Monday, November 12, 2012

1st The Summit Juniors Open Results

This event was conducted successfully yesterday where 163 had participated in the event.

In the Under-10 category, the pre-tournament favourites were Ahmad Aiman Sahadi from Kelantan with a National Rating of 1559 points, followed by Chew Zhi Xuan (NR 1400), Cheah Kah Hoe (NR 1372), Fahim Al-faqeh Saleh (NR 1370) and Wong Zhi Yue (NR 1365).

All except Cheah had no problem winning all their respective encounters for the first 4 rounds. In Round 5, Fahim had created an upset by winning against Ahmad, while Chew won against Wong to set up top-of-the table clash between 2nd ranked Chew and 4th ranked Fahim in Round 6. The latter won the game and the championship with a perfect score. Chew was placed 2nd, followed by Wong in 3rd. Ahmad could not recovered from his Round 5 lost and lost again in Round 6 to 14th ranked Rooshillen and be placed at the tail-end of the top 10 prize winners. Meanwhile, 3rd ranked Cheah finished the event at 8th after losing unexpectedly to 26th ranked Beh Jia Sheng in Round 2 and only obtained a draw against 15th ranked Lim Kai Xian in the last round.

Next, the Under-12 Category pre-tournament favourites were Puteri Rifqah (NR 1723), Loh Zu Hao (NR 1660), Ng Jen Sheng (NR 1614), Puteri Munajjah (NR 1589) and Jaron Tan (NR 1537). Puteri Rifqah championship campaign had suffered an early set back when she only able to get a draw in Round against Evan Loo (seeded 14th) in Round 2 and lost the championship when she lost her last round against 3rd ranked Ng Jen Sheng in the final round.

Loh championship campaign had failed to take-off when he lost to 26th ranked Ryan Tey in Round 1 and only manage to a draw against 23rd ranked Jane Wong in Round 3. While, Ng got to a flying start with 4 wins in-a-row before obtaining a draw in Round 5 against Puteri Munajjah. In the last round, Ng who has an inferior tie-break must win the encounter at all cost if he wants to win the title. While, Munajjah was placed 3rd after drawing the last 3 rounds to score 4.5 points. Jaron who won the first 3 games just like Munajjah can only secure 2 draws in the last 3 rounds to be placed at 10th position.

Here comes the Under-14 Category where we witnessed 3rd ranked Subramanian Sivanesan from Negeri Sembilan was crowned as Champion after scoring 5 wins and 1 draw. While, top seed Mohd Faizal Roslan had managed to score 4 wins and 2 draws to be placed 2nd and 4th ranked Ethan Wong with 3 wins and 2 draws. In contrast, Dilwen Ding (seeded 2nd) and Dawson Tan (seeded 5th) can only secure 3 wins and a draw.

Lastly, the U-16 category saw pre-tournament hot favourite Muhd Irfan Haqqim Azhar from Selangor had secured the Championship easily with 4 wins and 2 draws against Jun Keat and Laila Husna from Kelantan. Jun Keat, who hails from Selangor, own campaign had suffered a huge blow when he lost unexpected to 15th ranked Lee Kang Jing from Johor in Round 5. However, he still managed to finish the event as Silver medallist. While, the Bronze medal went to Laila. In addition, Fikri Saleh (2nd ranked) and Vinton Wong (5th ranked) had finished at 4th and 8th position respectively.

 The full result for Under-10, click here.

The full result for Under-12,
click here.

The full result for Under-14,
click here.

The full result for Under-16, click here.

See you guys again in November 2013!!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

1st The Summit Juniors Open on 11 Nov @ Summit USJ [Update#4]

The total number of players who have made payment to the Organiser stands at 157pax. Another 4 players have their names reserved until Sunday 10am before their seats release to walk-in players. Anyone who wants to take part but yet to register yourself, please walk-in to the VENUE (same venue as the ongoing Popular Bookstore Warehouse Clearance) directly @ 10AM SHARP. The Organiser will allocate a total of 13 more seats (inclusive the 4 reserved names) to walk-in players. All walk-in players can register either in UNDER-12, UNDER-14 or UNDER-16 Category. Pairing for Round 1 will be generated @ 10.30AM on Sunday.

