After a 4 year hiatus, the Selangor Open is back!!

From May 26 to May 31, CAS will host the country’s oldest chess competition. The Selangor Open, which celebrates its 47th season this year after debuting in 1974, has a very intriguing past. There are two types: an Open Section and a Challenger Section.

In addition to an additional RM 3,000 in special prizes and 12 medals for the top schools and IPT in Malaysia, the top 20 finishers in this 9-round Open Section with a time limit of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds from move 1. In total, there is a cash reward of RM 13,750 (the champion will receive RM 4,000).

Anyone who registers in the Open section and is a WIM/WGM/IM/GM or a former Selangor Open Champion will receive free admission.

47th Selangor Open (26/5 – 31/5)


The oldest chess tournament in the nation will be run by CAS from May 26 through May 31. Since its first iteration in 1974, the Selangor Open, which will be honouring its 47th edition this year, has had a very interesting history. An Open Section and a Challenger Section are the two categories.

The top 20 finishers in this 9-round Open Section with a time limit of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds from move 1 will each receive a cash prize of RM 13,750 (the champion will receive RM 4,000), in addition to another RM 3,000 in Special Prizes and 12 Medals for the best schools and IPT in Malaysia.

Any WIM/WGM/IM/GM and previous Selangor Open Champions who register in the Open section will receive free admission.

While, the Challenger Section with the same number of rounds and time control with RM 3,900/= cash prize for Top 10 winners, RM 1,000/= cash prize awaiting 9 top winners from FIDE Rating Ceiling categories and 3 best Ladies, and 12 Medals for Best Primary Schools in Malaysia.

This Challenger section is open to participant with FIDE Standard Elo below 1800 rating (May 2023 release) or no FIDE rating.

This event will be held at KL Gateway Mall. Any outstation participants who need accommodation at Cititel Hotel, please liaise with DAT Chess Centre (019-8480980) at special rate (One-night Superior room for 2 pax with breakfast @ RM220 nett). 

CAS has appointed DAT Chess Centre as Event Manager for this event. DAT Chess Centre will be handling the Registration and Payment processes. All payments shall be paid into DAT Chess Centre Maybank account: 5145-9822-0396.

Click here for the Registration Link  

Rebate shall be given to players who register with payment BY 1st May 2023 (Monday) in OPEN section for both Individual and School-going Children (4 and above from the same school), and while  School-going Children (4 and above from the same school) in the CHALLENGER section. Meanwhile,  OKU participants who take part in OPEN Section is entitled to lowest bracket rate in Individual entrance fee of respective category based on the timeline of registration.

You may download a copy of the OPEN section and Challenger section prospectus.

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