Friday, December 3, 2010

A busy busy December 2010

Now that school holidays have started and parents have settled down with the idea of having their kids moving around the house almost everyday, and working people scrambling to finish their annual leave before it gets scrapped, Chess activities are picking up again to finish off the 2010 season.

Events scheduled for this month will start with the Insofar Chess Tournament this Sunday, 5th December at DATCC, 4th Floor, Wilayah Complex starting at 9:00am. Please call Mat Zaki Yeop at 017-2032051 for more information.

Events lined up for December are:

5th December (Corrected date...)
Insofar Chess Event
Venue: DATCC, 4th Floor, Wilayah Complex (starts at 9:00am, and 2:00pm)
Contact: Mat Zaki Yeop (017-2032051)
More info, click here

8th to 12th December
Penang Heritage City International Open Chess Championship (Open and Challenger Section)
Venue: Penang City Hall
First Prize: RM 5,000 with entry fee ranging from RM50 to RM180 per player
Contact: Tan Eng Seong (012-4299517 or

15th to 19 December
National Junior Chess Championship 2010
Venue: Olympic Hall, 2nd Floor, OCM Building, Jalan Hang Jebat
Contact: Gregory (012-9020123), Zuraihah (017-2837808), Haslindah (019-2069605)

15th to 21st December
Grand Asian Chess Championship (GACC) International Chess - for Universities
Venue: University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

17th to 19th December
Sarawak Open Chess Championship
Venue: Premier Hotel, Jalan Kampong Nyabor, Sibu
First Prize: RM2,500 with entry fee ranging from RM25 and RM50 per player
Contact: Lim Kian Hwa (016-8603180 or

19th December 2010
National Blitz Masters Chess Championship
Venue: Olympic Hall, 2nd Floor, OCM Building, Jalan Hang Jebat
Contact: Gregory (012-9020123), Najib (016-3382542 or

25th December 2010 (Christmas)
Stonemaster 1 Malaysia Chess Open
Venue: DATCC at 4th Floor, Wilayah Complex, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: Fadli Zakaria (014-2312370 or

Singapore will also be organizing the annual Singapore International Chess Festival during the Christmas Holidays starting from 26th December 2010 until 30th December followed by the Annual Malaysian-Singapore match to be played on 31st December 2010 and 1st January 2011. If you wish to travel across our southern border and participate in the festival, do visit their website (here) for more information

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