Thursday, October 23, 2014


After a long wait for a tournament in Kelantan, one of Kelantan Chess Association (PCNK) members organised a small scale blitz chess tournament on invitation basis to fulfill a lengthy holiday in conjunction of Deepavali. At first, 10 Kelantan players were invited to play a round robin tournament at the Sultan Muhammad IV stadium, but in the end, there were 14 players turning up: 

1. Nasrul Humaimi (the organiser)
2. Khairul Aznan
3. Muhammad Ariez
4. Marzuki
5. Nik Mohd Nazri
6. Haziq Rozhisham
7. Norazlin
8. Rozhisham
9. Irfan
10. Mohd Azizul
11. Hilmi
12. Khairul
13. Wan Mohd Adli
14. Wan Mohd Amirul

After the customary 13 rounds of play, the organiser emerged as champion by defeating almost everybody. Even Yours Truly was checkmated without any mercy as he was in demolition mode. Second and third were taken by siblings Wan Mohd Amirul and Wan Mohd Adli, respectively while Yours Truly was fourth after losing to all three mentioned and winning the rest. The full results are shown below:

Although youthfulness of the siblings proved to be the catalyst for them to excel in the fast paced chess that night, the youngest player in the tournament, Haziq, has a lot to do after losing all his games. It turned out that he could not muster his moves quickly enough to counter his opponents, and this is quite perplexing. Hopefully he will do better in the upcoming UTP blitz tournament in November.

Some pictures from various sources (credit to Nasrul and Ariez rare CANON camera):


Monday, October 13, 2014


UTP would like to invite you to join this event which will be held as follow:

Date: 22nd and 23rd November 2014 (Saturday and Sunday)
Venue: Main Hall, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
FORMAT: Rapid (9 rounds Swiss System, 20 Minutes + 10 Seconds increment) and Blitz (9 rounds Swiss System, 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment)
CATEGORY: Open (FIDE Rated) and Age-Group Categories (Nat. Rated: U-16 Boys/Girls, U-14 Boys/Girls, U-12 Boys/Girls, U-10 Boys/Girls, U-8 Boys/Girls)

PRIZES: (All winners will get certificate of achievement, all participants will get certificate of participation)
Open Rapid: 1st RM1000, 2nd RM500, 3rd RM400, 4th RM350, 5th RM300, 6th RM250, 7th RM200, 8th RM150, 9th RM100, 10th RM90, + 5 consolation prizes)

Open Blitz: 1st RM500, 2nd RM250, 3rd RM200, 4th RM150, 5th RM100, 6th RM90, 7th RM80, 8th RM70, 9th RM60, 10th RM50, + 5 consolation prizes)

Age-Group Rapid: 1st RM50 + Medal, 2nd Medal, 3rd Medal (For each age-group categories, boys and girls)

Age-Group Blitz: 1st RM30 + Medal, 2nd Medal, 3rd Medal (For each age-group categories, boys and girls)

The fee shall cover BOTH rapid and blitz events. No refunds will be given if player chooses to participate in only one event.
1. RM 40.00 for Age-Group Category (Under-16, Under-14, Under-12, Under-10 and Under-8)
2. RM 70.00 for Open Category – FIDE Rated Player
3. RM 120.00 for Open Category – NON-FIDE Rated Player
4. FREE ENTRANCE FEE for Malaysian IM / FM / WIM / WFM

19th November 2014 (Wednesday)

INFORMATION: Please contact Lee Ming Xiang (; 012 - 979 1319) or Tisha Loh (; 019-3779444) or visit website at

Wednesday, October 08, 2014


IIUM Sports Development Centre in collaboration with Ministry of Education (MOE) and Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) will be organizing the 6th IIUM Chess Invitational Tournament 2014 scheduled to be held on 18th October 2014 at Multipurpose Hall, Female Sports Complex, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Gombak.

This tournament will be divided into three categories which are Open Category, Under-21 Category and Under-12 Category.
Please register before the closing date stated. Late entry registration will not be entertained. 
Entry fee must be paid before the registration day. Payment by cheque should be written in the name of BENDAHARI UIAM. Or you can bank in to Maybank Account No. 158284093811 (Miss Nurul Najmi Bt. Bakar). Please provide the proof of payment or bank in slip during the registration day.
Any inquiries, kindly contact the Secretariats:-

Mrs. Norsharmila Zabani
Tel.: 016-3332207
E-mail  :

Miss. Nurul Najmi Bakar
Tel.: 016-4452501
E-mail  :

Mr. Ahmad Azfar Azmi
Tel.: 017-6709644
E-mail  :

Mr. Wan Muhammad Shafiq Mohd Shukri
Tel.: 017-8172998
E-mail  :


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