Saturday, July 23, 2011

MBSSKL Open Chess Tournament 2011

Today, a total of 179 players from all over Klang Valley come together to compete in the 6th edition of the event. Also, parents of 3 students drive from Cameron Highlands to KL for this event this morning.

The school has upgraded the U20 categories (Boys and Girls) to U23 in order to make way for some students from IPTA and IPTS to take part. Also, the school has created a new category called Special Education into this year programme. This new category has 8 SE students competing for the first time.

The U14 Boys has attracted with the most numbers of entries i.e. 66 students, followed by U17 Boys with 37 students and U23 Boys with 23 students. While, the Girls U23 category has 18 players, followed by U14 Girls with 15 students, and U17 Girls with 12 students.

The top ranked students for each category as below:
U14 Boys >>> Tan Wei Hao (many times National Age-Group Champion)
U17 Boys >>> Yeap Eng Chiam (many times National Age-Group Champion and Nat. Junior Champion)
U23 Boys >>> Sumant Subramaniam (SEA GAMES 2011-bound player)

U14 Girls >>> Joyce Tan (MSSM Player)
U17 Girls >>> Goh Xin Yen (MSSM Player)
U23 Girls >>> Olivia Madhavan (National Junior Player)