Friday, 3 July 2015

MAT ROPI HUSEIN - KLCA President, 1st July 2015.

Posted by AHM-Hon.Secretary, KLCA

( En. Mat Ropi Husein )

The new President of the Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA) En. Mat Ropi Husein assumed the post on the 1st of July 2015 when KLCA's previous president, IA Peter Long tendered his resignation. Previously, Mat Ropi was the Deputy President of KLCA since 2014.

Briefly, Mat Ropi represented the Machang Science School-Kelantan since Form 4, was  Chess Champion at the MARA College of Higher Education-Negeri Sembilan, Top 5 in the Seremban Open and was the Champion at a Malaysian students' tournament organised in the United Kingdom.

Married since 1997, Mat Ropi has 3 children and is currently in the private sector.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

KL International Open 2015 - A Number of Players Had Expressed Interest.

Posted by Hon.Secretary, KLCA
( 2015 Kuala Lumpur International Open - Players Expressing Interest )

(1) After only 1day of giving notice, at the end of day 1st July 2015, the KL International Open 2015
(or " 2015 KL Open" for short) Organising Committee have received a few emails and via submission to EXCO members, players' expression of interest to play in the event.

(2) Brief details as follows:-

OPEN - 3 players.
JUNIORS - 3 players.

Waiting List (for those without FIDE Ratings)
2 players

(3) Players without FIDE Ratings will be placed in the waiting list on a First Come, First Served basis.

(4) As places are limited by the venue space, players interested to participate in the 2015 KL Open are encouraged to write-in to:
A. Tournament Director & Head of Competition, KLCA - Mr. Ng Ling Gee at
B. Head of Selection, KLCA - Mr.Sumant Subramaniam at
C. Honorary Secretary, KLCA - En. Amirul HM at

(5) Further announcement(s) will be made from time-to-time and the 2015 KL Open Organising Committee reserves the right to decline any expression of interest to play in the Kuala Lumpur International Open 2015 without specifying any reason(s).

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

CHANGES at the TOP in KLCA (w.e.f.1st July 2015)

Posted by Hon.Secretary, KLCA
( Official Announcement - Change of KLCA President )

( IA Peter Long, KLCA President for 2014/2015 Session. Resigned w.e.f. 1st July 2015 )

The KLCA wishes to announce that regretfully its President for the 2014/2015 session i.e. Kasparov Asia Foundation director, newspaper columnist and former National Champion IA FM FT Peter Long has tendered his resignation with effect from 1st July 2015. (refer Peter Long's thefidetrainer blog)

KLCA would like to put on record our sincere appreciation to IA Peter Long for his contributions to KLCA as a President in the current term and as the Organising Secretary for KLCA before assuming the presidency in 2014. Additionally, the KLCA wishes Mr. Peter Long all the best in his future undertakings and chess endeavours and may you not stop contributing towards chess in Malaysia. 

( KLCA New Acting President w.e.f. 1st July 2015, En. Mat Ropi Husein.
4th from right in picture above)

The new Acting President of KLCA effective 1st July until the next AGM will be assumed by KLCA's current Deputy President En. Mat Ropi Husein. Briefly, En. Mat Ropi used to play chess for his secondary school, college and in university. He was also in the Malaysian entourage to the 15th ASEAN+ Age Group in Macau S.A.R. last year.

KLCA looks forward to new activities and renewed optimism whilst continuing existing plans under the brand new leadership of En.Mat Ropi Husein as its helm .

KLCA wishes both IA Peter Long and En. Mat Ropi - All the Very Best, going forward.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

2015 KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL OPEN - Expression of Interest

( 2015 Kuala Lumpur International Open )

The KLCA had written to MCF Ratings Officer of our intention to hold the FIDE-rated 2015 Kuala Lumpur International Open (KL Open 2015) in conjunction with our country's 58th Merdeka Day celebrations.

The 2-day FIDE-rated Rapid event which will be held on the 30th and 31st of August 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will have an initial Prize Fund of RM10,000.

