This edition saw a record turn-out of 265 players on last Sunday. This is a single most entries ever recorded in CAS 1-day tournament. The collection of payment from players began from 7.45am until 9am. The event started with Rd 1 at 9.30am, played 3 rounds before lunch break, followed by 4 rounds after the break and Rd 7 ended at 7.45pm.
The fight for wins among players were so intense round after round. In some rounds, the actual time spent by players actually had exceeded the schedule time as a result of incremental time use. Giving the numbers, the venue may not be exactly the ideal place to accommodate for nearly 500 pax including parents, coaches, and teachers. Nevertheless, the sportsmanship displayed by players were great with a total of 257 players qualified for rating changes.
Not only the spectators feeling the heat while waiting for their children / students result, the Arbiters have to work round-the-clock to ensure smooth running of the event. In the final round, the FIDE-sanctioned SwissManager pairing program too felt the heat when it refused to generate the final pairing for U16 category of 87 players for unknown technical glitches. The Chief Arbiter IA Lim alongside with IA Hamid have never encounter this problem with these many players. It may occurs if there is only a handful of players with 7 rounds event. They had to perform the pairing manually under time-constraint condition plus there is no pairing card containing player's information of the first six rounds. Both of them put their acts together to pull-off this painstaking task, a skillset that many modern Arbiters may not be well verse / able to perform due to heavily dependent on Computer pairing program.
The Prize-giving started at 8pm with the announcement of Under-8 prizewinners, followed by Under-12 and U-16 prizewinners. The ceremony concluded at 8.30pm. Finally, CAS would like to apologize for the delay.
The Under-8 Category result:-
The Under-12 Category result:-
The Under-16 Category result:-
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