Saturday, January 14, 2012

January 2012 - Chess Activity continues....

The following has been planned at DATCC for the next three weeks, with at least one event filling up the weekend activity at our center. It is a mix of Open and Invitation events but players, supporters, fans and spectators are welcome to join the fun!

15th January 2012 - TOMORROW!
Cerdik Catur Enterprise will be conducting its first 2012 Semi-Pro series starting at 8:30am tomorrow with players registration. The 7 round event is expected to attract more than 100 players and interested players are advised to register early as spaces would be limited.

20th to 24th January - Next Weekend
The 17 Chess Club will be organizing its first 17CC Invitational FIDE Rated Round Robin tournament starting from Friday, 20th January at 7pm. The 9 round chess event is expected to close by 24th January 2012 at 6:00pm. The event is divided into 2 groups of 10 players who have been invited to participate in this 2012 inaugural 17CC event

On 21st January, PETRONAS will be having its quarterly chess event at the Center for its Chess Club. The small in-house event usually sees 10 players from various department within PETRONAS competing in its quarterly championship.

Although both events are invitational and limited events, spectators are welcome to join and watch the matches as it happens. Sets and clocks are also provided for those who would like to play a match with other visitors within the center.

29th January 2012 - The last weekend in January
For the last weekend in January, InSoFar Chess Academy makes it return to the calendar with its first series of tournaments for 2012 on Sunday, 29th January starting at 8.30am.

3 events are being held concurrently starting with Rapid Open event offering a prize money worth more than RM2,800 - vouchers and cash prizes combined. For the first time, the event will be submitted for National Rating calculation hence players have the opportunity to improve their National ranking if they do well in this event.

The next 2 events are the Open and Junior Scholarship event which offers staggered payout of more than RM5000 over the next few months. 

Entry fees are set at RM20 and RM50 depending on the type of events that the player is interested to play.

For more information on the InSoFar event, please call En. Mat Zaki Yeop at +6017.203.2051

For further information on other events at DATCC, or if you are interested to conduct events at the center, please call Najib Wahab at +6016.338.2542 or email him at

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