The contingent took off from Pondok Moden early in the morning and arrived half an hour later at the tournament venue. The Anjung Bestari hall was quite big to ensure that all the odd 380 participants feel comfortable to produce high quality games and to focus solely on chess, not other trivial matters. There will be three games for the first day, two games on Friday (due to Friday prayer) and two games will be played the last day. The team started the day with two players getting the full marks (Helmy in the boys under 18 and Noorhayati in the girls under 18) while others with mixed results. Hopefully tomorrow will bring more joy to the team. Overall, the Kota Bharu and Kuala Krai players dominated the standings, followed by the Machang and Pasir Puteh players.