Pearl Point National Age Group Chess Championship 2009 is over and we witness the emerging of 10 Age-Group Champions for the year 2009. I would like to take the opportunity to thanks all my colleagues from MCF, University Malaya students, chess community in making this event a big success with 482 players registered, the highest ever recorded NAG number in Malaysia.
Puteri Munajjah has emerged as Champion when 2nd scenario happen that I posted in my earlier post. She won the Championship on P/E tie break over Teh De Zen after both players finishes with 6 pts from 7 games. Next 3 winners are Teh Ming Min (5.5pts), Mok Shu Zing (4.5pts) and Nur Islamurni (4pts).
Wong Yinn Long has emerged as Champion when he pull off a major upset by defeating Amier who had a clear 1 pt lead into this game to finish on same points (6pts) alongside with Teh De Juan. All 3 players do not have a complete Round-robin table score, so Solkoff is used to decide the Championship. Wong has the highest Solkoff, followed by Amier and Teh. The others who make it to the top 10 list as follows: [4th to 8th (5pts)] Danish Hamzah, Ng Jen Sheng, Benjamin Lee, Wong Zi Quan, Sean Ooi,[9th and 10th (4pts)] Yee Jian Yang and Muhd Zulfikri.
Nur Najiha has emerged as Champion and defended the title she won last year successfully despite her last round lost to Puteri Rifqah. The former finishes with 6 pts, followed by latter with 5.5 pts. Nithyalakshmi, Maisarrah, and Tan Jia Yun with 5 pts each finishes 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively.
Yeoh Li Tian has defended the title he won last year successfully with a perfect score of 7 points from 7 games. The others who make it to the top 10 list as follows: [2nd and 3rd (6pts)] Muhd Sirajuddin and Muhd Aziz Farhan,[4th and 5th (5.5pts)] Teoh Ern Sheng and Tan Yong Zhao, [6th to 10th (5pts)] Ooi Zhi Yang, Lee Zhi Wei, Muhd Ihsan, Tang Wei Kit, Mohd Noor Azam.
NJM Nur Nabila has emerged as Champion and defended the title she won last year successfully with 6 pts. Tan Li Ting is placed 2nd over Camilia due to Solkoff tie break. Both players score 5.5 pts each. The 2 other players to make into the winner list are Fairuz Hamizah and Seri Aisyah. Both players have 5 pts.
Tan Wei Hao has defended the title he won last year successfully when he finishes 6.5 pts from 7 games. Lim Winsen, Derek Poon and Jerome Yong scored 6 pts each. The others who make it to the top 10 list as follows: [2nd and 3rd (6pts)] Muhd Sirajuddin and Muhd Aziz Farhan,[5th and 6th (5.5pts)] Subramanian and Muhd Irfan, [7th to 10th (5pts)] Roshan Singh, Mohd Faizal, Mirnash and Muhd Nuriman.
Amira Syahmina has emerged as Champion. She won the Championship on Solkoff tie break since P/E did not separate her with Hoh Tjin Li since they drew with each other in Rd 5. The other 3 winners who finish with 5 pts are Laila Husna, Pavitranayagi and Tang Kar Khei.
Yeap Eng Chiam too score a perfect 7 points from 7 games. He is previous dubbed the Wonderboy of Malaysia with his 6th place finishing in World U-10 in 2005. 4 other players who have 5.5 pts are Wong Jianwen, Tan Jun Feng, Nicholas Chong and Joshua Teo. The others who make it to the top 10 list as follows: [5th to 10th (5pts)] Wong Hao, Elgin Lee, Deon Low, Quah Fu Yong and Chen Pei Xian.
NWM Alia Anin Azwa Bakri also had a perfect 7 points from 7 games. Latifah Kaiyisah grabs sencond placing with 5 pts. The other 3 winners with 4.5 pts are Teh Kai Wen, Winnie Hong and Choong Sy Yiing.
Evan Timothy has emerged as Champion despite his lost to Muhd Izz in the last round. This result has made Sumant to finish on the same level with 6 pts from 7 games. All 3 players do not have a complete Round-robin table score, so Solkoff is used to decide the Championship. Evan has the highest Solkoff, followed by Sumant and Izz. The others who make it to the top 10 list as follows: [4th (5.5pts)] NM Edward Lee, [5th to 10th (5pts)] Muhd Syakir, Fong Wei Chern, Mohd Hazzafri, Lim Wei Kang, Mohd Khairul and Lim Kong Hui.