Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Official Winners of the Sabak Chess Open

 Below are the official winners of the Sabak Chess Open held last Sunday at Seri Bernam Hall, Sungai Besar Selangor.

Open category winners

Open category champion

Both the Open and the Under 18 categories were merged into one playing section. More than one hundred participants were playing in this one-merged section including GiLoCatur, Fikri and Anis Fariha. Ahmad Fadzil Nayan (above pix) was declared as the Open category champion after collecting 6.5/7 points. He won the one thousand Malaysian Ringgit money prize. Fikri who scored 6/7 points became the first runner up edging four other 6 pointers. Two Malaysian chess bloggers - Muhammad Arshad and Razali Hamzah aka Ng6 were among the Top 10 Open category winners.

Local (Sabak Bernam) Category

Sabak category winners
GiLoCatur's chess buddy and the vice chairman of Sabak Bernam chess association, Roslan Sulaiman, won the first prize in the Sabak Bernam category. Surprisingly, with 5 wins and 2 defeats GiLoCatur won the seventh spot in the Sabak Bernam category. A commendable feat for GiLoCatur in a chess tournament in own hometown.

Under 18 Category

Under 18 winners


Special Prizes

Girls are dominating the Top 3 in the Under 18 category. Laila Husna Sahadi of Kelantan who won against GiLoCatur was declared as the champion. Local boy and MSS Sabak Bernam District L18 player, Mohd Amiruddin Buang emerged as the first runner up. GiLoCatur's daughter, Anis, won the second runner up.  

Under 12 Category

Under 12
Under 12 category champion

In the Under 12 section, about 80 participants took part including GiLoCatur's youngest son, 10-year-old Fahim Al-Faqeh. He scored 6.5/7 points. He became the champion in this category and was 300 Malaysian Ringgit richer. Fahim who was so happy with his winning drew with his school mate, Raja Bazil Bot, in Round 6. Raja Bazil who also scored the same point with Fahim won the second place.

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