Thursday, June 18, 2009

SelangorChess News- DATCC Kuala Lumpur Commercial & Recreational Chess League (Round Robin For Teams) 2009

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.

This is a laudable effort to further improve standard chess in the country on a sustained basis. Currently most of the tournaments in the country (as in many pubs or social groups in Europe and Australia) are on the shorter time control or Rapid format, which to many serious players is not chess. CAS too is guilty in promoting such weekend chess such that it is now the mainstay in the Malaysian chess scene. But aside from Selangor Open we did in the past organise 2-day events with longer time control for the juniors whom we felt should most benefit but in time fell through due to lack of support.

Results of the DATCC Chess League after Round 9

# Team Ranking

# Individual performances

# Team performances

Chess enthusiasts who may like to watch the games currently in progress every Wednesday should call IA Hamid Majid (tel: +6019 3158098) for confirmation