Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Zadano Kelantan Open 2014

19 Nov 2014, Kuala Lumpur - Here is a new tournament slated for 26-27 December 2014.
Mark your calendar for the year end Christmas break and head on up north east to Kota Bharu for the ZADANO KELANTAN OPEN 2014 to be held from 26th to 27th December 2014. Although the exact venue has not been finalised, where else can it be to host a Kelantan Open except in the heart of Kelantan itself – the city of Kota Bharu. With the sponsors secured, and the budget approved, the ZADANO KELANTAN OPEN 2014 is a definite GO! 
This year’s edition of the Kelantan Open will adopt the rapid time control of 25 minutes each player per game to be played to the finish over 9 rounds of chess - 4 rounds to be played on Friday with another 5 to be played the following day. The tournament will also be tagged for FIDE rating - one of the few Rapid events in the country to do so.

This will be a great opportunity for players to gain new rating points, and for new players to be recognised for the effort in accordance to the global ranking system.

A total prize fund of RM 5,700 has been set aside for this tournament with the eventual champion to be awarded RM2,000 for his/her effort. The second placed player is set to bag RM1,000 with another RM700 to be awarded to the third player. Special prizes have also been set aside for PCNK members and to the best lady player in the tournament.

FREE entry fees for titled players e.g. GM, WGM, IM, WIM including untitled players who has a FIDE rating of 2400 or higher. Entry fees for others are RM60 for those with a FIDE rating and those without FIDE rating, the entry fees shall be RM80.

To encourage more PCNK members to participate, a 25% discount will be given to those who are registered PCNK members. If you are interested to participate in the event, please contact PCNK Deputy President, Nik Ahmad Farouqi at +6019.999.6006 or write to him at or you can also contact the Tournament Director, Najib Wahab at +6016.338.2542 (

Alternatively, you can download the forms to register by clicking HERE and submit the form via email together with payment confirmation. You can also visit the PCNK official blogsite at or for more information on the tournament. Closing date to register is 22nd December 2014 and entries received after this date, will only be accepted at the Organizer's discretion with additional fees to be added as penalty for late submission. So, book your places early and let us set our compass for Kota Bharu during the year end Christmas Holidays and spend it on good chess and good friends!

Najib Abdul Wahab Tournament Director ZADANO Kelantan Open 2014 Tel: +6016 338 2542 Email: Web: Facebook:  

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