Wednesday, December 1, 2010


CAS Council Member En Lim Chong passed away early last Friday. We wish to convey our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to his family.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

12th CAS - OCTAGON Second Quarter Allegro on 13th June 2010 (Sunday)

(Winners of the Tournament together with the recently elected CAS officials namely CAS President En Shafruddin (seated at centre ), VP En Mok Tze Meng (to his right), IA Lim Tse Pin (far right), and two  newly elected VP En Yeoh Chin Seng ( to his left ) and Council member En Lim Chong (far left))

GM Ziaur Rahman made a grand debut in the above CAS-Octagon  Second Quarter Allegro 2010 scoring full points this evening. In 2nd place was Cheah Cheok Fung with 5 1/2 points on better tie-break over two other players namely Chan Sheng Yip and Fariz Shafruddin. Regular campaigner Ian Udani had to settle for 5th position when he lost the final round to the GM.

Complete Tournament cross Table as follows:

12th CAS-OCTAGON Second Quarter: Pre-registered Names (Updated)

The final list of the pre-registered names as follow:

1 Andrew Ooi Boon Seng 1514
2 Andrew Soong Loc Yang (U15) 1460
3 Andrew Yap 1390
4 Ashman Raziuddin
5 Bausch Koh Sian Kuan (U12) 1233
6 Chan Sheng Yip 1362
7 Che Muhd Hafiz Che Ismail 1527
8 Cheah Cheok Fung 1832
9 Chek Kin Keuw 1543
10 Chong Kwai Kun 1536
11 Chong Yan Meng (U15) 1516
12 Crivoi Alexandru 2127
13 Derek Poon Guo Liong (U15) 1454
14 Dominic Lee Kuang Wei (U15) 1222
15 Emir Rusyaidi Ahmad Nazari (U12) 1359
16 Fariz Shafruddin 1902
17 Gabriel Soong Mun Hey (U15) 1408
18 Hasidin Abdul Rashid 1459
19 Hisyamiza Ismail (U12) 1200
20 Ian Udani 2130
21 Iskandar Danial Adam (U15) 1179
22 Ismail Ahmad 1884
23 Izuddin Ahayat 1545
24 Keegan Lim Ming Ze (U15) 1123
25 Kiernan Lim Ming Jun (U15) 1177
26 Kong Dak Nam (U12) 1207
27 Kughan Ravindran 1191
28 Lee Zhi Wei (U12) 1276
29 Lee Zhi Yan (U12) 1175
30 Lim Chong 1437
31 Lim Ming Kang (U12) 1426
32 Lokman Hakim Abdullah 1455
33 Lum Zhun Hoong 1393
34 Mohan Raj Balasupramaniam 1492
35 Mohd Fadli Zakaria 1784
36 Mohd Irwan Syah 1347
37 Mohd Zullghafari Saparmin 1433
38 Mok Khye Zen (U12) 1079
39 Mok Shu Zing (U12G) 1318
40 Muhd Asyraaf Said Muhd Khalil
41 Ng Jen Sheng (U12) 1426
42 Nguyen, Tien Thanh
43 Peter Wirija 1603
44 Poon Jit Wai 1530
45 Rahman, Ziaur 2467
46 Shamsuddin Sabri 1397
47 Shum Rui Yuan (U12) 1360
48 Sim Chung Seng 1366
49 Suhaimi Mustafa Albakri 1661
50 Syazrin Abd Rahman 1512
51 Tan Ken Wei 1782
52 Tang Wei Chiat 1581
53 Tasmin, Sultana
54 Teh Wee Zhun 1455
55 Tharoun Sharma Ravindran (U15) 1242
56 Victoar Imanueol Simon 1411
57 Wan Mohd Fazli Wan Nawawi 1652
58 Wan Tarmizi Wan Sulaiman 1588
59 William Choo 1505
60 Zaidan Zulkipli 1776
61 Ziaur, Thaksin

Please report yourself to the tournament venue by 9AM. CAS hopes to see all the names listed above will turn up for the event and enjoy the tournament ........

