Monday, 5 October 2015

2015 MCF AGM, Postponed to 2016





UPDATE - 5th Oct. 2015:
Notification received by KLCA from MCF 
via email & W'app;-
MCF AGM postponed to 2016.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

MCF AGM 2015, KLCA Status.

( 2015 MCF AGM - KLCA Status ) 



UPDATE 5 Oct.2015:
Notification received from MCF 
via email & W'app;-
MCF AGM postponed to 2016.
>>>>>>>

Dear KLCA Members & the Kuala Lumpur Chess Community,

(1) 22 September 2015
On 22nd September 2015, KLCA received from MCF a Notice via email dated 21st September 2015. The email  was addressed to KLCA's Honorary Secretary(HS).
The MCF email states the Date, Time and Venue for the 2015 MCF AGM.

Note: An addendum, was sent on 25 September 2015.

(2) In the same Notice, it was stated that KLCA (along with 4 other State Associations - Putrajaya, NS, Terengganu & Perlis) have been barred from attending the AGM due to:-
 " Memandangkan negeri-negeri berikut gagal membayar yuran tahunan seperti yang dinyatakan dalam MCF Constitution Article 7 ( 7.2 ) tersebut diatas, maka negeri-negeri berikut tidak layak untuk menghantar delegasi serta mengundi ataupun di undi semasa AGM. 

Walaubagaimanapun negeri-negeri yang tersebut boleh menghantar 2 wakil sebagai Pemerhati."

(3) KLCA disputes the official reason given by MCF.
Many reasons can be offered by KLCA. 2 of it are as follows:-
A. MCF owes KLCA money.
The amount owing to KLCA is for KLCA helping to pay MCF's FIDE arrears in 2013.
The amount owing by MCF to FIDE was in EURO currency.
Amount paid by KLCA to FIDE is more than enough to pay for at least 20 years(if not more) of the yearly Annual Fees.

B. KLCA had written many times to MCF querying the amount to be paid and how it is to be paid.
The email sent is under the title;-
"Query on PAYMENT of YEARLY FEES by KLCA to MCF "
and was copied to Most (if not All) of the MCF EXCO Members that KLCA is aware of.

To-date, MCF have NOT replied to this email nor sent any invoice for the Yearly fees to be paid. 
MCF have however found the time to invoice KLCA for 'alleged' ratings arrears. 


(4) 26 September 2015
KLCA via its HS had written an email (and copied to All) dated 26th September 2015 titled;-
" PERMOHONAN KLCA UNTUK SEMAKAN TERHADAP KEPUTUSAN MCF TIDAK MEMBENARKAN KLCA MENGAMBIL BAHAGIAN(MENCALONKAN & MENGUNDI) DALAM MESYUARAT AGUNG TAHUNAN PERSEKUTUAN CATUR MALAYSIA(MCF0 2015) ".
As at time of this post, NO official black and white reply have been received by KLCA from MCF.

(5) 22, 28 and 29 September 2015
On the 22nd, 28th and 29th of  September 2015,
KLCA have filed a report(s)/complaint(s) with the pertinent authority(ies).

(6) 3 October 2015
As at this moment, KLCA takes the position that for the sake of all stakeholders of chess, matters should and can be resolved amicably.
However, subject to further advice from the pertinent authority(ies) and upon checking the Prevailing Statute(s), Any Administrative and/or Legal Option(s) available to KLCA is on the table.

Please Be Advised.

Executive Committee(EXCO), 
Kuala Lumpur Chess Association.
Saturday, 3rd October 2015

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

NOTICE of MCF AGM 2015 on 11 October 2015 - Notice Received by KLCA on 22 September 2015

Please take notice that the long delayed  Malaysian Chess Federation(MCF) AGM 2015 will be held as follows:-

Day & Date: SUNDAY, 11th OCTOBER 2015
Time: 10.30 AM
Venue: DEWAN MOKHTAR DAHARI, 
HOTEL OLIMPIK (WISMA OCM), 
JALAN HANG JEBAT, KUALA LUMPUR.

The MCF via its Secretary, sent an email notice re the 2015 AGM to KLCA's Honorary Secretary on Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 i.e. 2 days before Hari Raya Haji on Thursday, 24th September 2015.

Wednesday, 30th September 2015 is the last day for:
(1) Nominations of MCF office-bearers; and,
(2) Submissions of Motion(s), Suggestion(s), Comment(s) & Amendment(s).

Please Be Advised.



Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Capital TV, Channel 420 features 2015 KL International Open

Posted by Amirul HM, Organising Sec.2015 KL Open

( 2015 KL International Open Backdrop )

Capital TV which is aired at Channel 420, Hypp TV-UNIFI is into its 2nd Year as a Media Partner for the KL International Open. Last year Broadcast Journalist(BJ) Kim and crew attended the closing ceremony and subsequent PC.




( Capital TV, Channel 420 on Hypp TV - UNIFO )


This year, Azah Sahrin is the BJ for the event. The crew was at the venue on the Opening Day. 
Checkout Capital TV's footage which was aired earlier on UNIFI:- 





( BJ Azah Sahrin from Capital TV )

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

2015 KL Open in the International Chess Media - "Chess Asia Pacific"

Posted by:
Amirul HM - Organising Secretary, 2015 KL Open



Read article dated 1st September 2015 at:- Chess Asia Pacific

The eighth edition of the KL International Open Chess Competition 2015 is featured today in an international chess media i.e. Chess Asia Pacific at www.chessasiapacific.com

At a time when its difficult to get any coverage for chess events in the media not only in Malaysia but elsewhere internationally and especially under the prevailing circumstances in Malaysia, the Organising Committee is thankful for the international chess media coverage. Additionally, the KLCA would like to thank members of the media corps who had in one way or another provided coverage or assisted with the KL Open 2015.

IM Nava Roderick wins 2015 KL International Open.

Posted by:
Amirul HM-Organising Secretary, 2015 KL Open



( 2015 KL Open Backdrop )

( IM Nava Roderick from Philippines, 2015 KL Open CHAMPION )


OFFICIAL Results:-

OPEN              

CHAMPION      IM Roderick Nava        (RM 3,000)

RUNNERS-UP   IM Nolte Rolando         (RM 1,500)

THIRD               IM Mas Hafizulhelmi   (RM 1,000)    Note: Also Best KLCA Player.



