Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Temerloh Chess Open


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Universiti Teknologi Petronas Open Chess Tournament

Organiser : MPP UTP
Date : 25th July 2009 (Saturday)
Venue : Chancellor Hall, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak
Time Control : 20 minutes per player (round 1-4), 25 minutes per player (round 5-7)
Pairing : Swiss System, 7 rounds
Tie-Break: Buchholz, SB, Cumulative
Category : Open (limited to 128 players), Under-15 (limited to 64 players), Under-12 (limited to 64 players)
Entry Fee : Open = RM 20, Under-15 = RM 10, Under-12 = RM 8 (Entry fees are not refundable)
Closing Date : (Registration + payment) 23rd July 2009 (Thursday)
Bank-in : CIMB Bank (Saving account : Tetuan Sekretariat Convofair : 0832-0000006-05-1)
Fax Number : 05-3688419 (Please fax the bank slip + your full name + your category)
Contact Person : Ummu Hani Ilias (013-9909501 / ummuilias@yahoo.com) Bukhari (019-5230131)

Prizes :
Open cat. (1-10) RM500, RM250, RM150, RM80, RM60, RM50, RM50, RM50, RM50, RM50
Best ladies : RM30, Best Veteran (45) : RM30
Under-15 (1-5) RM100, RM50, RM30, RM30, RM30
Under-12 (1-5) RM100, RM50, RM30, RM30, RM30


Organiser  : Johore Chess Academy. JB Chess Association & RT Tmn. Sri Tebrau
Venue       : Plaza Pelangi, JB
Date & Time : Sunday, 9th August 2009
Time Control : Swiss System of 7 Rounds with 25 minutes per player to complete
                      the game.
Entry Fee : RM30.00 for Open
                 RM12.00 for Under 16
                 RM 10.00 for Under 12
Closing Date : Shall not be later than 7th August 2009
Prizes :
Open Category (1st to 10th placing)
RM400, RM200, RM100, RM80, RM70, RM60, RM50, RM50, RM50, RM50
Under 16
RM200, RM100, RM80, RM60, RM50, RM40, RM30, RM30, RM30, RM30
Under 12
RM100, RM80, RM60, RM50, RM40, RM30, RM30, RM20, RM20,RM20
Late entries and entries without payment will not be accepted. Entry fees are not refundable.
Those interested in participating in this event, kindly email your names to me
For further information, kindly contact :
Narayanan Krishnan
Tournament Director
Johore Chess Academy
H/P N0 : 0137717525

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sumant in Continental Asian Junior Boys and Girls Chess Championships 2009, Sri Lanka

Padmini Rout and Ashwin Jayaram Win Gold in Continental Asian Junior Boys and Girls Chess Championships 2009 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. SUMANT SCORES 5 POINTS & 16th PLACING IN CONTINENTAL ASIAN JUNIOR BOYS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2009, SRI LANKA.

Asian Junior Chess Tournament started from 1st July to 7th July was held at the Ceylon Continental Hotel in Colombo.

The tournament which is organized by the Sri Lanka Chess Federation on behalf of FIDE and the Asian Chess Federation.

Chess players representing India, Pakistan, Iran, Kirgizstan, Kazakhstan, Chinese-Taipei, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Bangladesh and Nepal took part in the tournament. 30 players represented Sri Lanka in the tournament.

This is the 33rd Asian Junior Chess Tournament held and Sri Lanka hosted the tournament twice in 2000 and 2001.

The Indian Players International Master Ashwin Jayaram and Women International Master Padmini Rute managed to clinch the Continental Asian Junior Boys and Girls titles respectively at these prestigious Chess Championships. Ashwin scored a total of 8 points and Padmini 8.5 points out of the possible 9 games. In the final round Ashwin drew with another IM from India, Shyam Sundar, while Padimini outplayed young Navindi Abeywardena of Sri Lanka.


Sumant in pink shirt.

