Dear KLCA Members & the Kuala Lumpur Chess Community,
(1) 22 September 2015
On 22nd September 2015, KLCA received from MCF a Notice via email dated 21st September 2015. The email was addressed to KLCA's Honorary Secretary(HS).
The MCF email states the Date, Time and Venue for the 2015 MCF AGM.
Note: An addendum, was sent on 25 September 2015.
(2) In the same Notice, it was stated that KLCA (along with 4 other State Associations) have been barred from attending the AGM due to:- " Memandangkan negeri-negeri berikut gagal membayar yuran tahunan seperti yang dinyatakan dalam MCF Constitution Article 7 ( 7.2 ) tersebut diatas, maka negeri-negeri berikut tidak layak untuk menghantar delegasi serta mengundi ataupun di undi semasa AGM. Walaubagaimanapun negeri-negeri yang tersebut boleh menghantar 2 wakil sebagai Pemerhati."
(3) KLCA disputes the official reason given by MCF.
Many reasons can be offered by KLCA. 2 of it are as follows:-
A. MCF owes KLCA money.
The amount owing to KLCA is for KLCA helping to pay MCF's FIDE arrears in 2013.
The amount owing by MCF to FIDE was in EURO currency.
Amount paid by KLCA to FIDE is more than enough to pay for at least 20 years(if not more) of the yearly Annual Fees.
B.KLCA had written many times to MCF querying the amount to be paid and how it is to be paid.
The email sent is under the title;- "Query on PAYMENT of YEARLY FEES by KLCA to MCF "
and was copied to Most (if not All) of the MCF EXCO Members that KLCA is aware of.
To-date, MCF have NOT replied to this email nor sent any invoice for the Yearly fees to be paid. MCF have however found the time to invoice KLCA for 'alleged' ratings arrears.
(4) 26 September 2015
KLCA via its HS had written an email dated 26th September 2015 titled " PERMOHONAN KLCA UNTUK SEMAKAN TERHADAP KEPUTUSAN MCF TIDAK MEMBENARKAN KLCA MENGAMBIL BAHAGIAN(MENCALONKAN & MENGUNDI) DALAM MESYUARAT AGUNG TAHUNAN PERSEKUTUAN CATUR MALAYSIA(MCF0 2015) ". As at time of this post, NO official black and white reply have been received by KLCA from MCF.
(5) On the 22nd, 28th and 29th of September 2015,
KLCA have filed a report/complaint with the pertinent authority(ies).
(6) 3 October 2015
As at this moment, KLCA takes the position that for the sake of all stakeholders of chess, matters should and can be resolved amicably.
However, subject to further advice from the pertinent authority(ies) and upon Checking the Prevailing Statute(s), Any Administrative and/or Legal Option(s) available to KLCA is on the table.
Please Be Advised.
Executive Committee(EXCO), Kuala Lumpur Chess Association. Saturday, 3rd October 2015
Capital TV which is aired at Channel 420, Hypp TV-UNIFI is into its 2nd Year as a Media Partner for the KL International Open. Last year Broadcast Journalist(BJ) Kim and crew attended the closing ceremony and subsequent PC.
( Capital TV, Channel 420 on Hypp TV - UNIFO )
This year, Azah Sahrin is the BJ for the event. The crew was at the venue on the Opening Day.
Checkout Capital TV's footage which was aired earlier on UNIFI:-
The eighth edition of the KL International Open Chess Competition 2015 is featured today in an international chess media i.e. Chess Asia Pacific at www.chessasiapacific.com
At a time when its difficult to get any coverage for chess events in the media not only in Malaysia but elsewhere internationally and especially under the prevailing circumstances in Malaysia, the Organising Committee is thankful for the international chess media coverage. Additionally, the KLCA would like to thank members of the media corps who had in one way or another provided coverage or assisted with the KL Open 2015.
OPEN CHAMPION IM Roderick Nava (RM 3,000) RUNNERS-UP IM Nolte Rolando (RM 1,500) THIRD IM Mas Hafizulhelmi (RM 1,000) Note: Also Best KLCA Player. JUNIORS U16 OPEN CHAMPION WFM Nur Najiha Azman Hisham (RM 600) RUNNERS-UP Amir Ghazi Mohd Saprin (RM 300) THIRD Lee Zhi Wei (RM 150)
The 2015 KL International Open Chess Competition which began yesterday received some media coverage in the run-up to the event in articles by The Malay Mail, on Technical Meeting day and Day 1 of the event by "The ASEAN 500". Yesterday, the crew of Capital TV, Channel 420 led by Azah Sahrin which is aired on Hypp TV-UNIFI were spotted in the Ballroom of the playing venue for around 45 minutes to 1 hour.
At a time when its difficult to get any coverage for chess events in the media not only in Malaysia but elsewhere internationally and especially under the prevailing circumstances in Malaysia, we're thankful for the media coverage extended. The 2015 KL Open Organising Committee and KLCA's President as well as EXCO members would like to thank members of the media corps who had in one way or another provided coverage or assisted with the KL Open 2015.
Apart from the Capital TV News report yesterday, other articles on KL Open 2015:-
The 2015 KL Open begins today at the Cititel Midvalley - KL.
Round 1 was played in the morning and Round 2 is being played as this post is uploaded.
Round 1 ended with a few upsets in the premium OPEN event notably Olympiad, 11th seeded Sumant Subramaniam (FIDE Rating 2115) loss to CM Ng Jen Sheng (1642) seeded 39th. Other notables were CM Fadli (2024) seeded 20th who lost to Selangor MSSM player Bryan Yap(1417) seeded 48th and 5th seeded Nelson Villanueva(2294) who drew with 33rd seeded Lum Zhun Hong(1779).
In the developmental U16 Juniors category, introduced for the first time by KLCA this year for Juniors development purposes - the "script" or pairings were largely followed.
Round 2 began a short while ago, with a few of the event Media Partners like Capital TV and Chess Asia Pacific in attendance,