The 10th CAS-Octagon Third Quarter Allegro 2008 is a success with satisfactory turnout of 121 players. This Allegro series continue to attract strong chess players not just in the Klang Valley but from neighbouring states of Perak, Pahang and Negeri Sembilan as well. En Mazlan Ali, CEO of Octagon Consolidated Berhad (seated) who sponsored this event was present for the Closing Ceremony to give away the prizes. It was an eye-opener for him to see such strong interest in chess in the country with wide and harmonious participations from all walks of life irrespective of age, gender or race.
Main Prize Winners
Ian Udani receiving his First Prize from En Mazlan Ali. Ian earlier won the top prize in the First Quarter but dropped to 5th place in the subsequent Second Quarter Allegro series.
5th - Mark Siew Kit-Tze
6th - Fariz Shafruddin
7th - Mohd Saprin Sabri
8th -Kamaluddin Yusof
9th - Ismail Ahmad
A qualified Veteran, Woo Beng Keong squeezed his way in 10th Place through a tie-break with 15 other players.
A broad smile from Veteran winner En Mat Zaki Yeop upon receiving his book prize. For the record, he is one of the newly elected Committee Member of CAS.