Friday, April 25, 2008

Royal Selangor International Open Chess Tournament 2008

In the press today is an article on Audrey Wong, Malaysia's first Woman International Master ('WIM'). She is also the daughter of our longest serving and current Persatuan Catur Selangor or Chess Association of Selangor ('CAS') official, Puan Jackie Wong. Jackie who sat on the CAS Committee since 1985 (the year when Audrey shot to prominence to earn her WIM title in Adelaide) was one of the key figures in CAS that helped shape what the association is today. An NGO and a non-profit institution CAS remains professionally run by a team of dedicated and experienced personnel drawn from various discipline. As an independent body CAS do receive support from various sponsors but one that stands out, since 1983 is Royal Selangor. The policy and decision-making process of CAS however remains solely in the hands of the biennially-elected committee and members.

The Royal Selangor International Open Chess Tournament 2008 scheduled this coming 30th April to 4th May is expected to attract a strong pool of local and foreign players. CAS would like to urge more local players to join this internationally recognized Fide-rated Tournament.