Saturday, March 19, 2011

NCC - Round 7

In this very exciting round 7, we get our first result of the day. In just 30 minutes of play, on table 6 Nor Ilhamuddin vs Ong Thian Loon resulted in black forcing white a draw. Interesting..!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Congratulations To Nur Sabrina Aliya Asman!

Pihak Persatuan Catur Daerah Kuantan (PCDK), dan Setia Chess Centre, mengucapkan setinggi-tinggi tahniah kepada Nur Sabrina Aliya Binti Asman ahli remaja PCDK, atas kejayaan beliau menduduki tempat ke-4 kategori bawah 12 tahun perempuan dalam kejohanan Catur Remaja Kebangsaan (National Age Group) bagi tahun 2011.

Atas kejayaan ini, beliau telah ditawarkan tempat mewakili negara dalam kejohanan Remaja Asean kategori bawah umur 12 tahun, yang akan berlangsung di Tarakan, Indonesia pada 10 - 22 jun 2011.

Tahniah sekali lagi diucapkan kepada beliau!

(Kejayaan Sabrina membuktikan tiada yang mustahil buat kita semua dari bandar sekecil Kuantan ini! Asalkan berusaha ke arah itu.

Jika sekiranya ada pihak yang berminat menghulurkan bantuan kewangan / duit poket buat adik Sabrina ini untuk ke Tarakan di minta menghubungi bapa beliau En. Asman di talian - 013 9517615

Kami menghargai sumbangan anda!)

NCC 2011 - Round 5

The heat is on!

The battle between top leaders : Loo Swee Leong & Yeoh Li Tian on board 1

and the battle between Edward Lee & IM Jimmy Liew.

In the Women Section :
Nur Nabila is looking good to win the title.

(I will update on the result straight to chess-result once the i received the result, so that readers can catch the result on the spot)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

NCC - Young participants

Here in the pic is Wong Yinn Long.
This is the petite Muhd Faqih Aminuddin. A very young player, but courageous enough to take part in this prestigious event!
And this is Ng Shi Yang, who practically in every round stands up to focus!

I am impress with these kids (there are also other kids in the hall, but the ones taken are the smallest as they look), having this courage. I juz wish the parents back home (Kuantan) would realise that to play chess should start at a very young age! But the scenario back home is, when the child is spotted with chess talents - the parents would like to wait for many more years to come until it is too late. Sad isnt it?

**borrow Andrew's camera to take pic, i really cant stand it having been to chess tourney without any camera**

NCC 2011 official website

Sorry, my mistake, I forgot about the official site :

NCC 2011

There are games and pictures to browse thru.

NCC 2011 - Round 4

I'm trying the best to upload the result of players that has finished playing soonest on the chess-result. I know most of you cant wait to get a hold of the latest updates :-)

It is going to be an interesting battle of round 4, and i am assuming this round will ended pretty late. So good news to the spectators, you can come and watch the game after office hours. But bad news for me as I am to be in the hall to wait for the game to end...

Gilachess is trying his best to streaming live the top board games (check that out).

NCC - rd 3 : upsets for the day

In open section :
Tan Ken Wei defeat last year winner - NM Tan Khai Boon

In women section :
Pavitra lost to the young Teh Den Zen

and newcomer - Nur Atiqah beat regular Latifah Syamimi

NCC - Bloggers covering the events

I dont bring any camera for this NCC 2011, so, no pictures from me. And sometimes I am too busy to write about the event, but you can still find the latest news on the tournament from our bloggers here :

Ilham's blog


Razali's Blog

And if you want to catch the results and the latest pairing of NCC 2011, juz click on this site :

Chess results

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

How to Control Crowd?

At DATCC where the NCC 2011 is being held, it is very hard to control the crowd. Seriously, if the players, spectators wants to kibitz i am ok with that, but please be quiet. One person watch the game, yes they can be quiet, but if more than 1 and they start to say "hi" and mingle, or when they analyse the games, then you will hear the so called "noise" sound in the hall! you are disturbing others that still playing! Cant you fit in other people shoes??!!

I am giving you the chance to be in the hall, but come on lah! Do you want me to get mean!!

NCC 2011 - Round 1 Upsets!

Both Board 1 of Open & Women section drew their games. Fong Mi Yen drew against Vickie Hong, while Jimmy Liew drew against the young Aron Teh.

NCC 2011

As usual the school holidays will be packed with lots of chess activities. After the NAG was ended, today is the time for NCC 2011 to kick off. 

I am at NCC 2011 as the deputy arbiter once again, and i will be incharge in the Men Section. I forgot about the camera, so i dont think i will be updating any report with pictures (terribly sorry readers)!

SCC will be closed for the entire weekend from 16th march -20th march. Activities at centre will resume as usual on 22nd march 2011.

NAG 2011

NAG 2011 which was held at UTP Tronoh in Perak has ended last monday. I am so glad to see participants from Pahang esp from Kuantan. It is good that when i posted and advertise at the chess centre during the SCC GP, i can get those newly introduce to chess to play... :-))

in U8G - only one participants from Kuantan :
Nur Iman Hannah, she is 7 years old score 4 points from 8 games (not bad huh!) and placed 6th from 14 participants

in U10B - we had 2 players from Kuantan :
Meor Airil Rahimi - 14th placed with 5 points
Muhd Hazid Ekquan - 15th placed also with 5 points

in U12B - 1 player from Kuantan, and 1 from Pekan :
Muhd Asyraf - placed 22nd with 4 points
Meor Adib Rusyaidi - placed 29th also with 4 points

in U12G - 1 player from Kuantan :
Nur Sabrina Aliya - placed 4th with 5.5 points

in U14B - 1 player from Kuantan :
Muhd Firdaus Afiq - placed 17th with 5 points

It was good to hear them play and gained experiences from the event, which will benefit them in the coming MSSD Kuantan early in april.