Tuesday, April 19, 2011

MSSD Petaling Utama Chess 2011 Begins

The MSSD Petaling Utama which comprises area like PJ Old Town, Petaling Jaya, Damansara Jaya, Damansara Utama, Tropicana, Bandar Utama and some part of Bandar Sri Damansara.

Both the Primary and Secondary schools' categories are conducted simultaneously at SMK(P) Sri Aman from today until 21 April 2011. All 6 categories will be played over 6 rounds.

The pre-tournament favourites in some category as listed below:
Under-12 Boys >> Yee Jian Yang with Nat. Rating 1531;

Under-12 Girls >> Teo Boon Kee (Nat. Rating 1238);

Under-15 Boys >> Vinton Wong (Nat. Rating 1568) and younger brother Ethan Wong (Nat. Rating 1557). [updated 21 Apr] The actual clear favourite is Roshan Singh, 2011 Nat. U-14 Champion, with Nat. Rating 1753 {I didn't notice that he is playing in the same event too};

Under-15 Girls >> Goh Xin Yen (Nat. Rating 1479) and Ee Sun-Xin (Nat. Rating 1459);

Under-18 Boys >> Poon Jit Wai (Nat. Rating 1529).