Monday, February 28, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
The latest update from Mr Najib Wahab regarding the participation of DATCC MAVERICK Rapid Weekender:FolksJust to update you that the number of players for Maverick rapid weekend now stands at 105 players, oversubscribed by 15 seats than expected. (I actually anticipated only 60 players!) It is so good to see many strong players coming to the fore to play in this event. FYI, Mas has again reconfirm that he will be playing – excellent!!!!Appreciate if you can help share the good news with your blog followers/readers. I have also updated the DATCC blog site with the following story.Thanks for your continuing support and assistance.
Its going to be LEGENDARY! Maverick hitting 105 players.....Despite my appeal, it seems that the players registering for the Maverick Rapid event continue to climb and 2 days before the event date, the number of players is now at 105 players. With many strong players wanting to play in the event, the only thing to do is to continue accepting entries. And to be a part of a "revolution" (considering that this is the "Maverick" event) where good players are beginning to come to the fore, DATCC is proud to be a part of this great development! To quote Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) from the TV sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" - "Its going to be legendary!"The latest additions are former National Champion Zarul Shazwan with brother Zarul Shafiq and sister Amira. Some of the other notable players are Malaysia's top player IM Mas Hafizul and current Junior Champion Lim Zhuo Ren. Also playing are another former National Champion Kamalariffin Wahiduddin, Renegade Champion Wong Jian Wen, National Junior players siblings Mohd Nabil, WCM Nur Nabila and WFM Nur Najiha, National Junior players Mohd Izz Saifuddin, UIA leading player Ahmad Fadzil Nayan, and some of Malaysias top players in Cheah Cheok Fung, Kamaluddin Yusof, Nor Ilhamuddin and Mohd Saprin Sabri. Up and coming rising stars siblings Subramanian and Nithyalakshmi, and Puteri Munajjah (and brothers Syakir and Irfan) together with Camilia Johari and Amier Hamzah have also booked their places.
This weekend is a "PIBG" or PTA in English (still don't know what it is? he he PTA is the acronym for Parents Teachers Association) meeting for GiLoCatur and other SKBJ and KUSESS parents. Trying to be a good parent, GiLoCatur would not miss a PIBG meeting / AGM. But for this year, GiLoCatur had and would miss such meeting. Hopefully, GiLoCatur can at least make it for the SKBJ's.
Last year, GiLoCatur had only two PIBG meetings - SMK S18's and SKBJ's. But this year, GiLoCatur has one more - KUSESS's. Due to some commitments and programs, GiLoCatur missed the first one a couple of weeks ago and will miss the KUSESS's. It is kind of sad since the KUSSES's would be the first time for GiLoCatur.
Forget about PIBG meetings. What we, the Malaysian chess coumminity, will have this weekend?
On Saturday, 26th Feb
There would be two INSOFAR tournaments:
1) the 2nd Elite Open Preliminary 2 that will be scheduled from 9.00am to 1.00pm.
2) the Prestige Junior Chess Tournament that will be held in the afternoon from 2.00 to 6.00pm.
Please SMS your name, age & name of tournament to 0172032051 to register to earn the opportunity to win cash prizes, IF YOU DARE!
... GiLoCatur missed below chess tourney ...
3) SCC Grand Prix Serie A that was held in Kuantan. (note: SCC stands for Setia Chess center) How many players had participated? Who won? Click here if you want to know the winners while here for the full pairings and results. The photo report can be viewed here. [added on Sunday, 27th Feb 2011 at 2.00 am]
On Sunday, 27th Feb
The MAVERICK DATCC Chess Rapid Weekender which registration is already closed after crossing 100 participants.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
The number of players registering for the National Closed increased rapidly over the last 24 hours with the number of players for the Open section hitting 75 players and the Women section climbing to 22 players.Penang sent in 11 players for the event (9 for the Open section and 2 for the Women) followed by Kelantan and Pahang with 3 players each, and Sarawak with a single representative. Both the winners of last year National Junior event, Lim Zhuo Ren and Alia Anin Azwa Bakri have registered for the event, including reigning Women Champion, Fong Mi Yen.For the Open section, the top seeded player is currently Loo Swee Loong of Penang followed by Mohd Saprin Sabri and Yeoh Li Tian. In the Women section, WFM Alia Azwa Anin Bakri leads the pack followed by WCM Fong Mi Yen and WCM Nur Nabila Azman Hisham.With capacity for the National Closed is limited to 120 seats, there are only 21 seats left to be filled. With some states still waiting for the 1st March deadline to register, and those who are rated 2200 and above who are waiting until 9th of March to confirm their participation, the door might close much earlier as soon as the number of players hit the ceiling of 120.Some of those who have preregistered but have not made the necessary payment, are advised to complete the payment soon or contact the organizer for extension failing which, their names may be canceled to allow for other players to take part.For further information or clarification, or if you find that your name has been listed in err, please contact Najib Wahab at +6016 338 2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
"permainan catur juga dapat menajamkan lagi daya pemikiran serta membina keyakinan di kalangan generasi muda.""Saya sangat setuju jika pertandingan catur ini dapat diadakan sepanjang tahun dengan melibatkan semua kaum,"
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sesetengah sukan seperti bola tampar pantai, catur, kabadi, kriket, ragbi dan triatlon yang tiada dalam program Cabaran 2010 pula kita hantar tetapi tidak meletakkan harapan tinggi untuk mereka meraih pingat.
Friday, February 11, 2011
"... it is pointless having a site that is not updated daily and lacks even basic info."
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Sementara pecatur DKI lainnya Medina juga tampil sebagai kampiun di nomor putri dengan meraih nilai tertinggi 8 ½ poin, mengangkangi 26 pecatur putri lainnya. Keberhasilan Medina meraih 8 ½ poin, membawanya meraih gelar WIM, di mana sebelum seleknas Medina menyandang gelar WFM