Monday, December 1, 2008
The organizer has put the acknowledgement of the chess tournament at a big billboard. A very nice effort.
The "Dewan Borhan" where the tournament is held. A very conducive and nice place for a chess tournament. I think it is much better than the venue for WYCC2008 in Vietnam.
The champion, NM Kamal Abdullah, and the first runner up, Kamaludin Yusof, facing each other in the top board. Only both of them who do not lose any game in the tournament. With 6 wins and 1 draw, both scored 6 and 1/2 points. Only the tie breaks have separated them.
Ismail Ahmad and FM Anas fought for the third place where finally the latter won.
Fikri won the Under 12 category with 6 and 1/2 points.
Anis Fariha is the first runner up with 6 and 1/2 points.
The Open category participants are eager waiting to start one of their rounds.
The final results :
1. NM Mohd Kamal Abdullah 6.5
2. Kamaludin Yusof 6.5
3. FM Anas Nazreen 5.5
4. Ismail Ahmad 5
5. Wan Ali 5
6. Ruzenan Abu Bakar 5
7. Hashim Jusoh 5
8. Fairul Yusuf 4.5
9. Ahmad Faisal Zuli 4.5
10. Khairul Azam Matsuki 4
1. Mohd Khairudin
2. Supain gane
3. Zainal Abidin Mat Noor
4. Zubir Ahmad
5. Abd Azuan Ahmad
Under 12 category
1. Fikri Saleh
2. Anis Fariha Saleh
4. Nik Muhd Haziq
Pemain terbaik wanita : Alia Anin Azwa
The prizes to all winners was presented by Kapten Hanafi.
TQ and BRAVO to the organizer especially Ustaz Zainal Abidin Mat Noor, an avid and a strong chess player himself, for holding the chess tournament in a very nice venue. And also in helping the participants in whatever way. Hopefully, such event will continue next year. Hoping more and more participants shall join.
For me, just being in the camp is a very unique experience. I have heard so many times about the camp. And finally I was there. Surely, for security reason the camp is not easily entered just like that.