The Royal Selangor International Open Chess Tournament 2008 had a good coverage in both the Star newspaper chess column and the local 'Gilachess' chess blog. A big Thank You to both. This should spur CAS and other chess organizers to bring forth quality chess tournaments in the country.On another note the bond between affiliates and parent body should be beyond reproach and envy to enable a viable and meaningful structure.
CAS stopped organizing a selection tournament given the past poor numbers and quality of participations. Moreover selection based on a rapid event would not reflect the players' strength viz-a-viz standard time National Closed. Moreover the stronger players have already been given direct entry while others need to only pay nominal fee. However Members who wish to participate through CAS can e-mail name/particulars and follow-up before the closing date for consideration.