It is unfortunate for Pahang not being able to hold any Pahang Closed. Persatuan did make proposals but things are not working out well like what they expected. Last night at 9pm meetings were held among the Persatuan committee member regarding the issue on the matter. And all the members agreed that Persatuan will make full use of the quota given to Persatuan Catur Daerah Kuantan (as we are affiliate to MCF) by MCF.
Take note, Persatuan will only do all the registration for the respective players BUT will NOT cover any expenses along the length of stay and the duration of the said National Closed. For players to represent Pahang, the player must be born in Pahang and/or must be a permanent resident in Pahang (either working, schooling, etc) for more than 6 months. If one who isnt born in Pahang and currently working in other states but can shown proof that he/she together with his/her family is from Pahang, has been living in Pahang for the entire life and was schooling in Pahang, he or she too can be considered and shorlisted.
To be shorlisted, kindly forward a formal application letter to :
En Nordin Mat Yamin
Persatuan Catur Daerah Kuantan
No 16 Lorong Berjaya Permai 8
Taman Berjaya Permai
25150 Kuantan Pahang
To inquire more kindly contact En Nordin at 012-9017143.
Kindly state in the letter the participant name and I/C no, together with FIDE ratings and/or National Ratings (if any), also any past and current achievements in chess tournaments. Closing date will be on the 1st June 2010.
National Closed 2010 will be held on 16th June - 20th June at UKM Bangi. This an annual FIDE rated event to crown the new National Master (NM) and the National Women Master (NWM). Time control will be 90 min + 30 seconds increment from move 1, with a 9 rounds swiss system for play. The NM will receive RM1000 as the champion and NWM will receive RM600.