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***** BRUNEI *****

---++ Result and prize winners

For the final grid, visit:

Prize winners, category A:

1st (USD 1500): IM Dinamit // IM Arthur Gabrielyan, Russia 
2nd (USD 1000): GM olimpus // GM Axel Bachmann, Paraguay 
3rd (USD 750): GM tapuax // GM Ilya Smirin, Israel 
4th (USD 500): El-Bandido // Jeffrey a de Jesus, USA 
5th (USD 250): dvoracky // GM Pawel Jaracz, Poland 

Remark: dvoracky is still a free trial account. GM Jaracz will be given
the opportunity to pay for that account in order to receive the prize.

Extension prizes (GM/IMs can donate those to other persons):

6th-7th (1 year ICC)    : Pikaso, manest
8th-10th (6 months ICC) : Silluger, Finegold, mishikoo
11th-20th (3 months ICC): EdUiTu3000, SCORPION83, VerdeNotte, garompon,
                          Serghik, fantasticflank, vitorbronson, fullhouse,
                          Smallville, Indiana-Jones.

Raffle extension prizes (3 months ICC each):

BotanicalKnight, czechmates, Kurugi, AngryChef, Checkmates, HuevosDeLeon,
ChronoKnight, manunitedfan, WhiteBuffalo, sitparkcin. 

Category B prizes for Brunei players, awarded by the BCF:

1 Return Air Ticket to Singapore - FM Yee Soon Wei.
2 Two vouchers of a 2 day/1 night stay in a Deluxe room (inclusive
  of breakfast) at the Empire Hotel and Country Club, Brunei Darussalam
  - Muhd Aliuddin bin Hj Azahari.
3 Gold Package Chess Training Software - Dyg Siti Nur Fatimah Al-Zuhra
  bt Hj Azahari.
4 'Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors' series - Awg Haji Md Baharuddin
  Shah bin Hj Sulaiman.
5 Chess Magazine (1 year subscription) - Md Arif Afifi bin Sabli
6 BND$90 - Yap Choow Tun
7 BND$80 - Nazif bin Morani
8 BND$70 - Ahmad Bukhari bin Hj Emran
9 BND$60 - Muhd Nur Ariffin b Hj Azahari
10 BND$50 - Ak Ahmad Zulhiman bin Pg Hj Baharuddin


1 BND$50 - Md Iqbal Aqbari bin Md Khir Zaki
2 BND$40 - Jerry Goh
3 BND$30 - Muhd Nabil Fadhillah bin Sabli


1 BND$50 - Dyg Siti Nur Fatanah Azrina bte Hj Azahari
2 BND$40 - Muhd Ahsanuddien bin Baharuddin

3 BND$30 - Azizul bin Baharuddin


1 BND$50 - Muhd Adib Syauqi bin Mohd Khir Zaki
2 BND$40 - Ira Kartika Dewi binti Sabli 
3 BND$30 - Nil


BND$50 Md Nazim bin Morani 


BND$50 Awg Hj Md Zulkifli bin Pehin HM Salleh


1 BND$45 - See Jun Wei
2 BND$35 - Paddy Koh
3 BND$25 - Fahmi bin Yusof
4 BND$15 - Md Syahmi bin Baharuddin
5 BND$10 - Iscramoun Bajau

---++ Tournament rules  

The Internet Chess Club, in collaboration with the Brunei-Muara
District Executive Committee (Chess Championship 2008), the Brunei
Chess Federation, and its sponsors: Alif Technologies (Platinum
Sponsor), DST Communications Sdn Bhd (Platinum Sponsor), PT. Wai Illa
Sarana Utama (Gold Sponsor), Pines Enterprise (Gold Sponsor), The
Empire Hotel and Country Club, i-Centre, Everyman Chess, London Chess
Centre, Mutiara Shakila Nabilah Transportation Services, Royal Brunei
Technical Services Sdn Bhd, ZisenEnterprise, PT. Budi Gunawan, Tai Ka
Luk Restaurant and PT. El-Nusa, is pleased to announce the


a 13 rounds 3 0 tournament, celebrating the 62nd birthday of His Majesty
Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang
Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, which will happen on July 15, 2008 on
02:00 AM server time. NOTE this is 02:00 AM(!) in New York, 08:00 AM
in CET, and 02:00 PM in Brunei local time.

The total prize fund including prizes in kind and membership extensions
amounts to USD 6,500. Of this amount, USD 4,000 in cash are available to
players from all countries. Almost 9 years of membership extensions will
be given out, and there are various additional prizes for players from

---++ Prizes

Category A: Prizes for all players

1. USD 1,500
2. USD 1,000
3. USD   750
4. USD   500
5. USD   250
6. 1 year ICC extension
7. 1 year ICC extension
8. 6 months ICC extension
9. 6 months ICC extension
10. 6 months ICC extension
11.-20. 3 months ICC extension each

Moreover, ten 3-months ICC extensions wi