Thursday, June 17, 2010
The Malaysian National Closed Chess Championship - Day 1
The Malaysian National Chess Championship (NCC) started today. The venue of the tournamenr for 2010 edition is at the UKM's Pendeta Za'ba College. The event has two categories - one for the Open (Men) and one for the Women. 92 local male chess players registered for the Men's NCC while only 43 female chess players registered in the Women's NCC.
The famous Ng6 (left) faced the top seed, Loo Swee Leong on the first board.
The top seed in the Women's section, Alia Anin Azwa (right), one of the NWMs was paired against Nur Farihah Aminuddin from Bukit Jelutong.
GiLoCatur's eldest son, Fikri, and his younger sister participate for the first time in the event. By participating in the NCC, both of them would only enjoy two days of the midterm school break. They had been in Perlis for one week for the recently concluded MSSM and now in the NCC. Sometime GiLoCatur feels pity for them for not enjoying their weekends and school holidays. Most of their weekends and school holidays are spent for chess. That's the sacrifice that they have to endure for playing chess.