|Under 17 R1 pairings|
Saturday, August 11, 2012
In Under 17 section, there are 53 participants competing to win the trophy and MYR 250 winning prize money. Leading the pack is Faizal Roslan, who led his Undefined FC team to win the (Under 17) Junior Kasugi Team chess championship last month.
Faizal will be challenged especially by his Undefined FC team mate, Fikri Saleh, Dilwen, Irfan Haqqim, Shreyes Subramaniam, Noor Azam and the Wong brothers - Vinton and Ethan. All these players are basically the MSS state chess players. Can Faizal live up to his top seed billing to eliminate all his tough challengers?
GiLoCatur is very also interested to find out the challenge put up by several other contenders like Lee Guang Yang, Amir Qayyim, Cheong Jie Yao, Sazlee Hidayatullah and Nikk Johari Low.
Let's see their Round 1 pairings.
Faizal is paired against Asadullah Qamar at the top table. Dilwen will play black against the 28th seed opponent, Abdullah Muaz. Irfan Haqqim, the third rank, is paired against Naveen Vikneswaran. Shreyes of Pahang will be challenged by MSS Selangor state player, Nurulhana Syuhada at the fourth table. Fikri, GiLoCatur's eldest son, is ranked fifth and will play against Heng Wei Ping.
GiLoCatur has not mentioned any girl player in the top contenders list, right. It is because the top girl players like the Azman sisters - WCM Nur Nabila and WFM Nur Najiha, are playing in the Open section. Furthermore, not many girls are taking part in this tournament. So, it is a challenge to all the girl participants in the Under 17 category to prove their strength and power to be among the winners.