JUNIORS U16 OPEN

CHAMPION        WFM Nur Najiha Azman Hisham  (RM 600)

RUNNERS-UP     Amir Ghazi Mohd Saprin               (RM 300)

THIRD                  Lee Zhi Wei                                      (RM 150)

Monday, 31 August 2015

2015 KL Open in the Media - "The ASEAN 500", "The MALAY MAIL" & "Capital TV(Channel 420)-Hypp TV"

Posted by:
Amirul HM-Organising Secretary, 2015 KL Open


( Selamat Hari Kemerdekaan ke-58. Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! )


Happy 58th Merdeka Day to All MALAYSIANS.

The 2015 KL International Open Chess Competition which began yesterday received some media coverage in the run-up to the event in articles by The Malay Mail, on Technical Meeting day and Day 1 by "The ASEAN 500". Yesterday, the crew of Capital TV, Channel 420 which is aired on Hypp TV-UNIFI led by Azah Sahrin were spotted in the Ballroom for around 45minutes to 1 hour.

At a time when its difficult to get any coverage for chess events in the media not only in Malaysia but elsewhere internationally and especially under the prevailing circumstances in Malaysia, we're thankful for the media coverage extended. The 2015 KL Open Organising Committee and KLCA's President as well as EXCO members would like to thank members of the media corps who had in one way or another provided coverage or assisted with the KL Open 2015.




DAY 1:- The ASEAN 500 - Sunday, 30th August 2015

Technical Meeting:- The ASEAN 500 - Saturday, 29th August 2015

Newspaper Article:- The MALAY MAIL - Thursday, 27th August 2015

Newspaper Article:- The MALAY MAIL - Thursday, 6th August 2015

Sunday, 30 August 2015

2015 KL International Open, Begins TODAY! Day 1 of 2!!

Posted by Amirul HM - Org.Secretary, KL Open 2015


The 2015 KL Open begins today at the Cititel Midvalley - KL.

Round 1 ended with a few upsets in the premium OPEN event notably Olympiad, 11th seeded Sumant Subramaniam (FIDE Rating 2115) loss to CM Ng Jen Sheng (1642). Other notables were CM Fadli (2024) seeded 20th who lost to Selangor MSSM player Bryan Yap(1417) seeded 48th and 5th seeded Nelson Villanueva(2294) who drew with 33rd seeded Lum Zhun Hong(1779).

In the developmental U16 Juniors category, introduced for the first time by KLCA this year for Juniors development purposes - the "script" or pairings were largely followed.

Round 2 began a short while ago, with a few of the event Media Partners like Capital TV and Chess Asia Pacific in attendance.

Friday, 28 August 2015

2015 KL Open - Players Start List

I have published the KL Open Start Lists. The last chance to make any corrections is at the Technical Meeting at 6 p.m. on 29 August 2015 at Cititel Mid Valley where the drawing of lots and the pairings for Round One will also be done.

Open

U-16


IA Peter Long
Chief Arbiter

KL OPEN 2015 - TRAFFIC INFORMATION


Monday, 31st AUGUST 2015 - Road CLOSURES.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE & CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE ROUTE(S). 




Thursday, 27 August 2015

KL Open 2015 - Final Players' List

( KL Open 2015 - FINAL Players' List )

Entries are now closed even with late payment - I have uploaded the player lists to www.chess-results.com.

See: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr185296.aspx?lan=1 (Open) and http://www.chess-results.com/tnr185297.aspx?lan=1 (U-16)

Players are requested to check their details especially FIDE ratings and let me know if their are any mistakes.

We use FIDE rapid rating first and if not available then the FIDE standard rating applies, otherwise the player will be considered unrated

Some obviously do not have FIDE IDs and a request to issue the same has been made to the MCF FIDE ratings officer.

There are some also without a national rating and we have also advised the the MCF national ratings officer of this.

Peter Long
Chief Arbiter

KL Open 2015 - Booth and Advertising Spaces for Rent


( Booth and Advertising Spaces for Rent during KL Open 2015 ) 


(1) There are limited Booth and Advertising space for rent during the 2015 KL Open.

(2) BOOTH SPACE rental are as follows:-

A. CHESS-related Booth e.g. equipment, books, software, training, souvenirs etc
I.  RM 50 for 2days; or,
II. RM 30 for 1 day only

B. Non-Chess Merchandise Booth
I.  RM 100 for 2days; or,
II. RM   60 for 1 day only.

Note: 
a. FOOD Items are NOT allowed to be sold.
b. Non-chess merchandise acceptance will be at the sole discretion of the 2015 KL Open Organising Committee. The 2015 KL Open Organising Committee reserves the right to refuse any request without providing any explanation whatsoever.

(3) ADVERTISING
The rates for Advertising space will be negotiated on a case-to-case basis depending on matters like space required, product type, jingles & music, publicity required etc etc.

(4) Interested???, please contact the 2015 KL Open Tournament Director to book your space
i.e. Mr. Ng Ling Gee at linggee@gmail.com  or, 012 - 383 2127.

(5) Booth Space or Advertising Space Rent payment(s) can be made to any of the below:-
A. Tournament Director. Mr. Ng Ling Gee at linggee@gmail.com  or, 012 - 383 2127 .
B. President, KLCA. En. Mat Ropi Husein.
C. Hon. Secretary, KLCA i.e. En. Amirul HM at amirulKLCA@gmail.com or, 012 - 2708 177.

(6) The 2015 KL Open Organising Committee reserves the right to refuse any Booth space or Advertising space requests without providing any explanation whatsoever.


Wednesday, 26 August 2015

KL Open 2015 - Players List, UPDATE 10 (1.30 AM - Wednesday, 26th August 2015)

Posted by: Amirul HM - Organising Secretary, 2015 KL Open



( GOLD Sponsors - Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia Pacific & IGB Corporation Berhad )


( 2015 KL International Open - Players' List, UPDATE 10 @1.30 AM )


2015 KL Open Tentative Players' List - OPEN & Juniors U16 Open.
Names will be released in groups of 5s or 10s as and when the respective Player(s) Name(s) have been verified by Tournament Director and/or Effective Commerce Sdn. Bhd. with the Proof of Payment Slip emailed.

Names listed are not in any particular order.

Queries/Amendments can be addressed to:-
1. Mr. Ng Ling Gee (Tournament Director) at linggee@gmail.com or, 012 - 383 2127.
2. IA Peter Long (Chief Arbiter) at peterlong@aol.asia or, 013 - 392 0920.



OPEN

(1) Kamaluddin Yusof
(2) Cheah Kah Hoe
(3) Sim Jia Ru
(4) Mohd Zullghafari bin Saparmin
(5) Haslindah binti Ruslan

(6) FM Wong Yinn Long
(7) Nor Ilhamuddin bin Shaikh Ali
(8) Rosamund Koo Wei Xin
(9) Melanie Koo Wei Wei
(10) Lim Sin Leong

(11) WCM Goh Jie Yi
(12) Dawson Tan Soon Wei
(13) Lye Lik Zang
(14) Jax Tham
(15) Carlo Lorena - PHILIPPINES

(16) CM Ng Jen Sheng (sp. amended)
(17) Sharon Nisyam Haron
(18) Nelson Villanueva - PHILIPPINES
(19).Looi Ka Loc
(20) Ooi Li Tao

(21) Ian Udani - PHILIPPINES
(22) Michael Angelo Palma - PHILIPPINES
(23) Lum Zhun Hoong
(24) Cheah Cheok Fung
(25) Jarell Cheong Tze Wen

(26).FM Yeoh Li Tian
(27) NM Yeoh Chin Seng
(28) Teh Wee Zhun
(29) Razalli bin Hamzah
(30) Bryan Yap Chuan Yoong

(31) IM Rolando Nolte - PHILIPPINES
(32) Mohd Saprin bin Sabri
(33) Mohamad Faizal bin Roslan
(34) Abdul Shukor bin Arajah
(35) Kishendren A/L Anbalagan

(36) IM Mas Hafizulhilmi Agus
(37) WCM Fong Mi Yen
(38) Wong Yu Sann
(39) Edwin Chuah Yat Sun
(40) Zaidan Zulkipli

(41) IM Roderick R Nava - PHILIPPINES
*(42) Ryan Chan Yi Meng (Transferred from U16 Juniors)
(43) Sumant Subramaniam
(44) Shreyes A/L Subramaniam
(45) Muhammad Amirullah bin Miswan

(46) Masrin bin Erowan
(47) Edin Hakimi Mohd. Kamal
(48) Jelvis Calvelo - PHILIPPINES
(49) Deleon Marohom Jr - PHILIPPINES
(50) Gabriel Paril - PHILIPPINES

(51) CM Zakaria, Mohd Fadli
(52) Ngasiman Sapuan
(53)
(54)
(55)

Note: All Malaysians unless Indicated Otherwise


Juniors U16 Open

(1) Chen Tzi Xuen
(2) Chen Tzi Herng
*(3) Ryan Chan Yi Meng (transfer to Open event)
(4) Sim Jia Yi
(5) Iris Qistina binti Mohd. Rizwan

(6) Chin Yi Hao
(7) Christopher Chong Ning
(8) Chembeti Shreesh Amit
(9) Prishay Dass s/o Prasad Dass
*(10) Muhammad Faez (withdrawn)

(11) Lee Shan Chen, Joshua
(12) Woo Ka Wai
(13) Kabir Singh
(14) Ng Jun Fung (sp. amended)
(15) Iman Sofea binti Mohd Azman

(16) Rey Matthew Tan Yong Xi
(17) Eric Foo Jiu Wern
(18) Darral Dang Yien Wei
(19) Brian Foo Jiu Weir
(20) Claire Foo Jing Er

(21) Clarance Foo Jiu Yarng
(22) Daniel Tai Chien Ho
(23) Joel Su Weng Yang
(24) Yip Song-Ling
(25) Ivan Sean Yap

(26) Amir Ghazi bin Mohd Saprin
(27) Tan Keigen
(28) Tan Hougen
(29) Tan Xuan Yan
(30) Lee Zhi Wei

(31) Muhd Al Waqeef bin Mohamad Ikhranizam
(32) Ahmad Hadif bin Mohamad Ikhranizam
(33) Wong Zi Yue
(34) Ahmad Zin Nun Salleh
(35) Muhammad Fathauddin bin Mohd Fazli

(36) Aiman Haikal bin Faizal Junaidi
(37) Muhammad Syamsul bin Nordin
(38) Muhamad Fairuz Hafeez bin Mat Ropi
(39) Haziq Aiman Nizam
(40) Syuen Ngiu

(41) Grace Ngiu
(42)
(43)
(44)
(45)



Note: All Malaysians unless Indicated Otherwise

Monday, 24 August 2015

KL Open 2015 - Players List, UPDATE 9 (11.30 PM - Monday, 24th August)

Posted by Amirul HM-Organising Secretary, 2015 KL Open



( GOLD Sponsors - Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia Pacific & IGB Corporation Berhad )


( 2015 KL International Open - Players' List, UPDATE 9 @ 11.30PM )


2015 KL Open Tentative Players' List - OPEN & Juniors U16 Open.
Names will be released in groups of 5s or 10s as and when the respective Player(s) Name(s) have been verified by Tournament Director and/or Effective Commerce Sdn. Bhd. with the Proof of Payment Slip emailed.

Names listed are not in any particular order.

Queries/Ammendments can be addressed to:-
1. Mr. Ng Ling Gee (Tournament Director) at linggee@gmail.com or, 012 - 383 2127.
2. IA Peter Long (Chief Arbiter) at peterlong@aol.asia or, 013 - 392 0920.


