It has been a long time since I last wrote and what a way to reenter the chess scene - with the 10th Malaysian Chess Festival 2013. Yup.... There were quite months - I did not even show up for the Lim Chong, Ketoyong and CAS event although there were all held at DATCC. My blog site has been relatively quite and there was not much activity at DATCC in the last 2 months - almost. Fasting month just makes the situation worse but.... I guess I am back!!! Or should I stay away???
will touch on my absence later on separately for this is not the time
to dwell on what had happened, about to happen or, is very very likely
to happen. But to sum it all up in a very Malaysian way -
"Kadavaleee.... Sungguh dramatik!!! Loller koster lide all the
way....!!!" If colors were to describe our Malaysian Chess scene, the
Stabilo pencil color box that we use to have as kids, just ain't gonna
do it. You need all the colors you can get your hands on. And splash it
all over.... Not paint, but splash!
Back to the main matter at hand, append
below are the tentative list of players that have registered for the
10th IGB Malaysia Open, AMBANK Amateur Chess Challenges, and KLK Tan Sri
Lee Loy Seng Seniors Open which will start from 9th August (with
players meeting at 9:00pm) and Round 1 to clock off at 9:00am the next
day, Saturday, 10th August 2013. The final Round 9 to be played on
Friday, 16th August 2013 with Blitz to follow after Friday prayers
starting at 3:00pm and prize giving ceremony for the main categories a
bit later in the evening.
Take note that these are tentative
listings and you can expect the numbers to increase/decrease as the
event day approaches. So far, there are 115 players for the Malaysia
Open (the highest we had was 133 in 2010 or was it 2011?), 85 players
for Amateur (the highest number of players in the Festival 10 year
history) and 20 players for the Seniors.
If you have registered but your name
has been left out, or your name has been included but you are not
playing - or playing in a different category/event, please contact Abd
Hamid Majid at +6019.315.8098 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to
rectify the error.
See you at the 10th IGB Malaysian Chess
Festival 2013. Be safe and to all Muslims, and Malaysians in general -
SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDIL FITRI!
(You can click on the image to get a better view)
10th IGB Malaysian Open 2013
AMBANK Amateur Chess Challenge
KLK Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng Seniors Open