13 aspiring Juniors took part in the Insofar Junior event, a new cycle after the conclusion of the 2010 Insofar Junior cycle. This is one of the more interesting tournament format to choose 8 young player for the final series to be held later in the year where qualifiers for the final circuit stand to win cash prize money.
For the event yesterday, Fikri Saleh displayed impressive run to score a perfect 4 points after putting aside Dominic Long in the final round and runner-up Hemant Sathish in the earlier round 3. It was also an impressive showing for 7 year Tew Chuan Le, who only started playing chess 2 months ago, to finish in 10th placing
One of the better part of the event was when Insofar Organizer, Mat Zaki Yeop invited some of the parents to give away the prizes to the participants. The subsequent quarter final leg has been scheduled for 6th March 2011
Champion Fikri receiving his medal from dad, Saleh Latif
Second place Hemant Sathish
Third place Dominic Long receiving prize from Mrs Tew
Pravin Kumar in 4th place
One of the more active juniors in the local circuit, Kughan Ravindran, who rarely miss the weekend event
Siblings Afsana and Muhd Afsar came all the way from Seremban to participate in the event
First time participant, 7 year old, Tew Chuan Le, receiving his medal for a good showing - 10th place overall. Not bad for a first time outing!!!
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