Sunday, June 6, 2010

12th CAS-OCTAGON Second Quarter: Pre-registered Names

The pre-registration process has received 34 names so far with 4 days to go before the event date. A very slow start leading to the event that offers up to 25 prizes and it's a nationally rated event for the period April to June 2010.

The list as follow:
1. Sim Chung Seng
2. Mohd Irwan Syah
3. Andrew Yap
5. Kughan Ravindran
6. Emir Rusyaidi Ahmad Nazari
7. Wan Tarmizi Wan Sulaiman
8. syazrin abd rahman
9. Hasidin Abdul Rashid
10. Ashman Raziuddin
11. Iskandar Danial Adam
12. Wan Mohd Fazli Wan Nawawi
14. Peter Wirija
15. Lum Zhun Hoong
16. Shum Rui Yuan (U12)
17. Shamsuddin Sabri
18. Mohan Raj
19. Crivoi Alexandru
20. Ismail ahmad
22. Hisyamiza Ismail (U12)
23. Bausch Koh Sian Kuan (U12) pd50
24. Teh Wee Zhun
25. Dominic Lee (U15)
26. Lee zhi Yan (U12)
27. Lee Zhi Wei (U12)
28. Izuddin Ahayat
29. William Choo
30. GM Ziaur Rahman
31. Sultana Tashmin
32. Taksin Ziaur
33. Poon Jit Wai _pd20
34. Tan Ken Wei

For those who wish to take part in this event, please send your name to by 11th June (FRIDAY). Thank you.

Monday, May 24, 2010

12th CAS - OCTAGON Second Quarter Allegro on 13th June 2010 (Sunday)

This is a Nationally-rated event. This is an event specially created for you if you are interested in obtaining your first national rating (not many events are nationally-rated in a year) or see how much you have improved in playing strength since the last rating released in April 2010.

You may pre-register yourself for this event by sending an email (your name and hp number) to

Pemilihan ke Kejohanan Catur Kebangsaan 2010 dan Kejohanan Catur Kebangsaan (Wanita) 2010

Persekutuan Catur Malaysia akan menganjurkan Kejohanan tahunan tersebut di atas pada 16hb Jun hingga 20hb Jun 2010 bertempat di Dectar, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Ahli-ahli yang ingin menyertai Kejohanan ini melalui Persatuan dijemput mendaftar nama dan nombor talipon bimbit di www:// atau berhubung terus dengan Setiausaha Kehormat IA Lim Tse Pin ( tel: 012-2984922) pada atau sebelum 4hb Jun 2010 bagi tujuan pemilihan.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

CAS Closed 2010: Final Ranking

FM Nicholas Chan (in the centre) again stamped his superiority after winning in the recent Selangor Open, to sweep with a clean score in the CAS Closed tournament this afternoon. Kamaluddin Yusof with 5 points ( on his right) took the 2nd spot while Muhd Nabil ( to his left ) with 4 1/2 points whom he shared with two other players ( newly elected Vice President Yeoh Chin Seng and Perak player Mark Siew ) was 3rd .

List of winners in the Selangor Closed 2010 as follows:

CAS Closed 2010: Round 5 Pairing

Rd 4 saw several interesting results being produced. IM Jimmy Liew lost to WCM Nur Nabila on Table 2, newly elected Vice-president of CAS NM Yeoh Chin Seng drew with WFM Nur Najiha on Table 3. A good performance for Azman's children.

MSSWP Chief Trainer Shamsuddin defeated NJM Muhd Tariq on Table 7. Yeoh Li Tian was outplayed by Jimmy in Rd3.

Monday, May 10, 2010

33rd AGM of CAS and tournament for her members

CAS will be organising a 1-day open tournament exclusively for the members of the association in conjunction with the AGM to be held on 23rd May 2010 @ DAT Chess Centre, 4th floor, Wilayah Complex, KL.

