Thailand Open 2008 

On this site you are able to find all information about the 4th international draughts tournament Thailand Open.

Every tournament day we'll try to put the results, the standings, a selection of games and some photographs on this site.

It's easy to surf to the right pages and switch to other pages by following the links.

Most of the pages are in English, only the 'daily news pages' are in Dutch.



Sorry, only in Dutch

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You are invited for the Thailand Open Draughts tournament.

Underneath you’ll find further information about the tournament.
The tournament will take place in Jomtien (near Pattaya), Thailand.

Date: 23 May - 1 June 2008
9 rounds Swiss-system, FMJD-rules.

Date & time
23-May Friday evening opening, dinner & loting 19.30
24-May Saturday 1st round 8.00 - 13.00
25-May Sunday 2e round 8.00 - 13.00
26-May Monday 3e round 8.00 - 13.00
27-May Tuesday 4e round 8.00 - 13.00
27-May Tuesday 5e round 14.00 - 19.00
28-May Wednesday Free Day
29-May Thursday 6th round 8.00 - 13.00
30-May Friday 7th round 8.00 - 13.00
31-May Saturday 8th round 8.00 - 13.00
1-June Sunday 9th round 8.00 - 13.00, Closing ceremony 14.00
Everyday at 2 o’clock there is a possibility to join the daily excursion.

Inscription fee: 45.00 euro.

The tournament will take place in the Jomtien Garden Hotel
(a **** hotel).
We can arrange a special price for your stay
in this hotel for you and your family. Prices of the hotel are 22 and 26
euro for one room/p day (incl.breakfast buffet). You can stay with 2
persons on one room.

This year there will also be the possibility to join a Roundtrip through
Thailand (North)
, right after the tournament. This trip will be organized by Mathieu Corporaal, owner of the Tuliphouse in Jomtien (hotel/restaurant/travel office). He can arrange an advantageous arrangement for this tour.

Information and photos of previous tournaments can be found on:

We aim on at least 50 participants. Some players have already submitted an application! Beside Surinamese top players as Malahe, Sakidin and Kalpoe also players as old world champion Valneris will join! The current world champion Schwarzman has also been invited (not confirmed yet).
Of course the winner of Thailand Open 2007 Alexei Tsjizjov had also been invited to defend his title.

Tell everyone about this tournament and make them also enthusiastic.
Don’t wait too long with your inscription!!!
The latest information can be found on:
See you in Thailand!

Information and registration at:
Andrew Tjon A Ong:
or Evert Davelaar:
(+0031) 035-601 5403



Here are the links of websites from the most popular excursions in the neighbourhood of Jomtien:

In the evening
There is too much to do in Pattaya in the evening. In the last three years we organized for the draughts players and their families a trip to a famous travestite show:

More recommended places to stay in the evening / night:

You can shop everywhere in Thailand. The biggest malls are:

When you are one year in Pattaya/Jomtien, you can eat every day in a different restaurant! A selection: