Saturday, August 13, 2016

CTEP (IDW Setia Alam on Friday / IDW Citta Mall on Sunday)

Would you like to see your children improve on calculation ability, develop logical thinking, inspire self-motivation, able to focus for a longer period in doing things, or perhaps represent our country in Chess?

If your answer is Yes to one of the objectives, then there is a good news that I would like to share.

*** Produced 3 Golds at MSSWPKL Final 2016 (Primary School Category)

Updated on 13th Aug 2016

A new term of the Chess Training Excellence Programme is to start on 19th Aug, every Friday. This location is very convenient to children who are living in Shah Alam / Klang / Setia Alam. Venue: I Discovery World, Setia Alam. Time: Friday 6pm - 7.30pm for Children with National Rating from 1000 to National Rating 1200.

For those who are interested in enrolling your children for this group-based CTEP, please contact I Discovery World (Setia Alam) @ 013-212 7877 for more information. Only 4 seats left!

Meanwhile, a new term of the Chess Training Excellence Programme is to start on 21st Aug, every Sunday @ Citta Mall. This location is very convenient to children who are living in Puchong / Subang Jaya / PJ / KL / Subang. Please contact I Discovery World (Citta Mall) @ 011-23848788 for more information. 

Time: Sunday 9.30am - 11am for Children with No National Rating up to National Rating 1200.

Take note: This is a new class to be created after the 1st class in Citta Mall has reached maximum enrolment size.

Join the CTEP Now! A programme that produces National U-12 Boys Champion for a record of 7 times since 2004!

Friday, July 29, 2016

CTEP: New Chess Class Starting at Citta Mall on 21st August 2016

Due to overwhelming response to the Sunday Chess Class at IDW Citta Mall. The IDW Management has decided to begin a new slot from 9.30am to 11am on Sunday starting from 21/8/2016.

For registration, please contact I Discovery World (Citta Mall) @ 011-23848788 for more information.

*** Produced 3 Golds at MSSWPKL Final 2016 (Primary School Category)

Friday, July 22, 2016

CTEP: New Term Starts on This Sat (23rd July) in Subang Jaya

2 classes ie
National rating below 1250 from 5pm to 7pm (  4 3 2 1 seat left);

National rating above 1250 from 8pm to 10pm (2 seats left).

One term is 10 lessons. Feel free to contact Coach Lim @ 012-2984922.

MSSWPKL Chess 2016: Individual Results

The MSSWPKL 2016 Individual is conducted from 20th to 22nd July 2016. There are 4 categories namely U10 Boys, U10 Girls, U12 Boys and U12 Girls which are represented by 200 students from 4 zones. Each zone sends their top 12 players in each category to compete in the "Best of the Best" Final which also serve as the selection platform to MSSM Final in Kelantan next month.

After 7 rounds of competition, the results as follows:-

Under-10 Girls Champion       Nur Arfah Irdina Muhd Rozali [SK Taman Melati] (6.5/7)

Under-12 Girls Champion      Ong Zhiwei [SJK(C) Kepong 2] (7/7)

Under-10 Boys Champion      Amir Faiz Amirul [SK Taman Tun Dr Ismail 1] (6.5/7)

Under-12 Boys Champion      Lye Lik Zang [SJK(C) Jalan Davidson] (6.5/7)

This bring a total of 3 Gold medals from 6 categories contested won by Coach Lim students in this edition. Also, Coach Lim won the lion share with 11 students finish inside the Top 10 bracket in the 4 Individual Categories.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Coach Lim Students Continue to Dominate KL Primary Schools in MSSWPKL Chess 2016

Usually this event will be over by mid-April with 6 weeks of preparation before competing in MSSM Final during mid-year school break. Due to unforeseen circumstances, MSSWPKL Final for Primary Schools category has just started yesterday. While, the Secondary Schools category will be conducted next week. This leaves the Organiser with just 2 weeks of preparation before competing in MSSM Final during mid-Aug in Kelantan.

The zones level were conducted back in March and April with the top 6 schools from each zone comes to the Final to compete against each other. Due to unforeseen circumstances, one of the 4 zones had failed to organize the zone level. Hence, we saw 18 teams from 3 zones + 2 teams from hosting school competing in this year edition.

In the Girls section, the top teams that compete are Defending Champion SJK(C) Kepong 2, SJK(C) Salak South, SK Taman Bukit Maluri and SJK(C) Jalan Davidson. While, the Boys section, we have Defending Champion SJK(C) Kepong 2, SJK(C) Jalan Davidson, SK (L) Methodist, SK Bukit Damansara, SK TTDI 1 and SJK(C) Kuen Cheng 1.

As the team event unfold, there are few shocking elements along the way. Among the notable one is the Organiser has paired 2 title contenders in the first round i.e. SJK(C) Kepong 2 vs. SK Bukit Damansara (SKBD). What's shocking was SKBD is given a very low 11th seed despite all players have high-enough national ratings for at least a top 4 seeding as a team. Even if the Organiser didn't look at national ratings, SKBD is one of the top finishers in last year edition. Moreover, SKBD is under the coaching of panel of MSSWPKL teachers which means they should know their own students strength. Do they deserve a lowly 11th ranked? Anyway, the match has ended in a 2-all draw. This pairing has disrupted the preparation of some strong teams and at the same time some other strong teams have benefited from it.

Lets cut the long story short and fast forward to the final results:-

SJK(C) Kepong 2 continues to dominate the Girls section with 4 Wins & 1 Draw after 5 gruelling rounds of competition which ended today.

While, SK (L) Methodist has snatched the Boys Title from SJK(C) Kepong 2 in a mouth-watering clash among Best of the Best with both teams enter into the Final round as Top 2 positions with 7 Match points each. A win by either side, that team will emerges as Champion. While the former just need a draw to be declared as Champion due to superior game points tie-break. The match ended with the former scoring 2.5 game points over 4 boards. This result gives the former who is better known to many as MBPS their first ever Chess Championship title at State level since a chess programme started 10 years ago by Coach Lim.

A big congratulation to both schools for their spectacular achievement. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

MCF Chess Rating: JULY 2016 Official Release

In July 2016 release, there are 26,456 chess players. This represent a spike of 6.3% from 24,890 chess players in Apr 2016. Of which there is more than 24,800 Malaysians in our chess rating database. A unique MCF Chess Rating ID contains 9-Alphanumeric ID was introduced in the October 2013 edition. Please refer to here for more info.
Please remember your MCF Chess Rating ID to facilitate registration process of National-rated Events and INSIST on the Event Organisers to key-in your MCF Chess Rating ID into IDNo column of the Swiss Manager file to avoid any rating discrepancies.

Click here to download the complete list of MCF Chess Rating List (JULY 2016).

Click here to download the MCF Chess Rating List of 18,077 Malaysian Male Players that represents an additional 1,069 players (+6.3%) if compared with 3 months ago.

Click here to download the MCF Chess Rating List of 6,727 Malaysian Female Players. An additional of 474 players (+7.6%) if compared with 3 months ago.

For update on specific player's rating changes in the last 3 months, click here.

Important Announcement for 11th MBSSKL Open

Be at the school by 8.20am. Check your pairing on notice board before walking up to venue.

Walk into the venue (School Hall) at 8.30am.

Debriefing to players at 8.40am.

Round 1 starts at 9am.

For those who plan to reach the school via LRT, please use other mode of transportation.