Friday, September 4, 2015

2nd Johor International Open 2015

Venue:36th floor Johor Bahru City Square Tower
Date:  14th December – 19th December 2015
Tournament Regulations
  • These are individual tournaments, open to all players.
  • There are two separate tournaments. The Open category for all players and the second tournament which is the Challenger category for players rated below 2000 (FIDE ratings) or 1850 (national 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 attached schedule.
  • 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 devices apply – a player is forbidden to have a mobile phone and /or other electronic means of communication in the playing venue.
  • Officials and players should be smartly attired at all times while in the playing hall.

Programme / Schedule
Day 1 (Monday, 14 December 2015)
1430   Final Registration
1500   Players’ Briefing
1530-1930 Round 1
Day 2 (Tuesday, 15 December 2015)
0900-1300 Round 2      1530-1930 Round 3
Day 3 (Thursday, 16 December 2015)
0900-1300 Round 4      1530-1930 Round 5
Day 4 (Wednesday, 17December 2015)
0900-1300 Round 6
Day 5 (Friday, 18 December 2015)
0900-1300 Round 7        1530-1930 Round 8
Day 6 (Saturday, 19 December 2015)
0900-1300 Round 9          1430 Closing Ceremony
Prizes RM
Prize MoneyOpenChallenger
11th  – 12th each500100
13th – 15th each500
16th – 20th each300
Best Lady300100
Best Veteran (>50)300100
Best JCA1300100
Best JCA2250100
Best JCA3200100
Best JCA4200100
Best JCA5200100
U12B/ U12G/
U10B/ U10G/
U8B/ U8G
Age Group medals are for the Challenger only.
1st – 5th for each category.
Contact Person:
Mr Steven Tel: (60)167202272   Mr Dinesh  Tel:+6014 6115256
Entry Fee (RM)
OpenJCA Member 2015Non-JCA Member
GM > FIDE 2400FOC+Twin Sharing Room+RM500
IM > FIDE 2300FOC + Twin Sharing Room
FIDE 2200-2299100200
FIDE 2000-2199200300
FIDE 1800-1999300500
FIDE Below 1800400700

ChallengerJCA Member 2015Non JCA Member
FIDE rated100150
20% discount for all early entries before 1st October 2015
Closing Date: 8 December 2015
Registration and payment after the closing date incurs the payment of double the entry fee stated above.
Online Registration:
Please click here to   REGISTER ONLINE ,  registration to play is completed only after payment is made.
Payment (by 8 December 2015) :
  1. RHB Bank Current A/C No. 20101700207247 (Persatuan Catur Johor/ Johor Chess Association) SWIFT Code RHBBMYKL
  2. Maybank A/C No. 001271103730 (Cheong KL)SWIFT Code MBBEMYKL
  3. Singapore DBS A/C No. 019-5-041904 (Cheong KL)
  4. Paypal account –
The evidence of payment to be submitted to
Players are required to budget for their own board and lodgings, as well as transportation needs. However Hotel rooms at promotional rate can be arranged through us . You may send your queries .
Amansari Hotel City Centre : TANG LI PENG
Citrus Hotel Johor  Bahru:  Nur Aziana Rahmat
Conditions (Provisions) for titled player (GM, IM):
Hotel rooms are provided on a twin-sharing basis for the first 10 GMs with rating above 2,400/ IMs with rating above 2,300
that register and show confirmed flight details.
All GMs with rating above 2,400 will be given RM500 food allowance .
The organizers reserve the right to change the rules and regulations without prior notice.

Last year's prize winners picture :


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