Please click here to download the infosheet on the tournament. If you would like to join the event but not yet a member, you can sign up for CAS membership on the spot. This tournament which offers 20 prizes is expected to attract between 30 and 40 members (juniors and adults).

Sunday, May 2, 2010

37th Selangor Open Tournament 2010 - Final day

( Photograph of the winners together with CAS and MCF officials after the Prize Giving Ceremony - In the closing speech the CAS President En Shafruddin inter-alia thanked the participants who included players from Penang, Johore , Perak and Trengganu as well as the home base Selangor and the Klang Valley contributing to the success of this open Tournament. In addition the many juniors who participated in such full time control event thus enabling them to benchmark against the core of seasoned local players augurs well for chess in the country)

FM Nicholas Chan retained his title this year when his eighth round opponent Ian Udani could only manage a draw while the final round draw was academic securing him with a 1/2 point lead. Ian Udani later faced another setback in Round 9 when he lost his end game to a determined Kamalarifin Wahiduddin relegating him to 8th placing.

Final Standing and Cross Table of the 37th Selangor Open Chess Tournament:

Saturday, May 1, 2010

37th Selangor Open Tournament 2010 - Day 3

FM Nicholas Chan continued his winning streak with 6 1/2 points fending off his three opponents IM Jimmy Liew, Nik Ahmad Farouqi and Mohd Khair Wahiduddin today. Trailing with 1 point behind is Ian Udani, Kamalarifin Wahiduddin and IM Jimmy Liew. It will be Ian Udani's turn to take a shot at the leader in Round 8 while the other two will meet each other.

Trailing behind is a group of promising juniors namely Yeoh Li Tian, Mohd Nabil Azman Hisham, Fong Yit San, Muhd Shakir Shazmeer Azhar, Muhd Shazwan Zulkifli and Low Jun Jian, and senior player Loo Swee Leong to complete the list of 5-pointers

The final day with two more rounds to go tomorrow will continue to be an exciting battle for these players

Friday, April 30, 2010

37th Selangor Open Tournament 2010 - Day 2

FM Nicholas Chan maintained his lead position despite conceding a draw in Round 4 to another promising player Lim Zhuo Ren. IM Jimmy Liew on the other hand rebounded with a win against Mohd Nabil to set a date with the current leader. Can this 8 times winner of Selangor Open stop the flying doctor?

Last year's runner-up Ian Udani will be lurking for the title too but he has to stop Zhuo Ren first. Malaysia's hope Yeoh Li Tian too scored a respectable 3-pointers and going forward his next match against Kamaluddin Yusof will be a good gauge of where he stand amongst the local players.

In any event tomorrow will be a gruelling day for the players with three rounds to endure

37th Selangor Open Results

For the latest result on 37th Selangor Open , please visit here.

37th Selangor Open: Rd 3 pairing

Click here to download the pairing.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

37th Selangor Open Tournament 2010

The 37th Selangor Open Tournament kicked off this afternoon with 71 players. Leading the charge this year is last year's winner FM Nicholas Chan. Contenders include Malaysia's first IM Jimmy Liew and last year's runner-up Ian Udani.

In the picture to the left is the Chief Arbiter IA Hamid Majid addressing the players before start of the Tournament. The 9-round FIDE rated Tournament will be played over 4 days with two rounds due to be completed today and the subsequent rounds over the next 3 days. Chess enthusiasts can watch the players in action at the DAT Chess Centre , Kompleks Wilayah

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Last call: 37th Selangor Open

For those who wish to be part of the oldest chess tournament in Malaysia but yet to pre-register yourself for the event.

Don't worry, you may do a walk-in registration tomorrow at the tournament venue (DATCC @ 4th floor, Wilayah Complex, KL) between 12noon and 1.30pm. A surcharge of RM 20 (as per advertised) will be imposed as late fee on top of the entrance fee.

