In Under-14 Boys category, Albert Ang of MBSS is the pre-tournament favourite to win the title. He has a massive 142 rating points advantage over his next opponent, Tan Yong Zhao (10 y.o.) of SJK(C) Kepong 2. There are 4 other players within 60 points range from Yong Zhao, namely Lim Jing Hong (MBSS), Tan Ri Hong, Tin Jun Hao, and Derek Poon (MBSS). The dark horse in this category is Suniil Kalivanan who is under rated with only 1327 rating points. One of the names listed here should be the Champion for this category.
In Under-14 Girls category, Pavitranayagi Jayamurthey of Convent Sentul is the pre-tournament favourite to win the title. She has 108 rating points advantage over her next opponent, Goh Xin Yen. There are 2 other players within 70 points range from Xin Yen, namely Nurulhana and Alakharthika too have some chances for the title. Other contenders with outside chances are Veronica, Nurul Aina, and Yap Ern Yee. One of the names listed here should be the Champion for this category.