The list of players who have registered with payment as of 9th Nov 2012 for UNDER-10 Category as follows:

1 Aaren Tan Whei Lung 
2 Ahmad Aiman Sahadi 
3 Ahmad Faisal Hakimi Ridzauddin
4 Ahmad Haikal Nazmi Ridzauddin
5 Aliff Nazmy Azhar
6 Allaida Siow 
7 Amir Faiz Amirul 
8 Arif Alauddin Wafi Akhramsyah 
9 Chan Kit Wai 
10 Cheah Jason
11 Cheah Kah Hoe 
12 Chew Zhi Qi 
13 Chew Zhi Xuan 
14 Chiah Enyo Jing Chi 
15 David Tan Chin Wei
16 Dragon Tan Chin Long
17 Evelyn Tan Eng Thong 
18 Fahim Al-Faqeh Saleh 
19 Firaas
20 Hafiz Borhanudin
21 Ivan Sean Yap Sheuan
22 Jessica Tan Sue Ann 
23 Joanne Chin Zhi May
24 Joel Pang Ze Minn 
25 Joelle Tan Sue Ai 
26 Joshwa Yeong Zherui 
27 Lean Yew Ming
28 Lim Jun Shen 
29 Lim Kai Xian 
30 Lim Yern Sern 
31 Lim Zheng Xue
32 Lim Zheng Yan
33 Lim Zheng Yu
34 Low Chee Fatt 
35 Lum Ting Fang
36 Muhd Aliff Nor Amli
37 Muhd Harith Fahmi Muhd Radzuan
38 Muhd Haziman Aiman Halim
39 Muhd Ilhan Mansiz Hairul 
40 Nur Faiqah Aminuddin 
41 Nurul Farhana Halim Shuhaimi
42 Nurul Farlana Halim Shuhaimi
43 Ong Zhiqian 
44 Ong Zhiwei 
45 Pua Juin Feng
46 Raja Bazilah Bot Raja Badli 
47 Rooshillen Jayakumar 
48 Samuel Kuar
49 Saranya Rajadurai
50 Beh Jia Sheng 
51 Sim Jingjia 
52 Siti Nur Atterah Abdul Manan
53 Tan Hou An
54 Tan Hou Ping
55 Tan Hou Sheng
56 Tan Hougen
57 Tan June Ling 
58 Tan Xuan Yan
59 Tan Yong Hau 
60 Tang Ming Hao 
61 Teng Jian Wei 
62 Teoh Nuon Ning
63 Valerie Wong Tsai Ling 
64 Vignaraajaa 
65 Wai Chee Yin
66 Wan Adalia Rasya Ayib Rosdi
67 Wong Zi Yue 
68 Woo Khai Yuan 
69 Yap Rou Xin
70 Yap Zheng Xian 

The list of players who have registered with payment as of 9th Nov 2012 for UNDER-12 Category as follows:

1 Aqil Ainuddin Naufal Akhramsyah
2 Ayesha Ashifa Saakeena Akhramsyah
3 Beh Jia Hao
4 Bryan Yap Chuan Yoong
5 Cheah Eason 
6 Christine Lee Mei Yen 
7 Dhurrjaraj Koran
8 Ernesto Chong Wei Loong
9 Evan Loo Hsien Rong
10 Giam Kee Wern
11 Gohshalan Naidu Shanmugam Naidu
12 Jane Wong Huey Yuen
13 Jaron Tan Xe Yung 
14 Jason Tan Wye-Ki 
15 Kong Dak Nam 
16 Lee Zhi Yan 
17 Lim Jun Hong 
18 Lim Yern Fay 
19 Loh Zu Hao 
20 Low Chee Pang 
21 Lum Sun Yuan
22 Meor Airil Rahimi Ayib Rosdi
23 Muhd Amirul Hafiz Abdul Manan
24 Muhd Hazid Ekquan Haruddin
25 Narmatha Murugesu
26 Ng Jen Sheng
27 Ngai Shen Yao
28 Nur Faqihah Aminuddin 
29 Nurol Aiman Rasli 
30 Nurul Izzah Halim Shuhaimi
31 Prashanth Ramasamy 
32 Praveen Raaj Anandaraj
33 Puteri Munajjah Az-Zahraa 
34 Puteri Rifqah Fahada Azhar
35 Ryan Tey He Yang 
36 Samuel Fang Wei Liang 
37 Sarah Hani Ridzauddin
38 Sean Ooi Zhi Jian 
39 Steven Wong Zhuliang
40 Tan Hou Yuan
41 Tan Qian Hui 
42 Tharanidharan Rajadurai
43 Wong Quinn Wai
44 Wong Zhu Hock 
45 Yee Jian Yang
46 Yoong Hong Shoon

