Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Malaysian Chess Festival - SelangorChess players in action

The Chess Association of Selangor (CAS) Main Committee is pleased to announce that Majlis Sukan Negeri Selangor (Selangor State Sports Council) has endorsed and indicated to sponsor the SelangorChess Team participation in the 28th Astro Merdeka Open Team Chess Championship this weekend

It is great to see the SelangorChess selection (pic above) already showing their team spirit playing together at their own initiative in the recent Astro Merdeka Rapid.

In the meantime the individual participations in two other events DATMO and AmBank Chess Challenge have already demonstrated their excellence. Four players were medal winners in a field of national and international players.

Abdullah Che Hassan in 10th place Ambank Chess Challenge

Yeoh Li Tian in 13th place AmBank Chess Challenge

Justin Ong as Best U-16 Datmo

Nabila as Best U-16 AmBank Chess Challenge

Other members putting up strong challenges in the earlier events included Ian Udani (a Filipino and presently a Selangor resident) whose team Gold IS Berhad came Second but shared the same 29 1/2 points with the eventual Champion from the Philippines. WCM Shazwani on Board 1 anchored her team under Astro banner as Best Ladies Team


Yeoh Li Tian in yellow and to his left Jun Keat in green striped shirt

WCM Shazwani Zulkaffli playing under Astro

For more details on the performances refer to and