Friday, December 2, 2016

Me at the Malaysian Inter State Chess Championship 2016 - Part 2

I will cherish the moment at the Malaysian Inter State Chess Championship 2016 held at MS Garden Hotel, Kuantan Pahang. There are six teams took part in the Women category playing in a round robin format and fourteen teams in the Open category playing in a six-round-SWISS format. 

The venue of the championship which is MS Garden Hotel is great. The opening ceremony, officiated by the Highness Tengku Mahkota Pahang, was superb. Kudos and Salute to all especially PCP (Persatuan Catur Pahang) who made the event successful.

Nice MS Garden Hotel room

Thank You Allah, with 10 match points our team emerged as the champion and four of its players won Gold medal in the Best Board category. Pulau Pinang and Johor won the First Runner UP and Second Runner Up respectively.

Ranking crosstable - URL

Selangor Team results - URL

The complete results and pairings can be accessed at

Negeri Selangor Women Team - 2016 MISCC Women category Champion
from most left (Nabila, Rifqah, Kak Roslina) and from most right, Esther, Me
Me receiving the Gold medal for Best Board 

The Negeri Selangor Men's team won the First Runner Up. 

Me at the Malaysian Inter State Chess Championship 2016 - Part 1

Last weekend I played for Negeri Selangor team in the Malaysian Inter State Chess Championship held at MS Garden Hotel Kuantan Pahang. My team mates are Nur Nabila, Puteri Rifqah my KUSESS school mate, Roslina Marmono and Esther Tang. 

Me at the most right

The opening ceremony was officiated by the Highness Tengku Mahkota Pahang (TMP). It is good for the Malaysian chess community when a royal family member appreciates the game of chess.

Meet session with TMP

The Malaysian chess community are surely happy when Datuk Mohd Nazifuddin, the PM's son, has promised to bring Chess into SUKMA. I did not realized when he was standing on my back watching shortly one of my games. Datuk Nazif has showed his commitment to the chess community by spending much of his time in the tournament hall.

Datuk Nazif standing behind me

Below are the photos during Round 3 where Selangor played against Putrajaya on Table 3.

Round 3 - Selangor vs Putrajaya

Iqa (left), Esther (right)

Me on the right at Board 4

Below are the photos during Round 5 where Selangor played against Pahang B on Table 2.

Final Round - Selangor versus Pahang B

Puteri Rifqah aka Iqa on 2nd Board

Me on 4th Board (right) and Esther on 3rd Board (left)

Nabila aka Biela as our team captain on 1st Board

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

KARISMA 2016 Chess at UiTM Machang Kelantan

My first sem has just completed. My last exam was on 15/10/2016. After the exam I went straight Balik Kampung coz on Sunday, 16/10/2016, my cousin had Engagement Ceremony. On Sunday night, I arrived home at Shah Alam. Having two-day rest, I went back to college. 

I had chess practice and training as the preparation for KARISMA 2016 held in Machang Kelantan from 27th until 30th October. I represent UiTM Perak for the first time in KARISMA ie Inter-UiTM sports festival.

UiTM Perak Karisma 2016 Chess Team

Below are the chess players who represent UiTM Perak in KARISMA 2016.

Muhd Wazir Zaharuddin
Muhd Firdaus Zakaria
Afiq Izzudin Rosdi
Fauzan Mohd Sofi

Anis Fariha Saleh
Musfirah Nor Azmi
Nur Ezzati Mohd Razif
Nur Faizah Marjan

The Results

UiTM Perak KARISMA 2016 Chess Team managed to win one Silver medal and one Bronze medal. 

Below are the photos of the winners for Women category in both Individual and Team events. The photos are from Encik Muhammad Arshad's fb collection.

For the photos of the winners for Men category, please go to my elder brother's blog here.

Individual Event

Top 10 Final Ranking - chess-results

Gold medal - Nur Nabila (UiTM Selangor)

Silver medal - Me (UiTM Perak)

Bronze medal - Nur Arafah Abdullah (UiTM Selangor)

Bronze medal - Nur Farihah (UiTM Shah Alam)

Team Event

Team event Winners - chess-results

Gold medal - UiTM Selangor

Silver medal - UiTM Shah Alam

Bronze medal - my team, UiTM Perak

Bronze medal - UiTM Kelantan

For the Team event, the winners are determined by the total individual points for each UiTM team members. The UiTM Perak women chess team managed to score 19 points, trailing the Gold medalist, UiTM Selangor and UiTM Shah Alam 2 and 1.5 points respectively.

The full results for KARISMA 2016 can be accessed at :

Congratulation to all the winners! See again in KARISMA 2017.