The Merdeka Rapid Team Chess Open 2009 will run from 29th to 31st August 2009 and the event was officiated by the Sports Minister, YB Dato' Shabery Cheek on the morning of 29th August 2009 at the Ballroom, CitiTel MidValley Hotel. There will be 66 registered teams that will be competing for the Open Championship over 9 Swiss rounds with a 25 minute per player time control.
Each team will comprise of 4 or 5 players. Each match will consist of 4 board games to decide the score of the match. The fifth player will be in the team as a reserve, where available.Best of luck to all participating teams and happy hunting for all teams!