Sunday, July 13, 2008

10th CAS-Octagon Third Quarter Allegro Chess Championship 2008 - The Results

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.

2nd placing - Edward Lee Kim Han

3rd - Mohd Kamal Abdullah

4th - Sumant Subramaniam

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.

Category Winners

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.

At the playing hall of The Chess Network
Complete list of participants and winners .....

.....and the cross-table

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Gearing up for the Malaysian Chess Festival 2008

CAS is calling out senior and junior (U16) players to register interest in representing Selangor in the upcoming annual Malaysian Chess Festival*. All players either born, resident, schooling or working in Selangor will be eligible and selection criteria will inter-alia include merit performance in national and CAS-organized events such as this Allegro.


En Lim Tse Pin (012 2984922)
En Shafruddin (012 3852420)

*Note: Three special prizes for State Teams are on offer this year namely, the 'Best State Team' in the Astro Merdeka Rapid (to be held on the opening day 16th Aug to 17th Aug at Cititel Midvalley Hotel) and the 'Best State Team' and 'Best State Jr Team' in the Astro Merdeka Open (to be held on the final days of the chess festival 30th Aug to 1st Sept at Wilayah Complex). In addition both the State Teams can still vie for the more lucrative top prizes along the way.

The chess festival features individual events as well, the highlight being the IGB 5th Arthur Tan Open. Running concurrently with this event is the 3rd Ambank Group Chess Challenge. The third individual event is the Malaysian Blitz Chess Championship slotted after the closing ceremony. Players can participate in these events too as they do not clash with the team tournaments mentioned above.

For more details surf