3rd Kids for Chess Camp turned out to be a major success especially
with the children enjoying themselves while learning and improving their game
of Chess. The three-day Chess Camp, which saw 92 children taking part, was
divided into 4 different levels. The 4 levels, which were tailored for the
different levels of chess play, included the Absolute Beginner, the Beginner,
The Intermediate Player and The Aspiring Tournament Player.
by Kids for Chess Program, the Chess Camp had a wealth of chess experience and
knowledge. The 6 chess trainers and 2 chess instructors, included
International Master Jimmy Liew, Candidate Master Collin Madhavan, National
Master Kamal Abdullah, National Master Choo Min Wang, Tham Tick Hong (FIDE
2113) and S. Balen (FIDE 1960). So apart from the chess theory that was taught
to the various levels, 6 grading tournaments were also included into the
program. There were altogether 12 winners from the different sections while 2
newcomers to Chess received special prizes from International Master Jimmy
Liew for their quick appreciation of the game.
Sekolah Sri Garden were the main sponsors for the event. The school sponsored five worthy students as well as subsidised the fees of all their students who participated in the Camp. The Camp ended with all the participants receiving their notes as well as their certificates of attendance.
Candidate Master Collin Madhavan broke the Malaysian
Book of Records for playing against the Most Number of Players Simultaneously in
a Chess Match. In total, Collin played against 71 players whose ages ranged from
five to forty-four. The match that lasted almost 4 hours, saw Collin winning 56,
drawing 12 and losing the remaining 3 games.
The previous Malaysian record was 59 players and was set
in August this year, while the world record stands at 326 players and was set by
Grandmaster Susan Polgar in 2005.
Quantum Corporation Sdn Bhd, the main sponsor and organizer of The KL Chess Challenge Match, held the event at their premises in Taman Shamelin Perkasa, Kuala Lumpur. During the closing ceremony, Managing Director of Quantum Corporation Sdn Bhd, Steve Ho, presented prizes to winners and to deserving participants. All participants were also presented with certificates of participation as well as gift packs. As the match was proceeding, members of the public and chess enthusiasts, were given a short talk and video presentation on Quantum Corporation while Mr Lee Siew Fai explained his method of teaching and learning Chess by way of his “Launch Pad Keystones”. More than 100 people attended the event which was co-sponsored by Sekolah Sri Garden, Kuala Lumpur.
Ipoh Chess Challenge
On the 17th of November, 2007, Candidate Master Collin Madhavan played a Simultaneous Chess Match against 24 players at Sekolah Menegah Kebangsaan Seri Putra in Ipoh. The match, which was organized by the Perak International Chess Association (PICA), was jointly sponsored by Dr. Yee and Sekolah Sri Garden. The final result was 19 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in favour of the Chess Master. This match is part of a series of Chess matches that are being used in the promotion of Chess throughout the country.
3rd SSG Kids for Chess Open 2007 (11 November 2007)
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