On 13th June 2009, I was at Ole-Ole Shopping Complex in Seksyen 18 Shah Alam, just besides Giant Seksyen 18. It has been a long time since I last visited Shah Alam. Cant really recall, what was there before Ole-Ole..
Ole-ole Shopping Complex is celebrating its one year old, therefore the management decides to hold its one month carnival, and chess was part of the carnival! Since it is in the shopping complex, rapid chess is the best choice of tournament. Pn Roslina Marmono is the Tournament Director, I was the Chief Arbiter also as a pairing arbiter for Open event, and Pn Suffiah is the arbiter for U-12 category. All ladies huh?! Well.. I can put a big smile coz, it is a success event. Tournament start as scheduled and the pairings were done smoothly all rounds, and the closing were held as we planned it would be! :-))
The Champion for Open section is NM Zarul Shazwan Zullkafli with 5.5/6, second place goes to Mohd Nabil Azman Hisham, third place goes to Abdullah Che Hassan. Champ for Ole-Ole Shah Alam is Abd Haq and U-12 is Subramanian Sivanesan. Full results will be update later (sorry, I forgot to copy the results).
The Closing Ceremony :
The closing ceremony was attended by the Management Consultants of Ole-Ole, the Complex Manager of Ole-Ole, Since it is held in Shah Alam, Selangor, the President of Persatuan Catur Selangor is there, also Vice President of MCF.
The Arbiters :
Pic left : from left - Kak Zaza, Kak Ana browsing thru the wireless connection for the ASEAN results. The one standing is Pn Suffiah and her husband Cikgu Zullkafli is helping her out.
Pic right : from left - Kak Zaza, Pn Roslina - the busy hardworking Tournament Director, me and Pn Suffiah.
Job well done Ladies!
The Open Section :
Pic left : the background is a toy shop, luckily we didnt put the U-12 kids here, or else, i dont think the kids will concentrate under the circumstances :-))
Pic right : the overall players.
Pic left : is he making a comeback? Only Abd Haq can answer that, and he won first place for Ole-ole Shah Alam category, besides him is Amira Syamina winner of best ladies!
Pic right : The players before the start of first round.
Pic left : He was a chess writer for one of famous chess column in the 80s and 90s called "Petak 64" in Utusan Malaysia every saturday. Never thought I would see him again after all these years. He is En Mustafa Said and the reason he compete in Ole-ole open because he resides in Shah Alam. Hope to see him more often! Besides him is, Abdullah Che Hassan.
Pic right : Fariz Shafruddin, and besides him is Mohd Hussien Mohd Jamil (havent seen this guy in quite sometime too) he is the son of the late En Mohd Jamil, the one that brings chess to MSSM a long time ago.
Pictures from U-12 Section :
Pic left : Irfan Haqqim Azhar.
Pic right : Najwan - the youngest from the Nabila and Najiha siblings
Pic left : Subramanian Sivanesan lifted the champion title. His game does improves a lot lately!
Pic right : the kids ready to start the event!
Before the start of first round!