After the smoke cleared, GM Ziaur prevailed and came out on top with Low Jin Jian tight at his tail at a close second, followed by Muhd Nabil, Kamaluddin Yusof and Tan Jun Feng rounding up the top 5. CM Fadli Zakaria donated 2 chess sets which were presented to Puteri Munajjah as the best U-12 girls and Amier Hamzah Muhd Zuhri as her counterpart for the boys section.
UPNM (University Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia) showed up in strong support for the event with 12 aspiring players, half of the team whom has never played in a rated event before. At their request, in response to their support, a special prize was allocated for the best UPNM player which went to Mohd Izwan Idris.
Other notable winners were Nur Nabila Azman Hisham as the Best Lady player, Haslindah Ruslan for the best player with a rating below 1600, and Vinton Wong Hsien Loong for the best player below a rating of 1400. Mohd Raimi Rahim bagged the best unrated player.
The final table and list of winners are as follows:
|2||5||Low Jun Jian||1740||6||33½||second|
|3||2||Muhd Nabil Azman Hisham||1918||5½||30½||Third|
|5||7||Tan Jun Feng||1713||5||33||Fifth|
|6||6||Nur Nabila Azman Hisham||1732||5||31||Best Lady|
|9||17||Haslindah Ruslan||1508||5||25½||Best U1600|
|10||22||Sim Chung Seng||1441||5||24||Second U1600|
|12||27||Puteri Munajjah Az-Zahra Azhar||1403||4½||30||Best U-12 Girls|
|13||12||Puteri Rifqah Fahada Azhar||1604||4½||27½||Second U-12 Girls|
|14||21||Mohd Izwan Idris||1441||4½||24½||Best UPNM|
|16||30||Vinton Wong Hsien Loong||1356||4||26½||Best U 1400|
|17||16||Amier Hamzah Bin Mohd Zuhri||1523||4||25½||Best U12 Boys|
|19||32||Hemant Sathish||1355||4||25||Second U1400|
|22||35||Cheong Yi Yao||1276||4||18½||Second U12 Boys|
|25||47||Mohd Raimi Rahim||0||3½||27½||Best Unrated|
The event was well managed as it started and ended as per the tournament schedule with the first round at 10:00am and prize giving ceremony started exactly at 6:00pm. DATCC will be organizing another Rapid Weekend sometime after Hari Raya i.e. late September, and another one sometime in December with a Rookie Tornado event scheduled in between the two rapid events.
Those who would like to learn more about events and happening at DATCC, including the upcoming Malaysia Chess Festival 2010 scheduled to start on 28 August until 8 September, do contact Najib Wahab at +6016 338 2542, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org