National Master (NM) Tan Khai Boon received the Tun Hussein Onn Trophy from the President of Malaysian Chess Federation - Tan Seri Dato' Seri Diraja Ramli bin Ngah Talib.
Perakian - Fong Mi Yen finish with 7.5 points out of 9 rounds in the women section. She won seven games and only lost to Amira Syahmina Zulkafli in round 6 and draw against Camilia Johari in the final round to clinch the National Women Master (NWM) title .
National Women Master (NWM) Fong Mi Yen received the Tan Sri Sabbaruddin Chik Trophy from Ketua PALAPES UKM - Encik Abdul Rahim.from Blog hairulovchessmanics
Congrats to NM Tan Khai Boon and NWM Fong Mi Ye but what happened to the rest of favourites !! From the observations of games and the players, the Championship was not a fair game to the school going players, they were tired, hagged after an almost full month on serious chess. Starting with centralised training then traveling to Kangar for the MSSM Chess then travelling again to Bangi for the National Closed.
The body and mind needed a break and rest, these young chess players are practically tired physically and mentally. Ok they love chess but these two tournaments should not be placed together, it put the pressure on the ability of the players and the parents.
Every parent and most players were saying the same thing TIRED after MSSM so MCF will have to review their Championship dates to get the best results from the other top young players, not to take the credit away from Tan and Fong for this is their year for they are now national champions.