Monday, October 12, 2015

The List of UPSI Chess Open Champions

No doubt the UPSI Chess Open is one of GiLoCatur's favourite local chess tournaments. Its ninth edition has just been concluded yesterday. GiLoCatur family have participated in four of them, namely - 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 8th editions.

GiLoCatur has also blogged about this tournament many times especially those editions where GiLoCatur and the children attended. You can use "Search This Blog" feature to view all the entries on UPSI Chess Open.

This year, GiLoCatur and the kids gave a miss to the tournament. GiLoCatur's eldest child, Fikri, is having his final exam in Segamat. GiLoCatur's only daughter and second child, Anis Fariha, is making final preparation for her SPM examination which is less than three weeks from now. The youngest child, Fahim Al-Faqeh, does not come home this weekend.

Luckily with the modern and advanced technology of today, GiLoCatur could follow and have updates on the UPSI chess tournament. 

GiLoCatur would be very very happy if the modern and advanced IT technology of today being used to keep the information, updates, photos and history of the local chess tournament including the UPSI Chess Open. This what is lacking in the Malaysian chess community.  

The Malaysian chess blogging is declining lately. GiLoCatur's Blog has not been updated regularly as used to be. GiLoCatur believes there are more and more local chess tournaments compared to several past years. Thus, lots of input for chess blogging. Sadly, the famous Gilachess is resigning from chess blogging. Malaysia is still far behind in chess compared to its ASEAN neighbours. Malaysia still does not have its GM or GrandMaster.  

Enough with that, GiLoCatur would like to present below the list of Top 3 winners of the UPSI Chess Open.

UPSI Open Top 3 Winners

Note: GiLoCatur does not have the winners for the first edition held in year 2007.

The above list table provides many information at what angle you want to see. As examples: 

  • Ian Udani is the most successful player having won four times and two times 1st Runner Up
  • The 4th edition winners are all Malaysians
  • The 6th edition winners are all foreign
  • The only female player who is in the Top 3 winners list is WCM Nur Nabila Azman
  • The youngest player to win the championship? 

GiLoCatur would like to give some idea for the 10th Edition of UPSI Chess Open. Make a newsletter of about 5 to 6 pages which have history, information of the winners, photos, and special games of the UPSI Chess Open. Share it with the Malaysian chess community. How about that?

Bravo and kudos to UPSI Chess Club for organizing the UPSI Chess Open for the past nine years. KEEP IT UP!

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