Tuesday, October 20, 2009


GiLoCatur in front of UPSI main entrance

Insya Allah, this weekend GiLoCatur and family will drive to Tanjung Malim in where UPSI, a teacher university is located. During this weekend, UPSI Chess Club would be organizing its third chess open tournament. The format would be G/60 (60 minute time control) 7-round Swiss System during two days - Saturday and Sunday.

Last year, GiLoCatur with Fikri, eldest son, and Anis Fariha, the only daughter, also participated in the UPSI chess open held on 25th and 26th October 2008. Both GiLoCatur's children were playing in the Under 12 school category while GiLoCatur was playing in the Open section. But this year, GiLoCatur most probably will not participate because want to focus on the children and doing coverage for the event. Fikri will enter the secondary school (U18) category while his younger sister, Anis Fariha, will play in the primary (U12) school category. Their youngest brother, Fahim Al-Faqeh (7 years old), may join Anis.

UPSI's BITARASISWA, the venue of the tournament.

Some of the chess players participated in the 2nd UPSI Chess Open last year.

Would Ian Udani defend his title this year? GiLoCatur is pretty sure Ian would defend it. But GiLoCatur believes his contenders and opponents would be much tougher this year. The prize money is the same as last year, RM 1,000. Would IM Mas play? FM Mok? FM Nicholas Chan? Let's see!

Players and Parents during the closing and prize-giving ceremony.

SYEDCHESS (redshirt) of http://syedchess.blogspot.com/, also came down all the way from Kedah and participated in the tournament last year. How about this year? Would he come down and play?

Nice trophies last year.

Hampers for lucky draw. This year there would be 10 lucky draws.

The entries of last year's UPSI Chess Open.

So, see you all at UPSI Chess Open this weekend folks!

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