Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Farewell Florencio Campomanes...

Here is the pic taken in August last year during dinner at Malaysian Chess Festival at Midvalley Cititel Hotel. I had my wish (last wish) to take pic with him at that time. The first time I saw him he was still the FIDE President giving speech at the 29th Chess Olimpiad at Novi Sad, Yugoslavia back in 1990. At the dinner he was friendly towards all of us.

He left us on the 3rd May 2010 at the age of 83 years old.

As the former FIDE president (held the post for 13 years until 1995 Kirsan Ilyumzhinov takes over) he will surely be missed by all and I think that will include us too (Malaysians) that has always welcomed him here (he was at closing ceremony of last year DATCC Chess Team event too).

Rest in peace Mr Campo.....

(more stories read it at here )


This is from the sms and email I received from En Azhar Mohd Said (a very active chess supporter and organiser) regarding a chess tournament at Telok Gong.

And it is interesting too becoz, both Amateur Player and Above 1701 National Rating Player will get the chance to compete in their own category of prizes!! Great huh?!

So chess lovers, get ready yourself for 4th July!

Catur Terbuka Mustari 2010

I received info from En Norazmi regarding the tourney that will be held on next Friday and Saturday (14th - 15th May) called Catur Terbuka Mustari that will be held at Blok 8, UiTM Dungun. And this is a good news to all East Coast chess lovers, becoz according to the organiser, this tournament is open to all East Coast Players ONLY!

It will be in a 7 rounds swiss system, with a time control of 30 min + 15 sec increment to finish. Tie break will use Solkoff and SB, PE and Cumulative.

Registration will start at 9am - 10am. While round 1 will kick off at 10.30am.

Champ will receive - RM500, Second - RM400, Third - RM300, Fourth - RM200, Fifth - RM100, and Sixth - Tenth will receive RM50 each. There will also be prizes (RM30 each) for 2 Best University players, 2 Best U-18, 2 Best U-12, and 2 Best Ladies.

Registration fee RM 10 for IPT/Primary/Secondary School, RM15 for Terangganu Players, and RM20 for others.

Any queries kindly call - En Norazmi at 012-5560460.

MSS Pahang 2010

MSSP which started on Monday 3/5/2010 was juz ended today (5/5/2010) and it was held at Cameron Highlands. Alhamdullillah, Kuantan squad managed to pull at 24 players for each category that was contested (Kudos to PT Kuantan, Puan Norinah). Here goes the brief result courtesy by sms courtesy from En Asman who was giving support to his daughter.

U-18B :
Champ - Sumant Subramaniam
Second - Muhd Khairilhelmi
Third - Shazmie
Fourth - Liau Zhen Kang
Fifth - Umar Mukhtar
Sixth - Foo Wai Sing

U-18G :
Champ - Nor Syahirah
Second - Anis Nasuha
Third - Grace Kuppa
Fourth - Tan Wen Leng
Fifth - Izzatun Amirah
Sixth - Awnie Azzahra

U-15B :
Champ - M. Hafiz Aiman
Second - M. Ameersyah Adhwa
Third - Chai Sze Quan
Fourth - Tay Shan Wei
Fifth - Amirul Azwan
Sixth - A.Aiman

U-15G :
CHamp - Sarika Subramaniam
Second - Effah Fazera
Third - Nur Aina Syamimi
Fourth - Sayidatul Aisyah
Fifth - Nurul Izzati
Sixth - Ho Ying Rou

U-12B :
Champ - Shreyes Subramaniam
Second - Mannajah
Third - M. Alamin
Fourth - Zaib Hamizi
Fifth - Muhd Naim
Sixth - Kuhan Ganesan

U-12G :
Champ - Nurjannah
Second - Nur Sabrina Aliya Asman
Third - Amira
Fourth - Nur Athirah
Fifth - S.Kausal
Sixth - Nurul Ain

I have heard from one of the parent, this year MSSM only top 4 will be chosen to represent Pahang. I wonder why not top 6 like last year? or has the format change? Hope someone can clarify this matter.

Congrats to the winner! Hope you guys are the hope to make Pahang proud!