Sunday, October 25, 2009
UPSI Chess Open - 4
GiLoCatur and family just got home from Tanjung Malim a couple hours ago. After the prize giving ceremony which ended at about 7.45 pm, we had dinner at a restaurant. Then, we drove off home after two days at UPSI and Tanjung Malim.
GiLoCatur does not have the complete final standings as had to have Maghrib prayer during the ceremony. But below are the champions for each of the main three categories.
The Open category
The champion is the 2nd edition winner, Ian Udani, 6 1/2 out of 7 points.
Round 1 : won againts Khaw Heng Yeam playing white
Round 2 : won againts Abdul Shahfi playing black
Round 3 : won againts Khor Bean Hwa playing white
Round 4 : won againts Ahmad Fadzil Nayan playing black
Round 5 : won againts Muhd Nabil AH playing white
Round 6 : won againts Zarul Shafiq Zullkafli playing black
Round 7 : drew with WCM Nur Nabila
"Sekolah Menengah" category
The champion is Muhd Syakir Shazmeer Azhar MS, 6 1/2 out of 7 points.
Round 1 : won againts Mohd Fais Abd Aziz playing white
Round 2 : won againts Masitah Muslim Bahari playing black
Round 3 : won againts unrated Amira Izzatul Abd Hamid playing white
Round 4 : won againts Fikri Saleh playing black
Round 5 : won againts Teh De Jack playing white
Round 6 : won againtsLim Kong Hui playing black
Round 7 : drew with Keok Kai En
"Sekolah Rendah" category
The champion is Muhd Irfan Haqqim Azhar MS, 6 1/2 out of 7 points.
Round 1 : won againts Nordiyana Ayunie Bt Mohd Raza playing white
Round 2 : won playing black
Round 3 : drew with Tang Wei Kit playing white
Round 4 : won againts Muhammad Arif Fahmi playing black
Round 5 : won againts Lim Winsen playing white
Round 6 : won againts Teh De Juan playing black
Round 7 : won againts Amier Hamzah Mohd Zuhri playing white
GiLoCatur was very surprised when called upon by the emcee to receive a token of appreciation from the organizer for promoting and publishing the tournament in this blog. Thank you very much to the organizer for such appreciation. Actually, GiLoCatur and other local chess bloggers just want to promote chess events and tournaments. The small contribution is in fact because GiLoCatur is crazy and passionate about chess and to support the children on chess.
Syabas and tahniah to the tournament organizer and all the crew involved in making it happen. It is a very good turn out. The total number of players participated is 267 more than the 200 target. The organizer managed to get several schools nearby to participate like SK Slim River, SK Tanjung Malim (website), SK Ulu Bernam (website) and SMKA Slim River (website). Syabas and tahniah also to all the teachers from such schools as well as several parents who sacrifice their weekend to accompany their pupils to the tournament.
GiLoCatur would like to praise the organizer for allocating quite a sum of prize money especially for the school categories. It is very essential as to motivate Malaysian school children to be involved in chess.