6 July 2011, Kuala Lumpur – The Excel Chess Academy is organising its last tournament Excel Senior FIDE-Rated Tournament July / August 2011, 15th July-14 August 2011, at its current location in Overseas Union Garden, Kuala Lumpur. Jax Tham, the owner of Excel Chess Academy, announced that the current place of Excel Chess Academy will close shop after this Excel Senior tournament is completed before the end of this month.
A new set of veteran chess players have decided to join the fray to gain precious FIDE-Rated points by playing in this swan song tournament at the current location of Excel Chess Academy in OUG. Among them are Dato’ Tan Chin Nam, Mr. Subramaniam, En. Sirajuddin, En. Abdul Hamid Majid, Mr. Eddy Kwan of Johor Baharu, Mr Greg Lau (to lend a hand to the tournament), En. Wahid Karim and others as shown in the table above.