Monday, July 27, 2009
In conjuction of Convo Fair at Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) in Perak, a chess open tournament was held in its Chancellor Hall last Saturday. Nearly 70 players particpated in the Open section. Sumant Subramaniam won the tournament with a single defeat. Among the oppononets he beat were Kamaluddin Yusof and the current NM Evan Timothy Capel from Penang. Congratulation to Sumant!
While at OUG Pearl Shopping Complex, there was KL Young Talent championship organized by KLCA. In Under 11 age-group, the top two seeded made to the Top 3. Aziz Farhan who was ranked second before the game came top with 6 and 1/2 points. He won all his games except a draw with NWM Tan Li Ting in th efourth round. While the current National Woman Master, Tan Li Ting was second with 6 points. He drew with the champion and the fourth placed, Subramaniam Sivanesan, in the fifth round. Subramaniam, the third seed, just managed the fourth place with 5 points. He was edged by Dilwen Ding Tze How by half point. About 40 players played in this age-group category.
In the Under 9 age-group category, Teh De Juan was the champion scoring 6 points. He just lose once to the top seed, Tan Yong Zhao who came third with 5 and 1/2 points. He shared 6 points with the second place, Amier Hamzah Mohd Zuhri, but he won againts Amier in the third round. Danish Hamzah, the second seed, and his sister Maisarrah, the third seed, just managed the fifth and ninth spot respectively.
Congratulation to all the winners!