OPEN

(1) Kamaluddin Yusof
(2) Cheah Kah Hoe
(3) Sim Jia Ru
(4) Mohd Zullghafari bin Saparmin
(5) Haslindah binti Ruslan

(6) FM Wong Yinn Long
(7) Nor Ilhamuddin bin Shaikh Ali
(8) Rosamund Koo Wei Xin
(9) Melanie Koo Wei Wei
(10) Lim Sin Leong

(11) WCM Goh Jie Yi
(12) Dawson Tan Soon Wei
(13) Lye Lik Zang
(14) Jax Tham
(15) Carlo Lorena - PHILIPPINES

(16) CM Ng Jen Sheng
(17) Sharon Nisyam Haron
(18) Nelson Villanueva - PHILIPPINES
(19).Looi Ka Loc
(20) Ooi Li Tao

(21) Ian Udani - PHILIPPINES
(22) Michael Angelo Palma - PHILIPPINES
(23) Lum Zhun Hoong
(24) Cheah Cheok Fung
(25) Jarell Cheong Tze Wen

(26).FM Yeoh Li Tian
(27) NM Yeoh Chin Seng
(28) Teh Wee Zhun
(29) Razalli bin Hamzah
(30) Bryan Yap Chuan Yoong

(31) IM Rolando Nolte - PHILIPPINES
(32) Mohd Sapri bin Sabri
(33) Mohamad Faizal bin Roslan
(34) Abdul Shukor bin Arajah
(35) Kishendren A/L Anbalagan

(36) IM Mas Hafizulhilmi
(37) WCM Fong Mi Yen
(38) Wong Yu Sann
(39) Edwin Chuah Yat Sun
(40) Zaidan Zulkipli

(41) IM - PHILIPPINES
(42)
(43)
(44)
(45)

Note: All Malaysians unless Indicated Otherwise


Juniors U16 Open

(1) Chen Tzi Xuen
(2) Chen Tzi Herng
(3) Ryan Chan Yi Meng (transfer to Open event)
(4) Sim Jia Yi
(5) Iris Qistina binti Mohd. Rizwan

(6) Chin Yi Hao
(7) Christopher Chong Ning
(8) Chembeti Shreesh Amit
(9) Prishay Dass s/o Prasad Dass
(10) Muhammad Faez (tentative)

(11) Lee Shan Chen, Joshua
(12) Woo Ka Wai
(13) Kabir Singh
(14) Ng Jun Fung (sp. amended)
(15) Iman Sofea binti Mohd Azman

(16) Rey Matthew Tan Yong Xi
(17) Eric Foo Jiu Wern
(18) Darral Dang Yien Wei
(19) Brian Foo Jiu Weir
(20) Claire Foo Jing Er

(21) Clarance Foo Jiu Yarng
(22) Daniel Tai Chien Ho
(23) Joel Su Weng Yang
(24) Yip Song-Ling
(25) Ivan Sean Yap

(26) Amir Ghazi bin Mohd Saprin
(27) Tan Keigen
(28) Tan Hougen
(29) Tan Xuan Yan
(30) Lee Zhi Wei

(31) Muhd Al Waqeef bin Mohamad Ikhranizam
(32) Ahmad Hadif bin Mohamad Ikhranizam
(33) Wong Zi Yue
(34) Ahmad Zin Nun Salleh
(35) Muhammad Fathauddin bin Mohd Fazli

(36) Aiman Haikal bin Faizal Junaidi
(37) Muhammad Syamsul bin Nordin
(38) Muhamad Fairuz Hafeez bin Mat Ropi
(39) Haziq Aiman Nizam
(40)

Note: All Malaysians unless Indicated Otherwise


Appointment of Deputy President, KLCA - Dr. Zaidan Zulkipli

Posted by Amrul HM, Hon.Secretary-KLCA

 ( Dr. Zaidan Zulkipli, right - New Deputy President of KLCA in Ireland )

In the KLCA EXCO Meeting held in Midvalley Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, 22nd August 2015 , Dr.Zaidan Zulkipli was appointed as KLCA's Deputy President to fill-up the vacancy left by the previous Deputy President who assumed the President post.

( Dr. Zaidan Zulkipli - Deputy President of KLCA & Head of Technical Committee )

Prior to the appointment, Zaidan was an EXCO member of KLCA and is the Head of KLCA Technical Committee. Zaidan will assist the KLCA President in running the association and will represent KLCA/KLCA President at certain designated events. He will still be Head of the Technical Committee.

( Zaidan, on the left - winning the 8th Asian Dragons 2014 in Taiwan )

Zaidan, is a trained medical doctor and budding entrepreneur. Many in the chess community would recognise him as an "irregular regular"player in the local chess scene due to his job demands. He'd won a few international events in Europe, Asia and not forgetting Malaysia. Amongst notable results are:
Champion - Galway Chess Club Blitz Tournment. IRELAND 2005 - 2011.
Champion - Leinster Chess Championship. Dublin, IRELAND - 2011.
Runners-Up - FE 5 Comune. Vanzagello, ITALY -2009.
Third - e2e4 Chess Tournament. London, U.KINGDOM - 2010.
6th - Jubilee Tourney under 2100. Zurich, SWITZERLAND - 2009.
Champion - 8th Asian Dragons. New Taipei City, TAIWAN - 2014.
His latest win was in Sabah this year.
( Left, Zaidan - winning in Sabah )

KLCA and the Hon.Secretary wishes Dr.Zaidan all the best in his new appointment and undertaking of additional responsibilities for KLCA.

KL Open 2015 - Registration Update, UPDATE 2. EXTENDED DEAD-LINE with PENALTY CHARGES

Posted by Amirul HM-Organising Secretary, 2015 KL Open





( 2015 KL International Open - Registration, UPDATE 2 @ 2.00AM )



TO: ALL Chess Players, Chess Parents and Pertinent KL Open 2015 Stakeholders,

KLOpen2015 :EXTENSION of REGISTRATION DEADLINE with LATE PAYMENT CHARGES

1. Please be informed that as per Prospectus Released in July 2015 at KLCA's site, the Registration Deadline for KL Open 2015  is at 5.00 PM-Friday, 21st August 2015.

2. Due to numerous requests received by the chess community, the Organising Committee with KLCA's EXCO Members agreement have agreed to extend the Registration Deadline with Proof of Payment until 5.00 PM - Tuesday, 25th AUGUST 2015.

3. However, a Late Payment Charge as follows will be imposed:-
    A. OPEN - RM20 per player; 
    B. U16 Open Juniors - RM10 per player.

4. Payment, can be made to any of the following:-
    A. Event Organiser -Effective Commerce Sdn. Bhd.
    
    B. KLCA Office Bearers
        i. Tournament Director, Mr. Ng Ling Gee. Contact linggee@gmail.com
        ii.KLCA President, En. Mat Ropi Hussein. 
        iii. KLCA Honorary Secretary, En. Amirul HM. Contact amirulKLCA@gmail.com

5. After payment have been made, please send Proof of Payment to linggee@gmail.com & copy to:
    A. Chief Arbiter - IA Peter Long
    B. Organising Secretary - Amirul HM 

Please Be Advised.
   

