Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Pearl Point National Junior Chess Championship 2008 - Results summary

There was no clear dominance by any of the leading 5 - 6 players in the Boys section, with Muhammad Tariq Amru reported to steadily moving up the ranks in the later matches to secure 7 1/2 points. His win against Sumant earlier on helped him clinch the Championship on a PE tie-break with the latter. It was a deserving win given the strong field of juniors notably NM Edward Lee, Justin Ong, Evan T Capel and Yeoh Li Tian, to name a few.

Nur Nabila on the other hand justified her top seeding to emerge a clear winner with a reported 7 1/2 points ahead of second-placed Renitha Narayanan. Her younger sister Nur Najihah was 3rd with 6 1/2 points ahead of players Sarika Subramaniam, Amira Zullkafli, Kwan Tszee Yeung, Latifah Kaiyisah and Latifah Syamimi

Friday, December 5, 2008

13th Rakan Muda GACC International Inter-Varsity Chess Championship 2008

(The annual Championship was held at Malaysia's oldest and premier university, University of Malaya. The event was run by the varsity students from Tuanku Bahiyah RC with technical advise and support from MCF. Some 24 Universities and institutes of higher learning or 124 students from Malaysia, Iran, India, China , Philippines and Singapore took part in this Fide-rated tournament held from 29th Nov to 5th Dec 2008.)

The Iranians took a clean sweep of the top titles this afternoon winning both the Open and Women individuals through GM Amir Bagheri and WFM Shirin Navabi. Their other team members GM Shojate Ghani ( 2nd placing), Amin Nazri ( 3rd), and Morteza Darban ( 7th) assured the top Team spot for Islam Azad University to complete the rout

The Malaysian challenge were ably led by the twin siblings Zarul Shazwan Zullkafli and WCM Nur Shazwani Zullkafli Wani, and Singapore-based Pok Wern Jian. Wani was 4th in the Women category while Wern Jian and Shazwan wrestled the 9th and 10th position in the Open.
Information: Chief Arbiter IA Hamid Majid