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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Of Running Another Chess Festival

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???

I 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 aham@pc.jaring.my 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

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