Saturday, September 5, 2009
In order Malaysia to excel in chess, it must have many certified chess trainers and instructors. Do we know how many FIDE-certified trainers and instuctors that Malaysia has? The answer is as per below:
As of today, Malaysia has 16 FIDE-certified trainers and instructors in total. The breakdown is as per below.
FT = FIDE Chess Trainer = 1
FI = FIDE Chess Instructor = 1
NI = the National Chess Instructor = 9
DI = the Development Chess Instructor = 5
Do we also know how many certified arbiters Malaysia have? Interestingly and amazingly, as of today, the number is also 16.
GiLoCatur hopes very much that below statistics of particularly Malaysia will improve and be better in the near future.
As of today,
Phillipines is ranked #34 in the world with avg rating of top 10 players, 2523, has 10 GMs, 25 IMs and 56 total titled.
Vietnam is ranked #38 in the world with avg rating of top 10 players, 2504, has 6 GMs, 5 IMs and 69 total titled.
Indonesia is ranked #59 in the world with avg rating of top 10 players, 2428, has 6 GMs, 12 IMs and 50 total titled.
Singapore is ranked #61 in the world with avg rating of top 10 players, 2415, has 3 GMs, 10 IMs and 47 total titled.
MALAYSIA is ranked #77 in the world with avg rating of top 10 players, 2304, has 0 GMs, 3 IMs and 17 total titled.
So, let's start having more and more certified chess trainers and instructors. I do not think that we Malaysians have much problem to do so. MALAYSIA BOLEH! right?, if a Malaysian can climb mount everest, can swim across the English straits, can reach and explore the antartic and many more, to become a FIDE-certified chess trainer or instructor is a small matter.
If now we have less than 20, let's target to have 30 more to make it 50 in one year time. Chess associations and clubs especially the state should have their program and target for its office bearers or members become FIDE-certified chess trainers or instructors.
Aren't we serious to put chess to greater heights in this country?