Sunday, 23 August 2015

KL Open 2015 - Players List, UPDATE 8 (1.30 PM - Sunday, 23rd August)

Posted by Amirul HM-Organising Secretary, 2015 KL Open



( GOLD Sponsors - Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia Pacific & IGB Corporation Berhad )


( 2015 KL International Open - Players' List, UPDATE 6 @ 1.00PM )


2015 KL Open Tentative Players' List - OPEN & Juniors U16 Open.
Names will be released in groups of 5s or 10s as and when the respective Player(s) Name(s) have been verified by Tournament Director and/or Effective Commerce Sdn. Bhd. with the Proof of Payment Slip emailed.

Names listed are not in any particular order.

Queries can be addressed to:-
1. Mr. Ng Ling Gee (Tournament Director) at linggee@gmail.com or, 012 - 383 2127.
2. IA Peter Long (Chief Arbiter) at peterlong@aol.asia or, 013 - 392 0920.


OPEN

(1) Kamaluddin Yusof
(2) Cheah Kah Hoe
(3) Sim Jia Ru
(4) Mohd Zullghafari bin Saparmin
(5) Haslindah binti Ruslan

(6) FM Wong Yinn Long
(7) Nor Ilhamuddin bin Shaikh Ali
(8) Rosamund Koo Wei Xin
(9) Melanie Koo Wei Wei
(10) Lim Sin Leong

(11) WCM Goh Jie Yi
(12) Dawson Tan Soon Wei
(13) Lye Lik Zang
(14) Jax Tham
(15) Carlo Lorena - PHILIPPINES

(16) CM Ng Jen Sheng
(17) Sharon Nisyam Haron
(18) Nelson Villanueva - PHILIPPINES
(19).Looi Ka Loc
(20) Ooi Li Tao

(21) Ian Udani - PHILIPPINES
(22) Michael Angelo Palma - PHILIPPINES
(23) Lum Zhun Hoong
(24) Cheah Cheok Fung
(25) Jarell Cheong Tze Wen

(26).FM Yeoh Li Tian
(27) NM Yeoh Chin Seng
(28) Teh Wee Zhun
(29) Razalli bin Hamzah
(30) Bryan Yap Chuan Yoong

(31) IM Rolando Nolte - PHILIPPINES
(32) Mohd Sapri bin Sabri
(33) Mohamad Faizal bin Roslan
(34) Abdul Shukor bin Arajah
(35) Kishendren A/L Anbalagan

(36) IM - MALAYSIA
(37)
(38)
(39)
(40)

Note: All Malaysians unless Indicated Otherwise


Juniors U16 Open

(1) Chen Tzi Xuen
(2) Chen Tzi Herng
(3) Ryan Chan Yi Meng (transfer to Open event)
(4) Sim Jia Yi
(5) Iris Qistina binti Mohd. Rizwan

(6) Chin Yi Hao
(7) Christopher Chong Ning
(8) Chembeti Shreesh Amit
(9) Prishay Dass s/o Prasad Dass
(10) Muhammad Faez (tentative)

(11) Lee Shan Chen, Joshua
(12) Woo Ka Wai
(13) Kabir Singh
(14) Ng Jun Fung (sp. amended)
(15) Iman Sofea binti Mohd Azman

(16) Rey Matthew Tan Yong Xi
(17) Eric Foo Jiu Wern
(18) Darral Dang Yien Wei
(19) Brian Foo Jiu Weir
(20) Claire Foo Jing Er

(21) Clarance Foo Jiu Yarng
(22) Daniel Tai Chien Ho
(23) Joel Su Weng Yang
(24) Yip Song-Ling
(25) Ivan Sean Yap

(26) Amir Ghazi bin Mohd Saprin
(27) Tan Keigen
(28) Tan Hougen
(29) Tan Xuan Yan
(30) Lee Zhi Wei

(31) Muhd Al Waqeef bin Mohamad Ikhranizam
(32) Ahmad Hadif bin Mohamad Ikhranizam
(33) Wong Zi Yue
(34) Ahmad Zin Nun Salleh
(35) Muhammad Fathauddin bin Mohd Fazli

(36) Aiman Haikal

Note: All Malaysians unless Indicated Otherwise


>>>>>>>
UPDATE 7 (1.30 AM - Sunday, 23rd August 2015)


OPEN

(1) Kamaluddin Yusof
(2) Cheah Kah Hoe
(3) Sim Jia Ru
(4) Mohd Zullghafari bin Saparmin
(5) Haslindah binti Ruslan

(6) FM Wong Yinn Long
(7) Nor Ilhamuddin bin Shaikh Ali
(8) Rosamund Koo Wei Xin
(9) Melanie Koo Wei Wei
(10) Lim Sin Leong

(11) WCM Goh Jie Yi
(12) Dawson Tan Soon Wei
(13) Lye Lik Zang
(14) Jax Tham
(15) Carlo Lorena - PHILIPPINES

(16) CM Ng Jen Sheng
(17) Sharon Nisyam Haron
(18) Nelson Villanueva - PHILIPPINES
(19).Looi Ka Loc
(20) Ooi Li Tao

(21) Ian Udani - PHILIPPINES
(22) Michael Angelo Palma - PHILIPPINES
(23) Lum Zhun Hoong
(24) Cheah Cheok Fung
(25) Jarell Cheong Tze Wen

(26).FM Yeoh Li Tian
(27) NM Yeoh Chin Seng
(28) Teh Wee Zhun
(29) Razalli bin Hamzah
(30) Bryan Yap Chuan Yoong

(31) IM - PHILIPPINES
(32)
(33)
(34)
(35)
Note: All Malaysians unless Indicated Otherwise


Juniors U16 Open

(1) Chen Tzi Xuen
(2) Chen Tzi Herng
(3) Ryan Chan Yi Meng
(4) Sim Jia Yi
(5) Iris Qistina binti Mohd. Rizwan

(6) Chin Yi Hao
(7) Christopher Chong Ning
(8) Chembeti Shreesh Amit
(9) Prishay Dass s/o Prasad Dass
(10) Muhammad Faez

(11) Lee Shan Chen, Joshua
(12) Woo Ka Wai
(13) Kabir Singh
(14) Ng Jung Fung
(15) Iman Sofea binti Mohd Azman

