Wednesday, January 22, 2014

2014 MSSD Chess Competition Fever!!!

This week many MSSD chess competitions are being held. MSSD stands for Majlis Sukan Sekolah-Sekolah Daerah in Malay. Basically, MSSD chess competition is a scholastic chess tournament at district level. After MSSD, it will be MSSS for Selangor state or MSSJ for Johor state. After state MSS, it will be MSSM which is a national level. 

In 2009, MSSM chess competition was hosted by Selangor. 2010, Perlis was the host while 2011, it was Penang's turn. Terengganu became the host in 2012. Last year, the MSSM chess competition was held in Taiping, Perak. For 2014 edition, which state will become the host? To GiLoCatur's knowledge, SARAWAK will be the host.

Fikri - MSSD PP (2008)

GiLoCatur have started to be involved in MSS chess competition since 2008. Fikri took the interest in chess beginning of 2007 while he was in Year 5. As GiLoCatur recalls, he started to participate in a chess tournament in mid July 2007. While in Year 6 in 2008, Fikri represented his primary school in the MSSD Petaling Perdana chess competition. He was the second runner up (3rd place) in the Boys Under 12 category. Being among the Top 4 in the MSSD competition, Fikri represented the MSSD Petaling Perdana in the MSSS chess competition. In the competition, Fikri was among the Top 6, but he was not selected to represent Selangor in the MSSM competition after play-off selection. 

Anis - MSSM 2009, Kelang, Selangor

Anis, who was in Year 4, could not be among the Top 4 in the Girls event. But she came strong in her final two years in the primary school when emerged the champion in Girls Under 12 event in the MSSD Petaling Perdana for 2009 and 2010. She was more fortunate than her elder brother when she started to represent MSS Selangor in the MSSM chess competition since 2009.

Fahim - MSSD PP (2013)

Fahim started early in chess. Therefore, he represented his school much early than his elder brother and sister. He started to participate in the MSSD chess tournament in 2010 while he was in Year 2. The following year, Fahim started to represent MSSD Petaling Perdana in the state level of MSS. Last year was his best performance in the MSS Selangor chess competition when he emerged as the champion in the Boys Under 12 category both Individual and Team events.


Only Anis and Fahim will still take part in the MSSD chess competition. Anis will represent her school in MSSD Kuala Selangor in the Girls Under 18 event next Monday. While Fahim will take part in MSSD Petaling Perdana tomorrow, his final participation in the Under 12 event. 

Their elder brother, Fikri, has done with MSS chess competition since he has completed his secondary school last year. Fikri had taken part in six consecutive MSSD chess competitions since his debut in 2008. He had participated in the MSSM chess competition for four consecutive years since 2010 representing two different states - Selangor and Wilayah Persekutuan KL.

Below are the pictures of two MSSD chess competitions in Selangor. For information, there are ten (10) MSSDs in the state of Selangor - MSSD Sabak Bernam, MSSD Kuala Selangor, MSSD Hulu Selangor, MSSD Kuala Langat, MSSD Hulu Langat, MSSD Petaling Perdana, MSSD Petaling Utama, MSSD Sepang, MSSD Gombak and MSSD Kelang. 

MSSD Gombak

source : Hero's fb

MSSD Petaling Utama

source : Ng6's fb

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