Sunday, June 12, 2011
The Malaysian chess contingent of 30 players including GiLoCatur's daughter, Anis Fariha, and 14 accompanying adults had took off to Tarakan Island, Indonesia this morning. The players will take part in 11 different categories and three types of tournament - standard, rapid and blitz. NM Lim Zhou Ren or simply LZR, the reigning national men champion, is leading the Malaysian players. He will participate in the Open Under 20 category. Meanwhile, the reigning national women champion, WNM Nur Nabila who emerged P15 (Under 15 Girls) Individual champion in the recently concluded MSSM Chess Competition will lead the Malaysian girls. She will play in the Girls Under 20 category.
All the best to every Malaysian player! Make Malaysia and your parents proud! At the writing time, the Malaysian delegation had just landed in Balik Papan before embarking the flight to Tarakan at around 8.00pm.