The list of players who have pre-registered without payment as of 9th Nov 2012 for UNDER-12 Category as follows:

47 Ghanaharithiran Sivakumar
48 Leong Ca Tjun 
49 Maahendhar Sivapragash

The list of players who have registered with payment as of 9th Nov 2012 for UNDER-14 Category as follows:
1 Anis Fariha Saleh 
2 Chang Wei Jin 
3 Cheong Jie Yao 
4 Chew Zhi Jing 
5 Dawson Tan Soon Wei 
6 Dilwen Ding Tze How
7 Ethan Wong Hsien Aun 
8 Ho Chen Ee
9 Lee Zhi Wei 
10 Meor Adib Rusyaidi Ayib Rosdi
11 Mohd Faizal Roslan
12 Muhd Fahmi Farizal 
13 Muhd Fikri Farizal 
14 Muhd Harith Farhan Muhd Radzuan
15 Ng Jun Khai 
16 Preveena Murugesu
17 Risantini Murugan 
18 Subramanian Sivanesan 
19 Tan Jun Hong 
20 Tan Keigen 
21 Vijay Karthekeyan Ravichandran
22 Wong Goon Shek

The list of players who have pre-registered without payment as of 9th Nov 2012 for UNDER-14 Category as follows:
23 Chang Chye Yan

The list of players who have registered with payment as of 9th Nov 2012 for UNDER-16 Category as follows:
1 Adiba Shahrul Baharin
2 Asadullah Qamar
3 Bryan Chan Chi Hoe 
4 Chin Wan Seng
5 Farah Amirah Farizal 
6 Fikri Saleh 
7 Joyce Tan Sue Lee 
8 Laila Husna Sahadi 
9 Lee Kang Jing
10 Low Jun Keat
11 Marcus Woo Ming Leang
12 Muhd Irfan Haqqim Azhar
13 Naveen Vikneswaran 
14 Shashmitha Anandaraj
15 Tan Kah Kheng 
16 Tan Shie Mei 
17 Teoh Poh Jian 
18 Veylamuthen Murugan 
19 Vinton Wong Hsien Loong 



Thursday, November 8, 2012

1st The Summit Juniors Open on 11 Nov @ Summit USJ [Update#3]

Good News!!! The Organiser of the Event has decided to give Certificate of Participation to all players who take part in this upcoming event. On top of this news, the Organiser has managed to get a corporate sponsor namely Popular Bookstore to give out additional Cash Vouchers on top of the advertised Cash Prizes for the prizewinners.

The Venue for this event is located on the Ground floor of the Shopping Mall. The same area where Popular is having the Warehouse Clearance Sale. All participants who have made their payment DO NOT NEED to arrive early. You just need to be there before 10.45AM. While, those who didn't make payment (less than 10pax) must reach the venue by 10AM, else your place will be given away to any walk-in participants who reach there early. So, I strongly recommend that you make payment before this Sunday.  The complete set of names will be published on 10th Nov 2012.

The quota as of 7 Nov 2012 as follows:
Under-10: ZERO [All 70 pax had paid-up];
Under-12: 11 more seats available [If you are U10, you can sign-up in this category].
Under-14: 2 more seats available.
Under-16: 6 more seats available.