Entry Fees
A. KLCA Members: RM 30
B. Non KLCA: Kids: RM 50, Adults: RM 70 
C. Foreign: USD 50
Note: * No discount for Titled Players
       ** Late entries to pay between 50-100% more

As places are limited, Players interested to participate are encouraged to write-in to:
A. Tournament Director & Head of Competition, KLCA - Mr. Ng Ling Gee at
B. Head of Selection, KLCA - Mr.Sumant Subramaniam at
C. Honorary Secretary, KLCA - En. Amirul HM at

Names will be published on a first come, first served basis.

Kindly, check this site for further announcements.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

KLCA Submissions to COS

 ( L-R: Dr. Zaidan, Y.B.Datuk Zaiton Othman and Amirul HM )

KLCA submitted its yearly documents to the Commissioner of Sports (COS) office at Bukit Jalil earlier today. Representatives of KLCA i.e. Dr. Zaidan Zulkipli (KLCA EXCO Member & Head, Technical) and Amirul Haji Mohamad (Honorary Secretary, KLCA) submitted the documents on behalf of KLCA.

KLCA would like to thank Y.B.Datuk Zaiton Othman and her officer for the professional courtesy extended and hospitality given.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

NAG2015 - FINAL REMINDER: KL Players Submit to KLCA by Sunday,8th March 2015(12 Midnight)

Posted by Hon.Secretary, KLCA


NAG 2015

This Notice is a FINAL REMINDER to ALL KL players who wishes to participate in NAG 2015.
Players' List HERE

Kindly submit your application and proof of payment to KLCA by Sunday, 8th March 2015.
Registration details HERE.

KLCA will not entertain any applications after the deadline and players will therefore have to register direct with MCF and pay an additional amount of RM20 i.e. RM70 (until 10th March) instead of RM50 if registration is done via KLCA.

Please Be Advised.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

NAG 2015. Players Expressing Interest with KLCA, UPDATE.

Posted by Hon.Secretary, KLCA

11th UPDATE: Monday, 16th March 2015 (11.00 PM)
BOYS = 59 players. GIRLS = 21 players.TOTAL = 80 players.

KLCA would like to thank CAS and especially Mr. Lim Tse Pin for kindly consenting and assisting KLCA in the registration of KL players. For the list of players submitted to Mr.Lim/CAS, kindly scroll down to below the Girls U6 Name.

F = Forms Submitted but Payment NOT Made.
I = Expressed Interest via Email / Other Channels.


Below, is the list of players who had expressed their intention with KLCA to participate in NAG 2015 by sending an email or via other channels.


P 1. MCR 000152. Dilwen Ding Tze How. 20 July 1998. NR 1743.
P 2. MCR 001358. Lee Jun Yi. 30 Jan.1998. NR 1298.
P 3. MCR 000036. Shreyes Subramaniam. 9 Feb.1998. NR 1938.

P 1. MCR 000120. Darrel Yap Egin. 26 Feb.1999. NR 1827.
P 2. Dawson Tan Soon Wei. NR 1693.
P 3. MCR000560. Lee Zhi Wei. 20 April 1999. NR  1511
P 4. MCR000520. Tan Keigen. 17 Sept.1999.NR 1566.
I  5. Neo Xue Wen.
I  6. Joel Su Weng Yang.
I  7. Daniel Tai Chien Ho.
I  8. Divyeshen Krishne Ryaan Rammany.


