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Brunei Campomanes Memorial Grandmaster Open 2012

1. Invitation

The Brunei Chess Federation (BCF) is pleased to invite chess players from all federation to participate in the Brunei Campomanes Memorial Grandmaster Open 2012 from the 7th April 2012 (Arrival) to the 12th April 2012 (Departure).

2. Organising Committee

The organising committee for this tournament is the Brunei Chess Federation in collaboration with FIDE (World Chess Federation) and the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Brunei Darussalam.

3. Playing Venue

The playing venue for the Brunei Campomanes Memorial Grandmaster Open 2012 shall be at the Orchid Garden Hotel, Jalan Berakas, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam.

Florencio Campomanes

Florencio Campomanes

4. Participation and Conditions

4.1) The entry fees of the event shall be as follows:

a) No registration fee for chess players with international titles GM, IM, WGM and WIM
b) For chess players with ELO rating 2400-2499 — 50 US dollars,
c) For chess players with ELO rating 2300-2399 — 75 US dollars,
d) For chess players with ELO rating 2200-2299 — 100 US dollars,
e) For chess players with a rating below 2200 and unrated players — 125 US dollars,
f) 50% discount are provided for veterans above 50 and students U16.
g) Entry fee for BCF members are 50 US dollars.

4.2) The deadline for registration is 24th March 2012. After this, a late registration penalty of 50% will be added. However, organizers reserve the right to refuse or decline late registrations.

4.3) Only upon preliminary agreement and an official invitation will the BCF accept the first 10 registered participants (5 GMs and 5 IMs) following the special conditions below:
– First 5 GM titled players (maximum 2 from each country) are provided with a full-board double room in hotel and appearance fee USD300
– First 5 IM titled players (maximum 1 from each country) are provided with a full-board double room in hotel and appearance fee USD150
– Non invited IMs and WGMs, WIMs ,FMs are offered free accommodation double/triple room in Pusat Belia Youth hostel on a first come first serve basis. In addition, the BCF, on special cases would offer similar conditions to chess players with outstanding achievements and exceptional merits.

4.4) Interested players can REGISTER into the tournament by contacting the BCF General Secretary, Mr Leong Voon Choon via email: or Tournament Director, Pg Abd Rahman PLW Yussof via email:

4.5) All participants must complete their entry fee payments before the start of the players meeting.

5. Travel conditions

Travel between the Brunei International Airport to the hotel during arrival, and vice versa during departure, will be provided by the organisers. Players provided accommodation at the Pusat Belia Youth Hostel shall be provided shuttle buses to travel to the venue and back. Players are required to provide their flight details before arrival.

6. Accommodation

Special rates between the Brunei Chess Federation and specific hotels in Brunei Darussalam have been organized. Interested players can contact the organizers to acquire further details. Below are examples:

6.1) Orchid Garden Hotel ****(Venue):

6.2) Brunei Hotel***: Email:

6.3) Brunei Terrace***:

6.4) Pusat Belia Youth Hostel

7. Tournament Format

7.1) The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System of 9 rounds.

7.2) Rate of play will be 90 minutes for the whole game + 30 seconds increment for every move played starting from the first move.

7.3) The latest rules and regulations of FIDE shall apply.

8. Tournament hall code

8.1) All players must wear smart casual or formal when in the tournament hall.

8.2) All players and audience in the tournament hall must adhere to the rules put forward by the Arbiters. Otherwise, they may be asked to leave the tournament hall.

9. Playing Schedule:

Date Day Time Programme
7th -Apr Sat
All Day Arrival
19.00 Player’s meeting
8th -Apr Sun
09.00 – 13.00 Round 1
15.00 – 19.00 Round 2
9th -Apr Mon
09.00 – 13.00 Round 3
15.00 – 19.00 Round 4
10th -Apr Tue
09.00 – 13.00 Round 5
15.00 – 19.00 Round 6
11th -Apr Wed
09.00 – 13.00 Round 7
15.00 – 19.00 Round 8

12th -Apr
08.30 – 12.30 Round 9 (Final round)
13.30 Closing Ceremony
– Departure

10. Prizes

Rankings Prizes
1st USD 1500
2nd USD 1300
3rd USD 1100
4th USD 900
5th USD 750
6th USD 600
7th USD 500
8th USD 400
9th USD 300
10th USD 250
11th USD 200
12th USD 200


1st USD 150
2nd USD 100
3rd USD 50

1st USD 150
2nd USD 100
3rd USD 50

1st USD 150
2nd USD 100
3rd USD 50



1st USD 250
2nd USD 200
3rd USD 160
4th USD 130
5th USD 110
6th USD 90
7th USD 80
8th USD 70
9th USD 60
10th USD 50


11. Tie break system

11.1) Winners are determined by number points scored. In case of a tie, the following tie breaks will apply:

a) Buchholz
b) Median Buchholz
c) The number of wins.

11.2) Every prize winner, though eligible for multiple prizes, can only be entitled to 1 prize category.

12. Contact of the Organizing Committee

Pg Abd Rahman PLW Yussof
BCF Vice President

Mr Leong Voon Choon
BCF General Secretary,
Tel: (+673)2382139

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