24 Dec 2011, Kuala Lumpur – The one day rapid SCC Grand Finale 2011 took off today in Kuantan with IM Mas Hafizulhelmi in the driving seat after six rounds of play. IM Mas beat Asian Masters Champion, Ahmad Fadhil Nayan on top board giving IM Mas 6 points from six rounds.
Thirty four players are participating in the Grand Finale, with tournament director, Khairunnisa Wahiduddin playing as well. Chief arbiter is Najib Wahab.
Ranking after round 6 indicate IM Mas is the leader with Zarul Shazwan Zullkafli in second with 4.5 points and third, Ali Akhbar Kuning, also scoring 4.5 points. Fourth placed is Mohd Khair Wahiduddin (pix above) who beat Ruzenan Abu Bakar on third board of the sixth round.
Ranking after round 6:-
Round 7 pairings:-
In the 7th round, Mas Hafizulhelmi will face-off with third placed, Ali Akhbar Kuning on top board, while Kamaluddin Yusof meets Mohd Khair Wahiduddin on second board. Second place, Zarul Shazwan Zullkafli meets Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli, the UIAM Open Champion 2011.
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