Thursday, June 12, 2008

SelangorChess News

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Received a faxed newspaper clippings from En Michael Kimin, President of Sabah Chess Association today on the recent Malaysian Chess Federation AGM 2008. En Michael Kimin earlier indicated Sabah Chess proposes to organize a major chess tournament in the state.

On Negeri Sembilan chess, under the new committee headed by Tuan Hj Shaharuddin Sidek and his officials Kamar Dani and the rest, chess is now up and running south of the border. A number of tournaments were completed including the above Seremban Parade Open 2008 held last weekend, and a few more in the pipeline.

The Negeri Sembilan Allegro Open 2008 held earlier on in Rembau last March received overwhelming response from schools in the area as well as attracting players from other states including Selangor. Participants were also treated with F&B in conjunction with the General Election rally held in the vicinity.

The Malaysian Chess Federation hosted the visit from Ashtar Club for Chess from Babylon, Iraq in February this year. A friendly match was arranged with our local players. The friendly Malaysians triumphed but with a slim margin.

The last game of the evening when the Iraqi outwitted our player into an interesting end game draw.

Selangor chess officials were on hand as Technical Delegates to assist in the smooth running of the Chess tournament in the 4th Asean Para Games held in Khorat Thailand last January. Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Vietnam took part in the Tournament. The Malaysian chess contingent had a successful outing with 2 gold and 2 silver medals and was placed Second in the gold medal tally after Philippines who won 3 golds.