Top Terengganu junior player Md Syazwan Zulkifli took part in chess event organise by Fadli Zakaria which ended today.He finished with 4.5 point out of 6 round and end up in 5th place.He lose one game to eventual winner Irfan Hakim.Last month Syazwan was the winner of Kuala Terengganu leg of Pencarian Jaguh Catur Terengganu.This week the MSST event will start at all districts, he and Abdul Kadir Jailani is expected to battle for first place in under 18 category.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Where do chess players gather to play chess in Kuala Terengganu ? I have been asked this question by lot of people from schoolboys to parent.Basically we don't have any specific place to play,many years ago Primula Hotel offer a place but it did not work out until recently when Mydin Mall was open then the ideas of playing chess in public place came to my mind.I think Mydin is the best place so far for players to meet and spend some time to play.The place is cool and crowded , yes the idea is to attract unknown chess players by chance.It is like to promote chess in public.Some of my chess friends think this is not a good idea.So what do you think ?
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Until today there is no development in Pencarian Jaguh Catur program as the Pusat Minda Terengganu (Mindcet) still waiting from top administration to continue the Program.Pencarian Jaguh Catur Terengganu was launched early Mac to find top local chess players.The program was very successful and numerous talented emerged from the it.More then 1000 players took part in the program.Your truly received a lot of enquiry from players schools and parents about the tournament.Let us all hope the program will continue in middle of May.This is for the sake and future of chess in Terengganu.
Universiti DarulIman Malaysia will sending 2 men and two women players to take part in MASUM games in Sabah on 3third week of May.This is the second time UDM will take part in chess event, last year the team finished last.The team will be accompany by Hashim Jusoh who also one of the paralimpic chess coach.Players who was selected to represented UDM are Mohd Azrul Aminul Rashid Abd Majid and Mohd Razif Mohd Abd Rahman ,Najwah Aziz and Mashitah Zainol Abidin.This year the team is expected to performed better then the previous year.