Norazmi Mohd Noor won the UiTM Machang 3rd Open Chess Tournament held today. He only drew his last game after winning all the other five to secure his title. Luck was with him since winning the first round with a walkover all the way to the podium by beating, among others, Nik Mohd Nazri and Muhd Syazwan Zulkifli. His non-existence first round opponent eventually came and got three points to help his solkoff.
Friday, September 06, 2013
C'STA UiTM is becoming increasingly active in organising tournaments in Kelantan, including last year's Kelantan Closed. The third installment of the UiTM Open will be held tomorrow (7 September 2013). I will be participating in this tournament to warm up before the big Inter State 4 days after that. Hopefully all my teammates will also be there to flex some rusted muscles and freshen the clogged mind.
Sunday, September 01, 2013
In 2009, I failed to land my feet on East Malaysia (Sarawak) because of work commitment. This time around, I am happy to announce that I will actually make a touchdown on that part of Malaysia. I have been to all the states in West Malaysia at least once, most of them because of chess back in my university years, but never once been to either Sarawak or Sabah. I have relatives in Sarawak, and many friends in Sabah, but the nearest that I got was that failed attempt to represent Kelantan in that year's Inter State.