(16) Rey Matthew Tan Yong Xi
(17) Eric Foo Jiu Wern
(18) Darral Dang Yien Wei
(19) Brian Foo Jiu Weir
(20) Claire Foo Jing Er

(21) Clarance Foo Jiu Yarng
(22) Daniel Tai Chien Ho
(23) Joel Su Weng Yang
(24) Yip Song-Ling
(25) Ivan Sean Yap

(26) Amir Ghazi bin Mohd Saprin
(27) Muhd Al Waqeef bin Mohamad Ikhranizam
(28) Ahmad Hadif bin Mohamad Ikhranizam
(29)
(30)

(31)

Note: All Malaysians unless Indicated Otherwise

Saturday, 22 August 2015

KL Open 2015 - Players List, UPDATE 6 (1.00 PM - Saturday, 22nd August)

Posted by Amirul HM-Organising Secretary, 2015 KL Open



( GOLD Sponsors - Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia Pacific & IGB Corporation Berhad )



( 2015 KL International Open - Players' List, UPDATE 6 @ 1.00PM )


2015 KL Open Tentative Players' List - OPEN & Juniors U16 Open.
Names will be released in groups of 5s or 10s as and when the respective Player(s) Name(s) have been verified by Tournament Director and/or Effective Commerce Sdn. Bhd. with the Proof of Payment Slip emailed.

Names listed are not in any particular order.

Queries can be addressed to:-
1. Mr. Ng Ling Gee (Tournament Director) at linggee@gmail.com or, 012 - 383 2127.
2. IA Peter Long (Chief Arbiter) at peterlong@aol.asia


OPEN

(1) Kamaluddin Yusof
(2) Cheah Kah Hoe
(3) Sim Jia Ru
(4) Mohd Zullghafari bin Saparmin
(5) Haslindah binti Ruslan

(6) FM Wong Yinn Long
(7) Nor Ilhamuddin bin Shaikh Ali
(8) Rosamund Koo Wei Xin
(9) Melanie Koo Wei Wei
(10) Lim Sin Leong

(11) WCM Goh Jie Yi
(12) Dawson Tan Soon Wei
(13) Lye Lik Zang
(14) Jax Tham
(15) Carlo Lorena - PHILIPPINES

(16) CM Ng Jeng Sheng
(17) Sharon Nisyam Haron
(18) Nelson Villanueva - PHILIPPINES
(19).Looi Ka Loc
(20) Ooi Li Tao

(21) Ian Udani - PHILIPPINES
(22) Michael Angelo Palma - PHILIPPINES
(23) Lum Zhun Hoong
(24) Cheah Cheok Fung
(25) Jarell Cheong Tze Wen

(26).FM Yeoh Li Tian
(27)
(28)
(29)
(30)
Note: All Malaysians unless Indicated Otherwise


Juniors U16 Open

(1) Chen Tzi Xuen
(2) Chen Tzi Herng
(3) Ryan Chan Yi Meng
(4) Sim Jia Yi
(5) Iris Qistina binti Mohd. Rizwan

(6) Chin Yi Hao
(7) Christopher Chong Ning
(8) Chembeti Shreesh Amit
(9) Prishay Dass s/o Prasad Dass
(10) Muhammad Faez

(11) Lee Shan Chen, Joshua
(12) Woo Ka Wai
(13) Kabir Singh
(14) Ng Jung Fung
(15) Iman Sofea binti Mohd Azman

(16) Rey Matthew Tan Yong Xi
(17) Eric Foo Jiu Wern
(18) Darral Dang Yien Wei
(19) Brian Foo Jiu Weir
(20) Claire Foo Jing Er

(21) Clarance Foo Jiu Yarng
(22) Daniel Tai Chien Ho
(23) Joel Su Weng Yang
(24) Yip Song-Ling
(25) Ivan Sean Yap

(26)



Note: All Malaysians unless Indicated Otherwise

>>>>>>>
UPDATE 5 @8.00AM

OPEN

(1) Kamaluddin Yusof
(2) Cheah Kah Hoe
(3) Sim Jia Ru
(4) Mohd Zullghafari bin Saparmin
(5) Haslindah binti Ruslan

(6) FM Wong Yinn Long
(7) Nor Ilhamuddin bin Shaikh Ali
(8) Rosamund Koo Wei Xin
(9) Melanie Koo Wei Wei
(10) Lim Sin Leong

(11) WCM Goh Jie Yi
(12) Dawson Tan Soon Wei
(13) Lye Lik Zang
(14) Jax Tham
(15) Carlo Lorena - PHILIPPINES

(16) CM Ng Jeng Sheng
(17) Sharon Nisyam Haron
(18) Nelson Villanueva - PHILIPPINES
(19).Looi Ka Loc
(20) Ooi Li Tao

(21) - PHILIPPINES
(22)
(23)
(24)
(25)

(26).
.
(30)
Note: All Malaysians unless Indicated Otherwise


Juniors U16 Open

(1) Chen Tzi Xuen
(2) Chen Tzi Herng
(3) Ryan Chan Yi Meng
(4) Sim Jia Yi
(5) Iris Qistina binti Mohd. Rizwan

(6) Chin Yi Hao
(7) Christopher Chong Ning
(8) Chembeti Shreesh Amit
(9) Prishay Dass s/o Prasad Dass
(10) Muhammad Faez

(11) Lee Shan Chen, Joshua
(12) Woo Ka Wai
(13) Kabir Singh
(14) Ng Jung Fung
(15) Iman Sofea binti Mohd Azman

(16) Rey Matthew Tan Yong Xi
(17) Eric Foo Jiu Wern
(18) Darral Dang Yien Wei
(19) Brian Foo Jiu Weir
(20) Claire Foo Jing Er

(21) Clarance Foo
(22)
(23)
(24)
(25)

Note: All Malaysians unless Indicated Otherwise




Friday, 21 August 2015

KL Open 2015 - Players List, UPDATE 4 (11.30 PM - Friday, 21st August)

Posted by Organising Secretary, 2015 KL Open



( GOLD Sponsors - Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia Pacific & IGB Corporation Berhad )



( 2015 KL International Open - Players' List, UPDATE 4 @11.30PM )


2015 KL Open Tentative Players' List - Open & Juniors U16 Open.
Names will be released in groups of 5s or 10s as and when the respective Player(s) Name(s) have been verified by Tournament Director and/or Effective Commerce Sdn. Bhd. with the Proof of Payment Slip emailed.

