For Round 3, there were a few minor upsets on the top tables when higher rated Mohd Khair lost to junior Roshan Singh on Table 4 and Liew Ken Yew won against Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli on Table 5.
8th seeded, Junior Fong Yit Ho finding it hard to secure a point against Syazrin and managed only a draw on Table 9 as Syazrin continues to display fine playing form. 2nd seeded Loo Swee Leong finally managed to secure his first point after a win against David Tan.
For Round 4, only 4 players with perfect 3 points will meet one another - juniors Roshan and Li Tian will face off on Table 1, and Zaidan will be up against Liew Ken Yew on Table 2. Senior national player Ismail Ahmad will be playing against Junior Yeap Eng Chiam on Table 3 and Nik Ahmad Farouqi will meet Muhd Nabil on Table 4.
Pairing for Round 4 in the open section are as follows:
For the Ladies section, Nur Najiha proved to be too strong for Fong Mi Yen and the former secured a win at the 48th move. On Table 2, elder sister Nur Nabila scored easy against Latifah Kaiyisah whilst on Table 3, Camilia drew with Tan Li Ting. On Table 4, Siti Khadijah who had earlier held Tan Li Ting to a draw, could not repeat her performance and went down to Nithyalakshmi.
In Round 4, Nur Najiha is the only player left standing with a perfect 3 points our of 3 rounds and her next opponent in waiting will be Nithyalakshmi. On Table 2, defending champion Nur Nabila Azman Hisham will face against another former champion Tan Li Ting with the latter handling the white pieces. 2010 champion Fong Mi Yen is up against Camilia Johari on Table 3 and Najihah Mohd Saufi will be playing against Latifah Kaiyisah on the next table.
Pairing for Round 4 Ladies section:
Round 4 for both Open and Ladies section will start at 3:00pm today