At this current point, the heat of chess is everywhere! I am supposed to help Haslindah blogging info for ASEAN Age Group currently held in Subic, Phillipines. She did send pictures to me, but I am too busy finishing up so many things before I left for National Closed next week and attending courses in KL right after the tourney (hectic! yeah..). But to honour the promise, I'll post the picture soon.
In Subic, Malaysia is represented by NM Edward Lee, NJM Tariq Amru and Mark Siew in U-20 Boys. Lim Win Sen is our sole rep in U-14, Amier Hamzah in U-10B, Muhd Faqih Aminuddin in U-8B, Nur Faqihan Aminuddin in U-10G, and Zainoor Ikmal Maisarah Noor Akbar in the U-8G category. The chef de mission is Puan Haslindah while Mr Raymond Siew acted as the Mind Coach for the contingent.
Current standings after round 5 : U-20 B - Edward Lee - 4th (3.5 points), Tariq Amru - 22nd (2 points), Mark Siew - 30th (1 point).
U-14 B - Lim Win Sen,
U-10B - Amier Hamzah,
U-8B - Muhd Faqih,
U-10G - Nur Faqihah,
U-8G - Zainoor Maisarah,
More info and news you can follow hairulov and fireyrook
While on MSSM news, it is really hard to get the updates. I did browse thru mssm2010 (thanks Mr Gilocatur for the updates), but it seems the internet connection is slow making it hard for him to update further. This is the report on Pahang contingent as reported by Cikgu Syed Roslie via sms:
After round 4, U-18B Sumant - 2.5 points, Khairilhelmi - 3 points
U-18G Izatul - 3 points
U-15G Sarika - 3 points
U-12B Shreyes - 3 points
Pahang under age teams seems to be at a slow pace currently. Lets just hope they will catch up with better placing later on.
It is too early too tell who will crown this year MSSM champ, but some players did show the domination in his/her category, for the names like Yeoh Li Tian (U-12B), Nur Najiha (U-12G),Nur Nabila, Amira Syahmina (U-15G), Alia Anin Azwa (U-18G). In Team events, for some category, it looks like KL and Selangor is very much likely hold the title again.
All the best to Pahang players!