Hence, 19 seats left. Hurry, register yourself by 8th Nov by SMS to me @ 012 - 298 4922. No penalty will be imposed if you do it by 8th Nov. From 9th Nov, a late charges of extra RM10 shall be imposed. For details on this event, click here.

Monday, November 5, 2012

18th Kepong Juniors Open Results

This event was conducted successfully yesterday where 250 players from 264 registered names turn-up for the event. The largest category, Under-12, saw a turnout of 91 players which is also the highest pax in 18 years of Kepong Juniors Open history.

The top two players for this category are Tan Yong Zhao (Kepong 2 student) and Nithyalakshmi from Negeri Sembilan. Both players are our official representatives in Under-12 (Boy's and Girl's Category) to the World Youth Chess Championship. They had used this event as their final preparation before heading to KLIA tomorrow for their journey to World Youth. Both players play to expectation yesterday by finishing 1-2 in the event. With the expected result, I wish both of them have a pleasant journey ahead and play well in the upcoming World Youth.

Meanwhile, 3rd seed Emir overcame a bad start to his campaign with a lost on Round 2 before bouncing back to win 4 games in-a-row and get a draw against Nithyalakshmi in the last round to finish 5th in the event. Where as, 4th seed Ng Jen Sheng lost his only game to Yong Zhao in Round 5 to secure the Bronze medal. Evan Loo, 17th seed, has regained back his form and score a handsome plus rating by finishing 4th and his only lost was to Nithyalakshmi. For your information, he was a regular top 5 pre-tournament favorites in many U12 events until recently because he had lost a massive 202 rating points in the 3rd quarter 2012. So, the top five were not a surprise prize winners at all.

Next, the Under-8 Category saw a turnout of 45 players. Pre-tournament favourite, Cheah Kah Hoe, was unable to live up to his top billing because he lost the crucial encounter to Dinessh Kumar, 4th seed, in Round 6 but bounced back to win in the last round and clinched the Bronze medal on much superior tie-break. While, Dinessh had a nail-biting finish against 4th seed Muhd Haziman from Johor with the result ended in a draw. So, Dinessh claiming the Gold medal and Haziman had to settle for a Silver.

Kepong 2 hopeful Chew Zhi Qi, ranked 3rd, championship campaign came to an end when he lost his Round 5 and Round 6 encounter to the eventual Gold and Silver medalist and had to finish at 6th place. Where as, Wong Zi Yue, 2nd seed, championship campaign suffered a serious knock when he lost again to Ivan Sean Yap in Round 2. A week earlier, both players met during 13th CAS Quarter Allegro where the result in favour of the latter. In Round 5, he lost to Evelyn Tan and with this result he had finished a distant 10th placing, while Ivan took a quick in the final round against Tan Hougen to finish the event at 4th placing.

As for the Under-10 Category, the event was won by Nurul Farnana from Johor, 2nd seed, with 5 wins and 2 draws. She drew both her games against top billing Chew Zhi Xuan and 3rd seed Kabilan. In fact Chew is on course to win the U-10 after becaming the sole leader after 6 rounds. However, he suffered an unexpected lost to Tan Yong Hau, 6th seed, in the last round and ended in 5th place only. With this result, Yong Hau had clinhed the Silver medal and a fairy tale ending after losing unexpectedly in Round 1.

Meanwhile, Kabilan championship campaign came to a halt when he lost to 4th seed Jovel Ernesto in Round 6. The latter championship campaign ended a round earlier when he lost to Chew. As for the 5th seed Lim Jun Shen (Kepong 2 student) lost his campaign when he lost to his team mate Chew in Round 4. Where as, 17th seed Chin Yi Hao had managed to win the Bronze medal with 6 wins. His only lost was to Kabilan in Round 3.

