- http://selangorchess.blogspot.com/ - The official blog of the Chess Association of Selangor or simply known as CAS. It has the the picture of the winners.
- http://www.gilachess.com/ and http://blog.gilachess.com/ by the "otai" Malaysian chess blogger, Andrew Ooi, who at the end could not participate in the tournament where he had pre-registered. As far as GiLoCatur acknowledges, Andrew of Gilachess has been chess blogging for many years.
- http://hairulovchessmaniacs.blogspot.com/ by the other "otai" Malaysian chess blogger, Mr Hairul, that provides some game analyses
- http://caturterengganu.blogspot.com/ by Muhammad Arshad and http://badbishops.blogspot.com/ by Badbishop that covers about Terengganu and Kelantan chess players respectively.
- http://stonemaster.info/ by Fadli aka Stonemaster who just got the Candidate Master recently.
- http://fireyrook.blogspot.com/ by a very passionate chess enthusiast, Shamsuddin Sabri aka fireyrook.
- http://mamakchess.blogspot.com/ by a Malaysian chess lover who just like to be known as a mamak, LOL.
- http://yatzchess.blogspot.com/ by a very passionate and enthusiastic young Malaysian chess player.
- http://datcchess.blogspot.com/ - the official blog for the DAT Chess Center, the venue of the tournament.
- http://2010chessodyssey.blogspot.com/ - interesting insights and perspective by Ilham, one of the tournament participants who is loyal to his home state, Terengganu it is. GiLoCatur's son, Fikri who played against him in the sixth round, is still long way to go to match his chess skills, tactics and strategy.
Monday, May 3, 2010
37th Selangor Open - In the Local Chess Blogs
Chess enthusiasts and fans especially the local Malaysians may get the updates and news about the 37th Selangor Open that just ended yesterday. Check out the following chess blogs:
note : sorry if GiLoCatur misses out any other blog.
In terms of covering a chess event in Malaysia, many local chess blogs have taken the responsibility and challenge to promote and spark more interest among the society. Eventhough most of them have to juggle between work, study and family commitments to blog about chess in this country. Surely, still need much further improvement especially in the consistency of updating and report writing, they gives their best in doing so.
GiLoCatur suggests that all the bloggers been given journalism seminar or workshop to improve their writing, reporting and blogging skills. GiLoCatur urges the local newspapers to do their social obligation to teach and train these bloggers so that sports coverage and writing can be done more professionally and better. Chess associations should take this matter seriously to help them in promoting chess in the country and improve chess development. Maybe they can collaborate with any local newspaper to make such seminar or workshop "a dream comes true".
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GiLoCatur also found that the 37th Selangor Open being covered by overseas media :