Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
IM Mas Hafizulhelmi (from Kelantan) emerged as the champion in the 2nd Kuantan Grand Finale. IM Mas defend the title that he won last year with 6.5 points. IM Mas overcome all his rival except for Kamaluddin Yusof (Abg Bro) who managed to hold him for a draw. 2nd place goes to our very own Pahang player - Mohd Khair Wahidduddin with 5.5 points while 3rd place goes to Kamaluddin Yusof (Abg Bro) from Johor with 5 points. 4th place goes to Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli (from Terengganu) with 5 points and 5th place goes to Noor Ahmad Fadzilah (from Kedah) with 5 points.
With no single lost from IM Mas Hafizul, the bounty of RM100 for each round, will be brought forward for the next year Finale. PCDK meeting will decide later of how much bounty to offer next year as an incentive for other players to defeat IM Mas. He shall be back again next year as the Defending Champion.
For Full result go to Chess Result
With the conclusion of our 2nd Grand Finale, we closed the 2012 curtain for chess activities in Kuantan. We shall meet again next year with our 2013 Grand Prix Series (InsyaAllah), beginning as soonest as February 2013 with Serie A. Our hope next year 3rd Kuantan Grand Finale Rapid Chess Championship we can run the event in 2 days, with a different format and with a little twist to make the battle for the best top 5 to be more interesting!
See you next year!
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
On 24th December also marked a day to remember, while having breakfast at Putra Square with Nik Ahmad Farouqi, Muhd Syazwan, Haq and wife Roslina, suddenly it was raining so heavily non-stop. All of us thought that it will stop soon (as usual). But this time, Allah SWT is testing our faith. In minutes we saw waters pouring into the restaurant, Haq and Syazwan had to move their car to higher parking spot around the restaurant. While Farouqi was worried sick about his car which was parked at CIMB bank juz opposite Berjaya Megamall (which was hit severely by the flood). On behalf of all chess community, our sympathy goes to Nik Ahmad Farouqi because his car along with chess equipment that supposed to be used for the Kelantan Open this weekend was flooded in kuantan yesterday..
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Second placed is shared between Mohd Khair, Nik Ahmad Farouqi, and Muhd Syazwan. All scored 4 points.
In round 6 - Nik Ahmad Farouqi is facing IM Mas on table 1.
Catch the game live broadcast at http://kuantanrapidchess.blogspot.com
We are so blessed to have the players participating with ratings and experiences that could give our juniors the lifetime games ever! and that was our purpose anyway, to have the FINALE for our juniors to excel in future events.
You can check the games on board 1 and 2 live from the internet at www.kedaicatur.com and for full results as usual click to www.chess-results.com
En Najib is the Chief Arbiter for the event, you can check his site for updates as well at http://thechessconnections.blogspot.com
Will update you more once i have settled few things regarding the FINALE (huhu..)
Friday, December 21, 2012
Dear all finalists, kindly confirm your participation soonest possible by replying the email sent earlier.
The organiser is finalising the name of players. Those that pullout will be replaced by the players in their according series, unless too last minute like last year.
To players from outside of Kuantan, we are encouraging you to come a day early. If you have any problem with accomodation, we can fix you in a homestay nearby.
2nd Kuantan Grand Finale 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Day : Sunday
Venue : Vistana Hotel, Jalan Teluk Sisek Kuantan
Time control : 20 min + 10 sec increment
The finalists are (the rating are based from National Rating Oct 2012 list) :
1 IM MAS HAFIZULHILMI (Defending Champion - NR 2220)
2 KAMALUDDIN YUSOF (Serie E - NR 2009)
3 NM KAMAL ARIFIN WAHIDDUDDIN (Serie A - NR 1941)
4 NIK AHMAD FAROUQI (Serie E - NR 1941)
5 MUHD SYAZWAN ZULKIFLI (Serie D - NR 1933)
6 MOHD KHAIR WAHIDDUDDIN (Serie A - NR 1873)
7 ABDUL HAQ MOHD (Serie D - NR 1831)
8 TAULANI TUKIRAN (Serie C - NR 1828)
9 MUHAMMAD B ARSHAD (Serie A - NR 1797)
10 NOR AZMI MOHD NOR (Serie E - NR 1794)
11 ABDUL KHALID MUSA (Serie B - NR 1671)
12 NWM KHAIRUNNISA WAHIDDUDDIN (Serie C - NR 1663)
13 NWM ROSLINA MARMONO (Serie D - NR 1647)
14 NORDIN MD YAMIN (Serie B - NR 1643)
15 SULAIMAN JOHARI (Serie E - NR 1634)
16 NOOR AHMAD FAZILAH MOHD SAHID (Serie E - NR 1607)
17 MUHD HUSAINI HASNUL (Serie D - NR 1571)
18 KAMAL AZMI WAHIDUDDIN (Serie A - NR 1563)
19 SYAZRIN ABD RAHMAN (Serie A - NR 1545)
20 NWM NURUL HUDA WAHIDUDDIN (Serie B - NR 1539)
21 MUHD KHAIRILHELMI B ROSSELI (Serie B - NR 1525)
22 MUHD HAZID EKQUAN (JR Selection - NR 1502)
23 NUR SABRINA ALIYA ASMAN (Serie B - NR 1485)
24 SHARIF MOHD ZAKI (Serie D - NR 1471)
25 ASMAN AMINULLAH (Serie C - NR 1368)
26 NUR 'AINA SYAMIMI BT NAZRI (JR selection - NR 1337)
27 MUHD YUSUFF ISMAIL (Serie C - NR 1333)
28 MEOR AIRIL RAHIMI (JR selection - NR 1328)
29 IZZAT ABDUL MUHAYMIN JAFRI (Serie C - NR 1327)
30 MUHD HARITH FARHAN (JR selection - NR 1317)
31 MEOR ADIB RUSYAIDI (JR selection - NR 1295)
32 ZULKARNAIN SAFRI (JR selection - NR 1267)
To all finalists, kindly let me know your email address for me to send to you the invitation letter.
