Pix 1. IIUM category champions with Prof. Syed Arabi, Rector of IIUM and Greg Lau, Secretary General of MCF with other honoured guests and officials.
Pix 2. Ian Udani, IIUM Open category champion receiving his prize, cheque and certificate from Prof. Syed Arabi.
2 January 2011, Kuala Lumpur – At the Cultural Activity Center (CAC) International Islamic University Malaysia, Ian Udani (picture above) scored 7 pts out of 8 rounds of rapid play during two days of tournament play held on 31st December 2010-2nd January 2011 as part of the 3rd IIUM Chess Invitational Tournament 2010/2011. Time control was 45 minutes per player. Ian Udani managed to beat Fariz in the sixth round earlier this morning. Ian Udani was declared the Open IIUM Chess Champion.
In second place is Kamalarifin Wahiduddin (pix left above) with 6.5 points, third Nik Ahmad Farouqi Nik Mat (pix right above) with 6.5 points as well, fourth Mohd Saprin Sabri, the Malay Chess Champion 2010 and fifth, Fariz Shafruddin, both scored 6 points.
In the under-21 category, Muhd Syazwan b Zulkifli scored an incredible 7.5 points from 8 rounds of play.
(results courtesy of Najib Wahab, arbiter of event and A Fadhil Nayan, tournament director, post by fireyrook)