Monday, August 9, 2010
On last Sunday dated 8th August 2010, a chess tournament named the Cerdik Catur Chess Challenge was held in Section 7, Shah Alam the capital state of Selangor. It was held at Raja Muda Musa hall (below picture) of the Selangor Youth & Sports Complex. About 100 participants both Shah Alam and non-Shah Alam residents were participating in the event.
The chess tournament used G/25 seven SWISS rounds format. The first round kicked off at around 10.00am and ended at around 6.00pm. GiLoCatur did not participate but both sons did.
Syakir - The Champion
Syakir Shazmeer, the Form 4 student of Sekolah Menengah Sains Kuala Selangor, emerged as the champion after scoring 6.5/7 points. He led by halfpoint. He drew with Ahmad Fadzil Nayan in the sixth round and won all the other rounds.
Ahmad Fadzil Nayan, the top seed, whose home state is Perak won the first runner up. Beside drew with the champion, he also drew with Syazwan Zulkifli, a UM student, in the fifth round. He scored 6/7 rounds after 5 wins and 2 draws.
The 14-year-old Fikri Saleh of Shah Alam was the 2nd runner up. He accumulated 6/7 points after 6 wins and 1 loss. But he had lower tie break than Fadzil Nayan. Ranked 9th, he defeated Mohd Firdaus in the final round. He was beaten by his MSS Selangor U15 team mate, Irfan Haqqim, in the fifth round playing black.
The fourth place went to a teenager named Mohamad Raimi Rahim. He defeated two veteran players - Shamsuddin Sabri aka fireyrook and Ibrahim Nash in the fourth and fifth round respectively. In the sixth round, he defeated Iskandar Rashid.
Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli, the third seed, was placed fifth in the tournament. He scored 5.5/7 points. He drew once against his buddy, Fadzil, and was defeated by the champion in the final round.
Go to http://malaysianchesspairings.blogspot.com/ to see the pairings of the tournament. GiLoCatur missed to snap the first round pairings. Actually, some of the participants are debutants or rookies in chess tournaments. GiLoCatur will show some of their pictures in later entry.
Fireyrook, who also participated in the tournament, also had a report on his chess blog as per here.