CAS Closed on 23 May 2010 [National-rated event]

CAS is organising a Closed event for her members on 23rd May in conjunction with her annual general meeting (AGM) take will take place in the same venue.

At the point of writing, this event is the only rated event sanctioned by MCF for the month of May. So, CAS is calling you to take part in this event if you want to get your maiden National Rating (if you do not have one) or see your rating performance changes to reflect your current strength.

Not many organisers actually submit their event for rating purposes, but CAS is among the few organisers who support the national rating system and do submit all events organised under CAS banner for rating purposes.

For those who yet to join member, you can sign-up to become a member on the tournament day itself and will process your application on the spot. Alternatively, you may want to drop by DATCC, 4th floor, Wilayah Complex on this coming Saturday (1st May) between 10am to 4pm for membership enrollment. By the way, 37th Selangor Open, the oldest chess tournament in Malaysia, is ongoing at the same venue. You can watch some of the Malaysian top players in action.

For more information on CAS Closed, please click here to download the infosheet.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Facts on 37th Selangor Open Pre-registered Names

As of 25th Apr, a total of 91 players have pre-registered themselves for the upcoming oldest event in Malaysia. Among them, 39 players with FIDE rating (which represents 43% from the pool) and another 27 players with rated games. What this simple fact represents?

This is a 9-round tournament where a player has a 43% chance of meeting other player with FIDE rating which translate to 4 rated games on average. This is a good news to the other 27 players where majority of them will receive their maiden FIDE rating if can score some points from this event (provided he/she fulfils the min. 9 rated games requirement accumulate after completing the Selangor Open 2010).

What about the chances for the remaining players who still without an ID? Well, a player who can score a point from min. 3 rated games from an event will an ID with rated games. Since, Sel Open offers 4 rated games (average) it means all these players can start accumulating the 9 rated games as per FIDE requirement. This is a piece of super good news.

Do remember, games played against players who receive their maiden FIDE rating after this event do count as rated games. This further improves the chances of non-rated players to fulfil the min. 3 rated games played in one event. This is a piece of excellent news.

All in all, this event will see many players benefit either from getting their maiden FIDE rating or maiden FIDE ID.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

37th Selangor Open: Pre-registration List

All participants will be given free bottles of mineral water during the tournament. One of the committee member just carry back 120 liters of water from one of the hypermarkets in town. The number of bottles to be made available for consumption will depends on the pre-registration list.

Based on historical data, 20 to 25% of the the pre-registered names will not turn-up on tournament day. So, CAS will accept the pre-registration list up to 100pax. [PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSED OFFICIALLY]

Here is the latest list of the pre-registered names as at 27th Apr 2010 (12am) as follow:

