About 160 children
participated in the Cheras Earth Day Chess Tournament on 22 April 2018. The
event organised by Cheras Chess Academy and the International Youth Centre (IYC).
Apart from the usual
excitement of playing chess and winning prizes, the children were all given two
door gifts, a mint plant seedling as well as a non woven bag to be used whenever
possible instead of plastic bags. The highlight of the Earth Day event was the
children were treated to a guided tour of the Urban Farming facility that is
part of IYC's contribution to sustainable growth. For many of these city kids
this was an eye opener. They were even allowed to feed the fish in the giant
Here are some of the
photos from the memorable day.
Players briefing followed by the Earth Day message
to the juniors
Doris explaining to little Ian on Plastic
pollution and its
adverse effects on the environment and wildlife
The kids checking out the Earth Day posters
Earth Day treat. The kids were taken on a tour
IYC's Rooftop Urban Farming facility.
Yes, there's always time for fun! Hello
IYC's Puan Jee lead the tour to the Rooftop Urban
So much to see, so much to learn.
This girl was fascinated at the setup.
Smile!! You're on 'Candid Camera'!
It's feeding time at the fish tanks
One little boy wanted to jump into the tank to
catch some fish.
It's the first time for some of these kids
learning about fish breeding
Still at the nursery
Yeah!! It's like a jungle on top of the building
Marcus (left) faces off against Zheng Hong
Old friends are paired against each other
From left: Jia Qing, Zhang Liang and Chi Yoong
Fast improving Chock facing some stiff competition
Jun Sern seems amused at his position
Liang stretches a little as he waits for his opponent
Games in the Under-12 Girls section in full swing
Elena (left) finding it difficult to finish off
the game against Syuen as
she has only a minute or two left on her clock. Assistant arbiter
Krishna pays special attention to this last game for this round.
Roger (left) playing against Bok Siong (right)
Perak player Zhi Thong (left) and Qing Ling
Getting ready for the prize giving ceremony
Under-9 Boys: 11th to 20th position
Under-9 Boys Top 10 Winners
Under-12 Boys: 11th to 20th position
Under-12 Boys Top 10 Winners
Under-16 Boys Top 6 Winners
Under-9 Girls Top 3 Winners
Under-12 Girls Top 6 Winners
Under-16 Girls Champion
Under-16 Girls Second
Under-16 Girls Third
The children from Port Dickson who joined us to
celebrate Earth Day.
Thank you for coming children
Click for final results