Kelantan has sent 2 state teams to the recently concluded KaSUGI Chess Team Championship. Kelantan A fared better than Kelantan B when they managed to become the third best Malaysian team after securing the tenth place in the final standing. Only Penang A and Penang B were above Kelantan in the state standing.
Interestingly, Ismail Ahmad, my former coach, played for Kelantan A. He was stationed in Kelantan for three months, and that makes him eligible to play for Kelantan. Both Ismail and Farouqi were the points winner for the team when they finished with 6 points. Other team members were Ezmi and Bukhari.
Whereas team B comprised of Khairul Nizam, Alfirdaus, Izuddin Ahayat and the evergreen Harun Bustaman a.k.a. Abe Mei.
Below are the personal performances of Kelantan players.
However, there was another team from Kelantan which is C'STA UiTM Kelantan. It consisted of players playing for UiTM Machang, Kelantan under their coach, BadBishop.
C'STA UiTM Kelantan
|51. C'STA UiTM KLTN (RtgAvg:1358, Captain: Norazlin / TB1: 13 / TB2: 5)|
|1||Ahmad Arif Abdul Rahim||1469||MAS||1||0||1||1||1||1||1||0||6||8||1543|
|2||Ahmad Da'i Md HJa'afar||1400||MAS||0||0||0||0||½||0||1||0||1.5||8||1587|
|3||Muhd Afiq Aiman||1041||MAS||0||½||0||1||½||0||1||0||3||8||1572|
Congratulations to all teams for making Kelantan proud!