Friday, September 12, 2008

All Quiet at the Malaysian Chess scene

(The man that made the Malaysian Chess Festival possible, past CAS President (1975) Dato' Tan Chin Nam seated at the centre, together with incumbent president En Shafruddin (seated right) and his grandson (left) a UK university economics undergraduate back for a short break at the GM Yasser Seirawan Simul recently)

It is all quiet for now in this holy month of Ramadhan and we wish the Muslims "Selamat Menyambut Bulan Ramadhan Al Mubarak". To the SelangorChess teams we once again wish you well done for the fine performance in the recent Malaysian Chess Festival 2008 and look forward to the continued excellence in chess in the coming years.

CAS hopes to hold at least two more events for the remaining part of this year, namely the Royal Selangor Junior Open some time in November and the final CAS-Octagon 4th Quarter Allegro in December. We will keep you posted on these events in due course.

(SelangorChess senior team was featured in Mr Quah Seng Sun's the Star column today. The team did well to fight to the finish to emerge as one of the well respected teams in recent years. In the article was a short note on the exploit of our Main Committee Member cum Hon Treasurer En Fariz Shafruddin's impressive end-game win in a simul with GM Seirawan. Congratulations!)

(It is in everyone's mind whether or not the Malaysian Chess Festival will live on. The present MCF Council Members will definitely put on their thinking cap to keep the fire on, with clear objectives and mission to further uplift Malaysian chess to the next higher level)