Wednesday, January 16, 2013

DATCC Golden Special FIDE Rated in January 2013

16 January 2013, Kuala Lumpur – Here is a reminder from the organisers of the DATCC Golden Special Chess Tournament from 24-28th January 2013.

With less than 10 days to go for the first FIDE rated event to be held in the year 2013, registrations are still open for all to participate in the GOLDEN SPECIAL 2013, to be held in DATCC from 24th January until 28th January 2013.

Dubbed the CHESS CONNECTIONS GOLDEN SPECIAL, the event will cover the long holiday weekend during Prophet Muhammad's birthday and Thaipusam starting on Thursday, 24th January and concluding on Monday, 28th January. Rounds are schedule either during the public holidays days, or after office hours on regular days as per the following schedule. Take note that Thaipusam is not a national Public Holiday as such, those from outstation who are interested to take part in this event, please check to see if you are required to take the day off on Monday



The FIDE Rated Classical event will use a time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per player and will be played over 9 rounds using Swiss Pairing System (Swiss Manager).

This will be the first event in our long list of activities planned for 2013. The GOLDEN SPECIAL offers a total prize fund of RM 2,000 with special prizes allocated for the best juniors (U12/U17), best female, best Veteran and best Unrated – subject to minimum 3 players playing in each category. Entry fees is set at RM30 for players with a FIDE Rating of above 2200, RM50 for players between FIDE Rating 2000 and 2200, RM100 for players with a FIDE Rating of below 2000 and RM150 for players without any FIDE Rating.

So far, our list of players for the event are as follows:



The event will also provide a platform for players to gain FIDE Rating points, or for those who do not have any rating points, to start getting one for themselves.

For entries confirmation and other inquiries, please contact Najib Wahab at +6016.338.2542 or write tohim at

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