Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Gearing up for the Malaysian Chess Festival 2008

CAS is calling out senior and junior (U16) players to register interest in representing Selangor in the upcoming annual Malaysian Chess Festival*. All players either born, resident, schooling or working in Selangor will be eligible and selection criteria will inter-alia include merit performance in national and CAS-organized events such as this Allegro.


En Lim Tse Pin (012 2984922)
En Shafruddin (012 3852420)

*Note: Three special prizes for State Teams are on offer this year namely, the 'Best State Team' in the Astro Merdeka Rapid (to be held on the opening day 16th Aug to 17th Aug at Cititel Midvalley Hotel) and the 'Best State Team' and 'Best State Jr Team' in the Astro Merdeka Open (to be held on the final days of the chess festival 30th Aug to 1st Sept at Wilayah Complex). In addition both the State Teams can still vie for the more lucrative top prizes along the way.

The chess festival features individual events as well, the highlight being the IGB 5th Arthur Tan Open. Running concurrently with this event is the 3rd Ambank Group Chess Challenge. The third individual event is the Malaysian Blitz Chess Championship slotted after the closing ceremony. Players can participate in these events too as they do not clash with the team tournaments mentioned above.

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