Wednesday, May 19, 2010

DATCC Dream Team Chess Weekend - 29th & 30th MAY 2010

Don't worry! The above team is NOT "The Bangkok Red Shirts"!
But they are the famous Shah Alam's 17ChessClub gang.
Would they participate? Could they become the DATCC Dream Team Chess Weekend Champion? ONLY THEY HAVE THE ANSWER!

Received below email from Najib Abdul Wahab, the DATCC Program Manager/Coordinator, about 5 hours ago. Another chess event coming up during a long weekend at the end of this month. You can download its Microsoft Word document here.

Dear Chess Friends….

Please upload, disseminate and share the information with fellow chess players

FYI, 28th May (Friday) is Wesak Day so it is a long weekend – a good time to get outstation players to come to KL and participate in the event


“DATCC will be organizing the DATCC Dream Team Chess Weekend during the Wesak Day long weekend at the end of the month on 29th and 30th May (Saturday/Sunday) to complete the variety of events that it has to offer to the chess community in the country. In line with its status as the premier chess centre and organizer in the country, the Team Event is one of the main activities organized by DATCC aside from the Individual Rapid events, Blitz, DATCC Commercial League, etc, including co-organizing the “Learn Much Better Chess with GM Ziaur Rahman” program.

The DATCC Dream Team Chess Weekend is open to teams of 4 players and seeding will be based on the team players National Rating average. 4 main prizes are up for grabs in the open section with 3 additional category prizes for the 1Malaysia Team, Junior Team and Ladies Team

- 1Malaysia Team is a team comprising of different races and at least one player of the opposite gender

- Junior Team is a team comprising of players who are all below 15 years old

- Ladies Team is a team comprising of all female players

All players in these 3 categories must be Malaysian Citizen.

In order to qualify for the category prizes, each category must have at least 3 teams participating.

The time control is for the event is 60 minutes per player per game (to finish) and the tournament shall be played over 6 Round Swiss Pairing system. Team will be paired based Match Points and the first tie breaker shall be the game point

Teams can register early or by 9:00am on Saturday, 29th May and the first round to start at 10:00am, immediately after the registration concludes. 3 rounds of play is scheduled for Saturday, and the next 3 rounds, is scheduled the next day, Sunday 30th May starting at 9:00am

The 4 main prizes and the sectional prizes for the event are as follows:

Champion : RM 700

Runner Up : RM 350

Third : RM 200

Fourth : RM 200

Section Prizes:

.Best 1Malaysia Team : RM 150

.Best Junior Team : RM 150

.Best Ladies Team : RM 150

(Section Prizes must have at least 3 teams playing in each section)

The entry for the event is RM 120 per team for all teams.

For further inquiries on the event, or if you wish to request for the entry form, please contact Hamid Majid at 019 315 8098 ( or Najib Wahab at 016 338 2542 ( For fax correspondence, please use 03 4024 4337”

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