Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Chess Blitz Challenge 2015 in Seremban 2

14th April 2015, Kuala Lumpur - Here is an upcoming chess blitz tournament to be held in Seremban 2, Negeri Sembilan on the 24th May 2015, Sunday. Malaysian IMs are invited to this major chess blitz event. Please read details that follow:-

Siva (019-2372496), Fiona Ku (1-800-222-456 or 06-7613888) or Lee (011-23237863) or
Email to sivanxp@gmail.com or leemba2002@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Selangor Open 2015

1st April 2015, Kuala Lumpur - The Selangor Open 2015 will be held from 30 April to 4th May 2015. The flyer of the tournament follows:-

Monday, March 30, 2015

Shah Alam PRO-AM Invitational 2015, 3rd-7th June 2015

30th March 2015, Kuala Lumpur - Here is an upcoming chess tournament in Shah Alam to be held in June 3rd-7th 2015 at Pusat Tuisyen Minda, Seksyen 7, Shah Alam, Selangor.
It will be FIDE-Rated and over 9 rounds of Swiss-Systems. Time control shall be 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment.
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: syazrinabdrahman@gmail.com;
Najib Abdul Wahab, hp: 016-338 2542, email: najib.wahab@chess-malaysia.com.

Monday, February 23, 2015

1st SKBJ Junior Chess Championship 2015

23 Feb 2015, Kuala Lumpur – Here is a new tournament for the juniors in Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam.

SKBJ Junior2015

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 kelabcaturskbj@gmail.com. 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

Tournament Director

1st SKBJ Junior Chess Championship 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

National Age-Group Chess Championship 2015, 20-22 March 2015

17 Feb 2015, Kuala Lumpur - Here is the latest announcement from MCF on the National Age-Group Chess Championship 2015 to be held from 20-22 March 2015 at the Olympic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Registration Form:

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Zadano Kelantan Chess Open 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 farouqi.chess@gmail.com or you can also contact the Tournament Director, Najib Wahab at +6016.338.2542 (najib.wahab@hotmail.com). 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

Tournament Director

ZADANO Kelantan Open 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

NTU of Singapore wins Inter Varsity Chess 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


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GACC2015 team Final

(Courtesy of Collin Madhavan)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Lim Jean Nie is Malaysia’s Leading Lady in Chess–Jan 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
6 Nithyalakshmi Sivanesan-G MCR000136 F J 2000 NP(Snr) 1834 1/1/2015
7 Tan Li Ting-G MCR000039 F J 1998 NP(Snr) 1813 1/1/2015
8 Camilia Johari-G MCR000093 F J 1998 NP(Snr) 1776 7/1/2014
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  
13 Renitha Narayanan-G MCR000166 F   1993 NP(Jnr) 1706 7/1/2014
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
17 Pavitranayagi Jayamurthey-G MCR000158 F J 1996 NP(Jnr) 1669 10/1/2013
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
21 Khairunnisa Wahiduddin-G MCR000197 F   1975 NP(Snr) 1634 7/1/2013
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
24 Asjoana Asmad-G MCR004350 F       1621  
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
30 Jamie Mollison-G MCR004386 F       1606  
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  
37 Roslina Marmono-G MCR000272 F   1980 NP(Snr) 1592 10/1/2013
38 Norhidayu Sidek-G MCR019026 F       1591 1/1/2015
39 Sin Shi Yin-G MCR004455 F       1591  
40 Siti Aisyah Sabirin-G MCR004483 F J 1998   1585  
41 Olivia Madhavan-G MCR000254 F   1994 NP(Snr) 1584 10/1/2014
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
51 Fadzilah Wahiduddin-G  MCR004631 F       1561  
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  
56 Najwah Aziz-G MCR004669 F       1558  
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  
62 Marsyitah Baba-G MCR004979 F   1991   1552 4/1/2014
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  
67 Jessica Augustine-G MCR000347 F J 1998   1545 10/1/2014
68 Nor Atiqah Mohd Niza-G MCR000409 F   1991   1545 1/1/2014
69 Chua Jia-Tien-G MCR000592 F J 2003 NP(Jnr) 1544 1/1/2015
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
77 Sarika Subramaniam-G MCR000289 F J 1995 NP(Snr) 1539 7/1/2014
78 Zuraiha Wazir-G MCR004859 F       1539  
79 Marina Soh-G MCR004864 F       1538  
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  
83 Norhaida Hussin-G MCR000411 F   1991   1532 4/1/2014
84 Arina Sauki-G MCR004924 F       1531  
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  
88 Aimi Farzana-G MCR004975 F       1527  
89 Norhidayah Azman-G MCR004994 F   1985 NP(Jnr) 1526  
90 Fatin Nabilah Zainal Abidin-G MCR007023 F J     1525 1/1/2015
91 Roslizawati Zulkifli-G MCR005007 F       1525  
92 Wong Siew Ting-G MCR005026 F   1992   1524  
93 Noorameziatullaili Khairul Anuar-G MCR005032 F       1523  
94 Noorazira Ishak-G MCR005033 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  
98 Mardiana Marmono-G MCR005052 F       1521  
99 Chan Zheng Yee-G MCR005061 F       1520  
100 Lim Shu Ting-G  MCR005076 F       1519  


(source: Lim Tse Pin, MCF)