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2017 National Youth and Junior U20 Chess Championships

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The National Youth (U2200 for boys & girls under 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18) and Junior U20 Chess Championships 2017 (for boys & girls under 20) will be held in Tan Sri Hamzah Arena, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur from 18th to 20th March 2017. All Malaysians below the respective age-group before January the 1st, 2017 are eligible to participate in 2017 National Youth and Junior U20 Chess Championships.

The Championship is organized by Malaysian Chess Federation. The tournament will be Standard FIDE rated and played according to the Swiss System. The Youth Championships will be played in 8 rounds with the rate of play of 60 minutes plus 30 seconds increment from move 1 and Junior U20 Championships will be played in 5 rounds with the rate of play of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment from move 1. Players are required to record all moves.

The Youth championships will be used for selection criteria to represent the country at World, Asian and other Age-Group events in 2017; while for Junior U20, may qualify as Malaysia Official representative for World Junior Championship 2017 and Asian Junior Championship 2017.(see prospectus)

All players are required to register online not later by 8th March 2017. During the registration, players shall select the State where his/her school or college is located.

The fee is RM70.00, payable to Persekutuan Catur Malaysia, CIMB Account#8000-6497-25. Players are required to upload the prove of payment during the registration and keep the original bank-in slip in case the Organizer need verification.

Offical prospectus and regulations

Registration

Select the respective age-group to register. For bulk registration (above ten players only), please use this file to submit the players' list and send it to the registration manager together with the bank-in receipt/slip.

You may contact the registration manager at system@malaysiachess.com shall you encounter any problem during the registration. Click here for registration tutorial.

National Youth Championships 2017

Boys
  1. Boys U06/U2200
  2. Boys U08/U2200
  3. Boys U10/U2200
  4. Boys U12/U2200
  5. Boys U14/U2200
  6. Boys U16/U2200
  7. Boys U18/U2200
Girls
  1. Girls U06/U2200
  2. Girls U08/U2200
  3. Girls U10/U2200
  4. Girls U12/U2200
  5. Girls U14/U2200
  6. Girls U16/U2200
  7. Girls U18/U2200

National Junior U20 Championships 2017

  1. Boys Junior U20
  2. Girls Junior U20

Timetable

Youth Championships
Saturday, 18th March Sunday, 19th March Monday, 20th March
09:00:00 AM Arrivals 09:00:00 AM Round 4 09:00:00 AM Round 7
09:30:00 AM Players’ meeting 01:00:00 PM Round 5 01:00:00 PM Round 8
10:00:00 AM Round 1 05:00:00 PM Round 6   Tiebreaker play-off
02:00:00 PM Round 2     05:00:00 PM Closing
06:00:00 PM Round 3        
Junior U20 Championships
Saturday, 18th March Sunday, 19th March Monday, 20th March
09:00:00 AM Arrivals 09:00:00 AM Round 3 09:00:00 AM Round 5
09:30:00 AM Players’ meeting 03:00:00 PM Round 4   Tiebreaker play-off
10:00:00 AM Round 1     05:00:00 PM Closing
03:30:00 PM Round 2        

Lodging and accommodation

All players will be responsible for their travel expenses. A Player will also be responsible for his/her lodging and accommodation costs.

Please refer official packages offered by Olympic Sports Hotel, Wisma OCM in the prospectus or check the nearby hotel packages.

Updated 27th Feb. - The package offered by Olympic Sports Hotel for the event has sold out (page 7: limit to first 100 rooms with first come first serve basis). Kindly contact the Organising Secretary for assistance: Phone: 010-2888 087, email: booking@malaysiachess.com