Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The front cover


Kelantan Closed 2011 Bulletin is here! It contains more than 100 games in its 52 pages, complete with diagrams, starting list and final crosstable. Among the players are Nik Ahmad Farouqi (1914 National rating), Nik Mohd Nazri (1789), Syed Azizi (1788), Mohd Amin (1654), Muhammad Ariez (1605) and Baharuddin Hamzah (1533).

For more information on how to get this bulletin, please log on to PCNK website or for some of the games, please log on to Kelantan Chess Network.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


SJK (T) Pasir Gajah, Kuala Krai

Kelantan's MSSM chess contingent is now having its centralized training at SJK (T) Pasir Gajah, Kuala Krai. The training will be held until this Saturday. The players will be coached by formidable coaches coming from all over Kelantan. It is hoped that they will bring the best out of these players so that the contingent will become a real challenge for the other states.

We Kelantanese wish you


Thursday, May 12, 2011


At last, the state selection ended. PPD Tumpat, like last year, managed to send two of its players to represent the state in the MSSM. The players are:
  1. Wan Muhammad Zikri Wan Mohammad (Boys Under 18 Category)
  2. Wan Nur Fatin Athirah (Girls Under 12 Category)
The selection, held at MRSM Kuala Krai from 5 - 7 May 2011, saw 64 participants in every categories totaling to 384 junior chess players competing to be the state representatives. The Kota Bharu contingent returned home with the most golds - 5 from 6 categories! Even though the contingent was divided into two - Northern KB and Southern KB - with 12 winners overall, it did not deter the fact that the other contingents still have a lot of catching up to do. Kuala Krai was next with 9 winners in all categories, while Pasir Puteh came third with 5.
  1. Kuala Krai (9)
  2. Northern Kota Bharu (8)
  3. Pasir Puteh (5)
  4. Southern Kota Bharu (4)
  5. Pasir Mas (4)
  6. Tumpat (2)
  7. Machang (2)
  8. Tanah Merah (1)
  9. Jeli (1)
Uniquely, the Boys Under 18 Category saw 6 participants from 6 different contingents, whereas the Boys Under 12 Category was dominated by Kuala Krai. Gua Musang and Bachok did not have a single representative. The names of the winners:

Boys Under 18
  1. Wan Mohd Adli (KBU)
  2. Mohd Fadhil (PPH)
  3. Wan Mohd Zikri (TPT)
  4. Nik Muhd Sharifudin (MCH)
  5. Fadhil Aiman (KKR)
  6. Muhammad Syahmi (JEL)

Boys Under 15
  1. Wan Mohd Amirul (KBU)
  2. Muhd Ikmal Hakimie (PMS)
  3. Alif Omar (PPH)
  4. Wan Muhd Imran (KBU)
  5. Muhammad Adam Hafiz (KBU)
  6. Muhamad Izani (KKR)

Boys Under 12
  1. Nik Muhd Haziq (KKR)
  2. Muhammad Syakir (KKR)
  3. Mohd Firdaus (KKR)
  4. Abdul Manaf (KKR)
  5. Muhamad Akram (MCH)
  6. Muhamad Irfan (KBU)

Girls Under 18
  1. Wan Aemellia Elisha (KBS)
  2. Ayu Anabihah (TMH)
  3. Nabilah (KBS)
  4. Wan Zarif Sofea (PPH)
  5. Norazlisa (KKR)
  6. Aisyah Nabilah (PMS)

Girls Under 15
  1. Siti Nur Afiqah (KBU)
  2. Najihah (PPH)
  3. Laila Husna (KBS)
  4. Nur Ain Syahirah (PPH)
  5. Nik Nur Ain Sabrina (KBU)
  6. Nur Hanis Natasha (KBS)

Girls Under 12
  1. Nur Fatini (KBU)
  2. Nurfatin Aisyah (PMS)
  3. Nik Nur Nadzirah (KKR)
  4. Wan Nur Fatin Athirah (TPT)
  5. Nik Anisy Syakirah (KKR)
  6. Nur Anis Fazliyana (PMS)

Pictures from the event:

The Tumpat Team

Sending a full force in each category, the Tumpat team managed to make the other contingent run for their money. The targets were Wan Nurhazirah (Girls Under 18), Wan Muhammad Zikri (Boys Under 18), Abdul Haiyi (Boys Under 18) and Wan Nur Fatin Athirah (Girls Under 12).

Heartbreak for darling, she only managed to get 7th in her category. She won her games before losing to Aemellia, the eventual champion, in Round 4. Then, she drew all her games before winning her last. Finishing 5.5 points with the strongest tie break did not ensure her a place in the state team.

While Abdul Haiyi only managed to finish 11th when he lost to a player from Machang in Round 7. Although he won his last game, 5.5 points were never enough to secure a top 6 finish.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011


After a gruelling 5 days (or half days), the centralized training for the PPD Tumpat chess team has ended. The module for the u-12, u-15 and u-18 has been successfully implemented. The climax - a simultaneous chess display by Cikgu Azizul - was held on the last day against 24 players (u-15 and u-18). The result was never in doubt, but at least all had given their best before succumbing to the head coach. Nevertheless, one managed to squeeze a draw, showing maturity beyond his age. Hopefully, PPD Tumpat will provide more ammunition for the state team, as it already had by providing two of its own, last year. This year, the darling is still hungry for more success, but she is not the only one who is targeted to wear the state colours. But time will tell, whether the PPDT will become more successful than previously.


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