Monday, November 16, 2015

CIU - 2015 UM-IPT Chess Championship

Sunday, 15/11/2015

By 4.00 PM today, the UM-IPT chess championship had completed its final round. Seventy six young chess players including GiLoCatur's eldest child, Fikri, from several local higher learning institutions had taken part in the three-day chess tournament. The seven-round championship had been held at UM Arena.

venue of the tournament

In the championship, both Women and Men are playing in one category. But the winners are separate for Women and Men category respectively. 

So, who are the winners? 

Top 20 Final Ranking - Women

Top 20 Final Ranking - Men

In the Men's category, Chan Sheng Yip of Sunway University lives up to its numero uno seeding. He won all his games except the fifth round where he drew with Nur Nabila Azman Hisham of UiTM, the top seed of in the Women section. Meanwhile, Faeznor Razali (UIA) and Mohd Ali Chor (UiTM) won the First and Second Runner Up respectively. The former edged UiTM player, Wan Mohd Azmie Wan Abd Rahim in the final round while the latter could not win against Sheng Yip.

In the Women's category, both Alia Anin Azwa Bakri of UM and Nur Nabila Azman Hisham of UiTM had the same point ie 5.5/7. The former lost once to Sheng Yip while the latter lost once to university team mate, Mohd Ali Chor. Since Alia has better tie-break, she was placed First in the Women Final Ranking. Thus, Nabila was placed second. The third place went to Najihah Mohd Saufi from UiTM scoring 4.5/7 points from 4 wins and one draw.

Top 20 Final Ranking from

Photo Gallery

Below are several photos GiLoCatur took using lenovo handphone during the tournament.

Photo 1

Photo 2

Photo 3

Photo 4
Congratulation to all the podium winners!

(note: GiLoCatur does not have the photos of the winners receiving prizes since missing the prize giving ceremony.)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Klang Valley FIDE-Rated Tourney - 28 & 29 Nov 2015

A FIDE-rated chess tournament will be held as follows:

Cheras International Youth Center


Date : Saturday (28/11/2015) & Sunday (29/11/2015)

Venue : Bilik Bunga Raya, Cheras International Youth Center

Organizer : KL Teachers & Cheras Chess Academy

Time Control : 45 minute per player, 7 Swiss Rounds

Categories : Open & Girls Under 18

Fees : FIDE-rated - RM 60.00, Unrated - RM 100.00

Closing Date : Saturday, 21/11/2015

For further inquiries:

Cikgu Rezal 0133641001
Cikgu Shamsuddin 0165554956
Email your registration form to

Maybank 164098473823 
Mohd Rezal Che Man

Day 1 (Saturday, 28 November 2015)
0900 Players' Briefing
0915 – 1045 Round 1
1100 – 1230 Round 2 
1330 – 1500 Round 3 
1530 – 1700 Round 4

Day 2 (Sunday, 29 November 2015)
0900 – 1030 Round 5
1100 – 1230 Round 6
1330 – 1500 Round 7
1530 – 1615 Closing/Prize-giving Ceremony

Prizes plus medals

1st  500
2nd 350
3rd  250
4th  200
5th  150
6th  100
7th  80
8th  Hamper
9th  Hamper
10th Hamper

Girls Under-18
1st  200
2nd 160
3rd  120
4th  80
5th  60
6th  Hamper
7th  Hamper
8th  Hamper
9th  Hamper
10th Hamper

Certificate of Participation for ALL.

Certificate of Excellence for winners