Kindly also take note, this a standard level chess tournament, our new Patron Dato Seri will officiated the closing ceremony, therefore to all finalists kindly wear appropriate attire (no slippers are allowed), please wear long pants, t-shirt with collar, and shoes)
The organiser have the rights to replace any withdrawn finalists with any other players.
Any inquiries kindly contact Khairunnisa 019-9699879.
Monday, December 10, 2012
We have 5 categories contested, Team - OKU Physical & Hearing Impaired (men), Individual - OKU Physical & Hearing Impaired (men & women), Individual - OKU Visual Impaired (men & women).
If you are free and want to watch how the players play and fair against each other, why dont you head out to Galing Kem and catch the game for yourselves!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I havent seen him in ages! and he suddenly sms me asking to play in the SCC Serie E. After he banked-in the money he sms to me his name and who would have thought that one coming! It was a pleasant surprised to finally hear from him. Currently he is married with kids and settling down in Temerloh Pahang.
I could have announced his presence to all the players at the centre but, lets see how our Juniors fair against him, against a nobody (at least that is what comes to their mind at the time) And his results no. 6th overall with only one lost to Sulaiman Johari, gave signs that the skill is there, rusty but he still got it! He juz missed one move that cause him the game and the chance to be in the FINALE.
It is good to see you in action again, do come and play chess again, there's always room for you at our chess centre, Man!
Full results just click chess-results.com
It was a good turnout, I have been running the series since 2011, and this was the last series that pulls a sum of players with higher national ratings! My thanks to those that came all the way to Kuantan to make it happened. The squad from Kelantan, with Nik Mohd Azrihan, his kids (Nik Muhd Haziq & Nik Nur Nadzirah) together with Muhd Syakir Mat Zin, Nik Azhan, Cikgu Md Anis with son Muhd Afham Haikal, all UIA students taking part, with coach Nik Farouqi, Kamaluddin, UiTM - Solomon, Fadrul with coach Norazmi, thanks to Izza Hasrina, Umar, Ikmal who find time to play. My thanks also to the Kuantan players, parents, guardians, and the SCC students taking part, also Cikgu Safri and kids, I thank you to all participants for an awesome last GP series for 2012!
Congratulations goes to our Finalist!
