Friday, January 15, 2010

A Chess Meeting with Dato' Tan at DATCC - 17/01/10

I received an email from En Hamid regarding the chess meeting this Sunday. It is an effort of a brainstorming session from Dato' Tan Chin Nam - the honorary life Presiden of MCF, in which to me he contribution towards chess in Malaysia in HUGE (to the amount that we are grateful of)!

I am very much interested to attend the meeting, as I too want to share my point of view from the chess in my area - Kuantan, and what kind of support that I can find the from the meeting. I too would like to listen what Dato' Tan have in store for all the chess fans, or any comments, views that the bloggers and the rest of chess enthusiasts wish to put on the table!

But I am torn between going there and the pile of work on my table that i am supposed to finish by this weekend before the meeting with the IT expert from KL to be schedule for the rest of the week beginning next week... Which one comes first? Can I do both - going and completing my job? (sounds very much impossible..)


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Malaysian Women Master 2010 - Latest Updates!

Late in publish this.. Juz found out about this on last friday.. the format of MWM 2010 has been changed. Instead of having a 8 players round robin event, the format has now changed to the 16 players and a knock-out round! The organiser would want to the event similar to world chess championship knock-out round... Probably the search for top 4 to Siberia 2010 will be done thoroughly from this system (probably)..

Anyway as the players will be selected based on MCF tournaments which are :
1. Top 4 finishers from the National Closed Women Chess Championship 2009
2. Top 2 finishers from the National Junior Chess Championship 2009

And players from the FIDE list and the MCF National Rating :
3. Top 4 players from the top 20 Women Players in Malaysia based on FIDE Rating list (going down the list in a sequential order)
4. Top 4 players from the top 20 Women Players in Malaysia based on the National Rating list (going down the list in a sequential order)

Also players selected as the MCF President's choice :
2 Players nominated by MCF President and approved by the council

I wonder who the top 16 players would be, but I bet the top 4 from the National Closed event NWM Tan Li Ting, Renitha, NWM Alia, and Winnie Hong - most definitely will take part. Also I think the players from top 2 from the recent National Juniors (W) 2009 - WFM Nur Najiha and Amira Syamina - will take part too. Perhaps the rest (players), will be decided later once the selected players received and and accepted the offer made by the MCF.

All the best to players!