Tuesday, March 15, 2011
One of the rewards of finiishing in the top 4 qualifiers of the National Age Group is that you get the right to represent the country to play in Brazil for the coming World Youth. Perhaps that is why some of the places are so fiercely contested and parents were willing to travel long distances to UTP to participate.
One minus will be participants still have to fork out the cash to travel and stay there. However if you are fortunate enough to afford the cost, Brazil is a very interesting place to visit.
The two famous tourist attractions in Brazil is the Jesus Christ statue and Iguacu Falls which is so magnificent it is sometimes described as one of the 7 wonders of the world.
Monday, March 14, 2011
This is clock time for the Under 14 girls section - Board 1.
It's between Li Ting and Fatih. Both players are short on time (1 second vs 6
Usually scholastic events like these only give out trophies and medals.
However for this year's National Age Group at UTP, Tronoh, there is additional prize money in the form of a FIDE scholarship for the winners of each category.
How much? I don't know yet but I assume that it should be 4 figures. Will confirm after the prize giving.
Game between Nabil and Evan is over.
A few minutes later board 1 also concludes and focus shifts there.
Of course, deputy arbiter, Marcus Yeoh has to break up the small crowd as other games as stilll going on.
So what was the results ?
(answer after the jump)
This is a common sight. Players copying their score sheets after a game completes. In a way, it is a good thing. It reinforces the concept of good score keeping. Even players at the top boards re-record their scores after the game
Also interesting to note very few players actually bought and use carbon paper to make things easier.