Sunday, October 16, 2011

ASIAN Amateur Open and Women Chess Championship 2011

Malaysia will be hosting the ASIAN Amateur Open and Women Chess Championship 2011 to be held in Crown Plaza Mutiara Hotel Kuala Lumpur from 25th November until 1st December 2011. The 9 round Swiss event is offering a prize fund of USD 7,000 with USD 1,500 set aside for the winner. Women and Unrated players are entitled to win additional prize of up to USD 400 if they finished first in their category.

This is an ASIA level event sanctioned by the ASIAN Chess Federation and the winner will have the rights to be crowned as the best Amateur player in ASIA. The Open section offers 9 main prizes and both the Women and Unrated category offers 4 additional prizes.

The organizing committee for the event is:

Advisor : Tuan Haji Ibrahim Abu Bakar
Organizing Chairman : Mr. Mohd Zuhri Abdullah
MCF Secretary : Mr. Gregory Lau Beng Hock
Organizing Secretary : Mr. Najib Abdul Wahab
Committee Members : Mr Azman HIsham Che Doi
Mr. Ghazalie Abdullah
Representatives from the sponsors (to be named later)

Official Venue : Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail

Additional information on the available hotels and accommodation around the playing will be made available within the next few days.

For general inquiries and information about the event, including suggestions and recommendations for places to stay, interested parties and individuals can contact the organizing secretary, Mr. Najib Abdul Wahab at +6016 338 2542 or email

The organizing committee encourages participation from all chess players from around the country, and welcomes all participants from all over ASIA to the event.

Information brochure for the event can be viewed at
Registration form can be downloaded at

Thank you and Warm Regards
Najib Abdul Wahab
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