In Under-20 Boys category, Tan Wei Hao (13 y.o.) of MBSS is the pre-tournament favourite at least on paper to win the title. However, he is ahead by 5 rating points over his school mate, Yat Guo Jie. The dark horse in this category is Boey Jin Huey who is under rated with only 1305 rating points. One of the names listed here should be the Champion for this category.
In Under-20 Girls category, Olivia Madhavan of SMK Seri Bintang Selatan is the pre-tournament favourite to win the title. She has a massive 449 rating points advantage over the next opponent. She will win this category easily.