Follow pictorial reports on events posted in this blog via Facebook. Click HERE

Monday, July 9, 2012

Of GACC Event - Going into the final day

With only one more round to go, the GACC Team event is getting more interesting with only 1.5 points separating the top 4 teams. Current leader Islamic International University Malaysia (A) is leading the pack with 20.5 points but hot on their trails are National University of Singapore (A) with 20 points, host University Malaya at 19.5 points and University Putra Malaysia at 19 points.

On the individual race, Table 1 will see Isuru Alahakoon who is currently leading the event with 7 points facing Santhosh P of National University of Singapore who is just half point behind at 6.5 points. On Table 2, two UM players Syazwan Zulkifli and Calvin Chong - the former representing the team whilst the latter playing for the individual title, will fight it off and Syazwan with 6.5 points may still be able to make it a miracle to win the event if both Isuru and Santhosh draws on Table 1. On Table 3, two 6 pointers - Philip Goh of National University of Singapore and Ahmad Fadzil Nayan of Islamic International University Malaysia will square off for a chance to earn the top 3 spots. A string of 5.5 pointers who amongst them are Looi Xin Hao of Universiti Sains Malaysia and Chek Kin Keuw of Universiti Putra Malaysia are also looking to perform their best to maintain their standings in the top 10 of the event

For the ladies title, Ruby Kwan of Universiti Perguruan Sultan Idris is leading the pack with 5 points but hot on her trail is Nur Atiqah Mohd Niza of Universiti Tenaga Nasional with 4.5 points. Any hiccup from Ruby may allow Nur Atiqah to overtake her at the 11th hour. To make it more interesting 3 players with 4 points - Marsyitah Baba of University Putra Malaysia and 2 players from Islamic International University in Norwahida Atira and Norhaida.

The 16th edition of the GACC International Inter Varsity Chess Championship will close its curtain later tonight with a farewell dinner and prize giving ceremony starting at 7:00pm at the Swiss Garden Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Team and Individual Standing

The curtain will close on the GACC 16th Edition as today will be the final day of the event
Host University Malaya will be proud to know that 2 of its players are ranked among the top 5 finishers of this year's event. Seen here are Calvin Chong (6 points) and Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli (6.5 points)
Nur Atiqah Mohd Niza of Universiti Tenaga Nasional will be doing her best in the last round to leap frog Ruby Kwan for the ladies title
Ruby Kwan of University Perguruan Sultan Idris (in cream cardigan) is truly the rose amongst the thorns, the only lady player to play in the top 10 tables. A win or a draw, will secure her the ladies title.
Isuru Alahakoon of Sri Lanka and Santhosh P of India but studying at National University of Singapore, fighting it out on Table1 to earn the GACC 16th Individual Chess title.

No comments:

Post a Comment