15 July 2012, Kuala Lumpur – The final four rounds were played today and team Apocalypse-Manila Chess Team emerged as the winning team with 6 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss, 23 Board Points and 13 Match points. The winning Filipino chess pushers pipped two other teams, STMIK-STIE Mikroskil and Bicol Express, all with the same score except for board points are 22.5 and 21.5 respectively putting them at second and third best teams of the KaSUGI Team tournament 2012.
STMIK-STIE Mikroskil is a mixed Indonesian-Brunei-Malaysian team, while the Bicol Express is mostly Filipinos and one Malaysian.
Tesla Chess ended in fourth position and Penang A in fifth position. While the sponsors best team, KaSUGI A finished a creditable sixth position.
Final Round 8 Results (Open Category):
Team Composition for the top 6 teams (Open Category):
The tournament has seen to generate a lot of interest and enthusiasm from among State Affiliates of MCF and chess enthusiasts in general. It augurs well that such a well-sponsored tournament that panders to the demands of local chess players and teams. From a chess enthusiast perspective, I do hope that such chess tournaments would continue to flourish and expand in numbers to continue to generate further interest in chess and chess development in general in Malaysia.
It has forced state chess associations to organise chess tournaments of their own accord, just to form a state chess team and send a creditable state team to such a team tournament and with a meaningful prize money to boot. This, I think, is a wonderful outcome to have happened in Malaysian chess and as suddenly there is a need to get their state associations well-organised and in order.
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Congratulations to all winning teams, state teams, government teams, school teams, IPT teams and everybody involved in running and organising this team tournament, including the sponsors, KaSUGI!