Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Details of The First KUSESS Chess Open

As promised earlier, please find below the details for the 1st KUSESS Chess Open. To those who need the softcopy of the registration form and details of the tournament, please sms or email your email address to hp:0196061948 or



prize structure


Sila hubungi Puan Norhayati bt. Yarib hp:0178787970 / En. Husni bin Ahmad Dahlan hp:0123758040
Tarikh tutup penyertaan : 1 JULAI 2013 (Isnin). Tiada pendaftaran diterima selepas  tarikh tutup.

  1. Sila buat pembayaran melalui PIBG SEK. MEN. SAINS KUALA SELANGOR, No. Akaun : 012138501464 (Maybank)
  2. Faks slip bank berserta Borang Penyertaan ke 03-32896631 (Nyatakan nama dan kategori) dan sahkan melalui telefon 03-32891868.  Sila bawa slip bank asal pada hari pertandingan.
  3. Bayaran penyertaan tidak boleh dipindahkan atau dipulangkan.
  4. Penggunaan telefon bimbit atau sebarang peralatan elektronik semasa pertandingan adalah tidak dibenarkan. Semua pegawai dan peserta mesti berpakaian kemas dan berkasut.
  5. Penyertaan terhad. Penginapan & Makan – RM25.00 sehari. (Sila buat tempahan)
  6. Keputusan penganjur adalah muktamad.  

In summary,

  • The Team event which is only for both secondary (Under 18) and primary schools (Under 12) will be played on Saturday, 6th July 2013 while the Individual event for Open, secondary school and primary school categories will be played on  Sunday, 7th July 2013.
  • Each team must be of the same school and may comprise of only boys or girls or mixed.
  • Each team must has FOUR players.
  • The fees : MYR 100 per team for secondary schools (U18), MYR 50 per team for primary schools (U12), Individual - MYR 30 (Open), MYR 25 (U18), MYR 20 (U12)
  • The fees is non-returnable and non-transferable
  • The total money prizes > MYR 4,890

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

U12 Customs 1Malaysia Chess Open on 23rd June 2013


Lately the Residents Association of Kelana Jaya Customs Quarters has been active organizing chess tournaments especially for the Under 12 category. One of the key persons for this to happen is RIZAL A KAMAL, a chess player and a chess coach. 

Surely, the Malaysian chess community is happy for such effort. Therefore, the community especially the chess parents need to support the tournament by bringing their chess-playing children to take part in the tournaments. 

On May 19th, the association had organized the Under 12 Customs 1Malaysia Chess Open. Puteri Munajjah had emerged as the champion after five rounds of 30-minute-per-player rapid game. She had edged Yee Jian Yang after winning against him in the fourth round. 

On June 9th, Munajjah's eldest brother, Muhd Syakir Shazmeer, had been declared as the champion in the Customs' 1Malaysia Chess Open. He won all his six rounds to emerge on the top of nearly forty participants.

Another Under 12 Customs 1Malaysis Chess Open tournament will be held on this coming Sunday, 23rd June 2013. Please go to  or to check the details on the tournament. Rizal A Kamal can be contacted or smsed at 019-339 1346

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Chess Tournaments @School

In order for any sports in Malaysia including chess to excel is to have development programs and events being carried out at schools.

Therefore, GiLoCatur is very happy to know that the following schools will hold chess tournament in the coming weeks.

1. SMK St Thomas, Kuantan

Event : Secondary Schools Chess Team Rapid Open
When : Saturday, 22nd June 2013
Venue : SMK St Thomas, Kuantan
Organizer : SMK St Thomas, Pahang state education (JPN Pahang) & SMK Clifford, Kuala Lipis
For further details, please contact (sms better) Cikgu Khor 012-9213138, Cikgu Maimunah 016-9375854 or Cikgu Noreha 017-9099018. Warning! DO NOT CALL THEM DURING SCHOOL PERIOD.  Contact them after school.
(source : Khairun Nissa')

2. SM Sains Kuala Selangor / KUSESS
Event : 1st KUSESS Chess Open 2013
When : Saturday, July 6th 2013 (U12 and U18 Team event) & Sunday, July 7th 2013 (U12, U18 and Open Individual event)
Venue : SM Sains Kuala Selangor
Prizes : MYR 5,000 in total

Details will be published later.

