Thursday, March 7, 2013
Wednesday, 6th March 2013 - The individual event of the 2013 MSSMKL Chess Championship began today. There are four categories competed for the event - Boys Under 15, Boys Under 18, Girls Under 15 and Girls Under 18. Two rounds were scheduled for today. And three more will be scheduled tomorrow on Thursday, 7th March 2013. The format of play is 60-minute per player.
Boys Under 15
Forty eight players are taking part in this category. Click here to view the first two rounds pairings and results. The top three seeded players are Faizal Roslan of SMK Seri Bintang Utara, Shreyes Subramaniam of SMK (L) Methodist and Tan Yong Zhao of SMK Kepong Baru. So far, the three of them do not have problem winning their first two rounds.
Boys Under 18
Only forty six participants are contesting in this category. You can view the pairings and results of both Round 1 and Round 2 here for this category. Two Tans are the top two ranking players in this category. The top seed is Jun Feng of the host school i.e. SMK Aminusddin Baki while the second rank player is Wei Hao of SMK (L) Methodist. The third rank player is Liew Ken Yew of SMK Seri Bintang Selatan. GiLoCatur's son, Fikri, is ranked fifth with national ratings of 1630. All the four of them have no trouble today in both the first and second rounds.
Girls Under 15
While her elder brother is the top seed in the Under 18 Boys, Tan Li Ting is the top seed in the Under 15 Girls. As her brother too, she represents the host school. In fact, her younger sister Tan Wei Ting is also playing in the same category. She is ranked sixth. Here is the pairings and results for this category. Is there any upset result? Check it out!
Girls Under 18
In this category, a player from SMK Convent Sentul is the top seed. Her name is Pavitranayagi Jayamurthey. She is being challenged by Latifah Kaiyisah Mohd Latib and Yap Ern Yee respectively of SMK St John and SM (P) Chong Hwa as the second and third seeded players. What are their first two rounds results? Find it out here.