Names listed are not in any particular order.

Queries can be addressed to:-
1. Mr. Ng Ling Gee (Tournament Director) at linggee@gmail.com or, 012 - 383 2127.
2. IA Peter Long (Chief Arbiter) at peterlong@aol.asia


OPEN

(1) Kamaluddin Yusof
(2) Cheah Kah Hoe
(3) Sim Jia Ru
(4) Mohd Zullghafari bin Saparmin
(5) Haslindah binti Ruslan

(6) FM Wong Yinn Long
(7) Nor Ilhamuddin bin Shaikh Ali
(8) Rosamund Koo Wei Xin
(9) Melanie Koo Wei Wei
(10) Lim Sin Leong

(11) WCM Goh Jie Yi
(12) Dawson Tan Soon Wei
(13) Lye Lik Zang
(14) Jax Tham
(15) Carlo Lorena - PHILIPPINES

(16) CM Ng Jeng Sheng
(17)
(18)
(19).
(20)

(21)
.
.
(30)
Note: All Malaysians unless Indicated Otherwise


Juniors U16 Open

(1) Chen Tzi Xuen
(2) Chen Tzi Herng
(3) Ryan Chan Yi Meng
(4) Sim Jia Yi
(5) Iris Qistina binti Mohd. Rizwan

(6) Chin Yi Hao
(7) Christopher Chong Ning
(8) Chembeti Shreesh Amit
(9) Prishay Dass s/o Prasad Dass
(10) Muhammad Faez

(11) Lee Shan Chen, Joshua
(12) Woo Ka Wai
(13) Kabir Singh
(14) Ng Jung Fung
(15) Iman Sofea binti Mohd Azman

(16)
(17)
(18)
(19)
(20)

Note: All Malaysians unless Indicated Otherwise



KL Open 2015 - Players List, UPDATE 3 (8.30 PM - Friday, 21st August)

Posted by Organising Secretary, 2015 KL Open
( 2015 KL International Open - Players' List )
( Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia Pacific & IGB Corporation Berhad - GOLD Sponsors )


2015 KL Open Tentative Players' List - Open & U16.
Names will be released in groups of 5s or 10s as and when the respective Player(s) Name(s) have been verified by Tournament Director and/or Effective Commerce Sdn. Bhd. with the Proof of Payment Slip emailed.

Names listed are not in any particular order.

Queries can be addressed to:-
1. Mr. Ng Ling Gee (Tournament Director) at linggee@gmail.com or, 012 - 383 2127.
2. IA Peter Long (Chief Arbiter) at peterlong@aol.asia

OPEN

(1) Kamaluddin Yusof
(2) Cheah Kah Hoe
(3) Sim Jia Ru
(4) Mohd Zullghafari bin Saparmin
(5) Haslindah binti Ruslan

(6) FM Wong Yinn Long
(7) Nor Ilhamuddin bin Shaikh Ali
(8) Rosamund Koo Wei Xin
(9) Melanie Koo Wei Wei
(10) Lim Sin Leong

(11) 
.
.
(20)

(21)
.
.
(30)


U16 Open

(1) Chen Tzi Xuen
(2) Chen Tzi Herng
(3) Ryan Chan Yi Meng
(4) Sim Jia Yi
(5) Iris Qistina binti Mohd. Rizwan

(6) Chin Yi Hao
(7) Christopher Chong Ning
(8) Chembeti Shreesh Amit
(9) Prishay Dass
(10) Muhammad Faez


>>>>>>>
UPDATE 2 - 5.30PM. Friday, 21st August 2015

OPEN

(1) Kamaluddin Yusof
(2) Cheah Kah Hoe
(3) Sim Jia Ru
(4) Mohd Zullghafari bin Saparmin
(5) Haslindah binti Ruslan
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)

(11)
.
.
(20)

(21)
.
.
(30)


U16 Open

(1) Chen Tzi Xuen
(2) Chen Tzi Herng
(3) Ryan Chan Yi Meng
(4) Sim Jia Yi
(5) Iris Qistina binti Mohd. Rizwan
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

KL Open 2015 - CAPITAL TV, Media Partner.

( www.CapitalTV.my )

KLCA and the 2015 KL Open Organising Committee wishes to announce that Capital TV, Malaysia's ONLY dedicated Business Channel comes on board as a Media Partner for the KL Open 2015.
On air since 2011, viewers can catch it on Channel 420,  Hypp TV-UNIFI.

More media partners will be announced soon by the Organising Committee.


KL Open 2015 other Media Partner(s):-
(1) " The ASEAN 500 "




Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Ng Ling Gee - TD for 8th KL Open 2015

( Ng Ling Gee, Tournament Director or TD for 2015 KL Open )

The Tournament Diretor or TD for the 2015 Kuala Lumpur International Open Chess Competition is Mr. Ng Ling Gee. He is also KLCA's EXCO member and its Head of Competition since January 2015. 

Ng has been to many international competitions such as the Asian Schools C.C. and the ASEAN+ Age Group C.C. He's also a regular at the national level MSSM and NAG events.

Monday, 17 August 2015

KL Open 2015 - " The ASEAN 500 ", Media Partner.


( "The ASEAN 500", Media Partner for 2015 KL International Open )



Refer article by The ASEAN 500 on the KL International Open 2015 HERE

KL Open 2015 will be announcing its media partners this week. There'll be a TV Station, chess website and an Indoor Display Media company. Another media partner is " The ASEAN 500 " which highlights the aspirations and issues of the 500 million people and growing population of ASEAN from a distinctly Nusantara perspective.

The ASEAN 500 can be read at www.ASEAN500.blogspot.com
 

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

KL Open 2015 - Registration Update, UPDATE 1

Posted by AHM-Hon.Secretary, KLCA


( 2015 KL International Open - Registration Update )
( Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia Pacific & IGB Corporation Berhad - GOLD Sponsors )


PLAYERS' LIST & ENTRY CONFIRMATION


(1) Please be informed that the initial List of Players will be published 1-2day(s) after the close of entries at 5.00PM(1700Hours) on FRIDAY, 21st AUGUST 2015.
Only those/players who had submitted their Details TOGETHER with the Proof of Payment will be listed down as confirmed entries.
(2) In the meantime, KLCA will not be giving individual confirmation letters or emails/sms. 