3. KL Methodist Boys School / MBSSKL
Event : 8th MBSSKL Chess Open 2013
When : Saturday, July 6th 2013
Venue : SMK (L) Methodist, Jalan Hang Jebat, 50150 Kuala Lumpur
Organizer : Persatuan Catur SMK (L) Methodist KL
Format : 25-minute, 6 Rounds, National rated
Category : Under 14, Under 17, Under 23, Special Education
Fees : MYR 10 for MBSSKL, MYR 15 for non-MBSSKL, MYR 30 after June 24th 2013
Deadline : July 1st 2013
For further details, please contact (sms better) school office (03 2978 2293) /  Pn. Yong (016 4925 530)  / Mr. Sanusi  (012 - 6569182).

Friday, June 14, 2013

MSSM One-Stop-Center

Hey, GiLoCatur is back after had not updated this blog for about six weeks.

Where GiLoCatur had been all this while? Two weeks ago, a chess buddy "bbmed" GiLoCatur asking whether GiLoCatur was OK since he had noticed GiLoCatur was not seen in any local chess tournament. Actually, GiLoCatur has been fine all this while. Just has not been into any chess tournament since eight weeks ago. 

One of the reasons is GiLoCatur's youngest son, Fahim, has been busy with non-chess activities and programs. His elder brother and sister stop participating in any chess tournaments after MSSM chess championship in March because they concentrate with their study and preparation for their respective big exams.  

Enough with that. And talking about MSSM, no doubt it has its own prestige. Oh sorry, not all are familiar with MSSM right? MSSM is a Malay acronym for Malaysian Schools Sport Council. There are more than twenty sports being contested every year at MSSM level. It involves all the schools - both primary and secondary, all over the country. From school going to zone or district, then going to state and finally going to national or MSSM. Therefore, the MSSM championship has its prestige even though the prizes are only medals and trophies; NOT monetary. The MSSM championship gathers the best athletes from all over the country.

Getting updates and results of the MSSM championship is a frustration for GiLoCatur. There was no one stop center or website for it. Fortunately, GiLoCatur just found it several weeks ago. Obviously, the official MSSM website (note: it is OK running on blogspot) had been started since March 2011. 

Ok Ok Ok ... You want GiLoCatur to provide the link, right? The link is >>> or also

For those especially the Malaysian parents who like to know what MSSM is all about, its vision, mission and role, just click here.

If you want to check out the results and updates of a specific sport for this year MSSM championship, you have to click this link first. And for the Malaysian chess fraternity, the MSSM chess championship updates and results can be found at

No doubt MSSM's PTPS aka Pengerusi Teknik & Pembangunan Sukan in Malay or Sports Development & Technical Chairman in English has big roles and responsibilities in the Malaysian sports grass root. Their duties and responsibilities are spelled out clearly at Its item number 8 and 12 really attract GiLoCatur. Kudos and Bravo to all MSSM's PTPS who have performed their duties and responsibilities well and diligently. Salute to them! 

GiLoCatur believes that Malaysian sports can be more successful and advanced if all parties - like athletes, parents, coaches, MSSM, MSN, sports associations and Ministry of Sports play and carry out their respective roles, duties and responsibilities effectively and efficiently. What is happening with Malaysian football? Why our ranking is much much below Japan, Korea and Iran when Malaysia were once if not better, were at same level? When Malaysia will be playing in the World Cup? Why our badminton team were outplayed (humiliated maybe) by Taiwan and Germany in the recent Sudirman Cup at home turf? And most importantly, when Malaysia will have its first chess Grandmaster (GM)? 

Big hope on the new Youth and Sports Minister, YB Khairy Jamaluddin, to bring the Malaysian sports into new heights and excellence.