Monday, January 30, 2017

The 5th Edition of KUSESS Chess Open


Unlike last year edition, the 2017 Edition of the KUSESS Chess Championship will be held in March. As per in the championship flyer in its blog here, the Individual Rapid event is scheduled on Saturday, 11/3/2017. Meanwhile, the Team Rapid event will be held on Sunday, 12/3/2017. 

KUSESS Open

GiLoCatur believes this tournament can be a warm up tourney for the MSSD championships. Insya Allah, GiLoCatur's youngest child, Fahim, will take part in this tournament with several of his schoolmates.

the KUSESS School Principal, Tuan Haji Mohd Shahadan Abd Rahman in front of the full pack Prima Hall in last year KUSESS Chess Open

SKPP 16(2) Chess Tourney


There are more and more local chess tournaments nowadays for the Malayasian chess fraternity. The money prizes also become more lucrative. As an example, the money prize for Under 12 and Under 18 categories is now more than three hundreds. Few years back, it was merely one hundred only. 

One of the local chess tournaments to be held in April has lucrative money prizes in GiLoCatur's opinion. The tournament is SKPP 16(2) Chess Championship. It is a 25-minute-per player Rapid with 8 SWISS rounds. It will be held on 2nd April 2017. The venue is at Universiti Nilai Hall in Negeri Sembilan.

the tournament's partial flyer

The chess tournament is jointly organized by Sekolah Kebangsaan Putrajaya Presint 16(2) and Classical Chess. GiLoCatur believes this tournament will attract the Malaysian chess players because it is only for the Malaysians. 

For GiLoCatur, the fact that the tournament is held in April, the month in which GiLoCatur was born nearly 49 years ago, it will be in GiLoCatur's calendar. For those who want to beat GiLoCatur on the chess board, please register for the tournament online at http://classicalchess.ml/contact/contact/.

For more info and detail like the money prizes structure, go to http://classicalchess.blogspot.my/

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Chess Blogger versus Chess Blogger in a Chess Tourney


Normally, the chess blogger seldom being photographed during a chess tournament unless there is another chess blogger in action. It is quite rare moment when a chess blogger had the chance to photograph two chess bloggers played against each other in a chess tourney. And I believe it will be very rare nowadays to see Andrew Ooi Boon Seng playing in a chess tourney.

Two Chess Bloggers in Action
[GiLoCatur's Nokia 2630 Photo Collection]


Attended The Wedding Reception of Cikgu Zull and Cikgu Sufiah's Daughter


Saturday, 28/1/2017

Few hours ago, GiLoCatur and the whole family attended a wedding reception at the Grand Bluewave Hotel. It is the wedding of Nur Shazwani, the 2007 Edition Malaysia's National Woman Master (NWM). She is the daughter of Cikgu Zullkafli and Cikgu Sufiah of the MSS Selangor chess.

Officially, GiLoCatur knew both of them during the MSSS chess championship in 2008 when GiLoCatur's eldest son took part in the tournament. Then in 2009, GiLoCatur's only daughter, Anis Fariha, made her maiden appearance in the MSSM chess championship representing the MSS Selangor team.

It is nearly four years already when GiLoCatur had attended the wedding reception of the couple's eldest child, Zarul Shafiq. How the time flies so quickly. Please click here to see the pictures. For sure, GiLoCatur's children have grown as well. Just see below photos.

GiLoCatur standing the most right with the bride's parent

The "Pengantin Raja Sehari" Dr Nur Shazwani and her husband, Ahmad Farhan Syarif

Anis Fariha (MSSS, 2009-2015 & her younger brother, Fahim Al-Faqeh (MSSS, 2013-2014)
Fikri (sitting right) (MSSS, 2010-2011) with his younger brother, Fahim

GiLoCatur would like to congratulate Tuan Haji Zullkafli and Puan Hajjah Sufiah for their first son-in-law. and their daughter's wedding reception held at the Grand Bluewave Hotel Shah Alam. SELAMAT PENGANTIN BARU to Nur Shazwani Binti Zullkafli!

Friday, January 20, 2017

SELAMAT TAHUN BARU 2017!