(3) Further details can be obtained from:-
      A. KL Open 2015 Tournament Director - Mr. Ng Ling Gee at:-
           linggee@gmail.com or, 012 - 383 2127.
      B. KL Open 2015 Chief Arbiter - IA Peter Long at:-
           peterlong@aol.asia 

(4) As of today, the 2015 KL International Open have received expressions of interest from more than 50 players which consists of players from 5 countries. However, many had not submitted their Proof of Payment.

Player(s) who had not submitted their Proof of Payment with their Expression(s) of Interest, please send an email together with your respective Proof of Payment to the KL Open 2015 Tournament Director, Mr.Ng Ling Gee at:- linggee@gmail.com
and copy to:
A. Chief Arbiter - IA Peter Long at peterlong@aol.asia; and,
B. Organising Secretary - Amirul HM at amirulKLCA@gmail.com.


Thursday, 30 July 2015

Kuala Lumpur International Open 2015 (KL Open 2015)

( KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL OPEN 2015 )

( Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia Pacific - GOLD Sponsor )

( IGB Corporation Berhad - GOLD Sponsor )



1. Sponsors & Organisers

With sponsorship from the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific and IGB Corporation, the Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA) is pleased to announce the KL International Open & Junior Rapid Chess Championships will be held at the Cititel Hotel Ballroom, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with Merdeka Day Celebrations from 30-31 August 2015.


2. Format of Play

The tournament will be played over 9 rounds using the Swiss System according to World Chess Federation (FIDE) Rapid Chess Regulations, with a time control of 25 minutes each to the finish.


3. Prizes

Open:
1st RM 3,000, 2nd RM 1,500, 3rd RM 1,000 4th RM 700, 5th RM 500
6-10th RM 300 each, and 11th-20th RM 150 each. (The top KLCA player will receive a special RM 500 prize together with the title of KL Champion)

Juniors (U-16):
1st RM 600, 2nd RM 300, 3rd RM 150, 4th RM 100, 5th RM 50, and Best U-12 RM 100.


4. Schedule

Saturday 29 August 2015

Arrival
1800 Final Registration & Technical Meeting


Sunday 30 August 2015

1000 Round 1
1200 Round 2
1400 Round 3
1600 Round 4
1800 Round 5


Monday 31 August 2015

0900 Round 6
1100 Round 7
1300 Round 8
1500 Round 9
1700 Awards Ceremony
Departure


5. Registration

The entry fee for Open is RM 50 (RM 30 for KLCA Members and USD 50/RM 200 for Foreigners) and the entry fee for Juniors is RM 30 and the organisers reserve the right to refuse any entry without explanation.

Note: FIDE does not charge for FIDE Rapid events. However MCF insists it must also be nationally rated and the levy is RM 9 per player! KLCA have appealed for this to be waived/reduced and have not received any reply to date. We have waited over a month now and should it not be rated it is then the decision of KLCA to still proceed with the KL Open as its obligation to its members and the chess community while honouring the sponsorship given.

Registration should be made via email together with details of payment to:
Tournament Director Mr. Ng Ling Gee at linggee@gmail.com (012 - 383 2127)
with copy to  
A. KLCA Hon. Secretary En. Amirul HM at amirulKLCA@gmail.com ; and,
B. Chief Arbiter IA Peter Long at peterlong@aol.asia


CLOSING DATE FOR ALL ENTRIES IS 5 P.M. ON FRIDAY 21 AUGUST 2015

Event Manager & Bank Details: Effective Commerce Sdn. Bhd - Maybank: 514187214430

The following player information is also required:

1. Full name
2. Country & Federation
3. FIDE ID & Rating and/or National Rating
4. State Affiliate/Club Membership
5. Place & Date of Birth
6. Mobile Phone & E-Mail Contacts
7. IC/MyKAD No or, International Passport No (for foreign Players):

Monday, 27 July 2015

New EXCO Appointment - CM Fadli Zakaria (Fund-Raising & Corporate Partnership)

( CM Fadli Zakaria - Fund Raising & Corporate Partnership )

In a brief ceremony today in Kuala Lumpur, CM Fadli Zakaria is appointed as a new EXCO Member in KLCA's EXCO line-up until the next AGM in 2016. Fadli will be responsible for the Fund-Raising and Corporate Partnership portfolio.

Fadli, a full-time chess professional is married  and used to represent Johor. A familiar face within the chess community with his flagship Cerdik Catur brand, it is hoped that with his experience more local competitions will be organised by KLCA.

KLCA and Hon.Secretary wishes him all the best in undertaking his duties.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri 2015 - Maaf, Zahir & Batin.


( 1436 Hijrah / 2015 )

The KLCA wishes all its Muslim EXCO, Members and Junior Members, KL Chess Players,
the Malaysian Chess Community and Malaysians -

 * SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDIL FITRI 2015*
MAAF, ZAHIR & BATIN.

Amirul HM - Organising Secretary for 2015 KL International Open (also Honorary Secretary, KLCA)


The Organising Secretary for this year's 2015 KL International Open will be Amirul HM. He is also KLCA's Honorary Secretary for the 2014/2015 term. This will be his second involvement in the KL International Open after being involved in the 7th edition held in April of 2014 at the Olympic Sports Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.


Amirul HM has attended the following Courses and/or Seminars:-
(1) 2014 (June), MACAU S.A.R. Chess in Education Seminar.
      organised by Kasparov Foundation.

(2) 2013 (December), Al Ain - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. IO-International Organiser Course.
      organised by FIDE.

(3) 2013 (February), UTP Tronoh - Perak, MALAYSIA. Arbiters Course.
     organised by Malaysian Chess Federation(MCF),


He had also attended a few international competitions as an Accompanying Person for his children who represents/had represented KL and Melaka in the National Schools Sports Council or MSSM competition. The competitions Amirul had attended are namely:
(1) World Youth Chess Championship (WYCC 2013, Al Ain-UAE);
(2) Asian Schools Chess Championship (10th ASCC 2014, Taichung-TAIWAN);
(3) ASEAN+ Age Group Chess Championship (15th AAG 2014, MACAU S.A.R); and,
(4) Asian Dragons Invitational C.C. (8th Asian Dragons 2014, New Taipei City-TAIWAN).

Amirul is involved primarily in the areas of Islamic Finance/SME and Media/Communications.