Monday, November 1, 2010

Upcoming End of Year Chess Tournaments 2010

1 November 2010, Kuala Lumpur – Here are a few upcoming chess tournaments and their annoucements for the attention of chess enthusiasts to consider to participate as follows:-

MSSM-Masterskill chess
The Polgar Chess Asia has postponed indefinitely the organising of the MSSM-Masterskill national scholastics chess championship that was scheduled for Nov 8-12 at the Masterskill University College campus in Ipoh. For details, contact Peter Long ( or Gregory Lau ( Or click here for some more details on fireyrook’s blog.

No Frills Chess Tournament
The Excel Chess Academy is organising the No Frills Chess Tournament on its premises on the  7th November 2010, Venue: Excel Chess Academy, OUG, Kuala Lumpur. Click here for details.

SJKC Jln Davidson open
SJK Cina Jalan Davidson in Kuala Lumpur will organise an open chess tournament for under-16 players at the school on Nov 14. Six rounds, 30-minute time control games. Entries close on Nov 12. Details from Collin Madhaven (016-212 3578) or Bob Yap (012-287 8378).  Click here for details.

November rating tournament
The Cheras Chess Academy will hold a Fide-rated open tournament, limited to players with Fide ratings of 1,950 and below, at the Pusat Kecemerlangan Sukan Cochrane in Jalan Cochrane, Kuala Lumpur, from Nov 20-24. Seven rounds, two-hour play-to-finish time control games. Details from Collin Madhaven (016-212 3578 / Click here for details.

Chess camp
Fun and informative Kids For Chess camp for beginners, intermediate and aspiring tournament players will be held at the Pandan Lake Club in Pandan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur, on Dec 1 and 2. Entry fees are RM90 per participant. Closing date: Nov 30. Details from

Penang Chess League
The Penang Chess Association will organise the annual Penang Chess League at SJK Cina Kheng Thean in Jalan Van Praagh, George Town, on Dec 4 and 5. Seven rounds, one-hour time control games. Open to the public sector, business community, factories, institutions of learning, and registered clubs and societies. Entry fees per team are RM150 (open category), RM90 (under-18 teams) and RM60 (under-12 teams). Entries close on Dec 1. Details from Tan Eng Seong (012-429 9517).

Penang open
The Penang Chess Association will organise the Penang Heritage City international open chess championship at the Penang City Hall in George Town, from Dec 8-12. This will be a Fide-rated event with a RM5,000 first prize. Nine rounds, full time control games. Contact Tan Eng Seong (012-429 9517 / for details. Click here for details.

Sarawak open
The Lanang Chess Association and Sarawak Chess Association will jointly organise the Universal Chinese Sports Sarawak open chess championship at the Premier Hotel in Jalan Kampung Nyabor, Sibu, Sarawak, from Dec 17-19. This will be a Fide-rated event with a RM2,500 first prize. Eight rounds, full time control. Contact Joseph Ting (016-8893185 / fax: 084-331451) or Lim Kian Hwa (016-8603180 / for details. Click here for details.

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