Player info

Name Subramaniam Sumant
Starting rank 18
Rating 2043
Rating national 0
Rating international 2043
Ratingperformance 2130
FIDE rtg +/- 0,0
Points 5
Rank 16
Federation MAS
Ident-Number 0


Rd. SNo   Name Rtg FED Pts. Res.
1 37   Subasinghe K R K C 0 SRI 4,5 w ½
2 7 FM Minhazuddin Ahmed 2391 BAN 5,0 s 1
3 11   Darini Pouria 2331 IRI 5,0 w 0
4 19   Hapuarachchi H L M 2001 SRI 4,0 s ½
5 25   Jayasundara P K U M 1900 SRI 4,0 w 1
6 31   Duwal Nikesh 1750 NEP 3,5 s 1
7 17   Faghirnavaz Ali 2191 IRI 5,0 w ½
8 1 IM Toufighi Homayoon 2488 IRI 6,0 s ½
9 12 FM Vishnu Prasanna V 2330 IND 6,0 w 0




Asian Junior Boys Winners


Asian Junior Girls WIM Padmini Rout & Asian Junior Boys IM Ashwin Jayaram (India).

Final Ranking after 9 Rounds
Rk.   Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1 TB2
1 IM Ashwin Jayaram  IND 2425 8 52 41
2 IM Amanov Zhanibek  KAZ 2385 7 48 37
3 IM Lalith Babu M R  IND 2472 6.5 49 38
4 IM Toufighi Homayoon  IRI 2488 6 50 39
5 IM Narayanan Srinath  IND 2383 6 49 38
6 IM Shyam Sundar M  IND 2415 6 49 37
7 FM Vishnu Prasanna  V  IND 2330 6 44 35
8 IM Karthikeyan P  IND 2478 5.5 48 38
9 FM Chua Zheng Yuan Terry  SIN 2226 5.5 48 37
10   Saravana Krishnan P  IND 2311 5.5 47 37
11 IM Adhiban B  IND 2481 5.5 47 35
12   Golizadeh Asghar  IRI 2360 5.5 45 36
13   Faghirnavaz Ali  IRI 2191 5 49 39
14   Darini Pouria  IRI 2331 5 46 36
15   Anwesh Upadhyaya  IND 2316 5 45 36
16   Subramaniam Sumant  MAS 2043 5 43 34
17 FM Minhazuddin Ahmed  BAN 2391 5 39 30
18   Shreyansh Daklia  IND 2279 5 38 28
19 FM Tologontegin Semetey  KGZ 0 4.5 47 38
20   Subasinghe K R K C  SRI 0 4.5 40 31

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Kuala Lumpur Young Talent Chess Championship 2009

Kuala Lumpur Young Talent

Chess Championship 2009

(Incorporating the KL Young Talent Development Program 2009/10)


Organized by the Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA) and played according to the FIDE Laws of Chess from 25-26 July 2009 at the 2nd Floor, Pearl Point Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur.

1) Format of Play & Time Control: There will be 3 categories, U13, U-11, and U-9, each over 7 Rounds using the Swiss System and paired with the Swiss Manager program. Each player will be given 45 minutes per round to complete their games.

2) The Schedule of Play is as follows:

25 Jul 2009 (Sat): 1100-1200 Final Registration

1300-1430 Round 1

1500-1630 Round 2

1700-1830 Round 3

26 Jul 2009 (Sun) 0900-1030 Round 4

1100-1230 Round 5

1300-1430 Round 6

1500-1630 Round 7

3) Eligibility:

Under 9 (Boys & Girls)

On or after 2000

Under 11 (Boys & Girls)

On or after 1998

Under 13 (Boys & Girls)

On or after 1996

4) Entry Fees:

KLCA Members*: RM 5

Others: RM 10

*KLCA Junior Membership is available at registration.

