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First Friday Masters Tournament Series

The Institute for Chess Excellence (ICE) together with the Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) will organise a minimum of eight First Friday tournaments each year to provide World Chess Federation (FIDE) rating and title norm opportunities to players in Malaysia and the Asia-Pacific region.

 

Proposed Program

2017

6-11 October IM Tournament

3-8 November IM & CM Tournaments

 

2018

5-10 January IM, FM & CM Tournaments

2-7 February IM, FM & CM Tournaments

2-7 March IM, WIM, FM & CM Tournaments

6-11 April GM Tournament

 

6-11 July IM, FM & CM Tournaments

3-8 August IM, FM & CM Tournaments

7-12 September IM, FM & CM Tournaments

2-7 November GM, IM, WGM, WIM, FM & CM Tournaments

 

Standard Schedule

Day 1 1200 Arrival
  1800 Player’s Meeting
Day 2 0900 Round 1
  1600 Round 2
Day 3 0900 Round 3
  1600 Round 4
Day 4 0900 Round 5
  1600 Round 6
Day 5 0900 Round 7
  1600 Round 8
Day 6 0900 Round 9
  1500 Departure

 

Eligibility

GM Tournament: 2550-2350

IM/WGM Tournament: 2450-2150

WIM Tournament 2250-1850

FM & CM Tournament: 2350-1650

 

Donor Fee Structure

GM

2501- USD 200/RM 800

2451-2500 USD 300/RM 1,200

2401-2450 USD 400/RM 1,600

2351-2400 USD 500/RM 2,000

2301-2350 USD 600/RM 2,400

-2350 USD 800/RM 3,200

IM/WGM

2401- USD 100/RM 400

2351-2400 USD 150/RM 600

2301-2350 USD 200/RM 800

2251-2300 USD 250/RM 1,000

2201-2250 USD 300/RM 1,200

2151-2200 USD 400/RM 1,600

-2150 USD 500/ RM 2,000

WIM

2251- USD 100/RM 400

2201-2250 USD 150/RM 600

2151-2200 USD 200/RM 800

2101-2150 USD 250/ RM 1,000

1951-2000 USD 300/RM 1,200

1901-1950 USD 350/RM 1,400

1851-1900 USD 400/RM 1,600

-1850 USD 500/RM 2000

FM & CM

2301- Free

2201-2300 RM 50

2101-2200 RM 100

2001-2100 RM 150

1951-2000 RM 200

1901-1950 RM 250

1851-1900 RM 300

1801-1850 RM 350

1751-1800 RM 400

1701-1750 RM 450

1651-1700 RM 500

-1650 RM 600

 

Contact

Peter Long

International Arbiter

E: peterlong@aol.asia

M: +60 13 3920920

www.instituteforchessexcellence.org