Saturday, 26 November 2016


" ALL THE BEST for Team KUALA LUMPUR competing in Inter-State Competition Today "

Team KL for 2016 Inter-State Competition

1. Dr. Zaidan Zulkipli (Champion, KLCA Closed 2016)
2. Lye Lik Zang (Runners-Up, KLCA Closed 2016)
3. CM Ng Jen Sheng (Playoffs Qualifier, KLCA Closed 2016)
4. WFM Tan Li Ting (Playoffs Qualifier, KLCA Closed 2016 )
5. IM Mas Hafizulhelmi (KLCA President's Pick)
6. Eldin Hakimi Mohd Kamal (Team Manager)

Saturday, 29 October 2016


The Kuala Lumpur Closed 2016 Chess Championship (KL CLOSED 2016) concluded at the Kompleks Sukan Rakan Muda Bukit Kiara, KL around 6.15pm today.
After upsets in all rounds save for Round 3, the following players were chosen to represent the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur in the upcoming November's Inter-State competition in Kuantan, Pahang.

1. Zaidan Zulkipli  (5 1/2pts, CHAMPION-2016 KL Closed).
2. Lye Lik Zang     (5pts, Runners-Up).

3 players i.e. Shreyes Subramaniam, WFM Tan Li Ting & CM Ng Jen Sheng finished level on 4 points. Hence, as announced earlier by KLCA, play-offs had to be conducted.  After the 3-Player Play-offs, the following were chosen:-

3. WFM Tan Li Ting.
4. CM Ng Jen Sheng.

5. The 5th Player will be Kuala Lumpur Chess Association - KLCA President's Pick.
(He/She Will Be Announced Later).

KLCA would like to Thank All Players and Stakeholders who supported the KL Closed 2016. 
Special Thanks goes to Pengarah Jabatan Belia dan Sukan Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur and Complex Manager i.e. En.Marawi. Additionally, KLCA appreciates the support from AB Chess Putrajaya i.e. Hafiz AB Chess Putrajaya and Norazwan.

On KLCA's side - kudos to Organising Secretary Dr. Mohamad Shafiq Ngasiman, Tournament Director Mr. Ng Ling Gee and Deputy Organising Secretary cum Arbiter Amirul HM, as well as members of the Organising Committee- Ooi Li Tao and Sumant Subramaniam and last but not the least Tournament Patron and KLCA President - Dr. Zaidan Zulkipli.

Friday, 28 October 2016

2016 KUALA LUMPUR CLOSED - Venue@Kompleks Rakan Muda Bukit Kiara

( Main Entrance to Kompleks Rakan Muda Bukit Kiara )
** Venue for 2016 KL Closed **

Dewan Utama,
Kompleks Rakan Muda Bukit Kiara.
1, Jalan Bukit Kiara,

( Dewan Utama Kompleks Sukan Rakan Muda Bukit Kiara - Competition Venue )


Registration: 9.00 - 9.30 AM

Round 1: 9.30 - 10.30 AM

Round 2:  10.45 - 11.45 AM

Round 3: 12.00 NOON - 1.00 PM

LUNCH BREAK: 1.00 - 2.00 PM

Round 4: 2.00 - 3.00 PM

Round 5: 3.15 - 4.15 PM

Round 6: 4.30 - 5.30 PM

( Dewan Utama Kompleks Sukan Rakan Muda Bukit Kiara - Competition Venue )

2016 KL CLOSED - ANNOUNCEMENTS on Men & Women Competition


The Kuala Lumpur Chess Association(KLCA) had an
EXCO Meeting which began at 8.30PM on
Thursday, 27th October 2016 at Sri Hartamas, K.Lumpur.

After deliberations and taking into account the number of players registered for each category as well as players' request due to festivities and holidays,
the EXCO's decision vis-a-vis 2016 KL Closed are as follows:-


The Men's competition will be shortened to 1-day ONLY,
to be held on Saturday, 29th October 2016.

Registration and Playing times as per below:-


Registration: 9.00 - 9.30 AM

Round 1: 9.30 - 10.30 AM

Round 2:  10.45 - 11.45 AM

Round 3: 12.00 NOON - 1.00 PM

LUNCH BREAK: 1.00 - 2.00 PM

Round 4: 2.00 - 3.00 PM

Round 5: 3.15 - 4.15 PM

Round 6: 4.30 - 5.30 PM

As there were insufficient entries i.e. less than 10 players,
KLCA's EXCO decided to cancel the Women's team selection competition.

