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Sunday, October 12, 2014

6th Penang Heritage City International Chess Open 2014 ( 8th – 12th Dec 2014)

Tournament Regulations

  • This is an individual tournament, open to all players.
  • There are two categories of play: the Open category for all players and the Challenger category for players rated below 2000 (FIDE ratings) or below 1850 (MCF Chess ratings).
  • FIDE (International Chess Federation) rules and regulations apply. Results will be sent for FIDE rating calculations.
  • Both categories will be played using the Swiss System, with 9 rounds for both the Open and Challenger categories. For the pairings, a Swiss Manager program will be used.
  • The rounds shall be conducted according to the schedule attached.
  • Each player is accorded a time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per move.
  • Five minutes before each round starts, the Chief Arbiter shall make the relevant announcements. If any player is not present within an hour after the round is started, he shall lose by default.
  • FIDE regulations apply for mobile phones –a player is forbidden to have a mobile phone and/or other electronic means of communication in the playing venue. Penalty is the automatic loss of the game.
  • Officials and players should be smartly attired at all times while in the playing hall.

Programme / Schedule 

Day 1 (Monday, 8 December 2014) 
1500 Final Registration 
1530 Players' Briefing 
1600-2000 Round 1 
Day 2 (Tuesday, 9 December 2014) 
0900-1300 Round 2      1600-2000 Round 3 
Day 3 (Wednesday, 10 December 2014) 
0900-1300 Round 4      1600-2000 Round 5 
Day 4 (Thursday, 11 December 2014) 
0900-1300 Round 6      1600-2000 Round 7 
Day 5 (Friday, 12 December 2014) 
0900-1300 Round 8      1600-2000 Round 9 

2030-2130 Closing / Prize-giving Ceremony 

Closing Date: 22 Nov 2014 Registration and payment after the closing date incurs the payment of double the entry fee stated above. Due to space constraint only the first 300 entries will be accepted. 

Players are required to budget for their own board and lodgings, 
as well as transportation needs. Please send all queries and 
bookings to
Online Registration: 
Please visit for online registration and 
the list of players. Registration to play is completed only after 
payment is made. 
Provisions for titled player (GM, IM): 
Hotel rooms are provided on a twin-sharing basis for the first 10 
GMs/ IMs that register and show confirmed flight details. 
Payment (by 23 Nov 2014): 
1. United Overseas Bank Current A/C No. 172-301-657-1
(Penang Chess Association) SWIFT Code. UOVBMYKL or 
2. MayBank A/C No. 507246106978 (Tan Eng Seong) SWIFT
3 Singapore CITIBANK A/C No.0303262511 (Tan Eu Hong) or
4. Paypal account –
Contact Person: 
Mr Tan Eng Seong Tel: (60)12-4299517,
Mr Lim Poay Sim Tel: (60)12-4901822,
Mr Tan Eu Hong Tel:(60)12-4882133, 


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