Monday, 17 October 2016


( Updated: 27 October 2016 )

The Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA) will be organising the  Kuala Lumpur Closed Chess Competition 2016 (KL Closed 2016). Purpose of KL Closed 2016 is to pick players to represent the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur in selected TEAM competitions.

Details of Kuala Lumpur Closed Chess Competition 2016 are as follows:-

1. Date:
Saturday, 29th October 2016.

2. Venue:
Kompleks Rakan Muda Bukit Kiara,
No. 1, Jalan Bukit Kiara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.

3. Eligibility:
A. ONLY F.T.of Kuala Lumpur players are eligible to play in the KL Closed 2016

B. Players who represented other states in this year's Malaysian Masters* and Malaysian Chess Festival team event* are NOT allowed to take part in this competition.

4. Categories:
A. Open 
B. Women
Note: The Men and Women competition will be held separately. However, KLCA reserves the right to make the necessary changes depending on the final number of participants. 

5. Time Control:
30 minutes per player, NO  time increment.

6. Playing Schedule

Registration: 8.30AM

Day 1: Saturday, 29th October 2016
Round 1: 9.30AM - 10.30AM
Round 2: 10.45AM - 11.45AM
Round 3: 12.00NOON - 1.00PM


Round 4: 2.00PM - 3.00PM
Round 5: 3.15PM - 4.15PM
Round 6: 4.30PM - 5.30PM

Day 2: Sunday, 30th October 2016
PLAY-OFFS (IF, Necessary)

Note: Tentative Schedule (subject to final number of players)

7. Entrance Fees:
RM30.00 (Ringgit Malaysia: Thirty Only)

RM40.00 (Ringgit Malaysia: Forty Only) for those Registering after the dead-line.

8. Registration:

A. Players who intends to participate in the Kuala Lumpur Closed 2016, please send an email with Player's Details* to:-

A. KLCA's 2016 KL Closed - Organising Secretary
     - Dr. Mohamad Shafiq:  016 - 996 0438 /

and c.c:

B. KLCA EXCO & 2016 KL Closed - Tournament Director.
    - Mr. Ng Ling Gee: 012 - 383 2127 /

* Player's Details:
i.   Name
ii.  Date of Birth
iii. Address
v.  FIDE Rating
vi. MCF ID (IF, player has no FIDE rating)
vii.National Rating(NR)

B. Closing Date for Registration: Thursday, 27 October 2016 (1.00 PM)

9. Selection Criteria:
KLCA is selecting 5 players to represent the F.T. of Kuala Lumpur team i.e. 4 players and 1 reserve.

A. 4 Players will be selected from the KL Closed 2016 competition.
 i. Champion of KL Closed 2016 will automatically qualify for the Kuala Lumpur state team.
ii. Runners-Up to Fourth place finisher will qualify automatically for the KL state team IF the Fifth(5th)-placed finisher is NOT level  on points.
iii. Play-offs will be conducted IF Fifth(5th)-placed finisher and below is level on points with any of the players finishing Second(2nd) to Fourth(4th) in KL Closed 2016.

B. 1 Player will be the KLCA President's pick.

C. In the event of any selected player being unable to participate in the identified competition, the KLCA President reserves the right to pick a replacement player.

10. Players List:
Players' List will be Published/Updated at:-
A. KLCA's site here ( ); and,
B. KLCA fB. ( )

11. Ratings
KL Closed 2016 is neither a FIDE-rated event nor a National-rated event.

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