 6
17:30-18:00 Closing & Prize Giving
Participants are encouraged to pre-register with the organizers to be assured of a place as space is limited and so only 80 places are guaranteed for each leg.
4. Total Prize Fund (RM 6,600)
1st Prize – RM300; 2nd – RM150; 3rd – RM100; 4th to 5th – RM50 each; 6th to 10th – RM 25 each
1st Prize – RM150; 2nd – RM75; 3rd – RM50; 4th to 5th – RM25 each
1st Prize – RM600; 2nd – RM300; 3rd – RM200; 4th to 5th – RM100 each; 6th to 10th – RM 50 each
1st Prize – RM300; 2nd – RM150; 3rd – RM100; 4th to 5th – RM50 each
5. Entry Fees to be payable three days before each leg, thereafter a 50% penalty of up to the applicable entry fee may apply.
Members (KLCA & RSC):
Open: RM 15
Kids (U-12) RM 5
Open: RM 20
Kids (U-12) RM 10
*The organisers reserves the right to accept and reject entries.
6. The Playing Venue
The tournament playing venue is the Card Room of the Royal Selangor Club at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.
All payments shall be made payable to:
Effective Commerce Sdn. Bhd.
Maybank Berhad, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Petaling Jaya Branch
Account Number: 514187 214430
(source: KLCA’s website, http://www.klchess.com/2010/01/kl-rapid-grand-prix-2010.html )
Links: KL Grand Prix 2010