Friday, June 04, 2010


As per the meeting held last night, here are the list of players that will represent Pahang in the coming National Chess Championship 2010 that will start on the 16th June till 20th June at Dewan DECTAR UKM Bangi:

For Open section :
1. Mohd Khair
2. Muhammad Firdaus Afiq

For Women Section :
1. Nur Sabrina Aliya Asman
2. Nur Farhana Atiqah Amir Hafidz

However, I would still encourage anyone of you out there please take the opportunity to play at this annual event. It is a good tournament that gives a lot of experiences. You can use that experiences to play in other event, take for example, Nur Sabrina Aliya last year at National Closed 2009, she gain zero point from 9 rounds but the good thing to note, she played confidently in this year MSSD Kuantan and won, and she got second at the MSSPahang, and for first time she is selected to play for Pahang in the coming MSSM at Perlis.

For further info, kindly contact the tournament director - Mr. Abdul Haq Mohamed: 012-254 7267/ 013 - 392 7718, email:

Sunday, May 30, 2010

MASUM 2010 - Final Report From USIM

Today is the last of masum 2010. Both UMP team were ranked 5th in overall standing. Though no medals for them (again), but in actual I am proud of them too because they managed to get the overall placing higher than than the initial standing.

Women :
Gold - UM (21 points)
Silver - UiTM (19.5 points)
Bronze - UKM (18 points)

Men :
Gold - UM (27 points)
Silver - UIA (22.5 points)
Bronze - UKM (21 points)

Looking at UM on how they managed to bag 2 golds - there must be some secret on how they trained their players. I wish I had the same opportunity to train them like UM, but unfortunately I am not an employee there.

In anyway, i enjoyed my time at masum 2010, though it is a short period of time. I always wanted to know what it feels like to play at masum, coz I dont have the opportunity when I was a student. I can still remember one of the official from my uni told me why i wasnt selected, it was because that i studied far from the main campus (how logic is that!?). At that time i dont really get upset or frustrated much coz i dont know what masum means.. but during this masum 2010 now i know that i wish i was a player once... The same feeling that you feel when you play for your state and for your country.

Congrats to the winners! and congrats too to the UMP players!