Monday, August 3, 2009

Temerloh Open 2009 - Winners

Nor Azmi Mohd Noor of Terengganu was declared as the champion for the 2009 Temerloh Chess Open. Eventhough he has same 6 points with the first runner up, Ian Udani, after 5 wins and 2 draws, Nor Azmi scored higher tie break, 35 to 33 1/2 (Ian). They both drew in the fifth round when playing againts each other and both also drew in the last round to their respective opponents. Thus, Nor Azmi who was seeded 9th with 1683 rating managed to stop Ian Udani, the top seed with 2097 rating, from grabbing the 1,000 money reward. Congratulation to Nor Azmi for being the champion of the fourth edition Temerloh Open.

Nor Azmi's opponents :

Aidil Othman
Basirun Ramli
Kamaluddin Yusof (4th seed)
Hamidi Taib
Ian Udani (1st seed)
Rusenan Abu Bakar (6th seed)
Fairul Yusof (5th seed)

Top 10 Open Winners

1) Nor Azmi Mohd Nor
2) Ian Udani
3) Ruzenan Abu Bakar
4) Mohd Khair Wahiduddin
5) Kamaluddin Yusof
6) Fairul Yusoff
7) Hamidi Taib
8) Abdullah Che Hassan
9) Abd Khalid Musa
10) Aidil Othman

Top 10 Closed (Temerloh) Winners

1) Aidil Othman
2) Sukur Mustafa
3) Fakhri Ahmad
4) Saharuddin Mohd Said
5) Basirun Ramli
6) Ahmad Ammar Ahmad U12
7) Kasputera Karnaini
8) Nor Azri Abd Malek
9) Muamed Jamal Jamaluddin
10) Abdul Jamil Man

Click here for the final ranking cross table of the 7-round 45-minute 2009 Temerloh Open.

Fazli Zakaria, the tournament director and organizer's pillar, giving his welcome speech during the closing and prize giving ceremony. A tremendous effort from him and his organizing team to make sure the tournament was smooth running and successful. Kudos to him and his team.

The guest of honour for the tournament's closing ceremony and prize giving, YB Dato' Haji Mohd Sharkar Bin Haji Shamsuddin, a Pahang state exco and Lanchang state assemblyman. In his speech :

1) Supports Temerloh to be the center of excellence for chess

2) Promotes Temerloh for its ikan patin (Silver catfish) and the center point of the Peninsular Malaysia.

3) Suggests to have more chess tournaments and circuits in Pahang and neigbouring districts, to increase chess tournament money rewards

4) Contributes 20 chess sets including the clock to Persatuan Catur Temerloh Pahang (PCTP).

GiLoCatur hopes more YBs to support chess in their respective areas as YB Dato' Mohd Sharkar does. Temerloh Open will surely a long annual and reputable event and be in the chess calendar.

YB Dato' Sharkar receiving a symbolic chess board from Mohd Fadzli at the end of the prize giving ceremony.

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