Saturday, February 6, 2016

Application Results for Selangor Representatives to Malaysian Chess Championships 2016


The Malaysian Chess Championship is scheduled from 16th March to 20th March 2016 at Dewan University College Sabah Foundation, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

After 1 week of advertising, there are 5 applications for Men and 6 applications for Women. In order to fulfil the state criteria, the applicant must fulfil at least one of the followings:- 
(I) Born in the state, (II) Residing in the state, (III) Working / Studying in the state

Upon fulfilling the criteria listed above and agree to represent the state, the player will sign the Player's Registration Form which means the Player can only represent on the agreed state for the Calendar Year. This means the player cannot represent other state in MCF national-level rated events e.g. Merdeka Team Championship, Inter-State Team Championship, MSSM and etc in the same Calendar Year. This is a MCF requirement since 2013 to avoid other state from buying players by offering more incentives or prevent players from state-hopping.  

Now, CAS is at final stage to determine the representatives from Selangor. The successful applicants will be published tomorrow, 7th Feb. Stay tune............
 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Who's Who in MCF Merit Performances Criteria for MCC 2016

1. Top 10 Men and Women in NR January 2016 List
A) Men
1. Ooi Chern Ee
2. Yeoh Li Tian
3. Wong Zi Jing
4. Nicholas Chan
5. Francis Chin
6. Peter Long
7. Lim Yee Weng
8. Goh Yoon-Wah
9. Ronnie Lim Chuin Hoong
10. Mas Hafizulhelmi

B) Women
1. Lim Jean Nie
2. Siti Zulaikha Foudzi
3. Tan Li Ting
4. Nithyalakshmi Sivanesan
5. Nur Najiha Azman Hisham
6. Nur Nabila Azman Hisham
7. Puteri Rifqah Fahada Azhar
8. Alia Anin Azwa Bakri
9. Chua Jia-Tien
10. Wan Khye Theng


2. All previous National Masters(NM) and National Women Masters (NWM)





3. National Junior Champions Boy and Girl (U-20) 2014
A) BOY - Subramanian Sivanesan
B) GIRL - Nithyalakshmi Sivanesan


4. MSSM Individual U-18 Boy Champion and Girl U-18 Champion 2015
A) BOY - Yeoh Li Tian
B) GIRL - Chuah Yi Ning


5. SUKIPT Champion 2016
A) BOY - Law Tze Hong
B) GIRL - Nur Nabila Azman Hisham
 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Malaysian Chess Championship 2016 - Selection for Selangor Representatives [Please write in]

The Malaysian Chess Championship is scheduled from 16th March to 20th March 2016 at Dewan University College Sabah Foundation, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Each State is allowed to send 2 Official Players (fulfilling min national rating /FIDE rating criteria) and 4 Wild Card Players (need not fulfil rating criteria) which is treated as Extra State Player for both Men and Women Category. Each State can also send as many Extra State players as long as they fulfil the rating criteria.
 
The criteria for Official Player and Extra State Players (except Wild Card Player) as follows:-
Men Qualification       : A minimum rating level of either NR 1650 OR FIDE 1800
Women Qualification : A minimum rating level of either NR 1400 OR FIDE 1550

CAS will extend invitation to (2 Men and 2 Women) highest national-rated players who write-in to represent Selangor as Official Player for both Men and Women Category. CAS will pay the Registration fee, and provide 5 nights Accommodation on twin-sharing basis with daily allowance to all Official Players. The Official Player needs to pay their own flight ticket. Please write-in to selangorchess@gmail.com with (Name and H/p Number) by 5th February for selection purposes. The result of the selection will be published on this website on 7th February. The selected players must provide a copy of flight ticket itinerary to CAS by 15th February.
 
For the Wild Card Slots, CAS awards the slots (4 Men and 4 Women) to the highest national-rated players (who did not fulfil National Rating Jan 2016 release or FIDE Rating Feb 2016 release minimum rating set by MCF). Please email to selangorchess@gmail.com with (Name and H/p Number) by 5th February for selection purposes. The result of the selection will be published on this website on 7th February. The selected players must pay the registration fee i.e. RM150 each to CAS by 15th February and make own arrangement to purchase the flight ticket and accommodation.

For any other player who has qualified the rating criteria and would like to join, please write-in to CAS (selangorchess@gmail.com) by 15th February. The player must pay the registration fee i.e. RM150 to CAS by 20th February and make own arrangement to purchase the flight ticket and accommodation. (Take note that the Registration fee for Direct registration with MCF without going through State Association is RM250.)
 
Lastly, Selangor Players who have qualified under MCF MERIT PERFORMANCES must write-in to CAS (selangorchess@gmail.com) by 5th February for us to place you among the Official Players Selection List. The result of the selection will be published on this website on 7th February. If you aren't chosen as the Official Representative but still want to take part in this Championship, CAS will be glad to pay for your registration fee. You need make own arrangement to book hotel and purchase the flight ticket. You must provide a copy of flight ticket itinerary to CAS by 15th February. 
 
MCF Merit Performances Criteria:-
1. Top 10 Men and Women in NR January 2016 List.  

2. All previous National Masters(NM) and National Women Masters (NWM)
3. National Junior Champions Boy and Girl (U-20) 2014
4. MSSM Individual U-18 Boy Champion and Girl U-18 Champion 2015
5. SUKIPT Champion 2016

Sunday, August 2, 2015

CAS Main Committee 2015/2016


Main Committee of The Chess Association of Selangor for the year 2015/2016 was elected today. We look forward to bringing chess to the next higher level for the current term in Selangor, with En Daniel Yong (Seated left) at the helm and En Ahmad Shafruddin Arshad  (seated right) assisting him as Vice President. En Lim Tse Pin remains as Hon Secretary, En Fariz Shafruddin as Treasurer and En Mat Zaki Yeop as Committee Member.

En Daniel Yong thanked the past Committee for contributing to the fine performance of CAS and was confident that the new line-up would continue to propel CAS to an even greater height in the current term and the years to come

Monday, May 4, 2015

42nd Selangor Open Chess Tournament 2015 - Prize Winners

Champion - IM Rolando Nolte
2nd Placing - FM Yeoh Li Tian
3rd Placing - IM Mas Hafizulhelmi
Group photo of all Prize Winners with Tournament Organisers


42nd Selangor Open: Final round


IM Rolando has take a full point lead into the final round when his nearest rival IM Mas lost to Efren of Philippines.


Now, Efren will try to stop IM Rolando. It is a very interesting finish if Efren can create another spectacular upset. Efren could be the new Champion based on 1st tie break direct encounter, that is provided FM Yeoh didnt win the final round against Johor Tan Kok Liang. Else, all three will have same points. Rolando has a slim edge of half point lead over Yeoh in 2nd tie break.
Tan vs Yeoh

Click here for final round pairing.

42nd Selangor Open: Last Day

After a gruelling 7 rounds battle, defending champion IM Nolte, Rolando has taken a half point lead over his nearest rival IM Mas. Bearing upset, Rolando may seal the title if he beats his compatriot Senador in this round. He had played IM Mas and FM Yeoh already.

Meanwhile, IM Jimmy from Selangor ( a 8-time winner who won his first back in 1980) has staged a remarkable comeback after dropping 1.5pts in his first 3 games and currently playing on Board 4 against the most impressive junior player in this edition. A win in this round may see him playing Rolando in the next and final round. If it happens, this mouth watering clash will be the highlight of the tournament. Only he can stop Rolando from winning the title for the 3rd time in 4 years.

Click here for this morning round pairing.