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Friday, July 31, 2009

OFF TO TEMERLOH OPEN

I will be going to Temerloh open today as an arbiter.Many Terengganu players also going to play there.Terengganu players who said is playing are Norazmi Mohd Nor,Ruzenan Abu Bakar ,Suhaidi Mustaffa ,Abdul Rahim Ramli ,Zailan Abas , Rozam zam, Adam and maybe Nor Ilhamuddin .I will update this blog during the event.See you all there.Organiser in Temerloh also said Ian Udani , Kamaluddin Yusuf , Abdullah Che Hassan among the players who register.

MAS HAFIZUL MISSES A GM NORM

Mas Hafizul Hilmi

Malaysia top player Mas Hafizulhilmi Agus Abdul Rahman give commanding performance in qualifying round of world championship in Vietnam last week.He finished 6 points from 9 round game format to produce his best ever result in his quest for norm and ultimately the Grandmaster title.Mas misses GM norm merely by half a point.I think Mas has learnt a lot from this event and hopefully he will improve his games in future tournament.

They are 54 players took part in zonal whereby most of the players are from Vietnam.Majority of them are under twenty and they even field up 3 under 12 players (Le Quan Long ,Nguyen Van Thuan Thanh and Le Huu Thai).Can our junior match thiers? But here in Terengganu they a teachers and parents insist their children played only in age group although they already state junior representative.

Its not that easy as we speak ,Mas really need a dedicated team behind to support him.Look at Indonesia team they always travel with coach and team manager when they played in overseas tournament.At least our player feel comfortable and can concentrate fully on their game.But the bottom line is ringgit and cents.

Zonal cross table here.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

MAKSAK 2009 FLASHBACK

Hisamullah Harun & Hashim Jusoh
Md Azizul of Kelantan

Although annual MAKSAK chess event concluded two weeks ago and Sarawak team captured the title but I read interesting game analysis from Kelantan first board player Mohd Azizul Mat Daud about his game against Hashim Jusoh of Terengganu in our last round encounter.Honestly I always warned my players about capabality of players from others teams.Dont take them lightly and don't underestimate them whom "may" do not play tournament regularly.

Everyear I see each team improved their performances and they gave their best.This is contributed by chess activities in their particular states.In this case PDRM , Perlis ,Perak , Pahang are no longer whipping boys.

On the other hand I can also see they are team who selected their players among goodfriend without going through selection tournament.This may hinder the development of chess in their own state.


In the years to come I can see Kelantan ,Selangor will emerged as a strong challenger for Maksak title including traditional powerhouse Kuala Lumpur and Terengganu.I have doubt about Sarawak who have only Abang Mohd Ridhuan and Morsin Ahmad after Lim Kian Hwa retires soon.Our Terengganu players Hashim Jusoh, Hisamullah Harun and Ahmad Rizal may not perform this year but they are good at least for another 20 more years.Article by arch rival here

SYUEN GRANDPRIX

Perak Chess Association will organised yet another event Syuen Hotel on 16 August 2009.This tournament will be divided into 3 categories Open ,under 15 and under 12.Lately chess activities in Perak seems flourish with more tournament compare to last few years.In the nineties Perak had produce promising juniors like Mohd Hussin Jamil and Mohd Johan Jamil sons of Mohd Jamil Yahya the Malaysia Sport Council Technical Chairman for chess.I still remember names like Deon Moh and Aaron Yee both are among top juniors players in Perak during their heydays.More information about Perak Chess event click here.

Monday, July 27, 2009

TEMERLOH OPEN

This weekend there will be another chess tournament at Temerloh Pahang.This time organised by Persatuan Catur Temerloh.The two days event will be played at Dewan UMNO Haji Abdullah Kia which is located at Bangunan UMNO Temerloh in Mentakab.In the open section a total of RM3000 for the top ten winners.They are 10 prizes for local players.Also they are prizes for under 16 , under 12 ,best lady and best veteran.NM Zarul Syazwan is the defending champion.

Date : 1st and 2nd August 2009
Place: Bangunan UMNO.
Time control : 1hour /
Categoriy : Open , Under 16 , Under 12 .
First round starts at : 10.30 Am


PRIZES (Cash prizes and medal)

Open Section.

1.RM1000
2.RM500
3.RM400
4.RM350
5.RM250
6.RM180
7.RM80
8.RM60
9.RM50
10.RM50

UNDER 16
1.RM100
2.RM 50

UNDER 12
1.RM100
2.RM50

BEST LADY
1.RM100
2.RM 70

VETERAN
1.RM100
2.RM70

To register please contact Mr Fazli 019 9299767


Sunday, July 26, 2009

DUNGUN OPEN (TEAM MIXED EVENT)

RAHIM & NORAZMI OF UITM DUNGUN




DATE : 14th to 15th August 2009 (FRIDAY & SATURDAY)
VENUE : DEWAN JASMIN , UITM DUNGUN


This event will be divided into two categories.

1). Individual
2).Team Event (Each team consisting 1 man and 1 lady player)


This is an individual event.Players who are registered as a team ( 1 man & 1 lady) qualified to win prizes for team event.Players may register their team member on the day of registration.

Individual Tie break : Number of points,Solkoff ,SB , PE, kumulatif

Team Event tie break : Total number of points collected

Entry Fee RM15.00 (Open Trg ),RM5.00 for Under 18.



PLAYING SCHEDULE :

Day 1 ( Friday 14 August)

8.00 - 9.00 Registration

Pusingan 1. 9.30 -11.00 am
Pusingan 2. 11.15 - 12.45 pm
Pusingan 3. 3.00 - 5.00 pm
Pusingam4. 5.15 - 7.15 pm

Day 2 ( Saturday 15 August)

Pusingan 5.8.30 - 10.30 am
Pusingan 6.10.45 - 12.45 pm
Pusingan 7.2.30 - 5.00 pm


Prizes (Individual category)

1.RM300
2.RM200
3.RM150
4.RM120
5.RM100
6.RM80
7.RM70
8.RM60
9.RM50
10.RM50

Team Category

1.RM200
2.RM180
3.RM150
4.RM100
5.RM100

Special prizes RM50 each for two best players for

1).University or college students
2).Under 18
3).Under 12
4).Best lady

Players who won main prize and team event not qualified to win this special prizes.

To register please call Mr Nor Azmi Mohd Nor mobile number 012 556 0460.