Tuesday, May 4, 2010

DATCC Sizzling Rapid Open - Sunday, 16 May 2010

(picture from Gilachess)

Got an email from Najib Wahab (above picture) about two hours ago regarding a National-rated Rapid tournament that will be held at DATCC on Sunday, 16 May 2010.

Dear Chess Friends….

Following up from the previous DATCC Razzle Dazzle Rapid Chess Weekend, DATCC is coming up with its second rapid event, the DATCC Sizzling Rapid Chess Weekend which will be held at our center on 16th May 2010 starting with Player’s registration at 9:00am. This will be a nationally rated event and players will be seeded according to their National Rating points.

With more prize categories offered for the Sizzling edition, the organizer is confident that the series will attract a bigger crowd compared to the previous DATCC Razzle Dazzle Rapid that attracted 52 players from around the country. Aside from the top 5 winners for the open category, and the normal category prizes for Under 12, Best Ladies, Top Pair for those rated below 1600 and 1400, the Sizzling Rapid is adding 2 more category prizes for Veteran Above-45 and Unrated, to attract those who are first timer to the local chess scene.

The total prize fund that has been aside for this event is RM900 with the eventual winner to take home RM300.All in all, 13 prizes are up for grabs with 5 main prizes in the open section, 1 prize each for the Under-12, Ladies, Veteran and Unrated, and 2 prizes each for players with National Rating of below 1600 and 1400 respectively.

The entry fee for the DATCC Sizzling Rapid Chess Weekend is set at RM30 for adults and RM15 for children below 12 years of age. The event shall be played over 7 rounds (using Swiss Pairing System) starting with player’s registration at 9:00am, round 1 at 10:00am and is expected to conclude by 6:00pm on the same day. Time control is 25 minutes per player per game played to the finish

Should you require any further information or clarification, please feel free to contact Hamid Majid at aham@pc.jaring.my or +6019 315 8098, or Najib Wahab at najib.wahab@chess-malaysia.com at +6016 338 2542. The attached entry form is for your perusals and references, and for registration purposes.
See you there folks!

Najib Abdul Wahab

So, for all Malaysian chess players who want to improve their national ratings, join the tourney! Let's have fun playing rapid chess during that weekend. On Saturday in that same weekend, another rapid tourney at De Laguna Park organized jointly by Restoran Selera Nelayan and Cerdik Catur.

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