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After the dust settled, although tied with 2 other players having the same score of 6 points each from 7 games, Nurul Akma Quzaina Khairolhisal came on top with the better tie break to be crowned as Malaysia first ever 1st National Hybrid Online Ladies Open Chess Championship 2020. Two other players with the same score, WCM Chua Jia Tien secured the second spot with A’dira A’ddawiyah Abd Aziz completing the last podium spot at 3rd place. Top seed WFM Tan Li Ting had to be contented with the 4th spot, after securing 5.5 points from 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.

Four players with 5 points each completed the prize winners list from 5th to 8th starting with Kedahan Nur Balqis Sofea Mohd Izham, Penangites WFM Agnes Chong Kai Ni and Coshinne Ong, and Melaka lass Mirza Irdina Muzamil in the respective order. Another 5 pointer – Hashsya Nawwaarah Mohd Faris earned the Best Unrated Prize, with Nur Faiqah Aminuddin as the Best U18 player and Saffiah Maisarah Mohd Fadzli as the Best U12 player – both with 4.5 points each. There were no prizes awarded for the Best Veteran due to no entry received, and also to the Para prize winner as there was only one single entry received. Full list of the players and their final ranking can be found at http://chess-results.com/tnr544132.aspx?lan=1&art=4

Prize Winners List

A total of 51 players registered for the event playing from 11 Hybrid centers around the country:

  • Chess Hacks Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam – 14 players
  • Kuala Lumpur Chess Academy, Kuala Lumpur – 5 players
  • Brainy Chess Academy, Kuala Kangsar – 7 players
  • Johor Bahru Chess Association – 4 players
  • Marcus Chess Center, Pulau Pinang – 5 players
  • Persatuan Catur Negeri Sarawak, Kuching – 2 players
  • Persatuan Catur Bahagian Miri, Sarawak – 1 player
  • Persatuan Catur Neger Melaka, Melaka – 3 players
  • Persatuan Catur Negeri Kedah, Alor Setar – 1 player
  • KedaiCatur.com, Kuala Terengganu – 5 players
  • X-Chess Academy, Kota Bharu, Kelantan – 4 players
Final Round Zoom view of the 1st National Hybrid Online Ladies Open Chess Championship 2020

Based on the feedback received by many that were involved in the tournament – as players, arbiters and center managers, most were excited to be part of the new norm for chess organizing in the country. Whilst the challenges and preparation for the event is very much different than the usual Over-The-Board tournament, many were able to adapt quickly and most were happy that the event went on as planned with a few suggestions for improvements were tabled out for the next event. The Malaysian Chess Federation will continue to seek for more Hybrid Centers around the country especially for the two states which are yet to set up a Hybrid Center – Pahang and Negeri Sembilan, and to appoint at least 2 more centers within the Klang Valley namely to support the huge pool of players from KL and Selangor area

The Malaysian Chess Federation thanks everyone that were involved in the championship and look forward towards having the same support and enthusiasm from everyone for the next Hybrid Online event to be held in the middle of January 2021. Once again – CONGRATULATIONS to the winners and THANK YOU to everyone for your support

#togetherwecan #staysafe #kitajagakita

MCF Secretariat