|Saprin aka Nf6 (left)|
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Finally, the new champion emerges at the UPSI Chess Open. GiLoCatur gets the news from the facebook. So, it is still unofficial. Both IM Mas and Ian Udani who were earlier edition champions can not stop the new champion. Do you know who is the new champion? It is known among the local netizens as Nf6. His full name is Mohd Saprin Sabri. Congratulation to him!
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Thanks to Kaber for uploading the pairing and results of the UPSI chess open at www.chess-results.com. GiLoCatur could follow the tournament. Actually, at the time of this blog entry, GiLoCatur and wife are at SM Sains Alam Shah, Cheras visiting GiLoCatur's eldest son, Fikri, who in less than two weeks will sit for SPM examination.
Why only GiLoCatur and wife, eh? Where is Fahim? In fact, Fahim is having a scout camping in Shah Alam. His camping will end tomorrow.
Back to the UPSI chess open, GiLoCatur believes the fourth round is on going. Three rounds had completed. There are three categories in which the participants take part. In the age-group categories, the top six players live up to their ranking where they are paired against each other on the top three boards.
Click below links to find out the results of the first three rounds.
Kejohanan Catur Terbuka UPSI 2013 -Sekolah Rendah
Kejohanan Catur Terbuka UPSI 2013 -Sekolah Menengah
In the Open category, Ian Udani attempts to making another history to once again become the champion. He is ranked second. The best bet to stop Ian is IM Mas who is the top seed in this year edition. For sure, IM Mas also wants to put his name in the record to score another victory as the champion. As GiLoCatur recall, there are only three names who have become the UPSI chess open champions. Ian, IM Mas and Syakir.
Kejohanan Catur Terbuka UPSI 2013 -OPEN
We will find out the answer after the tournament completes its final round tomorrow.
|photo from fb of Ezmi Mahmood aka Hero|
SMS Alam Shah, Cheras, KL
Friday, October 25, 2013
GiLoCatur would like to wish GOOD LUCK and ENJOY THE GAME to all the participants who will take part in the UPSI chess open which first round will start tomorrow morning. Once again, GiLoCatur and family have to miss one of GiLoCatur's local chess tournaments.
In this blog, GiLoCatur has been writing about the past UPSI chess tournaments quite a lot especially the editions in which GiLoCatur attended. Key in "UPSI chess open" in the Search This Blog field, you will get the list of entries on the tournament.
A question comes into GiLoCatur's mind, "Is Ian Udani participating in this year edition?" Why such question? It is because for GiLoCatur, Ian is very synonymous with the tournament. Ian has been very successful in the tournament. Go to this entry to find out.
|UPSI chess open flyer|
By the way, do you know what edition would be this year?
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Can you spot the "HERO" in below pictures? It is pretty obvious, right?
In what local chess tournament that the "HERO" took part? Anyone can give the answer? Oh, you need a clue? The chess tournament has been held in tradition in the month of October. In fact, for this year edition it will be held on this coming weekend, from 25th to 27th October. Does it help?
Sunday, October 20, 2013
What is your latest national chess ratings?
The above questions is for the Malaysian chess player. The October or Quarter 3 (Q3) release had been published by the Malaysian rating officer, Lim Tse Pin, in his chess blog (here) several days ago. For the info, 19 chess events had been submitted for the national rating. Please go to Tse Pin's chess blog to find the list of the nationally-rated chess events. In fact, a chess rating ID has also been introduced starting this Q3. It is a 9-Alphanumeric ID. It is something new. BRAVO for the effort.
Below is the national chess rating ID for GiLoCatur's family:
MCR000212 - Fikri
MCR000591 - Anis Fariha
MCR000386 - Fahim Al-Faqeh
MCR000479 - GiLoCatur
What is your national chess rating ID?
Rating wise, only Fahim's changed. He took part in two nationally-rated local chess tournaments namely KUSESS Team Open and Swensen Age Group. Fortunately, Fahim gained points in both tournaments. He gained 29.4 in the former and 17.4 in the latter. Thus, having accumulated 47 points in total, Fahim's national rating improves from 1482 to 1529.
So, what is the national chess rating of GiLoCatur? The answer is 3 more points to 1500. Get it? GiLoCatur hopes to take part in at least one nationally-rated chess event in Quarter 4 and managed to pass the 1500 mark.
Both Fikri and Anis have not been playing in chess tournaments since the MSSM chess championship. They have big examination this year. As of now, Anis had taken her PMR exam, while Fikri has less than one month for his SPM exam. Fikri is rated at 1624 nationally while his sister, Anis, is rated at 1466.
