Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
|Figure 1. Shah Alam Pro-Am Invitational Chess 2015 in Seksyen 7, Shah Alam, Selangor on 3-7th June 2015.|
|Figure 2. The prizes and rules of the chess tournament.|
Syazrin Abdul Rahman - hp: 012-609 1898, email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Najib Abdul Wahab, hp: 016-338 2542, email: email@example.com.
Monday, February 23, 2015
23 Feb 2015, Kuala Lumpur – Here is a new tournament for the juniors in Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam.
For the first time ever, SK Bukit Jelutong in Shah Alam will be organizing a Junior Chess Championship 2015 event to be held on the weekend of 7th March and 8th March 2015 at its school campus located in Jalan Serambi U8/21. The 1st SKBJ Junior Chess Championship 2015 is an open event intended for junior players – both boys and girls, below the age of 12 years old and 9 years old. In order to make the tournament even more attractive to the participants, the organizer has registered the Junior Chess Championship as a National Rated event and it is targeting to have up to 200 players playing in its inaugural edition. Whilst the majority of the players are expected to be those from around Shah Alam area and the surrounding Klang Valley districts, the school is also expecting a sizeable participant to come from neighboring states such as Perak, Pahang and Negeri Sembilan. The 2-day event will use a time control of 25 minutes to finish over 8 rounds of play – 6 rounds to be played on Saturday with the balance 2 rounds to be played on Sunday.
A total prize fund of more than RM 3,500 has been set aside for the eventual winners with special prizes to be given away to the top 3 school teams in each age category who have amassed the most points through out the tournament. In order to be eligible for the best school team prizes, schools have to field 4 players to participate in the event and the 3 school that highest number of points accumulated by its players will be declared the winners.
For more information on the event, interested parties can contact Puan Syazerin Idayu Bt Mohd Sakri at +6013.356.7632 / +603.7845.9458 or if email is the preferred medium, write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, you can download the registration form which contains details of the event and payment instruction at the following website http://www.chess-malaysia.com/SKBJOpen(Junior).pdf
Closing date for this event is 28th February 2015 and only the first 200 players will be accepted for entry. Beyond the number that has been allocated, acceptance of registration will solely be at the discretion of the organizer – pending space and equipment availability.
Come and be a part of this exciting junior event in Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam.
See you there!!!!
Najib Abdul Wahab
1st SKBJ Junior Chess Championship 2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Sunday, February 8, 2015
8 Feb 2015, Kuala Lumpur – Here is news of an upcoming chess tournament in Kelantan this coming February 2015.
The ZADANO KELANTAN OPEN is now back on the calendar with the new date now set for the upcoming Chinese New Year Holidays. Scheduled for 20th and 21st February 2015, the venue for the event including the prize fund, time control and game schedule remains unchanged. Those who have registered for the event previously (for the original date in December) ARE ADVISED TO REGISTER THEIR NAMES AGAIN as all registrations from the earlier dates have been cancelled and ARE NOT AUTOMATICALLY ACCEPTED for the new dates. This is to make sure that there are no duplicated entries and space allocations are properly managed.
As mentioned in the previous circulation for the event, the Kelantan Open will adopt the rapid time control of 25 minutes each player per game to be played to the finish over 9 rounds of chess - 4 rounds to be played on Friday with another 5 to be played the following day. The tournament will also be tagged for FIDE rating - one of the few Rapid events in the country to do so. This will be a great opportunity for players to gain new rating points, and for new players to be recognised for the effort in accordance to the global ranking system.
A total prize fund of RM 5,700 has been set aside for this tournament with the eventual champion to be awarded RM2,000 for his/her effort. The second placed player is set to bag RM1,000 with another RM700 to be awarded to the third player. Special prizes have also been set aside for PCNK members and to the best lady player in the tournament.
FREE entry fees for titled players e.g. GM, WGM, IM, WIM including untitled players who has a FIDE rating of 2400 or higher. Entry fees for others are RM60 for those with a FIDE rating and those without FIDE rating, the entry fees shall be RM80. To encourage more PCNK members to participate, a 25% discount will be given to those who are registered PCNK members.
If you are interested to participate in the event, please contact PCNK Deputy President, Nik Ahmad Farouqi at +6019.999.6006 or write to him at email@example.com or you can also contact the Tournament Director, Najib Wahab at +6016.338.2542 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Alternatively, you can download the forms to register by clicking HERE and submit the form via email together with payment confirmation. You can also visit the PCNK official blogsite at www.caturkelate.blogspot.com or www.chess-malaysia.com for more information on the tournament.
Closing date to register is 15th February 2015 and entries received after this date, will only be accepted at the Organizer's discretion with additional fees to be added as penalty for late submission. Only 200 seats are reserved for the event so, book your places early and let us set our compass for Kota Bharu during the Chinese New Year Holidays and spend it on good chess and good friends!
