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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Of Getting A Jump Start - A New Director, A Busy Month and Chess Classes at DATCC

Nik Ahmad Farouqi (left) with Dato Tan Chin Nam
As of late May 2013, DATCC Management welcomes Nik Ahmad Farouqi Nik Abdul Aziz as its new Chess Center Manager and Director who will be in charge of the daily operations and chess training programs. DATCC is proud to have Nik Ahmad Farouqi as part of the family and look forward for his contribution to take DATCC to another level. Nik currently holds the post of Vice President for the Persatuan Catur Negeri Kelantan (PCNK) and was recently voted into MCF as one of its Committee member. Nik is well known for his active association with the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) Mustangs Chess Team, working as their Head Coach and in terms of his chess prowess, Nik ranks as the top 25 active player in Malaysia.

For more news on our events at DATCC:

CHESS Blitz Event - 2nd June 2013
As for our activities in June, DATCC will be organizing and hosting several Blitz, Rapid and Classical events starting with this weekends Speedy Gonzalez Chess Blitz Event (Part 4) dubbed the School Holiday Crazy Fun Blitz to be held on Sunday, 2nd June 2013. The 13 rounds event will start at 10:00am with registration and Round 1 to clock off at 11:00am. Entry fees are RM15 for non members and RM5 for members. To get more information on the event and to download the entry form, please click HERE

FABULOUS Rapid Event - 9th June 2013
The event galore in DATCC continues a week later with the FABULOUS RAPID CHESS WEEKEND to be held on Sunday, 9th June 2013. This is the monthly DATCC Rapid held over 7 rounds starting with player's registration at 9:00am and Round 1 to start at 10:00am. Time control for the event is 25 minutes to finish. For more information and to download the entry form, please click HERE.

3rd Lim Chong Memorial Event - 16th June 2013
This will be the third year that DATCC will be hosting the Lim Chong Memorial Event, to commemorate Malaysia's most celebrated chess player, columnist and writer Lim Chong who passed away on November 2010. DATCC together with Jan Lim - Lim Chong's widow, have worked together for the past 2 years to make this an annual event to honor Lim Chong, for his contribution to our chess community with his writings and comments. Those who take part in the event are invited to a hi-tea at the end of the event and a chance to mingle with friends and relatives of the late Lim Chong, to learn more about the man, and forge new friendships with individuals from the newsprint community. To download the forms for the Lim Chong event, please click HERE

1st Ketoyong Classical Chess Event - 22nd and 23rd June 2013
This will be the 1st edition of a classical event sponsored by Ketoyong played over 2 days with a time control of 45 minutes + 30 seconds increment. Registration starts at 8:00am until 9:00am on Saturday, 22nd June 2012 with the first 2 rounds to be played before lunch, and Round 3 and 4 to be payed after lunch between 2:00pm and 6:00pm. The event continues on Sunday with 3 more rounds to complete the 7 rounds event.

The event offers a prize fund of more than RM2,500 with the winner to earn RM1,500 for his/her effort. Top 10 prizes including additional prizes for the Best Lady, Best Veteran and Best U16 awaits the top performers.

Please download the entry forms for this event HERE

Chess Classes for Beginners and Intermediate Talents
With Nik Ahmad Farouqi on board, DATCC is taking another major steps in providing chess learning program for Beginners (including Absolute Beginners) and Intermediate level to children (and adult) of all ages. The first class is set to start from Saturday, 15th June 2013 and will continue for eight (8) consecutive Saturdays until 3rd August 2013 - just before the Hari Raya and Mid Year School break. 
Course fees is RM400 per student per term of 8 classes (at RM50 per class) but for those who confirmed enrollment before 9th June will earn a 20% discount for entries at RM320 per student per term (at RM40 per class). DATCC members are charged only RM300 for the two months sessions.

DATCC will organize the classes at 2 separate sites - one in DATCC Kuala Lumpur, and the other in Setia Alam, Klang. Two (2) sessions are held starting at 9:30am for Session 1 and 11:00am for Session 2. Classes are scheduled for 1 hour and 30 minutes and each class will have no more than 10 students to ensure focus and minimize distraction.

For more information on the chess classes, please click HERE to download the information brochure

There are more events to come in July with CAS, Insofar and DATCC July Rapid event to be held before the center closes to observe Hari Raya and help to organize the 10th Malaysian Chess Festival to be held from 9th until 19th August 2013.

Come and join us in June!!! And more fun to come in July.....

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