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Thailand Chess Association – under the auspices of the ASEAN Chess Confederation (ACC) and the Sports Authority of Thailand, will be organizing the 21st ASEAN+ AGE GROUP CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand from the 17th to the 27th of June 2023.

ASEAN+ Chess Championship is an event where the invited countries are not limited only to the ASEAN region but, reach beyond the region’s boundaries by including China, India, Australia, Japan, and South Korea – among others, as extended members of the ASEAN chess community hence the “plus” sign that has been added to it.

With the last edition of the ASEAN+ event conducted almost 4 years ago in 2019, and the COVID-19 pandemic out of the way, the organizer of the event is confident that the number of participants will hit record-breaking enrollment with more than 1,000 players expected to converge in Bangkok to take part in this year’s edition. With news of China and India expected to send as many players as they can, Vietnam and host Thailand are also expected to show up in full force to mark their claim as chess powers in the region.

Aside from offering the usual age group event for kids – U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, and U20 the ASEAN+ Chess Championship also offers the Senior players a chance for glory in the 50+ and 65+ events for both Men and Ladies’ chess players.

While players can register directly with the organizer to take part in the event, those who register via their respective National Federation/MCF will enjoy a registration fee discount of USD50 per player registered. The registration fee is set at USD250 per player with an additional USD100 for each accompanying person. Take note that MCF will charge an Admin Fee of RM100 for each player’s application, with no additional Admin Fee imposed on the accompanying person(s). All players and their respective accompanying persons are also required to take up the accommodation at the event’s official hotel – reservation via the organizer, failing which, the player will not be allowed/deemed disqualified to take part in the event.

Players and their respective accompanying persons who are interested to register for the event via MCF, please CLICK HERE to submit your application. When submitting, please ensure that you have copies of your passport ready and an advance payment/security deposit of RM100 to confirm your application. Once submitted, MCF will provide you with the event registration form detailing the player’s information and the accompanying person, the total amount that needs to be paid, and other relevant information required. All the documents including the flight itinerary and the payment required must be completed and returned to MCF before 20th April 2023 to ensure timely submission.

Interested parties are suggested to download the following Event Information and Regulations prior to making the application.

For more information, please write to mcfsecretariat@malaysiachess.org.

MCF Secretariat