Rd 5 Updates (Girls): Defending Champion Nur Najiha has consolidated her position by winning aganist her nearest rival, Nurul Aina, to open up a 1 pt lead in the field. Nithyalakshimi bounce back from her lost to Najiha yesterday with a win against Nurulhana and stay in the hunt for Championship (only if Najiha slip-up in her last 2 rounds). Siti Khadijah title hunt sufferred a setback when she secure only a draw against Chua Yee Ler (seeded 10th). Another player with Championship possibility is Tan Jia Yun. She suffered an early round lost to Nithyalakshmi, but bounce back with 2 wins in a row. Top boards in action for Rd 6: Najiha vs Jia Yun, Puteri vs Nithyalakshmi, Chua vs Nurul Aina.
Rd 5 Updates (Boys): Defending Champion Yeoh Li Tian has cleared one of his other centender, Muhd Sirajuddin. While, Muhd Aziz won against fellow contender Tan Yong Zhao. Muhd Noor Azam eho lost his game to Yeoh yesterday did not recover in time and lost to Teoh Ern Sheng in this round which ultimately ends his title hunt. Also, both Sirajuddin and Tan have mathematical chances left in the race. Teoh who is 0.5 pt behind could snatch the title from Yeoh or Aziz if can wins the remaining 2 rounds. Top boards in action for Rd 6: Aziz vs Yeoh, Sirajuddin vs Teoh, Chuah Hao Feng vs Tan.
Rd 6 Updates (Girls): Defending Champion Nur Najiha is the 2nd person to check-in to the Championship throne when she won against Tan. While, Puteri has helped her by stopping Nithyalakshmi (the only other player left in the race with mathematical chances to upset Najiha's quest). Nurul Aina is closing gap with her win against Chua. Top boards in action for Rd 7: Puteri vs Najiha, Nurul vs Nithyalakshmi, Wong Yi Chee vs Maisarrah.
Rd 6 Updates (Boys): Defending Champion Yeoh cleared a major hurdle with a win over Muhd Aziz who also share the same lead. He has open a 1 pt lead over the field with 5 players trainling him. Sirajuddin won his game. While, Chuah and Tan game ended in draw. Top boards in action for Rd 7: Ooi Zhi Yang vs Yeoh, Lee Zhi Wei vs Aziz, Shahen Kumar vs Sirajuddin.