Thursday, June 23, 2011

Glorious day for the Malaysian contingent in the 12th Asean Age Group 2011, Tarakan



Malaysia fortunes started to change last year when we won against Singapore with the majority of the scores came from the young talents. We also have more classical games last year compared to previous. Our juniors had shown tremendous progress in junior competitions. Starting last year Malaysians had been participating in Asian Schools, Singapore Festival, Asean Age Group, Asian Youth & World Youth while this year Malaysia had been sending players to Asian Youth, Asian Cities & Asean Age Group. The juniors are getting more exposure in international tournaments.

In the 12th Asean Age Group 2011, Tarakan which recently concluded was held from 12th-21st June 2011 had seen 10 countries from Indonesia (host), India, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Phillipines, Singapore, Taiwan & Vietnam took part in 6 categories boys and girls & in the 3 events (standard, blitz & rapid). The Malaysia delegation which consisted of 30 players and 15 official/coaches/accompanying parents is head by Malaysian Chess Federation's (MCF) Secretary - Gregory Lau had obtained the overall of 4 golds, 6 silvers & 4 bronze and placed 4th of the overall standings. The only category that Malaysia didn’t take part was Boy U-16.

Category Name
B08 Muhammad Faqih B Aminuddin, Ng Shi Yang, Tan Jun Ying, Teh De Yong
B10 Teh De Juan
B12 Mohd Noor Mohd Noor Azam, Afiq Mohd Jamil, Ahmad Afiqadzly B. Rosli, Teoh Ern Sheng
B14 Roslan Mohd Faizal, Yahaya Muhammad Nuriman, Mohd Jamil Arif, Hanif Harleiff
B20 Lim Zhuo Ren
G08 Aminuddin Nur Faiqah, Chua Jia-Tien
G10 Azhar Puteri Munajjah Az-Zahra, Teh De Zen, Teh Ming Min, Yahaya Nur Islamurni
G12 Azhar Puteri Rifqah Fahada, Aminuddin Nur Faqihah, Asman Nur Sabrina Aliya, Nurul Aina Akmar Bt. Rohizan, Tan Wei Ting
G14 Tan Li Ting, Camilia Bt Johari, Saleh Anis Fariha
G16 Zullkafli Amira Syahmina
G20 Nur Nabila Azman Hisham

TEH DE JUAN, TEH DE ZEN & TAN LI TING make Malaysia proud by repeating the feat we achieved last year through Nur Nabila, Nur Najiha & Amier Hamzah by obtaining CM (Candidate Master, 2nd placing in the U-10 standard event) while De Zen & Li Ting obtained WCM (Woman Candidate Master) through 1st placing U10 Girls standard event (due to the champion was non-asean country) & U-14 Girls standard event respectively. It was the maiden year for Teh De Juan & Teh De Zen in the Asean Age Group while for Tan Li Ting was the 2nd or 3rd year finally obtaining the title. Congratulations to all of you!

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