Chess in Asean Primary School Sports Olympiad
Just after I report about the Malaysian contingent to World Youth Chess Championship, Turkey, Malaysia again sent another contingent this time to the Asean Primary School Sports Olympiad (APSSO), in Jakarta from 3rd November to 9th November 2009. There are total of 24 players & 12 officials from various sports such as football, table tennis, badminton, chess & athletics.
Four from the Under-12 this year best of the MSSM will be representing the country. They are Yeoh Li Tian (Sel) U-12 Boys Champion Ind, Muhd Irfan Haqqim Azhar (Sel) - Boys U12 1st Runner Up Ind, WCM Nur Nabila Azman Hisham (SEL) - Girls U12 Champion Ind and Tan Wei Hao (KL) - Boys U12 BEST BOARD 1 in the Team event. WCM Nur Nabila will also take part in the World Youth Chess Championship. The coaches were Pn. Suffiah Mohamed (SEL) & En. Rosli Ahmad (SWK). Good luck to the Malaysian chess contingent!
Yeoh Li Tian is mostly known among the local chess players as he continues to inherit the knowledge from his father, NM Yeoh Chin Seng. He is considered to be one of the versatile young player in rapid & standard time control. He had proved himself as one of the competitor even in the open category. (Pic from Selangor Chess)
WCM Nur Nabila Azman Hisham is also one of the promising woman player. With the recent success in the recent Asean Age Group obtaining her title & 2nd placing in the UPSI. She will also be taking part in the World Youth Chess Championship. I would say she'll be the next WIM Siti Zulaika. (Pic from Selangor Chess)
Muhd Irfan Haqqim Azhar is the younger brother of Muhd Syakir and also En. Azhar son. He's one of the U-12 talented chess player.
Tan Wei Hao is the only player from Kuala Lumpur to represent Malaysia. He comes from Kepong primary school & recently become U-12 IIUM Champion with a better tie-break than his compatriot Faizal Roslan. He is also one of the promising player & with the right method, he can become one of the strong junior player.
Bukit Jalil Sports School
Malaysian Contingent At KLIA
(Picture Courtesy of En. Azhar)