P 1. MCR 000145. Bausch Koh Sian Kuan. 25 March 2001.NR 1605.
P 2. MCR 000753. Dallas Yap Ehin. 20 Feb.2001. NR 1288.
P 3. MCR 000508. Evan Loo Hsien Rong. 11 Sept.2001. NR 1553.
P 4. MCR 007500. Jovel Andreal Lee Arnesto. 2 Nov.2002. NR 1283.
I  5. Kiven Henry.
I  6. Mohammad Sameer SM Saleem.
P 7. MCR 000185. Ng Jen Sheng. 8 Jan.2001. NR 1728.
I  8. Brendan Leow Kah Yuen.
I  9. Neo Xue Ern.
P 10. MCR 000601. Praghashkumar Thanasegeren. 20 Feb.2001.  NR 1658.
I  11. Lau Khai Soong

P 1. MCR 0016297. Calvin Phang Wei Xiang. 18 June 2004. NR 1190.
I  2. Danin Devin Arun.
P 3. MCR 000535. Dinessh Kumar Thanasegeren. 25 May 2004. NR 1600.
I  4. Goy Ming Ray.
I  5. Kuhen Henry.
P 6. MCR 008378. Low Hao Jie. 25 Aug.2003. NR 1268.
P 7. MCR 000020. Lye Lik Zang. 10 Sept.2004. NR 1929.
I  8. Mohammad Shahir SM Saleem.
P 9. MCR 001012. Tan Yong Hau. 5 March 2003. NR 1403

P 1. Cheong Ze Wei. 30 May 2005.
P 2. MCR 0016352. Darren Phang Wei Hao. 1 Dec.2005. NR 1126.
I  3. Darshevintharan Manhokaran.
I  4. Lee Shan Chen Joshua.
I  5. Low Kai Xiang.
I  6. Ryan Joo Rui An.
P 7. MCR 008980. Tan Hougen. 11 May 2005. NR 1281.
I  8. Wong Zi Yue. 6 June 2005. NR 1583.
I  9. Woo Ka Wai.
P 10. MCR 002418. Yap Wei Xuan. 25 Jan.2005. NR 1295.
I  11. Christopher Chong Ning.
I  12. Siddharth Krishna Manavalan.
I  13. Ciaran David McGillivray.
I  14. Sri Haren Kardnanithi.
I  15. Justin Tang Jie Rong.
I  16. Putera Haziman bin Hamidan.
I  17. Ahmad Jaris.
I  18. Ng Jun Fung.
I  19. Cheah Dong You.
I  20. Rudran Krishne Ram Rammany.
I  21. Krsna Shangkeertana Rammany.
I  22. Benedict Phang.

P  1. MCR 002184. Amir Faiz Amirul. 3 March 2007. NR 1516
I  2. Ethan Low Jia-Wei.
I  3. Ong Zhen Sean.
I  4. Cheah Dong Han.
I  5. Tan Kae Sern.

I  1. Jiang Julian.


P 1. MCR 003923. Amira Fathina Amirul. 12 June 1998.
P 2. Chin Yen Yi. 14 April 1997.

P 1.  MCR 000257. Rosamund Koo Wei Xin. 5 Feb.1999. NR 1740.

P  1. MCR 001310. Amira Farhana Amirul. 2 December 2002. NR 1415
P 2. Chin Yen Ling. 21 Nov. 2001.
P 3. MCR 000756. Ho Chen Ee. 19 Jan.2001. NR 1467
I  4. Ho Li-Enn.
P 5. MCR 000466. Melanie Koo Wei Wei. 15 May 2001. NR 1626.
P 6. MCR 001064. Sangetavathy Thanasegeren. 30 Dec.2001. NR 1455.
P 7. MCR 011968. Tan Xuan Yan. 11 July 2002. NR 1256.

P 1. MCR 001268. Esther Tang En Xin. 4 May 2003. NR 1480.
P 2. MCR 000746. Sofea Aliya by Syahril. 30 May 2003. NR 1399.
I  3. Ashley Tan Ee Lynn.
P 4. MCR 002003. Tan Poh Syuen. 6 March 2003. NR 1184.
P 5. MCR 009578. Yap Rou Xin. 24 Jan.2003. NR 1293

P 1. Leong Qing Hui. 13 Dec.2006.
P 2. MCR 0016594. Leong Qing Ling. 11 June 2005. NR 1245.
P 3. MCR 0016659. Mickie Chin Mei Qi. 24 July 2005. NR 1201.
I  4. Ong Zhi Lynn.
P 5. MCR 002101. Yap Wei Yun. 25 Jan.2005. NR 1331.

