Wednesday, January 28, 2009
CNY Tournament Update - Day 2
Above are the winners for the CNY 2009 Open. In the Open category, the top 3 winners :
1) Zarul Syafiq Zulkafli (6.5 pts) - RM 500 + hamper
2) Mohd Fadli Zakaria aka Stonemaster (5.5 pts) - RM 350 + hamper
3) Salman Mistam (5.5 pts) - RM 250 + hamper
The full Final Results as the above.
Pairing Round 4
In Round 6, GiLoCatur met a young boy named Mohd Noor Azam on board 33. GiLoCatur thought could win the game but unfortunately it was otherwise. What a tournament for GiLoCatur. Basically, GiLoCatur lost all the games, just won a game for absent player. All the players participated in the tournament are quality ones even the kids. Actually, it is a good sign for Malaysian chess.
70 players had participated in the CNY tournament. Some come from far like JB, Seremban and Alor Star. Some just make comeback to chess tournaments. GiLoCatur had few discussions with some of the players on local chess topics and issues. How chess can be improved in Malaysia. How chess can be developed and promoted. How Malaysia can be in the world chess map.
Another thing, few had asked about GiLoCatur's orange shirt where at the back of it displayed GiLoCatur and its chess blog address. Maybe such t-shirt can be a sell item to unite all Malaysian chess players and lovers. :)-