Wednesday, March 15, 2017

NAG 2017

When GiLoCatur says NAG, do you know what it is? 

GiLoCatur was introduced to NAG in 2008 when Fikri began his chess journey a decade ago. NAG is an acronym for National Age Group. Most Malaysian chess parents are familiar when the Malaysian age-group chess tournament is being held. It is usually in the March school-break.

But for this year edition, NAG has changed name. If you ask GiLoCatur which name is preferred? The old name NAG or the new one which is NYJ20 which stands for National Youth and Junior U20 chess championship?  Honestly, GiLoCatur prefers NAG. Why? Keep the tradition going. Maintain the name. It has become a well known name. Why need to change? Oh, GiLoCatur just realized that there is another category which is U20 or Under 20. 


Only one of three GiLoCatur children is eligible to take part in the NAG 2017. Both Fikri and Anis are over 18 years old. The former will be 21 years old in November while the latter will be 19 years old in less than two months. Anis is eligible to participate in the U20 category, GiLoCatur believes.

GiLoCatur believes there are many questions among you regarding the NAG especially the winners of the past editions. Even, GiLoCatur has own questions regarding the championship that need to be checked in this blog if there are the answers.

For example,

Did GiLoCatur's children took part in all editions?
Which editions that none of GiLoCatur participated?
Where was each edition being held?
Who were the winners for each age-group category for each edition?

OK, GiLoCatur will try to provide the answers for the above questions. 

Click below entry to find out the champions or winners for the past NAG chess championship.

NAG 2010, NAG 2011, NAG 2012 - U8, U10

GiLoCatur would like to wish GOOD LUCK and ALL THE BEST to all the participants in the NAG 2017, oopps, NYJ20. 

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