Rasanya masuh belum terlambat untuk GiLoCatur mengucapkan SELAMAT TAHUN BARU 2017.

fAmIlY TrIp Dec 2016
GUA TEMPURONG, PERAK

Tahun 2016 bakal meninggalkan kita. Tahun 2017 bakal mendatang. Di kala usiaku sekarang, pertukaran tahun bakal kusambut dengan cara yang berbeza tidak seperti di kala usiaku dua dekad yang lalu. Kenapa? Kerana dek usiaku semakin banyak, aku semaking matang dan dewasa. Apa yg aku tak faham dahulu, kini aku sudah mengerti. Apa yg aku tidak pasti dahulu, kini aku sudah yakin. Apa yg sering aku lupa dahulu, kini aku sering ingat.
Selamat tinggal 2016. Banyak kenangan yg kau berikan. Banyak pengalaman yg ku tempuh. Banyak peristiwa yg ku lalui. Banyak kejayaan sudah ku cipta. Banyak kegagalan juga dirasa. Banyak kisah yg telah berlaku.
Selamat datang 2017. Semoga banyak kenangan indah. Semoga banyak kejayaan tercipta. Semoga banyak peristiwa manis. Semoga bertambah kematangan. Semoga bertambah keimanan dan amal ibadah. Semoga lebih berbahagia. Semoga impian jadi kenyataan.
SELAMAT TAHUN BARU 2017 dariku SALEH sekeluarga kepada kaum keluarga, sanak saudara, rakan taulan dan kenalan alam maya.

21st GACC - Day 1


Hari Pertama kejohanan catur GACC kali ke 21 baru sahaja selesai semalam, Khamis 19/1/2017. Seramai seratus peserta menyertai kejohanan ini yang akan berlansung selama lima hari. Para peserta akan bertarung sebanyak 9 pusingan SWISS dengan kawalan masa 90 minit + tambahan 30 saat.

GACC 2017

Berdasarkan senarai pemain yang menyertai kejohanan Edisi 2017 ini, pemain-pemain catur dari universiti tempatan bakal bersaing dengan pemain-pemain catur dari universiti negara India yang mendominasi Senarai 10 Pilihan Teratas. 

Anak sulung GiLoCatur iaitu Fikri merupakan salah seorang peserta. Edisi 2017 merupakan kali ketiga penyertaan Fikri. Bagi GiLoCatur, GACC tahun ini lebih bermakna kerana seorang lagi anak turut serta mengambil bahagian. Anis Fariha, satu-satunya anak perempuan GiLoCatur terpaksa mengorbankan beberapa hari kuliah untuk membantu pasukan UiTM di kejohanan GACC ini. 

Anis membuat penampilan sulung di Kejohanan Catur GACC
Pusingan Kedua
Foto dari koleksi album FB SHIN AZWAN

GiLoCatur mengucapkan GOOD LUCK dan ALL THE BEST kepada semua peserta GACC terutamanya kepada pasukan catur UiTM yang diwakili oleh dua orang anak GiLoCatur.

Edisi GACC kali ini boleh diikuti secara live kerana AI CHESS yang diterajui oleh SHIN AZWAN ada membuat liputan. AI CHESS telah menyediakan sebanyak enam papan DGT.

(The 21st Edition GACC can be followed live because AI CHESS is broadcasting six DGT boards. Download AI Chess application from Google Play)

Enam Papan DGT untuk live broadcast

SHIN AZWAN dan AI CHESS, merupakan salah seorang pelopor LIVE Chess Broadcast di Malaysia


Pusingan Pertama GACC boleh ditonton di capaian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk-ylM6RMYg

Keputusan penuh kejohanan boleh diakses di capaian http://chess-results.com/tnr258895.aspx?lan=1

Foto 1
Dari Album FB Shin Azwan

Foto 2 
Dari Album FB Shin Azwan


Monday, December 19, 2016

UM-KPT Chess Championship Champions (Unofficial)


The three-day UM-KPT Chess Championship has just concluded today. All the participants both Male and Female play in one category but the prizes are separate. 

Below are the Top 3 winners for the championship. GiLoCatur considers it unofficial because GiLoCatur does not have the Final Ranking hard copy and it is not available yet at chess-results.com.

Below is the Top 10 Final ranking as per in chess-results.com. The full final ranking can be viewed at http://chess-results.com/tnr253610.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=9&wi=821 (added on 14/1/2017)

Final Top 10 Ranking
source : chess-results.com

In the Women's  Section, Nur Nabila Azman Hisham emerges as the champion after collecting 7/9 points while Alia Anin Azwa Bakri is the First Runner Up with 6/9 points. Meanwhile, the Second Runner Up goes to Fairuz Hamizah Ahmad Fuad (as GiLoCatur remembers).