Now, lets examine the Category of Death, Under-16. Both Tan Wei Hao (Defending Champion for this category) and Dilwen Ding have an identical National Rating. Dilwen was given the top billing based on alphabetical of player names. Dilwen had a good start to his championship campaign with 3 wins in-a-row. In Round 4, he drew against his best friend Dawson. With this result, no one is anticipating a nightmare has just begun for Dilwen. He was paired against 10th seed Vinton Wong (who is still recovering from lost of form since July this year) and had lost unexpected. Next, he was paired against 3rd seed Subramanian (last year top seed for this category) who was a Category 1 Bronze Medalist in last week CAS Quarter Allegro. Unfortunately, he lost again. His misery continued into the last round when he lost to 8th seed Daryl Wong. What actually has happened to him?

This must be THE EVENT specially made for Wei Hao, a former Kepong 2 student and the ONE AND ONLY Kepong 2 student that won National Age-Group Championship 3 years in-a-row @ aged 10, 11 and 12. I believe this record in NAG will never be broken by any Kepong 2 students in near future. Besides splitting point with Subramanian in Round 4, he won all his encounters including 5th seed Tan Ri Hong, 7th seed Cheong Jie Yao, 4th seed Dawson Tan and 10th seed Vinton Wong.

While, Subramanian who had suffered an embarrased result with a 16th place finishing in last year edition had done relative well this time around by obtaining 4th placing. His only lost was to Dawson in Round 5 and the latter got a Bronze for his effort. The Silver medal was won by Vinton and Ri Hong wrapped up the top 5 standing.

The full result for Under-08, click here.

The full result for Under-10, click here.

The full result for Under-12, click here.

The full result for Under-16, click here.

See you guys again next year!!!



Sunday, November 4, 2012

1st The Summit Juniors Open on 11 Nov @ Summit USJ [Update#2]

The 18th Kepong Juniors Open is conducted successfully today, now we move on to another Age-Group tournament namely 1st The Summit Juniors Open.

As predicted, the enrollment for the Summit event has passed the 150-mark. Today alone, I have received many calls from various parties outside of Kepong event who want to sign-up. The final tally for this event is expected to reach 180 pax (the limit for this event).

As of now, the Under-10 category has reached the quota of 70pax. So, children below age 10 y.o. can no longer be accepted into this category but they are allow to take part in the Under-12 category where 17 seats are still available before reaching the quota of 60pax.

As for the Secondary school categories, the Organiser is limiting each category in-take to 25 pax but still offer 10 prizes in each category. For your information, Under-14 still have 4 vacancy while Under-16 can accomodate another 7 players.

For more details on this event, click here. For registration process, please Call/SMS me ASAP @ 012-298 4922 (Lim).

Friday, November 2, 2012

1st The Summit Juniors Open on 11 Nov @ Summit USJ [Update#1]

This event has received a good response with 112 entries so far. The Under-10 Category attracts the highest number of enrollment with 52 entries, followed by Under-12 with 30 entries, and Under-14 and Under-16 have another 30 entries in total.

This event is expected to surge passed 150 pax comes this Sunday when scores of children who are taking part in the upcoming 18th Kepong Juniors Open Chess Championship will sign-up on the spot. To avoid disappointment, I advise players who are taking part in Kepong event to sign-up ASAP once the Summit Registration counter is set up after Rd 2 begins.


There are 264 players contesting in Kepong event where approximately 75% of them yet to register themselves for this event. So, 200 players will be fighting for the limited quota that are still available.

The quota for each category for The Summit Chess Championship is listed below:
The Under-10 category: 18 more seats;
The Under-12 category: 30 more seats;
The Under-14 category: 11 more seats;
The Under-16 category: 9 more seats;

Once the quota for any category is fully taken up, the participant will move up to the next available category. So, players who are taking part in the Kepong event must register early comes this Sunday to avoid disappointment.

For those who are not playing at Kepong event, please contact me ASAP @ 012-298 4922 (Lim) to reserve a seat by tomorrow, else all seats will be taken up comes this Sunday (4/11). For more details on this event, click here.

