MCF affiliate, The Chess Association of Selangor will be holding her 36th Selangor Open next week (30th April to 3rd May 2009). The 36th Selangor Open is certified as the longest running tournament in Malaysia and is one of the handful in the country with standard time-control endorsed by Fide. It is also well recognised by MCF for purposes of selection to major tournaments overseas.
Last year's champion FM Lim Yee Weng has registered to defend the title for the third time. It was a fruitful year for this lawyer who went on with highly commendable performances in the Malaysia Open and later, in the Dresden Olympiad. The first time he won the tournament was in 1998, at the age of 16. The juniors both the boys and girls, are urged to follow his footstep and take this opportunity to play in classical chess here, besides taking the expensive cross-border rituals.