Saturday, June 5, 2010

Malaysian Juniors at 11th Asean+ Age Group Chess Championship

Today is the first day of the two-week long school mid term break.

For Malaysian chess community especially the juniors, they have already been busy playing in chess tournaments. While all the Malaysian chess players who will represent the fourteen states are heading to Kangar Perlis for the MSSM Chess Championship, seven (GiLoCatur : actually eight players. 7.30pm) Malaysian chess junior players started their first round game this morning in the 11th Asean+ Age Group Chess Championship in Subic Bay, Philippines.

They are :
  1. Muhd Faqih Aminuddin
  2. Zainoor Ikmal Maisarah Mohd Noor
  3. Nur Faqihah Aminuddin, Amier
  4. Amier hamzah Mohd Zuhri
  5. Mark Siew Kit-Tze
  6. Edward Lee Kim Han
  7. Muhd Tariq Amru
  8. Lim Win Sen
(GiLoCatur : TQ to someone who had notified GiLoCatur about Lim Win Sen who is also participating in the tournament playing in the Open 14 category.)

While Faqih, Maisarah and Faqihah are making their maiden appearance in the international chess tournament, the others have already had some international experience.

Below is the summary of the total participants in the event, not a very good turnout in GiLoCatur's opinion maybe due to financial reason. GiLoCatur notices that even the Philippines players are not so many.

Muhd Faqih of SK Bukit Jelutong

Zainoor Ikmal Maisarah

Nur Faqihah, the elder sister of Faqih

Amie Hamzah

What are their first round results played at 9.00 am today?

All the three debutant players could not manage to overcome their opponents. Maybe they are still nervous facing chess opponents from different countries. GiLoCatur believes such is a very important and crucial exposure to them. GiLoCatur hope their parents - Cikgu Mohd Noor and Cikgu Rosimah will guide and motivate their kids to keep on playing and performing well in the tournament.

Amier Hamzah who is playing in the Open 10 category and both Mark and Edward who are playing in the Open 20 category won their first round games. While another former Selangor MSSM player, Tariq, who also participate in the Open 20 section drew his first round. They will play the second round tomorrow afternoon at 4.00pm.

GiLoCatur would like to wish best of luck to all them. Stay focus on the game and do not feel afraid and intimidated of the opponents. Play your best game ever! Make MALAYSIA proud. YOU CAN DO IT!

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