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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Of Running Another Festival Blitz Event

Its that time of the Festival where we do the Malaysia Open Blitz Chess Championship and for this year, the Blitz event shall be held on Friday, 16th August 2013 starting at 3:00pm. Entry fees are RM35 with the Top 16 players to win prizes at the end of the 9 rounds event. The top 8 players will then fight it out in a Knock Out Championship style play where the winner will earn RM500 for his/her effort. In the 2012 edition of the Festival Blitz, all the top 8 qualifiers were from Philippines and the best ever Malaysian to make it to the top 8 was FM Nicholas Chan who achieve the feat a few years back.

For more information and/or to sign up for the event, please approach the Arbiter's table at the Festival tournament hall. Unfortunately, as seats are limited, registrations through phone or SMS (and without any payment) will not be accepted. Only limited seats are available!

Running concurrently at the same venue will be the Malaysian Chess Federation Blitz Selection Event to select the top 2 Men and Women players to represent Malaysia at the SEA Games Blitz Championship to be held later in the year. The Nation Top 6 Men players and 7 Women players have qualified for the event which included FM Ronnie Lim, NM Lim Zhuo Ren, NJM Fong Yit San, WFM Nur Najiha Azman Hisham, WCM Fong Mi Yen and NWM Tan Li Ting.

Be there for the excitement!

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