Sunday, April 17, 2011
In last week, two of GiLoCatur's children were involved in their respective district scholastic chess tournament or simply known as MSSD chess championship. Anis Fariha, GiLoCatur's second child, who is studying in Sekolah Menengah Sains (SMS) Kuala Selangor took part in the Under 15 Girls or P15 category of Kuala Selangor MSSD chess tournament which was held at SMK Saujana Utama. While his younger brother, Fahim Al-Faqeh, represented his secondary school, SKBJ, at Petaling Perdana MSSD chess tournament held at SK Seksyen 9. Fahim who is a Year 3 pupil played in the Under 12 Boys or L12 section.
So, how they performed? Did they succeed to represent their respective district for their respective category?
With three of her school mates, Anis was among 38 participants in the P15 category. She managed to score 5.5/7 points and led her school team to the second place. Anis won her first five consecutive games. In the sixth round, she lost to the eventual champion Nur Nabila Azman of SMK Saujana Utama. Anis drew her final round game with her team mate, Aina Hanum who also collected the same 5.5/7 point. But Anis was declared the first runner up due to higher tie break. Alhamdulillah, being second placed Anis will be representing MSSD Kuala Selangor in the state level championship to be held in May.
Fahim managed to win 7 games and lost 2 out of the total nine rounds in L12 category. He and his other seven school mates were among 162 contestants. Thus, he scored 7/9 points. Alhamdulillah, with that score and highest tie break among eight 7-pointers, Fahim was placed fourth and secured a ticket to represent Petaling Perdana in L12 category. In that case, Fahim will be joining his sister, Anis, to play in the MSS Selangor to be held in Sungai Besar.