The list of players for Under-10 as follows:
1 Aaren Tan Whei Lung 
2 Ahmad Aiman Sahadi 
3 Allaida Siow 
4 Amir Faiz Amirul 
5 Amira Farhana Amirul 
6 Chan Kit Wai 
7 Cheah Jason
8 Cheah Kah Hoe 
9 Chew Zhi Qi 
10 Chew Zhi Xuan 
11 Chiah Enyo Jing Chi 
12 Evelyn Tan Eng Thong 
13 Fahim Al-Faqeh Saleh 
14 Firaas
15 Hafiz Borhanudin
16 Ivan Sean Yap Sheuan
17 Jessica Tan Sue Ann 
18 Joanne Chin Zhi May
19 Joel Pang Ze Minn 
20 Joelle Tan Sue Ai 
21 Joshwa Yeong Zherui 
22 Lim Jun Shen 
23 Lim Kai Xian 
24 Lim Yern Sern 
25 Low Chee Fatt 
26 Muhd Ilhan Mansiz Hairul 
27 Nur Faiqah Aminuddin 
28 Ong Zhiqian 
29 Ong Zhiwei 
30 Pua Juin Feng
31 Raja Bazilah Bot Raja Badli 
32 Rooshillen Jayakumar 
33 Samuel Kuar
34 Saranya Rajadurai
35 Sean Khoo Wei Kai
36 Sim Jingjia 
37 Tan June Ling 
38 Tan Yong Hau 
39 Tang Ming Hao 
40 Teng Jian Wei 
41 Teoh Nuon Ning
42 Valerie Wong Tsai Ling 
43 Vignaraajaa 
44 Wai Chee Yin
45 Wan Adalia Rasya Ayib Rosdi
46 Wong Zi Yue 
47 Woo Khai Yuan 
48 Yap Zheng Xian 
49 Ian Yoon
50 Tan Hou An
51 Tan Hou Ping
52 Tan Hou Sheng

The list of players for Under-12 as follows:
1 Bryan Yap Chuan Yoong
2 Cheah Eason 
3 Christine Lee Mei Yen 
4 Ernesto Chong Wei Loong
5 Giam Kee Wern
6 Jaron Tan Xe Yung 
7 Jason Tan Wye-Ki 
8 Kong Dak Nam 
9 Lee Zhi Yan 
10 Lim Jun Hong 
11 Lim Yern Fay 
12 Loh Zu Hao 
13 Low Chee Pang 
14 Meor Airil Rahimi Ayib Rosdi
15 Ngai Shen Yao
16 Nur Faqihah Aminuddin 
17 Nurol Aiman Rasli 
18 Prashanth Ramasamy 
19 Puteri Munajjah Az-Zahraa 
20 Puteri Rifqah Fahada Azhar
21 Ryan Tey He Yang 
22 Samuel Fang Wei Liang 
23 Sean Ooi Zhi Jian 
24 Steven Wong Zhuliang
25 Tan Qian Hui 
26 Tharanidharan Rajadurai
27 Wong Zhu Hock 
28 Adly Syahromy Abdul Razak
29 Ng Jen Sheng
30 Tan Hou Yuan

The list of players for Under-14 as follows:
1 Anis Fariha Saleh 
2 Chang Wei Jin 
3 Chew Zhi Jing 
4 Ethan Wong Hsien Aun 
5 Lee Zhi Wei 
6 Meor Adib Rusyaidi Ayib Rosdi
7 Muhd Fahmi Farizal 
8 Muhd Fikri Farizal 
9 Ng Jun Khai 
10 Risantini Murugan 
11 Subramanian Sivanesan 
12 Tan Jun Hong 
13 Vijay Karthekeyan Ravichandran
14 Aiman Syazwan Abdul Razak

The list of players for Under-16 as follows:
1 Bryan Chan Chi Hoe 
2 Farah Amirah Farizal 
3 Fikri Saleh 
4 Joyce Tan Sue Lee 
5 Laila Husna Sahadi 
6 Muhd Irfan Haqqim Azhar
7 Naveen Vikneswaran 
8 Teoh Poh Jian 
9 Veylamuthen Murugan 
10 Vinton Wong Hsien Loong 
11 Adiba Shahrul Baharin
12 Aida Suriana Abdul Razak
13 Chin Wan Seng
14 Sakinah Muryadi
15 Tan Kah Kheng 
16 Tan Shie Mei-G