Tuesday, February 8, 2011


KUALA LUMPUR 16th to 20th March


It is that time of the year again for the most important chess event in our annual calendar – the
National Closed. This is the main event that will crown the best Men and Women player in the
country, earning the coveted National Master title. With the SEA Games event set to be staged
towards the end of the year, the top finishers in this year’s National Closed will also earned the
opportunities to be selected as Malaysia’s representative in the regional biannual event.

The National Closed 2011 will be organized by Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) and jointly
organized and hosted by the Dato Arthur Tan Chess Center (DATCC). The details of the event are
as follows:

Date : 16th March to 20th March 2011

Venue : Dato’ Arthur Tan Chess Center (DATCC)

4th Floor, Wilayah Complex,

No 2, Jalan Munshi Abdullah

Kuala Lumpur

Format : 9 Rounds Swiss
Time Control : 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move per game per player

Entry Fees : 2010 Champions (Open/Women) FREE (After 1-Mar, RM50)
FIDE rating above 2000 RM 60
FIDE rating between 1600 & 1999 RM 100
FIDE rating below 1599 & UNRATED RM 150

20% discount if before 20-Feb (RM48 /RM80 / RM120)
Normal charge if between 20-Feb and 13-Mar
50% penalty if after 13-Mar (RM90 /RM150 /RM225)

50% discount for State representatives

-Limited to 1 Open and 1 Woman player per state

-Registration confirmed and paid before 1-Mar

-Players must be endorsed by State Association

-After 1-Mar, normal entry fee rate shall apply

-Free registration if State player is above FIDE Rating of 2200

Entries limited to the first 120 players who have registered, confirmed and
paid the entry fees for the event

Schedule of rounds, tie-breakers used, payment method, registration forms including terms and
conditions and other information about the event are contained within the Registration Form.

For those who would like to request for the Registration Form, or to obtain further inquires on the
event, please send an email to najib.wahab@chess-malaysia.com or send an SMS containing your
email address details to +6016 338 2542.

National Closed 2011 Teaser
For further enquiries, please contact:

General Inquiries – DATCC Program Coordinator, Mr. Najib Wahab, +6016 338 2542 / najib.wahab@chess-malaysia.com
Teaser Version 1.0 – Dated 8th February 2011

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