Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Malaysian Contingent has returned victorious from ASEAN Age Group Chess in Thailand 2013

18 June 2013, KUALA LUMPUR --- The Malaysian contingent to the 14th ASEAN+ Age-Group Chess Championship 2013 has returned victorious from Chiangmai, Thailand to bring honour to Malaysia with a scoop of five gold, nine silver and 15 bronze medals.
The five gold medalist winners are 1st Gold:  Sim Jia Ru (Girl Under 8) : Category -Individual Rapid Game; 2nd Gold:  Nithyalaksimi Subramaniam (Girl Under 14) : Category - Individual  Blitz Game; 3rd Gold:  Teh De Juan (Boy Under 12) Category - Individual Standard Game; 4th Gold:  Amier Hamzah Mohd Zuhri (Boy Under 12) - Individual Standard Game; and 5th Gold : Team  Boy under-12 - Standard Game (Teh De Juan, Amier Hamzah Mohd Zuhri, and Wong Yin Long).
Teh De Juan emerged the award title winner of FIDE Master.
Thirteen countries with a total of 426 players had participated in the championship to include Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Thailand, India, Mongolia, Hong Kong, China, Russia, and Bangladesh.
Malaysia had fielded 44 players for the chess championship held from 5-14 June 2013. They were led by head of delegation Haslindah Ruslan, the vice president of the Malaysia Chess Federation.
Haslindah Ruslan - +6013 3328101
Mohd Zuhri Abdullah - +6012 2241188
ABOUT THE MEDALS OF THE 14th ASEAN+ Age-Group Chess Championship 2013
5.1  Medals: Medals shall be awarded to the top three positions in each event and category. (See 5.3)
5.2  Team Medals: Team medals shall be awarded based on the total score of the top three players of a country. Countries with less than 3 players shall not be eligible for a team award. In the case of a tie, the tie-break scores of each player shall be determined. (See 6.1)
5.3  Individual Medal: Where there is a tie, not more than 3 players shall receive the same colour medal. For each category, not more than 5 medals shall be awarded. Examples: If 2 players tied for first and 2 players tied for third, then, 2 Gold Medals shall be awarded, and there shall be no Silver, but 2 Bronze Medals shall be awarded. If 3 players tied for first, then, no Silver and Bronze Medals shall be awarded. If more than 3 players tied for first, then, the 3 highest players based on the tie-break shall receive the Gold Medals and the Silver and the Bronze Medals shall not be awarded.
5.4. In the determination of FIDE Direct Title Awards applicable to Standard Chess only, the tie-break shall be used in case of more than one Gold, or more than one Silver or more than one Bronze were awarded. FM/WFM titles are awarded to the winners (regardless of ASEAN or Non-ASEAN players) of the youth categories. In the case of a tie, after the tie-break, only the top three finishers shall be awarded. CM/WCM titles are awarded, after the tie-break, to Silver and Bronze Medal winners, and not more than one title shall be awarded for each (2nd/3rd) position.
IM/WIM titles are awarded for the ASEAN U-20 category.

PICTURE included as follows:
PHOTO 1: Team Contingent: 44 Players with Malaysian Chess Federation Officers
Head of Delegation: Haslindah Ruslan
Team Captain: Gregory Lau
Other pics available on request from media-alert@gra-pr.com.

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