1. Nik Ahmad Farouqi (5/6)
2. Noor Ahmad Fadzilah (5/6)
3. Sulaiman Johari (5/6)
4. Nor Azmi Mohd Nor (4.5/6)
5. Kamaluddin Yusof (4.5/6)
Congratulations to the:
Best Ladies : Siti Nor Raihan (4/6)
Best U16 : Ahmad Ammar Ahmad (4/6)
Best U12 : Nik Muhd Haziq Najmuddin (4/6)
Saturday, November 24, 2012
(Dear all players, kindly be at the SCC before 9am. Round 1 will start at 9am)
1.KAMALUDDIN YUSOF - 2009
2. NIK AHMAD FAROUQI - 1941
3. NOR AZMI MOHD NOR - 1794
4. SOLOMON NYURANG JUK - 1679
5. ABD RAHIM RAMLI - 1668
6. SULAIMAN JOHARI - 1634
7. NOOR AHMAD FADZILAH - 1607
8. WAN ALI WAN MANAN - 1565
9. AMIR HAMZAH B KAMARUL ZAMAN - 1546
10. EFFENDY ZAKARIA - 1519
11. NIK MUHD HAZIQ NAJMUDDIN - 1508
12. RAZMAN MOHD MAULOT - 1507
13. MUHD HAZID EKQUAN - 1502
14. SITI NOR RAIHAN - 1476
15. IZZA HASRINA ISMAIL - 1463
16. MUHD ASYRAF RAZMAN - 1457
17. FADRUL WAHAB - 1457
18. MUHD FIRDAUS AFIQ ASMAN - 1423
19. NIK AZHAN MAT TAHIR - 1391
20. NURWAHIDA ATIRA NORDIN - 1382
21. MUHD SYAKIR MAT ZIN - 1366
22. NUR 'AINA SYAMIMI - 1337
23. MEOR AIRIL RAHIMI - 1328
24. MUHD HARITH FARHAN - 1317
25. MEOR ADIB RUSYAIDI - 1295
26. UMAR MUKHTAR UMAR SHUKRI - 1291
27. UMMU HANI SAFRI - 1286
28. ZULKARNAIN SAFRI - 1267
29. MUHD AFHAM HAIKAL - 1232
30. MUHD HARITH FAHMI - 1219
31. NIK NUR NADZIRAH - 1204
32. IKMAL UBAIDULLAH - 1202
33. AHMAD AMMAR B AHMAD - 1182
34. MUHD ALIFF MD AMLI - 1098
35. IZZUL AMIER - 0
36. MD ANIS RAHIMI - 0
37. VIGNESSWARAN SHANKAR - 0
38. MUHD ADLI - 0
39. MUHD AMIRUL HAFIZ - 0
40. SITI NUR ATIRAH - 0
41. MUHD ZIKRI - 0
42. ROAZMAN MAT ROSLEY - 0
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
As usual the places for the Serie E will be limited to 40 paid registration. We are counting to have our best bet in the FINALE this year, so come on players out there, come join our last grand prix event for 2012!
To register kindly contact Khairunnisa 019-9699879, fee is RM25 and payment shall be via maybank 106016376093 (under the name Khairunnisa).
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
1st - Nur Atierah Abdul Manan
2nd - Wan Adalia Rasya Ayib Rosdi
3rd - Nurul Najihah Mohd Amri
1st - Muhd Hijaz Abdullah
2nd - Zulkarnain Safri
3rd - Muhd Harith Fahmi Mohd Radzuan
1st - Muhd Hazid Ekquan Mohd Haruddin
2nd - Muhd Asyraf Razman
3rd - Meor Airil Rahimi Ayib Rosdi
1st - Nur Sabrina Aliya Asman
2nd - Nur Aina Syamimi Nazri
3rd - Ummu Hani Safri
1st - Muhd Harith Farhan Mohd Radzuan
2nd - Muhd Nur Ashraf Noorman
3rd - Kuhan Ganesan
1st - Nur Amalina Alyaa Mohd Ridzal
2nd - Halimahtuss Saadiah Rosdin
1st - Muhd Khairilhelmi Rosseli
2nd - Umar Mukhtar Umar Shukri
3rd - Izzat Abdul Muhaimin Jafri
Champion - Muhd Khairilhelmi Rosseli
2nd - Umar Mukhtar Umar Shukri
3rd - Izzat Abdul Muhaimin Jafri
Congratulations to all winners! Hope to see you all next year!
for full results go to chess-results.com
i dont think i want to have more players if i could get small group of players with a good quality of games played! Next year i hope i could get better budgets and better length of time to prepare for the event, so that i could do two days instead of one day for the last 4 series!
We have in the house a majority of our top Junior players! we have our National Junior Nur Sabrina, we have the series past year champ - Khairilhelmi and Qhaider, we have our 7th placing in Melaka International Challenger section - Asyraf Razman, and not juz that we have our under 12 regular player who juz got his ratings shoot to 1502! not juz that we have as young as 5 years old playing! Gosh! its a blessing indeed! Alhamdullillah! and the best of all, we are having the tournaments at the best environment ever! MS Garden Hotel (thanks to Nura and Khusairi for making it happened). And i dont think i could ve done it without the help of my family (my sis came home all the way from Muadzam Shah to help me out, and my bro who wasnt well was there too with his wife, and my busy elder sister who shud be at home for his son SPM exam was there too, thanks so much), thanks to Farhana who took time off to help me with arbitration, thanks to En Asman who has been so kind to help me put with the Protocol, press and high tea with the YB Dato, thanks to Pn Hamidah who has helped me a lot with the sponsorship for the event, and thanks also to all AJK, parents, teachers and players for making this event worth it (i almost forgot the days before the event i was sleepless and hardly have to time to rest and eat juz to make sure everybody happy.) Also thanks to Nik Farouqi for the support given!