Monday, March 4, 2013

2013 MSSMKL Chess Championship @SABKL (Part 1)

This week the state final for MSSMKL chess championship is being held. The secondary schools category is hosted by Sekolah Aminuddin Baki like last year. The first two days is scheduled for team event. While the individual event will be contested on the last three days. 

GiLoCatur's eldest son is participating in the championship. It will be his last in MSS chess championship since he is in Form 5 this year. He is leading his school chess team in the team event. The team has a big challenge to carry since SMS Alam Shah is the first runner up last year. Can Fikri and his team mates - Wan Muhammad Imran, Mohd Sazlee Hidayatullah and Hussein, repeat the feat to be among the top three winners this year? Let's wait until tomorrow after the event has completed.  

Not only due to SMS Alam Shah's first runner up position last year that it is being on the opponents team radar but its status as the champion in the Pudu zone chess championship fortnight ago that add the pressure.  Fikri and his team mates need to manage and handle the pressure well. It is part of the competition. And for sure, it is part of life.   

Which team is the hot favourite to be the champion in the Boys category? 

GiLoCatur picks SMK (L) Methodist as the hot favourite. The team is actually the defending champion. The team consists of Tan Wei Hao, Albert Ang Keliang, Yap Egin and Shreyes Subramaniam. 

In the first round, SM Sains Alam Shah faced SMK Sri Sentosa. It won with the score of 3 to 1. Its opponent in the second round is really the toughest one. It is the hot favourite team. Sure you can guess what the team is, right? Check out blog here if you want to know the the first two rounds pairings played today. 

Boys Team Section

Girls Team Section

SMSAS Team (wearing blazers) against top favourite SMK (L) Methodist

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