Najib Abdul Wahab
ZADANO Kelantan Open 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
3 Feb 2015, Kuala Lumpur – Here are the final team standings of the annual chess event – Inter Varsity GACC 2015 held in University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur recently.
Team Nanyang Technological University of Singapore won with a score of 26.5 points. Second was RV College of Engineering of India with 25.5 points and third, National University of Singapore (NUS) with 23.5 points. Team Sunway was fourth with 22.5 points.
19th GACC 2015
Final Team ranking
Name of Team
NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (NAN)
RV COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING (RVC)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE (NUS)
UNIVERSITY MALAYA (UM1)
6 - 8
UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA A (MRA)
6 - 8
UITM A (ITA)
6 - 8
UNIVERSITY OF PERADENIYA A (UPA)
UTP A (TPA)
UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA B (MRB)
ASIA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY (APU)
IIUM A (IUA)
IIUM B (IUB)
UNIVERSITY OF PERADENIYA B (UPB)
UITM B (ITB)
UTP B (TPB)
IMU A (IMA)
IMU B (IMB)
(Courtesy of Collin Madhavan)
Saturday, January 17, 2015
17th Jan 2015, Kuala Lumpur – Here are the top 100 Malaysian Ladies ranked in the Top 100 best chess ratings as issued by the Malaysian Chess Federation in January 2015.
Lim Jean Nie is the leading lady in Malaysian chess scene with a MCF Rating of 2045. Second is Siti Zulaikha Foudzi with 1961, third is Nur Nabila Azman Hisham with 1873.
The new wave of younger generation of Y-Gen ladies starting from Nur Nabila Azman Hisham are dominating the top 34 highly ranked chess ladies. Puteri Rifqah Fahada Azhar is fourth with 1871 is familiar face among the Y-Gen group. Nabila’s sister, Nur Najiha Azman Hisham is fifth with 1853.
Hopefully these group of highly talented chess ladies will stay around long enough to help bring up the chess scene in Malaysia and spill over onto the international arena.
|Note:||MCF Chess Rating column shows the player's rating to be used in the nationally-rated event for the period from JAN to MAR 2015.|
|The MCF Chess Rating is approximately 150 points below FIDE elo rating.|
|No.||Name||MCF-ID||Sex||Type||Y.O.B.||Achievement since 1999||MCF Rtg||Last update|
|1||Lim Jean Nie-G||MCR004077||F||NP(Snr)||2045|
|2||Siti Zulaikha Foudzi-G||MCR004083||F||1988||NP(Snr)||1961|
|3||Nur Nabila Azman Hisham-G||MCR000046||F||J||1997||NP(Snr)||1873||1/1/2015|
|4||Puteri Rifqah Fahada Azhar-G||MCR000075||F||J||2000||NP(Snr)||1871||1/1/2015|
|5||Nur Najiha Azman Hisham-G||MCR000060||F||J||1999||NP(Snr)||1853||1/1/2015|
|7||Tan Li Ting-G||MCR000039||F||J||1998||NP(Snr)||1813||1/1/2015|
|9||Alia Anin Azwa Bakri-G||MCR004121||F||1994||NP(Snr)||1760||1/1/2015|
|10||Rosamund Koo Wei Xin-G||MCR000257||F||J||1999||NP(Jnr)||1740||1/1/2015|
|11||Wan Khye Theng-G||MCR004156||F||1991||NP(Snr)||1724|
|12||Nur Shazwani Zullkafli-G||MCR004166||F||1989||NP(Snr)||1714|
|14||Hoh Tjin Hui-G||MCR000204||F||J||1997||NP(Jnr)||1682||4/1/2014|
|15||Guan Xin Ting-G||MCR004214||F||1681|
|16||Teh De Zen-G||MCR000195||F||J||2001||NP(Jnr)||1674||7/1/2014|
|18||Puteri Munajjah Az-Zahraa Azhar-G||MCR000080||F||J||2001||NP(Jnr)||1658||1/1/2015|
|19||Fong Mi Yen-G||MCR000087||F||1991||NP(Snr)||1651||7/1/2014|
|20||Najihah Mohd Saufi-G||MCR000299||F||J||1997||1641||7/1/2014|
