Saturday, September 18, 2010

Malaysian Team off to Khanty-Mansiyk Today!

Malaysian Women Team - (L-R) : NWM Nurul Huda W, WCM Nur Nabila, NWM Fong Mi Yen, NWM Alia Anin, NWM Roslina Marmono and their captain - Megat. (Msia is seeded 73 from 119 countries)
Malaysian Men Team - (L-R) : NM Tan Khai Boon, FM Peter Long, IM Mok Tze Meng, IM Mas Hafizul and reserve also as their captain - MCF Secretary - Gregory Lau. (Msia is seeded 82 from 159 countries)

I was at the KLIA this morning sending off my sis and the Malaysian 39th Olympiad team. Their journey is from KL to Moscow (with transit in Dubai for few hours). From Moscow they will stay there for 2 days to wait for their charter flight to Khanty-Mansiyk, Siberia. The first round will commence on Tuesday. So I guess, the players will have their rest before the game start. This once in 2 years event is the largest chess event with more than 159 countries taking part!

I bid all the best to the players! and hope to hear good news soon!