Wednesday, April 25, 2012

MSSS Chess Competition 2012

The Selangor state MSS Chess Championship for 2012 edition will start today. This year PPD Kuala Selangor becomes the host after PPD Sabak Bernam hosted two years consecutively - 2010 & 2011. This year edition is the fifth time GiLoCatur attends the championship and be part of. But it will be a nostalgic for GiLoCatur and wife since Fikri will not be part of it after being involved for four years. Why Fikri does not take part in the MSS Selangor chess championship this year? The answer is Fikri not schooling in Selangor anymore. He had moved from SMK Seksyen 18 Shah Alam to SM Sains Alam Shah which is located in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

GiLoCatur was at Dewan Seri Siantan Gombak in April 2008, the first time Fikri represented PPD Petaling Perdana. Twelve years old at that time, he played in L12 category. In 2008 edition, Fikri began his PPD Petaling Perdana team collaboration with Low Jun Keat. With two other team members, Fikri and Jun Keat won the third place in L12 Team category. Both of them were also among the winners in the L12 Individual category.

The first venue for Fikri competing in MSSS chess championship

Fikri (2nd from right) and Jun Keat (2nd from left)
The 2009 edition was held in Sepang. The championship was held earlier that year. Fikri's younger sister, Anis Fariha, made her debut in this edition. Along with Jun Keat's elder brother, both Fikri and Jun Keat dominated the MSSS L15 Team category for three consecutive years. Unfortunately, for two years in a row Fikri failed to be in the MSS Selangor chess contingent. Anis, on the other hand, continued her journey in MSSM chess championship by being a member of 2009 Selangor P12 Team along with the two Puteri sisters - Rifqah and Munajjah.

2009 edition hosted by PPD Sepang

2009 edition L15 Team champion
Both 2010 and 2011 editions were held in Sungai Besar. The 2010 edition is the sweetest memory for him. He emerged champion in both L15 individual and team categories.In 2010, both Fikri and Juan Keat was joined by Suniil to make up the formidable MSSM Selangor L15 team.

2010 edition L15 Team champion
Once again PPD Sabak Bernam hosted the Selangor MSS state chess championship in 2011. Fahim had his maiden championship in this edition representing PPD Petaling Perdana for the first time. Thus, Fikri had to babysit Fahim who was 9 years old. After representing PPD Petaling Perdana for two consecutive years, in 2011 edition for the first time Anis became part of PPD Kuala Selangor chess contingent since she got the offer to school at SM Sains Kuala Selangor.

2011 edition was hosted by PPD Sabak Bernam
Fikri managed to defend his L15 Team title only along with Jun Keat and Suniil. The trio along with Irfan Haqqim Azhar of PPD Kuala Selangor missed their golden chance to become the champion of L15 Team event in the MSSM chess championship in Penang. Hakeem Nash Ibrahim was the other team member of the golden PPD Petaling Perdana L15 team. The L15 Individual category changed baton to Roshan Singh whom Fikri began to know in 2008 edition.  

2011 edition L15 Team champion

Fikri and his two siblings - Anis & Fahim

Fikri and Anis continued to represent Selangor in the MSSM chess championship. Meanwhile, Fahim began his chess journey in the Selangor MSS chess championship along with his schoolmate, Faqih. Both of them emerged the first runner up in the L12 Team event representing PPD Petaling Perdana. Can they emerge champion in this year edition along with another SKBJ school mate? Let's wait and see.

GiLoCatur needs to sign off now to begin an hour-drive to Kuala Selangor to be part of the 2012 MSS Selangor chess championship. May Allah bless both Anis and Fahim. Hope both of them will excel in the championship and make their elder brother proud. 

Good Luck to Anis & Fahim! Good luck to all 40 x 6 = 240 competing players in the 2012 MSSS chess championship.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is so good to see parents so supportive of their children's chess journey through out the years. All the best to your family.