Thursday, March 18, 2010

NAG 2010 - Full Results!

It has been a sad time for 2 of Pahang players at the NAG. While Meor Airil Rahimi missed the top ten spot in the U-10B category, Nur Sabrina Aliya also faced the same dissappointment when she was placed 6th overall in the U-12G (Prizes were given for top ten in the Boys section and top five in the girls section).

Whenever there is bad news, there is always good news! the parents after came back from Penang, sounds very much enthusiast to compete in the next event, and have planned to make it work next time! That is good news indeed! More ideas were brought up on the table to prepare for the next year NAG. I am so excited to hear their plans, and it will be more exciting if the dream to open up one chess centre in Kuantan will realise soon this year, so that i can help too in the process for future Pahang's National Junior Players!

Ok, back to NAG. Meor Adib competing the U-12B managed to score 3.5 points from 8 rounds and was placed. While Muhd Firdaus Afiq - U-14B section also scored 3.5 points from 8 rounds and was placed 26th overall.

The report with pictures can be found at Gilocatur's NAG winners and Gilocatur's Summary of champions . More reports can be found at EuHong's website and he has uploaded the result at the chess result

Congratulations to this year winners! hope all of you can do Malaysia proud in the coming ASEAN, Asia and World Youth 2010!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

NAG 2010 - Waiting for the updates..

I am currently waiting for the updates of the result NAG 2010 at Penang.. Heard that 2 of the Pahang players finished with 5 points, there are possibilities that they might finished in top ten of their age group....

(As per the sms from the parents - Meor Airil Rahimi with 5 points from 8 rounds was placed 11th overall.. a sad turn out that his tie break is lower than the others, his father told me how sad he was for missing the prize. On the other hand - Nur Sabrina Aliya with 4 points from 7 rounds as informed by the father is placed 6th overall. Playing on board 1 in the last round, she lost to NWM Tan Li Ting in an endgame position favourable to Li Ting. I am still waiting the updates for the overall results from the official website)

Monday, March 15, 2010

NAG 2010

I am not at the NAG 2010 this year, but I think we have 4 representatives from Pahang playing there:

U-10B - Meor Airil Rahimi
U-12B - Meor Adib Rusyaidi
U-12G - Nur Sabrina Aliya
U-14B - Muhd Firdaus Afiq

So far Meor Airil, Meor Adib and Nur Sabrina scored 1/3 while Muhd Firdaus scored 2/3. Meor Airil and Meor Adib both are newcomers in the chess scene ( I am glad that their parents agree to take them to Penang for the NAG, it is a worth experience to take back home!). I didnt expect though for Nur Sabrina to be at the bottom pack in the U-12G. I know that in her group it is tough group becoz all the well known national juniors are there competing. The likes of WFM Nur Najiha, NWM Tan Li Ting and Camilia Johari plus others state representatives. Just hoping she end up in better placing in her second NAG debut. Muhd Firdaus Afiq did well in scoring 2 points!

For full pairings and result you can check this and for pictures and report of the NAG you can check here