Thursday, September 12, 2013

Despite a small controversy prior to the kick off of the tournaments, it had been decided that, the MAKSWIP Chess 2013 shall be competed after all on this coming 21st and 22nd of September 2013. The Venue was set in the meeting to be held at RISDA Building Ampang, but the JPA is trying their best to offer a more condusive spot as a venue for this prestigous tournament. Among the confirmed teams are:
DBKL, CIDB(2 teams), JPA (2 teams), LHDN, KWSP, KESAN, HRC, JKDM (Customs)(2 teams), MyIPO.

The arbiter IA Abdul LAtif Mohamad still expecting more teams to turn up as participants as the date had been resheduled to 21st and 22nd September instead of the orginal schedule 17,18,19 September (4.00pm-12.00 midnight). More participation is anticipated from Bank Negara, Kem. Kerja Raya, BSN, Securities Commisioner, Jabatan Pendidikan Wilayah and Ministry of Finance.

Some other rare teams which had occured in the history of MAKSWIP are Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara, MESCA, PERKESO, FRIM, LEMBAGA GETAH, MALAYSIAN TIMBER (MTIB).

Last year's top 3 spots were the defending champion for the 11 consercutive years aincw 2002. LHDN led by 2 ex national players Mohd Saprin and Subramaniam emerged as the MAKSWIP champion in 2001.

Unfortunately, all the last year's scoresheets were missing. Nobody knows who took all the scoresheets. Therefore I personally could not commemorate all the games into a chess buletin, a thing (or rather a profession) which I normally do. It is all for preserving the records and as an innitiative to upgrade all MAKSWIP chess players skill  and level of play. The previous recorded game compiled into a chess buletin can be a very useful tool as a chess database which is a source for the chess training and preparation for the next series of MAKSWIP chess. Hopefully, this years' games records could be commerorated into a chess buletin.

The ultimate objective of this tournamanet is to select 6 best players from any teams participated to represent MASKWIP in the next MAKSAK 2013 which shall be held at Johore Baharu from 3rd to 6th October 2013.