I  1. Nikita Asha Kaur Randhawa.


 Below, List of Players whose registration were submitted via CAS's Mr. Lim Tse Pin:-

Tan Wei YuanMCR01852510821U08M2007
Angus Yew Jin HengMCR01535213272U08M2008
Tang Ming ZheMCR01852610983U10M2006
Goh Yuh HangMCR01537711194U12M2004
Pang Yuk TatMCR01546910465U12M2003
Tang Ming HaoMCR01009411996U12M2004
Anders Yew Jin ChenMCR01535013487U12M2004
Tan Wei HaoMCR00008917758U18M1997
Amelia Siow-GNil
Athena Siow-GNil
Allaida Siow-GMCR001132140911U12F2003
Lee Sinje-GMCR015401117712U12F2004
Ng Jia Qi-GMCR018291114613U12F2004
Evelyn Tan Eng Thong-GMCR001584134514U12F2004
Pheng Win Xie-GMCR003765113415U10F2005
Tan Li-ZhangMCR003758123016U10M2005
Kong Dak SengMCR003479128017U10M2005
Lim Yu En-GMCR002870122918U12F2004
Ong Zhiqian-GMCR002505134519U12F2003
Ong Zhiwei-GMCR002889136520U10F2005
Chew Wei ZhiMCR003517125121U10M2005
Lim Jun HongMCR001292138422U16M2000
Lim Jun ShenMCR000892123223U12M2003
Wong Qi HaoMCR001410142424U12M2004
Wong Qi ZhiMCR015507130125U08M2008
Wong Qi HanMCR018897104826U06M2009
Chew Zhi QiMCR001254147427U12M2004
Chew Zhi XuanMCR001024136828U14M2002
Chew Zhi Jing-GMCR002423124229U16F1999
Joel Pang Ze MinnMCR001046136130U14M2002
Ryan Seow Chun HongMCR002816137031U10M2005

Lim Yi KaiMCR018029115932U12M2004
Joel Wong Jia HuaiMCR017956114333U10M2006
Lucas Yip Zhen-YuMCR015746120334U08M2007
Yeo Jien SernMCR018583122835U08M2007
Lee Yean HerngMCR015737121436U10M2006
Omieshver Pushpan Murugiah MCR003470115337U12M2003
Leeshana Pushpan Murugiah-GMCR018712109238U12F2004
Teh Xintian-GMCR012409120839U14F2002
Teh Xinai-GMCR010371121940U12F2004

Sunday, 1 March 2015


Posted by Hon.Secretary, KLCA.

NAG2015 Submission DEADLINE to KLCA is
Sunday, 8th March 2015

Please be informed that the NATIONAL AGE-GROUP CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 (NAG2015) will be held on 20 – 22 MARCH 2015 at the OCM Hotel, Jalan Hang Jebat, KL.

Event Prospectus HERE.

KLCA will facilitate KL players who wish to participate in NAG 2015.

Those wishing to participate, kindly:-    

(1) FILL UP the NAG2015 Application Form. NAG2015 Form, refer HERE

(2) MAKE PAYMENT to MCF Bank Account, details:-
Name of Bank:  CIMB Bank Berhad, (PWTC branch)
Current A/C No:1420-0008794-05-7

(3) EMAIL Application Form and Proof of Payment to MCF Secretariat and c.c. to KLCA.
MCF Secretariat
Gregory Lau        : HP: 010 - 2888087. Email:
Haslindah Ruslan: HP: 013 - 3328101. Email:

Sumant Subramaniam (Head, Selection). Email:
Amirul HM              (Honorary Secretary). Email:

KLCA will then endorse the respective application in our communication with MCF.

A list of players endorsed by KLCA will also be published here. 

Submissions after the deadline set by KLCA will not be entertained and players will then have to liaise direct with the MCF Secretariat and pay a higher entrance fee.