Goh Yi Zhang, 17 years old who is a prominent chess player for Chung Ling High School, Penang was killed yesterday during the dragon boat training exercise when the boat suddenly capsized. It was indeed sad and tragic tragedy for those involved and my condolence.
(Goh Yi Zhang 2nd from the left with the Chung Ling Chess team during Merdeka Chess Championship.) The picture was taken with the permission of Dennis.
I get to know this young boy in the local tournaments when i was arbitering around during those days. He’s a hardworking junior chess player who always eager to fight for his place in the school team and the junior state team from where I remembered. He’s a great team player and also active in his schools activities. He had represent Chung Ling in the numerous chess events such as Merdeka Chess Championship, MSSPP (Majilis Sekolah-Sekolah Sukan Pulau Pinang), USM, Penang Chess League and others.
However, it’ll be great loss to Chung Ling chess team in this year MSSPP edition but it’ll be great morale boost for them to fight for you! You’ll always be remembered in the hearts of the Chung Ling Chess Team & in the states.