Sunday, February 9, 2014

University Malaya Swept All Chess Gold Medals in SUKIPT

UM (Universiti Malaya) showed its dominance in Chess discipline in SUKIPT. It won all the four Gold medals offered in the sports event organized by the Ministry of Education (MOE).

UM chess team - credit to SUKIPT web

Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli and Alia Anin Azwa Bakri, a Woman Fide Master, won their respective Individual event. Syazwan won the Gold medal in the Men Individual event after 7 wins and 4 draws with better tie break than the first Runner Up, Ahmad Fadzil Nayan of IIUM. Both scored the same 9/11 points. Therefore, Fadzil won the Silver medal. While Muhd Nabil Azman Hisham from Kolej Multimedia Kuala Lumpur won the Bronze medal after scoring 8.5/11 points.

While Alia emerged champion from eight (8) wins and three (3) draws in the Women Individual event. With 8.5/11 points she won the Gold medal. Ong Choon Yong and Ruby Kwan Tszee Yeung of USM (Universiti Sains Malaysia) and UPSI (Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris) are the Silver and Bronze medalist respectively.

Both Syazwan and Alia led their respective UM chess teams to win Gold medal in the Team event. Along with Lim Kim Siong, Lum Zhun Hoong and Wee Zhao Liang, the UM chess team accumulated 29 points to be on top leaving Sunway University at the second spot (Silver medal). The latter just trailing by 1/2 point only. In the third spot is UTP (Universiti Teknologi Petronas).

Meanwhile, Alia and her other team mates - Amira Syahmina Zulkafli, Ng Yun Hui and Leong Pui Yee, won the Gold medal in the women Team event after accumulating 29 points. They edged UPM (Universiti Putra Malaysia) and USM for Silver and Bronze medals respectively.

GiLoCatur would like to say "Congratulation" to all the winners especially to the champions.

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