Friday, 4 January 2013

National Age Groups is from 1-3 February 2013

The National Age Group Championships is early this year, from 1-3 February 2013 and to be held at Chancellor Hall, University Teknologi Petronas (UTP) Tronoh, Perak.

Since this this event is used primarily for selection of national representatives to the various international age group championships like the World Youth Championship, Asian Schools Championship, ASEAN Age Group Championships, etc., I think it is not bad at all to be held so early in the year although I would prefer if it was held in December during the long school holidays.

As always, the categories are U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-14, U-16 and U-18, for both open and girls respectively in line with international convention and the time control is a tolerable 45 minutes + 30 seconds time increment from move one.

I think that full details will be out soon on the usual local chess blogs but of course the Malaysian Chess Federation website should be an even more reliable source but on the prospectus I have received, the email contacts are masianchess2010@gmail.com and chess1malaysia@gmail.com, both Attn: Gregoy Lau no later than 25 January 2013 with payment banked to Persatuan Catur Malaysia, AmIslamic Bank, Jalan Raja Chulan Branch, Kuala Lumpur (A/C No. 2111-202-200852-2).  

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