The just concluded 2009 Sarawak Chess Closed Championship held at Borneo Chess Academy, Jalan Song, Kuching had attracted 36 players including 11 from Sibu and 2 from Miri and 1 from Lundu.
The results after 9-round Swiss matches are as follows:
Champion: Lim Kian Hwa 6.5
Runner Up: Japeri Reduan 6.5
2nd Runner Up: Abg.Mohammad Reduan 6.5
4th: Morsin Ahmad 6.5
5th: Indera Shahrin 6.0
6th: Mohd.Amin Abdullah 6.0
7th: Kueh Yan Chew 6.0
8th: Mohd.Salimin 6.0
9th: Jerome Yong Lik Boh 5.5
10th: Daniel Kong Yun Hui 5.5
Prizes for youth 16 & under:
11th: Kiu Toh Shen 5.5
12th: Aida Faridah Saiden 5.5
13th: Nadzri Izzbullah Japeri 5.0
14th: Affiq Shami Saiden 5.0
15th: Naufarizzam Nur Ilahi 4.5
The top 4 players namely, Lim Kian Hwa, Japeri Reduan, Abg.Mohammad Reduan and Morsin Ahmad will represent Sarawak at National level team championship.
Lim Kian Hwa
President, Sarawak Chess Association
Congratulations to those who had been selected to represent Sarawak in national level competition.