1. Syazrin Abd Rahman
2. Iskandar Danial Adam
3. Muhd Hafiz Mohd Hisham
4. Muhd Fareed Mohd Hisham
5. Mohd Hisham Hj Buang
6. Loo Swee Leong (ID: 5701945, 2162)
7. Wong Yinn Long
8. Saiful Azrin Besari
9. Pratik Vaidya
10. Saurabh Barve
11. Sri Kabelen Srimuralitharan
12. Mohd Radzif Shoib
13. Gerald Soh
14. Lim Chong
15. Derek Poon Guo Liong -pd100
16. Sim Chung Seng
17. Fong Choong Ee (ID: 5701031, 2013)
18. Fong Yit Ho (ID: 5702780, 2010)
19. Fong Yit San (ID: 5702640, 1856)
20. Jimmy Liew
21. Ooi Zhi Yang
22. Rizal Ahmad Kamal
23. Ethan Wong
24. Vinton Wong
25. Abdullah Che Hassan
26. Anis Fariha Saleh
27. Fikri Saleh
28. Ismail Ahmad
29. Mohd Saprin Sabri
30. Mohd Zain Omar
31. Shaun Quake Zhun Zian
32. Yeoh Li Tian
33. Ian Udani (ID: 5206243)
34. Muhd Effendi Ismail
35. Lim Zhuo Ren
36. Low Jun Keat
37. Low Jun Jian
38. Poon Jit Wai -pd100
39. Ee Sun Xin
40. Abdul Rahim Ramli (ID 5706327)
41. Muhd Asyraf Zakaria
42. Natasha Kavina Sundra Rajoo -pd100
43. Chong Kwai Kun
44. Norazman Ismail
45. Puteri Munajjah Az-Zahraa
46. Cheah Cheok Fung
47. Puteri Rifqah Fahada Azhar
48. Muhd Irfan Haqqim Azhar
49. Muhd Syakir Shazmeer Azhar
50. Goh Xin Yen
51. Lum Zhun Hoong
52. MarK Siew
53. M. Razief Hakiem Zaini
54. Muhd syazwan zulkifli
55. Muhd Amir Ridhwan
56. Paul Parimanam
57. Andrew Ooi Boon Seng
60. Kamalarifin Wahiduddin
61. Mohd Khair Wahiduddin
62. Abd Khalid Musa
63. Haslindah Ruslan
64. Viknesh Viajantheran
66. Nor Ilhamuddin
67. Fong Mi Yen
68. Tan Ken Wei
69. Kamaluddin Yusof
70. Syed abdul rahman syed mohd
71. Ahmad Fadzil Nayan
72. Sahir Sarifdin - fide
73. Abdul Hadi Ramzani - vet
74. Amir Abdul Hakim Ramzani -18
75. Azhar Abdullah
76. Saharuddin Bin Mappa 5706823
77. Heng Fook Liang
78. Wan Mohd Fazli Wan Nawawi
79. William Lee Kah Howe
80. Nicholas Chan
81. Jax Tham
82. Amier Hamzah Zuhri
83. Mohd Azham Hassan
84. Ahmad Helmi Jaliluddin
85. Muhd Khairul Hafiz Hassan - 18
86. Hemant Sathish - 12
87. Emir Rusyaidi Ahmad Nazari - 12
88. Eric Choong
90. Mohd Zikri Mat Zaki
91. Mat Zaki Yeop
92. Muhd Taufik Azman
93. Abdul Haq Mohd
94. Roslina Marmono
95. Muhd Nabil Azman Hisham
96. Nur Nabila Azman Hisham
97. Nur Najiha Azman Hisham
98. Ashwin Shankar
99. Gokul Sajeev

Thank you to all of you have pre-register yourself for the event. PLEASE ARRIVE AT THE VENUE BETWEEN 12NOON AND 1.30PM ON 29TH APRIL FOR PAYMENT, failure to do so will see your name delete from the pre-registration list and your place will be taken over by any walk-in participant.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

37th Selangor Open [29th April to 2nd May] @ DAT Chess Centre, Wilayah Complex, KL

CAS is organising the longest running event in M'sia for the 37th consecutive years. Please click here for the infosheet. If you would like to join the event , please send an email with your name and handphone number to selangorchess@gmail .com before 25th April 2010.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

CAS Chess Calendar 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

CAS Major Tournaments in 2010

CAS will start the year with two of the Association's mainstay tournaments as follows:

1. 37th Selangor Open 2010 (FIDE rated/Nat. rated) on 29th April to 2nd May 2010

2. 12th CAS -Octagon 2nd Quarter Allegro Championship (Nat. rated) to be held on the 20th June 2010

Both tournaments have each earned a major place amongst Malaysian chess tournaments respectively due invariably to the concerted efforts of the the CAS Committee members over the years and support of the sponsors, chess communities and most importantly the chess players.

Further details will be furnished, along with a complete calendar of CAS chess events for this year.

In the meantime do earmark the dates and with time on your side to spring* to the challenge. Better still players can preregister at our e-mail address or tel En Mat Zaki 017-2032051 or En Lim Tse Pin 012-2984922 to assure your place