|22||Ruby Kwan Tszee Yeung-G||MCR000328||F||1993||NP(Snr)||1627||4/1/2014|
|23||Melanie Koo Wei Wei-G||MCR000466||F||J||2001||NP(Jnr)||1626||1/1/2015|
|25||Ong Choon Yong-G||MCR004801||F||1992||NP (Snr)||1618||4/1/2014|
|26||Amira Syahmina Zullkafli-G||MCR004325||F||J||1995||NP(Jnr)||1616||4/1/2014|
|27||Nurul Huda Wahiduddin-G||MCR004892||F||1967||1614||1/1/2015|
|28||Khairunnisa Izzati Othman-G||MCR004542||F||1987||1612||4/1/2014|
|29||Laila Husna Sahadi-G||MCR000297||F||J||1996||1610||1/1/2014|
|31||Samantha Lee Heng Jun-G||MCR004390||F||NP(Snr)||1606|
|32||Latifah Kaiyisah Mohd Latib-G||MCR004764||F||1994||NP(Snr)||1597||1/1/2015|
|33||Hoh Tjin Li-G||MCR000259||F||J||1995||NP(Snr)||1595||1/1/2014|
|34||Nur Sabrina Aliya Asman-G||MCR000205||F||J||1999||NP(Jnr)||1595||1/1/2015|
|35||Siti Nur Faizah Said-G||MCR004446||F||1593|
|36||Azlisha Ab Aziz-G||MCR004448||F||1592|
|39||Sin Shi Yin-G||MCR004455||F||1591|
|40||Siti Aisyah Sabirin-G||MCR004483||F||J||1998||1585|
|42||Chuah Yi Ning-G||MCR000223||F||J||1998||1581||1/1/2015|
|43||Fairuz Hamizah Ahmad Fuad-G||MCR000353||F||J||NP(Jnr)||1579||4/1/2014|
|44||Chia Yoon Yoong-G||MCR004523||F||1991||NP(Jnr)||1576|
|45||Intan Syamimi Darwis-G||MCR004532||F||1575|
|46||Pang Hwei Yih-G||MCR004467||F||1989||1574||10/1/2014|
|47||Tan Jia Yun-G||MCR000343||F||J||1999||1573||1/1/2015|
|48||Nurul Hasanah Zainuddin-G||MCR004554||F||1572|
|49||Lim Han Ying-G||MCR004585||F||1988||NP(Snr)||1568|
|50||Chua Kar Ying-G||MCR017828||F||J||2004||1564||10/1/2014|
|52||Hazel Wong Xun Li-G||MCR004634||F||1992||1561|
|53||Zatul Iradah Ibrahim-G||MCR004640||F||1561|
|54||Mashitah Zainal Abidin-G||MCR004645||F||1560|
|55||Loi Choi Suien-G||MCR004654||F||1559|
|57||Ayu Zawanis Zuraini Mohd Zainun-G||MCR001939||F||J||1998||1555||10/1/2014|
|58||Lee Lee Yin-G||MCR004700||F||1992||NP(Snr)||1554||4/1/2014|
|59||Nurul Najmi Bakar-G||MCR000309||F||1985||1554||4/1/2014|
|60||Nurwahida Atira Nordin-G||MCR000848||F||1992||1554||1/1/2015|
|61||Chan Mui Lan-G||MCR004718||F||1552|
|63||Felicia Woon Hui Fei-G||MCR004728||F||1551|
|64||Mok Shu Zing-G||MCR000260||F||J||2001||NP(Jnr)||1551||4/1/2014|
|65||Vickie Hong Wee Ki-G||MCR004769||F||J||1995||1548|
|66||Anis Azira MY-G||MCR004781||F||1546|
|68||Nor Atiqah Mohd Niza-G||MCR000409||F||1991||1545||1/1/2014|
|70||Stephanie Woon Hui Feng-G||MCR004802||F||1544|
|71||Teh Kai Wen-G||MCR004812||F||1994||NP(Jnr)||1543|
|72||Winnie Hong Wee Ni-G||MCR004813||F||1994||NP(Jnr)||1543|
|73||Khaw Ker Lee-G||MCR000450||F||J||1541||1/1/2015|
|74||Emyliza Sharida Asari-G||MCR004836||F||1540|
|75||Siti Nur Afiqah Mohd Haslam-G||MCR000310||F||1540||4/1/2014|
|76||Tan Shie Mei-G||MCR000435||F||J||1996||1540||7/1/2014|
|80||Najahu Fazilah Zainuddin-G||MCR004868||F||1538|
|81||Ng Jing Jia-G||MCR000372||F||J||1537||4/1/2013|
|82||Evie Kho Siaw Hei-G||MCR004918||F||1532|
|85||Syahirah Hanisah Hasnul-G||MCR005225||F||1531||1/1/2014|
|86||Asmah Ahmad Hambadley-G||MCR004949||F||1529|
|87||Wong Mei San-G||MCR004959||F||1529|
|90||Fatin Nabilah Zainal Abidin-G||MCR007023||F||J||1525||1/1/2015|
|92||Wong Siew Ting-G||MCR005026||F||1992||1524|
|93||Noorameziatullaili Khairul Anuar-G||MCR005032||F||1523|
|95||Sim Jia Ru-G||MCR001157||F||J||2005||NP(Jnr)||1523||1/1/2015|
|96||Sofia Mohd Sopee-G||MCR005035||F||1523|
|97||Fauziah Md Nor-G||MCR005041||F||1522|
|99||Chan Zheng Yee-G||MCR005061||F||1520|
|100||Lim Shu Ting-G||MCR005076||F||1519|
(source: Lim Tse Pin, MCF)