First of all congratulations to Datuk Lee Chong Wei for winning the silver in the badminton singles and Pandelela Rinong for winning the bronze in the women’s 10m individual platform diving in the London Olympic 2012!
The 1st Asean International Youth Chess 2012 is held at Nanyang Primary School in Singapore which started from 7th August 2012 to 12th August 2012. The event will be played over 9 rounds with the time control of 40 moves in 2 hours followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, all without time increment with cash prize of $Singapore 1.5k for the Boys and $Singapore 1k for the Girls each category and zero-start rule applied. Malaysia sent a total of 13 young participants for this event & was led by two Candidate Master whom are CM Teh De Juan & WCM Teh De Zen. At the same time FIDE Trainers Seminar was held which today just concluded. Mr Loo Swee Leong (Penang) & Mr Charles Lucas(Sabah) are the representatives for Malaysia. The event was conducted by FIDE Senior Trainer Jovan Petronic.
Lye Lik Zang & Ng Shi Yang are competing in the U-8 Boys Category. CM Teh De Juan, Ng Jen Sheng & Bausch Koh are competing in the U-11 Boys while WCM Teh De Zen, Melanie Khoo, & Chua Jia-Tien in the U-11 & U-8 Girls. Darrel Yap, Lim Bing Yi, & Lim Jun Yi in the U-14 Boys. Rosamund Khoo is competing in the U-14 & U-17 Girls. Liew Ken Yew is competing in the U-17 Boys.
In the U-8 Boys, it seems like Wilayah Lye Lik Zang showed his supremacy as 1st seed and leading with 6.5 points followed by compatriot Penang Ng Shi Yang 5.5 points closely with 2 rounds to spare.
In the U-11 Boys category with several China players taking part including current World Champion U-10 FM Zhu Yi. FM Zhu Yi, Pang Tao (both China), Singaporean Cameron Goh and Vincentius Galih of Indonesia are leading the pack with 6 points. Our best Malaysian bet will be CM Teh De Juan with 5 points closely chasing the pack. He’s also helped by Baush Koh & Ng Jen Sheng with the points difference of half point each. In the U-11 Girls, WCM Teh De Zen continued to show her supremacy by leading 1 point with 6.5 points. Fighting with her will her teammates Melanie Khoo with 4.5 points and Chua Jia-Tien by half point difference.
Azarya Jodi Setyaki of Indonesia already won the U-14 with perfect score with 2 rounds to spare. Darrel Yap scored 4.5 pts, Lim Bing Yi (3.5 pts) & Lim Jun Yi (3pts). Singaporean WFM Danielle Ho also showed her supremacy in the U-14 & U-17 Girls with the score of 6 points. Following closely will be Deodhar Vrushali Umesh of India with 5.5 points. Malaysian Rosamund Khoo scored 3.5 points. Top seed China Liu Xiangyi is leading U-17 Boys with 6.5 points. Malaysian Liew Ken Yew also scored 3.5 points.
Singapore celebrated its Independence Day & singing the national anthem.
World Champion U-10 FM Zhu Yi (China) in the U-11 Boys
Two Malaysians playing against each other. WCM Teh De Zen (white shirt) vs Melanie Khoo (red shirt).
Malaysian Lye Lik Zang, whom is also top seed in the U-8 Boys.
Malaysian Ng Jen Sheng.
CM Teh De Juan vs Sanjay Devash.
FIDE Trainer Seminar Course
FIDE Senior Trainer Jovan Petronic for the FIDE Trainer Seminar.
IM Chan Peng Kong (yellow with stripes shirt), Mr Loo Swee Leong(chequered shirts).
(Pictures taken with permission from Chess Academy Mr Phillip Chan)