Friday, January 31, 2014


KUSESS is the short name for KUala SElangor Science School or in Malay, Sekolah Menengah Sains Kuala Selangor. It is one of the SBP (Sekolah Berasrama Penuh) schools in the country. KUSESS started its first class in September 1996, two months earlier than the birth of GiLoCatur's eldest son, Fikri. Thus, KUSESS is getting to its 18th years as the age of Fikri.

What is so significant KUSESS to GiLoCatur's life? 

Azhar Mohd Said, the father of Syakir, had introduced about KUSESS to GiLoCatur before 2011. Then in January 2011, GiLoCatur's only daughter, Anis Fariha, enrolled as a Form 1 student at KUSESS. That's was the first time GiLoCatur went to KUSESS for the first time. Even though the school is located in Kuala Selangor which GiLoCatur will pass by every time going back to home town or balik kampung in Malay languange.

As far as GiLoCatur concerns, chess began in KUSESS since Syakir enrolled in the school, if not mistaken, in January 2007. KUSESS should be proud of Syakir's achievements and honors in many many chess tournaments both local and international. Then in 2010, Syakir's younger brother Irfan came as a Form 1 student. More and more chess championships had been won by these two Azhar brothers for KUSESS especially in the MSS chess tournaments. 

GiLoCatur started to be part of Kuala Selangor MSSD chess when Anis began representing KUSESS in 2011. Along with Azhar brothers - Syakir and Irfan Haqqim, Anis was among the MSS Selangor chess team who won medals in the MSSM chess championship in Penang. Syakir won Bronze medal in Individual Under 18 Boys category, Irfan won Silver medal in Team Under 15 Boys category and Anis won Silver medal in her Under 15 Girls event.

In 2012, Syakir left KUSESS after getting excellent result in his SPM examination. BUT two more quality and MSS Selangor chess players came to KUSESS. They were Noor Azam Mohd Noor and Nur Najiha Azman Hisham. Thus in 2012, there were FOUR KUSESSians in the MSS Selangor chess team competing in the MSSM chess championship held in Kuala Terengganu.

In this year MSSD Kuala Selangor chess tournament which is just concluded last week, KUSESS has repeated last year achievement. SIX of its students (highlighted in Blue below) will be representing the MSSD in the state level chess tournament to be held in UKM Bangi. The difference between this year and last year is that unlike last year, this year KUSESS has representative in all the four categories - Boys Under 15, Boys Under 18, Girls Under 18 and Girls Under 18.

2014 KUSESS chess team

Below is the results of KUSESS chess players in the MSSD Kuala Selangor chess championship this year.

Boys Under 15 
Muhd Noor Azam M Noor (7.5/8 points) - Champion
Mohd Syafiq Mohd Rozi (6/8 points) - 8th
Muhd Ikhmal Hisham M Ismail (5/8 points) - 14th
Muhd Hanif Saiful Nizam (5/8 points) - 20th

Team - Champion

Boys Under 18 
Muhd Irfan Haqqim Azhar (7/7 points) - Champion
Wan Muhd Akid Ameri (4.5/7 points) - 13th
Abdul Qaweim Abdul Haq (4/7 points) - 18th
Kalairasu a/l Rajamohan (4/7 points) - 23rd

Team - 2nd Runner Up

Girls Under 15 
Nur Najiha Bt Azman Hisham (6/7 points) - Champion
Anis Nabila Bt Ahmad Zuhdi (6/7 points) - 1st Runner Up
Puteri Rifqah Bt Farhada (6/7 points) - 2nd Runner Up
Siti Nursyazwani Bt Norazli (4/7 points) - 15th

Team - Champion

Girls Under 18
Anis Fariha Bt Saleh (6/7 points) - 1st Runner Up
Irdina Bt Ishak (4/7 points) - 18th
Mavisha a/p Manivannan (3/7 points) - 27th
Nur Aqilah Bt Mohd Ramli (3/7 points) - 35th

Team - 3rd Runner Up

This year, all KUSESSians won medal in the MSSD Kuala Selangor chess championship. Congratulation to all!

GiLoCatur strongly believes better results and performance can be achieved if KUSESS chess players keep on practicing and learning chess. 

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