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Brunei’s First IM Tournaments!

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The Brunei Chess Federation (BCF) is currently holding its first ever IM title events – the Brunei Invitational IM Tournaments being held from 25 July to 4 August in Bandar Seri Begawan  and I am honoured to serve as the Chief Arbiter.



Both are 10 player round robins, with a strong ASEAN presence, and a touch of glamour with WGM Irene Kharisma Sukandar also participating. (All participants in group photo above).

Details of the just started Brunei Invitational IM Tournament 1 is at http://www.chess-results.com/tnr35656.aspx?lan=1 and Brunei Invitational IM Tournament 2 at http://www.chess-results.com/tnr36348.aspx?lan=1


In Search of Everest



The BCF is very ably led by their long serving President Hj Zainal Abidin Ali who is well supported by a dedicated team of professionals, and in doing so has always chosen its own path in chess – which is whatever that makes sense for Brunei (and for Brunei chess!) given its relative small size.

From a spate of big organising in the early 90’s…

In Chess, it seems that Everyone is an Expert!

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Why not? If you believe you have (or do in fact) standing or enjoy domain… like would a parent, a teacher, a coach, an official, a patron, a sponsor, a player, etc.No need for elaboration here. I think the only danger is when you assume and/or do not properly research, or worst, have an agenda to promote.It’s a free world (I hope?) and in the end the “market” decides whether you or I (or whatever them is!) can agree or not… and really if you think about it, all choices are equally valid.