Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Welcome Back!

If you are chess players playing in the era of 80s and early 90s you must have heard his name - Roazman Mat Rosley. He was the chess prodigy who hails from a small area back then called Jengka 2 Pahang. Everybody then knew the story how he came across chess by accident. And back then too, everybody acknowledge his talent. He wasn't borne with luxury and during that time sponsors was hard to find to ensure his progress in Chess. And by the way, he started chess before us! I came to know him later in 1988 when we were together in MSSM Pahang team. After i left school and MSSM we lost contact.

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!

SCC Serie E - The Results

I have been difficulty to blogging these 2 days, and finally today, i managed to post pictures and results on this blog!

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)

SCC Serie E - Photos (24/11/2012)

 Congratulation to the champion ; Nik Ahmad Farouqi
 Second place goes to : Noor Ahmad Fadzilah
 Third place (Otai Kuantan) ; Sulaiman Johari who came in third after an upset against Kamaluddin in the last round.
 4th place ; Nor Azmi Mohd Nor who certainly in a happy mood to have finally made it into the list of FINALIST this year!
 5th place ; (phew! that must be in his mind that day to have finally made it to the FINALE) Kamaludin Yusof
 Best U16 came all the way from Temerloh, adik Ahmad Ammar B Ahmad.

 Best U12 goes to adik Nik Muhd Haziq Najmuddin B Nik Mohd Azrihan from Kelantan.
 Best Ladies goes to Siti Nor Raihan who studied in UIA Kuantan.
 SCC was packed that day with the best players coming in fighting for the top spot to be in the FINALE.
 Even Izza Hasrina who hails from Kuantan but studied in UPSI came too.
 Adik Muhd Asyraf cause a sensation in round 2 when he drew with Nor Azmi Mohd Nor.
Seen in pic is Abdul Rahim Ramli (from Terengganu), fighting against another Kelantanese Nik Azhan Mat Tahir.