8 March 2011, Kuala Lumpur – Here is a brief announcement from the organisers of the Malaysian National Close Chess Championship 2011 that is due to start middle of next week, 16-20 March 2011.
There are 89 players officially registered in the Open section and another 35 players in the Women section as shown below. The same information is also shown on the official blog of the National Close Chess Championship 2011.
In terms of titles, the women section has four even though there are only 35 of them. The men certainly outweigh in numbers but the number of titled players is only two if you include NM Tan Khai Boon as one of the other two titled players.