At least FIVE chess tournaments to be held. What are the tournaments?
- 17th Kepong Juniors
- Royal Selangor Club Annual Rapid Open
- Johor Rapid Chess Open
- Ampangan Chess Open
- Insofar Kamunting Chess Invitational
The first one is a nationally rated tournament to be held at SJK (C) Kepong 2. The tournament is for the age groups of U8, U10, U12 and U16. The junior participants will play seven rounds of 25-minute-per-player match.
The second tournament is held on two weekends. The venue of the tournament will be at Bukit Kiara Royal Selangor Club. Three (3) rounds will be played this weekend and the other four (4) will be held on next weekend on the Hari Raya Haji. The champion will be awarded six hundreds Malaysian Ringgit and a trophy.
The third one is organized by Johor Chess Association. There are three categories - Open, Under 16 and Under 12, in the tournament. Interestingly, the tournament will be held at the 35th floor of JB City Square Tower.
While many N9ers will travel to Shah Alam on the weekend night to support their state team in the final Malaysian Cup, its Ampangan Plaza will host a chess tournament during the weekend. The age group - Under 18 and Under 12, will be held on Saturday while the Open category is scheduled on Sunday. In this tournament, only SIX rounds will be played.
The last tournament is organized by Insofar Chess Academy. It is for the first time that its tournament to be held in Perak, KAMUNTING to be exact. The registration is still open and the tournament fee is only RM20.
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So, you can choose any of the above five chess tournaments. Lots of prizes to be won. What a treat for the Malaysian chess community. Where GiLoCatur and the kids will be? Let's wait and see!