Monday, March 24, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Chator was probably introduced by the Indians. Almost similar pieces and layout style could be found at archeological sites in Java, Sumatera, Borneo and Champa (Kampuchea) with subsequent refinements by the Arabs, long before the arrival of the Europeans in this part of the world.
Chess in Selangor or Malaysia for that matter has indeed a long history and contributes to the study of chess evolution and human civilization.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
The recently concluded National Age-Group Chess Championship 2008 saw CAS Junior Nur Nabila scoring a perfect 8 points in the Under12 (Girl) category. She was already unstoppable after the sixth round and maintained her fine form throughout the tournament. Another highlight was CAS Junior Muhd Shakir securing the Under14 (Boy) title on tie-break when the Penang duo on the top board finished with a draw. 6 other CAS juniors Puteri Rifqah - U8 (G), Nur Najiha - U10(G), Tan Yong Zhao - U8(B), Yeoh Li Tian - U10(B), Tan Wei Hao - U12 (B) and Edward Lee - U16(B) completed the CAS Juniors dominance with 8 gold medals out of the 10 on offer. The Chess Association of Selangor or CAS will continue to provide the platform for the betterment of chess in the Klang Valley and Malaysia in general.
For more news on this event, check it out in Malaysian Chess and The Academy. Results
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Low Jun Jian took the Under-16 title with 6 points while Yeoh Li Tian wrested the Under-12 title with 6 1/2 points at the Sunway Univerity College premises earlier today. 101 players participated in this weekend tournament under two separate cartegories. MCF Deputy President Hj Ibrahim Bakar and MCF Council Member Mr Gregory Lau were also present in the closing ceremony to give away the prizes.
The CAS President En Shafruddin in his closing speech commented that the championships this year were based on shorter time-control of 25 minutes which would not be sufficient to test the strength of the players. This was due to the dwindling turnout of participants in the past years when each of the tournaments was held over 2 days. But our young players would definitely not be able to compete on a level playing field in international tournaments or in most other standard tournaments. Thus The Chess Association of Selangor ('CAS') with the support of Royal Selangor, felt it would be timely to introduce the standard time-control tournament for the juniors not only to those aspiring to compete internationally but to those wanting to apply their skills and knowledge to the full. The parents and players were urged to support this endeavour scheduled this coming June.