Thailand Pattaya Open – Regulations

Tournament Regulations
Tournament Program – Open
Tournament Program – Amateur
Tournament Programme – Blitz
Entry Fees
Other information

  1. This is an individual tournament, open to all players with FIDE ID number. If you do not have Fide ID number, please contact your country’s Rating Officer. Players with no FIDE ID No. will not be eligible to play in this tournament.
  2. There are two groups of play: Open category for all players, and Amateur category for players rated below 2100 or unrated (ratings based on October 2018 FIDE rating list). When registering, players must indicate in which group they wish to play.
  3. FIDE (World Chess Federation) rules and regulations shall apply. Results will be sent for FIDE rating calculations.
  4. Both groups will be played using the Swiss System, with 9 rounds for Open and 7 rounds for Amateur. For the pairings, the Swiss Manager program will be used.
  5. The matches shall be conducted according to the schedule, which will be made known to the respective players before the start of the tournament.
  6. Each player is accorded with a time control of 90 minutes for the rest of the game. In addition there is 30 seconds increment per move, starting from the move 1.
  7. Five minutes before the games start, the Chief Arbiter shall make the announcement accordingly. If any player is not present within half an hour after the game is started, he/she shall lose by default.
  8. Players are not allowed to bring mobile phones or other electronic devices into the tournament hall, any violation shall result in loss of game. Organizer will provide deposit point outside playing hall, where player can leave their mobile devices at their own risk.
  9. Officials and players must be smartly attired at all times while in the playing hall.


Pattaya - Open Start Time Activity
Wednesday, 24 October 12.00



Registration Closed
Player list shown at the hall entrance

Welcome & announcements, Technical meeting

Round 1

Thursday, 25 October 09:00–14:00
Round 2
Round 3
Friday, 26 October 11:00–16:00 Round 4
Saturday, 27 October 11:00–16:00 Round 5
Sunday, 28 October 14:00–19:00 Round 6
Monday, 29 October 14:00–19:00 Round 7
Tuesday, 30 October 14:00–19:00 Round 8
Wednesday, 31 October 09:00–14:00
Round 9 (final round)
Closing Ceremony


Thailand Pattaya- Amateur Start Time Activity
Thursday, 25 October 12.00



Registration Closed
Player list shown at the hall entrance

Welcome & announcements, Technical meeting

Round 1

Friday, 26 October 11:00–16:00 Round 2
Saturday, 27 October 11:00–16:00 Round 3
Sunday, 28 October 14:00–19:00 Round 4
Monday, 29 October 14:00–19:00 Round 5
Tuesday, 30 October 14:00–19:00 Round 6
Wednesday, 31 October  09:00–14:00

Round 7 (final round)

Closing Ceremony


Thailand Pattay - Blitz Start Time Activity
Friday, 26 October  16:00


Registration closed

5-8 Qualifier groups (10-14 players each)

Saturday, 27 October 18:00–20:30 Blitz Final
  • Open Group: 1st prize 60,000Baht, with additional prizes for 2-10 ranks and 5 best Thai players
  • Amateur: 1st prize 10,000 Baht, with additional prizes for 2-5 ranks
  • Certificates for 3 Best Juniors and Best Lady Player in both categories

Please note: under Thai law, 5% tax must be deducted from prize money. All prizes are in Thai Baht.

  • Chief Arbiter: IA Patcharawee Brahmawong (Thailand)
  • In the event of dispute the Chief Arbiter’s decision is final

The tournament will be held in the Bay Beach Resort

Players are required to budget for their own board and lodgings, as well as transportation needs. Special room rates have been negotiated at Regent Cha-Am Beach Resort:

  • Room, including breakfast (single/twin)

    Deluxe Room : 2,500 Baht nett / room / night

    Family Room : 3,200 Baht nett / room / night
  • Open: 3,500 Baht. Early Bird registration before September 30, 2018
    (late registration is 4,000 Baht)                                                                                                          *** Special Early Bird registration before April 30, 2018 : 3,300 Baht) ***
  • Amateur: 2,500 Baht. Early Bird registration before September 30, 2018
    (late registration is 3,000 Baht)                                                                                                        *** Special Early Bird registration before April 30, 2018 : 2,300 Baht) ***
  • Tournament results and pairings will be updated daily at
  • Approximate exchange rate: US $1 = 32 Baht; €1 = 37 Baht; £1 = 40 Baht (Correct at time of publishing. Rates may vary.)
  • Organizer will transportation transfer from airport to the official hotel at the cost of  USD 20.00 per person per trip. However, player should notiify the Organizer well in advance should they wish to use this service. There is a tour bus service from Suvarnabhume Airport to Pattaya daily. From the bus terminal, players can hire a cab to the Bay Beach Resort Hotel.