Beside the national chess rating, there is another chess rating being used in Malaysia. It is Cerdik Catur Rating or CCR in acronym. Neither GiLoCatur nor GiLoCatur's children has the CCR. It is because we have yet participate in any CCrated-chess event. Except Fikri, we will have CCR after taking part in the "Kejohanan Catur Rekreasi Alam Sekitar FRIM" next month.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
It had been more than two months that GiLoCatur had not been blogging. Hectic life is one of the reasons for not updating this blog. Not being at chess tournament lately is another reason. BUT until now big interest on chess especially on local chess scene is still on.
GiLoCatur would like to congratulate the team members of Selangor who emerged champion in the Inter-State Team chess championship being held in Sabah from 12th until 14th September 2013. The Selangor team lives up to its top seed winning five rounds, drawing and losing one round each. The Selangor team is anchored by FM Nicholas Chan.
|credit to Muhammad Arshad for this photo|
|Top 10 Team Final Ranking (chess-results.com)|
|Selangor Team Results (chess-results.com)|
Monday, July 8, 2013
Below is the final ranking for Under 18 Individual Event of the 1st KUSESS Chess Open held at Sekolah Menengah Sains Kuala Selangor. (Note: please email GiLoCatur at firstname.lastname@example.org for its pdf format)
As promised earlier, GiLoCatur would like to publish the final ranking for the 1st KUSESS Chess Open concluded today (Sunday, 7th July 2013).
Below is the final ranking for the Under 12 Individual event. (Note: please email GiLoCatur at email@example.com if you want to have the final ranking in pdf format)
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
As promised earlier, please find below the details for the 1st KUSESS Chess Open. To those who need the softcopy of the registration form and details of the tournament, please sms or email your email address to hp:0196061948 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
BORANG, PENDAFTARAN & PERTANYAAN
Sila hubungi Puan Norhayati bt. Yarib hp:0178787970 / En. Husni bin Ahmad Dahlan hp:0123758040
Tarikh tutup penyertaan : 1 JULAI 2013 (Isnin). Tiada pendaftaran diterima selepas tarikh tutup.
- Sila buat pembayaran melalui PIBG SEK. MEN. SAINS KUALA SELANGOR, No. Akaun : 012138501464 (Maybank)
- Faks slip bank berserta Borang Penyertaan ke 03-32896631 (Nyatakan nama dan kategori) dan sahkan melalui telefon 03-32891868. Sila bawa slip bank asal pada hari pertandingan.
- Bayaran penyertaan tidak boleh dipindahkan atau dipulangkan.
- Penggunaan telefon bimbit atau sebarang peralatan elektronik semasa pertandingan adalah tidak dibenarkan. Semua pegawai dan peserta mesti berpakaian kemas dan berkasut.
- Penyertaan terhad. Penginapan & Makan – RM25.00 sehari. (Sila buat tempahan)
- Keputusan penganjur adalah muktamad.
- The Team event which is only for both secondary (Under 18) and primary schools (Under 12) will be played on Saturday, 6th July 2013 while the Individual event for Open, secondary school and primary school categories will be played on Sunday, 7th July 2013.
- Each team must be of the same school and may comprise of only boys or girls or mixed.
- Each team must has FOUR players.
- The fees : MYR 100 per team for secondary schools (U18), MYR 50 per team for primary schools (U12), Individual - MYR 30 (Open), MYR 25 (U18), MYR 20 (U12)
- The fees is non-returnable and non-transferable
- The total money prizes > MYR 4,890
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Lately the Residents Association of Kelana Jaya Customs Quarters has been active organizing chess tournaments especially for the Under 12 category. One of the key persons for this to happen is RIZAL A KAMAL, a chess player and a chess coach.
Surely, the Malaysian chess community is happy for such effort. Therefore, the community especially the chess parents need to support the tournament by bringing their chess-playing children to take part in the tournaments.
On May 19th, the association had organized the Under 12 Customs 1Malaysia Chess Open. Puteri Munajjah had emerged as the champion after five rounds of 30-minute-per-player rapid game. She had edged Yee Jian Yang after winning against him in the fourth round.
On June 9th, Munajjah's eldest brother, Muhd Syakir Shazmeer, had been declared as the champion in the Customs' 1Malaysia Chess Open. He won all his six rounds to emerge on the top of nearly forty participants.
Another Under 12 Customs 1Malaysis Chess Open tournament will be held on this coming Sunday, 23rd June 2013. Please go to http://rizalschesstrading.blogspot.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/rizal.a.kamal to check the details on the tournament. Rizal A Kamal can be contacted or smsed at 019-339 1346.