Dato' Arthur Tan Chess Centre (DATCC) recently initiated the team chess event on a round robin format at her premises in Kuala Lumpur. 10 teams are participating in this FIDE Rated event with time control of 90 min + 30 sec increment from move 1. The game kicked off last April and scheduled every Wednesday of the week from 18:00hr to 21:00 hr. The timing allows for flexibility to the working populace and students in and around KL to participate. Apart from minor hitches at the start, the event runs smoothly so far and is now half way through with the completion of the 9th round last night.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
SelangorChess News- DATCC Kuala Lumpur Commercial & Recreational Chess League (Round Robin For Teams) 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
CAS players are a very active lot and everywhere they go would certainly leave their mark in the chess scene.
The Azman Hisham girls, namely Nur Najiha and Nur Nabila brought honours to the country to win the Under 10 (G) title and runner-up in the Under-12 (G) respectively in the recent 10th ASEAN Age Group+ Championships in Vietnam. The newly crowned WFM Najiha in fact hauled in another Gold in a Rapid Under-12 (G) event while WCM Nabila took Gold in the Blitz event for her category over the weekend
With this impetus the two juniors (and the others too), should move on and to at least be on par with the likes of the senior women players of recent times like WIM Siti Zulaikha and WCM Nur Shazwani. Malaysian juniors are no different from their counterparts in the region or the world but only at the lower age-group. More needs to be done, and doing it in a different way perhaps to progress further
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The Selangor representatives fared not too badly especially in the National Woman Championship category. Amira scored 5 1/2 points or 2 points behind the eventual winner to earn the 5th position. There was high expectations on her compatriot Nabila who could only obtain 7th position. She was definitely playing well below her strength. Haslindah on the other hand did well to get 8th. on tiebreak, and Selangor's 4th entry Najiha was placed 15th