Women's Section Champion - Nur Nabila 

Women's Section 1st Runner Up - Alia Anin Azwa

Women's Section 2nd Runner Up - Fairuz Hamizah

In the Men's  Section, Muhd Ali Chor emerges as the champion after collecting 7.5/9 points while Mohd Nabil Azman Hisham is the First Runner Up with 7/9 points. Meanwhile, the Second Runner Up goes to Fikri Saleh.

Men's Section Champion - Ali Chor

Men's Section 1st Runner Up - Nabil

Men's Section 2nd Runner Up - Fikri

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sabak Bernam Chess Closed


GiLoCatur was born in Sabak Bernam district which is located in the northern part of Selangor 48 years ago. GiLoCatur's father named Abdul Latif built a house on Jalan Sultan in the village called Sungai Tengar in 1951. GiLoCatur had the elementary school at SKST or Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Tengar from 1975 until 1980.

Why GiLoCatur told about this? 

Actually, today a chess tournament was held at the Sabak Bernam's district library located in Sungai Besar just for Sabak Bernam born chess players as well as those who are currently staying, working and studying in the district. Further detail regarding this tournament can be viewed at http://catur-psis.blogspot.my/2016/11/peraturan-kejohanan-catur-rapid.html

Unfortunately, GiLoCatur could not take part in the Closed chess tournament. But GiLoCatur followed the tournament from Shah Alam. It is long due that more and more chess tournaments are held and organized in Sabak Bernam district. 

GiLoCatur dreams that Sabak Bernam can have many strong chess players. GiLoCatur dreams that more and more chess players from the district to represent Selangor in the MSSM chess championship. GiLoCatur strongly hopes that the newly elected MCF President and committees can help all chess clubs all over the country like Sabak Bernam Chess Club in the chess development and events.

GiLoCatur shares several photos taken during the Sabak Bernam Chess Closed held today.

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Tuan Haji Roslan Sulaiman (right) emerged as the champion

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Bravo and Kudos to all the people involved in making the Sabak Bernam Chess Closed event successful.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Cikgu Taulani Won Johor Challenger 2016


Both 3rd Johor International Chess Open and Johor International Chess Challenger have just ended today. The chess championships which kicked off six days ago completed their final 9th round today's afternoon. 

There were 65 and 118 participants took part in the championships respectively in the Open and the Challenger categories. 

In the Challenger category, Cikgu Taulani Tukiran (below picture) emerged as the champion. He scores impressively by winning all nine rounds. He denies the championship going to Indonesia when the First Runner Up,Cecilia Natalie Liuviann, just managed scoring 7.5/9 points, trailing by 1.5 point.

Cikgu Taulani
photo credit to shin azwan

Below is the Top 10 Final Ranking for the 3rd Johor International Chess Championship in the Challenger category. Go to http://chess-results.com/tnr253589.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=9&wi=821  for the full results.

Top 10 Final Ranking - Johor Challenger

Meanwhile, GM Pouya Idani, the Top seed, from the republic of Iran has emerged as the champion in the Open section. He has denied Uzbek International Master Temur Kuybokarov, the Fourth seed, from winning back-to-back The Penang Open and The Johor Open.

Below is the Top 10 Final Ranking for the 3rd Johor International Chess Championship in the Open category. Go to http://chess-results.com/tnr253587.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=9&wi=821   for the full results.


Top 10 Final Ranking - Johor Open

Congratulation to Cikgu Taulani and all the winners in the Johor International Chess Championships.

Friday, December 16, 2016

UM-KPT 2016 Chess Championship


Today, Friday 16/12/2016, the 2nd Edition of UM-IPT or UM-KPT Chess Championship began its first three rounds. Unlike the first Edition where there were seven rounds, this year Edition there are nine rounds. 

UM-KPT Chess Championship 2016

Fikri is taking part for the second time in this tournament. Last year the tournament was held from 13th until 15th November where Fikri was celebrating his 19th birthday on the first day of the tournament. Meanwhile, this year the tournament is held in mid December from 16th until 18th.

Follow the results of this chess tournament at http://chess-results.com/tnr253610.aspx?lan=1

If you want to know the results for the first edition, go to http://www.chess-results.com/tnr194782.aspx?lan=1

GiLoCatur has yet been at the tournament venue. Therefore, no pictures to share in this blog for the moment. GiLoCatur would like to share several pictures during last year edition. All the pictures are from MUICC UiTM facebook

Photo 1 - wan azmie (left) vs ali chor (right)

Photo 2 - Fikri and Nur Nabila (Top Seed this year)

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Last year Chan Sheng Yip emerged Top scoring 6.5/7 points. In this year edition, he is not taking part. Who will emerge Top in the second edition this year? Let's wait and see.