28 April 2011, Kuala Lumpur – The Selangor Open 2011 got underway this evening with the first round which began at about 6.40 pm after a short briefing by the organisers – Chess Association of Selangor (CAS). The President of CAS, En. Shafruddin, gave a short speech welcoming players to the Selangor Open and appealing for future volunteers to the fold of CAS. Lim Tse Pin reminded players of the tournament rules which for Selangor Open, gave players an hour of wait after the clock starts before the game is declared as over, in case an opponent fails to be present in a particular round.
During the briefing, Abdul Hamid Majid, established the appointment of a five person appeals committee headed by Ismail Ahmad and assisted by Jax Tham, Haslindah Ruslan, NM Kamalariffin Wahiduddin and Ian Udani.
The pairings of the first round is shown in the picture below:-
About eighty players are participating in this year’s Selangor Open 2011, which included FM Nicholas Chan, NM Lim Zhou Ren, NM Kamalariffin Wahiduddin, Kamaluddin Yusof, Jax Tham and Ian Udani, among others.
(table courtesy of gilachess.com)