Wednesday, 1 August 2018
National Teams in Kota Kinabalu
The National State Championships is being held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from 1-3 August 2018, and although there are ten teams taking part, just six states are represented.
Host Sabah has four teams and defending champions Penang has two.
Missing are Perlis, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Sarawak, Negeri Sembilan, KL, Putrajaya and Perak, a total of nine state affiliates of the Malaysian Chess Federation.
Looks like either bad choice of dates or just too many state affiliates having problems.
(The women's championships has four teams, Penang, KL, Johor and Sabah, so actually it can be said that seven states are present).