And also, as far as I can remember, this is the first time that a Malaysian player - Ahmad Fadzil Nayan of Islamic International University of Malaysia, is being seeded as the number one player and after round 4, another history was made with another Malaysian player - and host university player Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli of University Malaya - leads the event with a perfect 4 points out of 4 rounds. And to put icing on the cake, University Malaya team is also leading the team category with 11 points, sharing the top spot with another surprising but refreshing team from University Teknologi Petronas who seems to have outshined last year's best Malaysian team in Islamic International University of Malaysia. Whilst the number of teams and players may have dwindled, the spirit of competition, excellence and the quality of games and sportsmanship shown continues to remain at a high.
|The game between Isuru Alahakoon and Lawrence Teoh ended in 125 moves and was decided as drawn following the 50 move rule|
|Ramone Kok of University Teknologi Petronas - an impressive performance with 3.5 points out of 4 rounds, half a point adrift from the leader Muhd Syazwan, and sharing the 2nd spot with 7 other players|
|Leader Syazwan of University Malaya against top seed Ahmad Fadzil Nayan of Islamic International University at the start of Round 5. Game ended in a peaceful draw|
|The ladies at the top - Ruby Kwan of University Perguruan Sultan Idris (left) and Noratiqah Mohd Niza of University Tenaga Nasional (right)|
|Eddy Kwan anxiously looking over his daughter's - Ruby Kwan, game handling the black pieces, against Philip Goh of National University of Singapore. Both Ruby and Philip has amassed 2.5 points from 4 rounds|
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