JAPFA ASEAN Chess Championships 2015The 3rd JAPFA ASEAN Chess Championships will be held from 21-30 December 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

It has been four years since the championship has been held and is very timely indeed with the ambitious plans of the ASEAN Chess Confederation to refocus on helping the region’s best young players build on their success at the ASEAN+ Age-Group Chess Championships.

JAPFA has long sponsored an annual chess festival for Indonesian players to showcase their talent and is taking a step up to do the same for the region.

Grandmaster Utut Adianto, an elected Senator, is also both the Deputy President of ACC (ASEAN Chess Confederation) and of PERCASI (All Indonesia Chess Federation), and the driving force behind the revival of the championship and who has also pledged Indonesia’s support for the new ASEAN Young Masters Cup – the brainchild of ACC founder Ignatius Leong – which is expected to give international title norm opportunities for even younger talents.

The ASEAN Championships will be limited to players 2300 and above in the Open Championship and to players 2100 and above in the Women’s Championship but will be concurrently organising a Challengers event for those who do not yet qualify.

As in all official FIDE (World Chess Federation) events, registration has to be through their respective National Chess Federations.

The ASEAN Championship is also restricted to representatives from the ten FIDE member ACC countries – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – are eligible to participate.

See attached prospectus (PDF) with the rules and regulations and the entry form.

Contact persons:

1. Novian Siregar, Vice Secretary General of Indonesian Chess Federation. Email: mn_noviansiregar@yahoo.com. Mobile: +62 815 7323 6974
2. Alip Prihantoro, Secretary Committee. Email: bhasudewa@gmail.com. Mobile: +62 816 714 697
3. Yoseph R. Majella, Vice Secretary Committee. Email: yoseph.majella@gmail.com. Mobile: +62 813 8836 2333

The official Website is www.aseanchess.org
Official Facebook Page is www.facebook.com/aseanchessconfederation/

News by Peter Long

Chessdom