Saturday, December 31, 2011

2nd Singapore International Youth Championships Updates - The Boys (Open) Categories

Highlighted below are the names of Malaysian boy chess juniors who are among the Top 10 winners in the 2nd Singapore International Youth Championships.

No champion from the Malaysian contingent. The first runner up in Boys U17 category won by Syakir Shazmeer is the best place won by any our boys. It is the first chess tournament for him after his SPM exam.

Three (3) among 70 participants in Boys U8 category are Malaysians. But only one of them was among the winners. Scoring 6/9 points, Tan Jun Ying i splaced 7th. He won SGD 300.

Boys U11 category had the highest number of participants which is 98. Five Malaysians participated in this category. Unfortunately, no one from them won any top 10 spots. The best placing for the Malaysian players is 11th.

In Boys U14 category, 43 participants took part. Ten (10) of them are from Malaysia. Irfan Haqqim, Faizal and Zhi Yang managed to be among the Top 10 and won the total of SGD 1,300 among them. Filipino players were dominating the top 2 positions. 

Seven Malaysian players are among 19 participants in this category. Three of them are among the Top 10 in the final ranking. Syakir is SGD 1,000 richer for being the first runner up. Placed fourth, the reigning National Junior Master, Nabil won SGD 600. Jun Feng is placed tenth and won SGD 200.

Congratulation to all the winners!