5) The Prizes (in each of the three categories) are:


RM 150 & Trophy

6th placing:


Runner up:

RM 100 & Trophy

7th placing:


3rd  Placing:

RM 80 & Trophy

8th placing:


4th placing:

RM 70 & Trophy

9th placing:


5th placing:

RM 50 & Trophy

10th placing:


6) If required, the following tie-breaks will apply (in order of priority):

a. Buchholz b. Sonneborn-Berger c. Cumulative

7) The closing date is 23 July 2009 after which a penalty of RM 10 may apply.

8) Payment

All payments (net of all bank charges) shall be made payable by 23 July 2009 to:

Effective Commerce Sdn. Bhd.

Maybank Berhad, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Petaling Jaya Branch

Account Number: 514187 214430

Swift Code: MBBEMYKL

(Please retain banking slip for verification at final registration)

9) For further enquiries, please contact:

a) Mr. Gregory Lau : 012-9020123 or email greglau64@gmail.com

b) Pn Zuraihah Wazir : 017-6930519

c) Ms. Louisa Yip : 03-2300 1680 Fax: 03-2300 1689

10) The organizer reserves the right to make any changes to the program or rules as deemed fit.

KL Young Talent Development Program

· The first 3 winners together with the top 3 girls in each category will be invited to join the KL Young Talent Development Program 2009/10. Other participants many also apply to be members and this will be decided by the KLCA Council.

· The KL Young Talent Development Program will run from August 2009 till July 2010 as follows:

a) 12 weekend training sessions throughout the year.

b) Free entry to KL Open and representation of KLCA in team competitions where possible.

c) Special 4 day boot camp during long school terms break.

d) Financial support in consultation with MCF if selected to represent Malaysia in designated ASEAN/Asian/World Youth competitions.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Chess in Asean Para Games 2009


MALAYSIA will be represented by a contingent of 350 (259 athletes and 91 officials) in the fifth edition of the Asean Para Games in Kuala Lumpur from Aug 15 to 19.

The Malaysian contingent co-ordinator P. Mohan said the athletes were selected after a series of selection process.

“We have 195 men and 64 women athletes in the contingent. Most of them are training at the National Sports Council (NSC) training centre in Bukit Jalil.

“Those unable to attend the training programme have been granted permission to train at their respective centre of excellence,’’ said Mohan.

Malaysia will be taking part in all 11 sports — athletics, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, table tennis, sailing, sitting volleyball, bowling, badminton, chess and powerlifting.

At the last Asean Para Games in Korat, Thailand, 14 sports were contested. Malaysia, represented by 191 athletes (145 men and 46 women), won 82 gold, 74 silver and 46 bronze medals.

However, Mohan said they were not prepared to make any forecast yet.

“The coaches and athletes are involved in an intensive training programme.

Full support: Former Prime Minister’s wife Tun Jeanne Abdullah who is also the patron of Malaysian Paralympic Council having a light moment with an athlete for the Asean Para Games, Law King Kiew, 48, after launching the Proud Support Programme, in conjuntion with the upcoming 5th Asean Para Games.

“They are committed towards giving a good account in the Asean Para Games.

“We will also be pleased if the the public come in full force to cheer the Malaysian athletes,’’ said Mohan.

Besides Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Timor Leste have confirmed their participation in the Asean Para Games.

The 5th Asean Para Games programme (Aug 15-19)

Athletics: National Stadium, Bukit Jalil

Swimming: National Aquatics Centre, Bukit Jalil

Bowling: Megalanes, Endah Parade, Sri Petaling

Wheelchair tennis: National Tennis Centre, Jalan Duta

Wheelchair basketball: German Institute Hall, Bangi

Badminton: Juara Stadium, Bukit Kiara

Chess: Commonwealth Hall, Bukit Jalil

Powerlifting: Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil

Table Tennis: OCM Indoor Arena, KL

Sailing: Admiral Marina & Leisure Club, Port Dickson

Sitting Volleyball: Titiwangsa Stadium, Kuala Lumpur.

Source: The Star