Sunday, March 24, 2013

2013 MSSM Chess Championship Is Here

It is about two hours into Sunday, 24th March 2013. GiLoCatur believes that all the state chess contingents had arrived in Taiping, Perak. The first round of the championship will kick off at 2.30pm on Monday, 25th March 2013. This year edition will be the fifth for GiLoCatur to be part of. The first one was the year 2009 edition held in Kelang, Selangor. It was in that edition that GiLoCatur's only daughter, Anis Fariha, made her maiden appearance in the MSSM chess championship. Alhamdulillah, this year all the three of GiLoCatur's children - Fikri, Anis and Fahim, will take part in the championship. It will be the first time that all of them are in the championship. And it will also be the last time. The reason is because Fikri will play for the last time in the MSSM chess championship since he is in Form 5 this year.  

2013 MSSM chess championship logo
Following closely the championship for the last five years, GiLoCatur can conclude that there are three states  namely Selangor (SEL), Pulau Pinang (PP) and Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (WP) that dominate the championship. Let's take a look at the Gold medal tally for the last two years - 2012 amd 2012. Basically, there are six Gold medals up for the grab in both Individual and Team events each meaning the total number of Gold medals are twelve (12).  

In 2011, the three states mentioned above won ten out of the total twelve Gold medals. WP won four (4) while both Pulau Pinang and Selangor won three (3) each. The other two Gold medals were won by Kedah and Melaka. The former won U12 Boys Individual category while the latter won U18 Girls Individual category. While Selangor won all its Gold medals in the Individual events, Wilayah Persekutuan won all its Gold medals in the Team events.

In 2012, both Selangor and Wilayah Persekutuan won four (4) Gold medals each. Pulau Pinang won one less while the host state, Terengganu, managed to win one in U18 Boys Individual category.  

So, what the medal tally would be in 2013? Any prediction? GiLoCatur plans to publish his prediction once he has seen the list of participants in each category. 

Gold Medal Tally

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