Monday, June 28, 2010

Chess Tournaments Updates for This Weekend - 26th & 27th June

It is about half hour past midnite. But GiLoCatur is not in bed yet. Just watched the World Cup match between England and Germany. Hoped England to win but unfortunately Germany was too good for it. So, GiLoCatur browsed the local Malaysian chess blogs. Below are the updates on this weekend chess tourneys.

As far as GiLoCatur concern, there are three chess tourneys during this weekend. All of them are rapid chess. In DAT Chess Center, 87 chess players participated in the Stonemaster Amateur Special Edition Limited (SMASEL). Many familiar faces to GiLoCatur were playing in the tournament only for below 1650 national ratings players like Syed and Sahir of 17ChessClub, Cikgu Suhairi and several MSSM players. Who is the eventual champion? Scoring 6.5/7 points, Mohd Rezal Che Man is the champion. Check out and Gilachess blogs for the complete result and photo updates.

In Kuantan, there is a seven-round G/30 rapid open. 60 and 36 participants were participating in two categories - the Open and Under 12, respectively. Most of them are from Pahang and Terengganu while few players are from KL or Kuala Lumpur like Kamaluddin Yusof aka Abang Bro and Goh Xin Yen, Selangor Under 15 Girls player. GiLoCatur salutes their determination, dedication and passion to play and participate in a chess tournament even though have to travel far. Below are the eventual champions.

Abang Bro won the Open section after scoring 6.5/7 points while Siti Aisyah Sabirin from Terengganu won the Under 12 category with the similar score. Check out here (the Open section) and here (the Under 12 section) for the complete results and pairings. As for the photo updates, check out Kelab Catur Setia Kuantan blog.

GiLoCatur does not have the info and results for the third chess tourney - the 5th leg (Batang Padang) of Perak Chess Grand Prix held at SMK Slim River.

As for GiLoCatur and the kids, no chess during this weekend. We went back home for a wedding ceremony of a close relative.

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