Friday, November 7, 2008

Chess competition and activities

CAS plans to hold the final series for the year - the 10th CAS-Octagon Fourth Quarter Allegro on 7th Dec 2008. This is on the eve of Hari Raya Haji and is the only avalaible date to hold the tournament by CAS. So please keep the date open

The local chess scene is experiencing a burst of activities of late but there are concurrently reports of poor managent in the running of chess tournaments and issues of legitimacy being raised. Chess organisers will need to seek the approval or endorsement of MCF as the sole authority of international chess in the country under the provisions of the Sports Development Act 1997. For activities in Selangor CAS is given the delegated power to consider and approve the holding of any such tournament, and likewise the activities in other States through the respective State associations or such other MCF affiliates/representatives.

(Pictured above chess pieces from a Rajasthani museum, India)