Sunday, May 3, 2009

35 Years of Achievement

CAS is celebrating her 35 years of Achievement in Malaysian Chess with one tournament for members only on 24th May 2009. This year marks the 35th anniversary for CAS, a milestone that we have seen many people contributed towards CAS directly or indirectly for the success of Malaysian Chess.

Among some notable achievements by CAS are
(i) Creating a score of teenagers dominating the Malaysian chess senior scene in the last 13 years e.g. Lim Yee Weng (Subang Jaya, Selangor) became National Men Champion at the age 14 in 1996, and successfully defended the title in 1997. In 1998, he did not take part to makeway for Ng Ee Vern (PJ, Selangor) to become the 1998 Men Champion. Many years later, two brothers from Subang Jaya namely Nicholas Chan and Marcus Chan continues Selangor domination in the National Closed, followed by Edward Lee (PJ, Selangor) in 2008.

(ii) Creating an overwhelming numbers of National Age-Group Champions in the last 10 years.

(iii) Successful in organising the longest continuous chess event in Malaysia for a record of 36 years in a row. [Certified by Malaysian Book of Records during the 27th edition in 2000]

(iv) Financially the best manage Chess Association in the country since mid-80's.

(v) Championing the creation of Allegro to spearhead the chess movement in Klang Valley since the late-1980's.

(vi) Championing the Chess Training Excellence Programme concept which started back in 1996.

Also, CAS will be holding the 32nd Annual General Meeting on the same day. Lunch will be served to all members who attended the AGM during the tournament day. CAS will accept new membership registration on tournament day. For new adult membership is RM 40 for 1st year plus RM 15 as tournament entrance fee, however, you must send an email to on your intention to join the event before closing date on 20th May 2009. CAS will not accept any walk-in registration on tournament day.