IF, a team is to be sent to represent the F.T.of Kuala Lumpur
 - selection will be done via " President's Pick ".

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

KL Closed 2016 - Players List

PLAYERS LIST (Preliminary)
* 4th Update: 28 October 2016, 2300hrs *


FIDE ID / ELO / Name
1.    5702720, 2176. FM Sumant Subramaniam.
2.    5704154, 2136  Zaidan Zulkipli.
3.    5700175, 2122. Ahmad Muzzaffar Mustapha.
4.    5712181, 2098. Lye Lik Zang.
5.    5708478, 2094. CM Ng Jen Sheng.
6.    5704820, 2086. WFM Tan Li Ting
7.    5707153, 2013. Shreyes Subramaniam          
8.    5702763, 2006. Kaushal Khandhar.
9.    5711746, 1671. Mohd Ezmi Mahmood.

10.  5718813,      1477. Ngasiman Hj. Sapuan  
11.  5714729,      1455. CM Amir Faiz Amirul.
12.  5726883,      1442. Chin Yi Hao.  
13.  5726212,      1339. Muhd Al-Waqeef M. Ikhranizam.
14.  393199980 , 1328.  Emir Rasyid Emran.
15.  5725615,      1307. Muhammad Syukur Razali       .
16.  5726220,      1194. Ahmad Hadif M. Ikhranizam.
17.  5711967,      UR. Shahrizal Samsuddin.
18.  MCR025801, NR 1527.  Mohd Hafizul Bin Ishak

* Note: Women's event CANCELLED due to insufficient entries *
1. 5704820, 2086. WFM Tan Li Ting (Competing in Open category).
2. 5712173, 1665. Melanie Koo Wei Wei.

Monday, 17 October 2016


( Updated: 27 October 2016 )

The Kuala Lumpur Chess Association (KLCA) will be organising the  Kuala Lumpur Closed Chess Competition 2016 (KL Closed 2016). Purpose of KL Closed 2016 is to pick players to represent the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur in selected TEAM competitions.

Details of Kuala Lumpur Closed Chess Competition 2016 are as follows:-

1. Date:
Saturday, 29th October 2016.

2. Venue:
Kompleks Rakan Muda Bukit Kiara,
No. 1, Jalan Bukit Kiara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.

3. Eligibility:
A. ONLY F.T.of Kuala Lumpur players are eligible to play in the KL Closed 2016

B. Players who represented other states in this year's Malaysian Masters* and Malaysian Chess Festival team event* are NOT allowed to take part in this competition.

4. Categories:
A. Open 
B. Women
Note: The Men and Women competition will be held separately. However, KLCA reserves the right to make the necessary changes depending on the final number of participants. 

5. Time Control:
30 minutes per player, NO  time increment.

6. Playing Schedule

Registration: 8.30AM

Day 1: Saturday, 29th October 2016
Round 1: 9.30AM - 10.30AM
Round 2: 10.45AM - 11.45AM
Round 3: 12.00NOON - 1.00PM


Round 4: 2.00PM - 3.00PM
Round 5: 3.15PM - 4.15PM
Round 6: 4.30PM - 5.30PM

Day 2: Sunday, 30th October 2016
PLAY-OFFS (IF, Necessary)

Note: Tentative Schedule (subject to final number of players)

7. Entrance Fees:
RM30.00 (Ringgit Malaysia: Thirty Only)

RM40.00 (Ringgit Malaysia: Forty Only) for those Registering after the dead-line.

8. Registration:

A. Players who intends to participate in the Kuala Lumpur Closed 2016, please send an email with Player's Details* to:-

A. KLCA's 2016 KL Closed - Organising Secretary
     - Dr. Mohamad Shafiq:  016 - 996 0438 /

and c.c:

B. KLCA EXCO & 2016 KL Closed - Tournament Director.
    - Mr. Ng Ling Gee: 012 - 383 2127 /

* Player's Details:
i.   Name
ii.  Date of Birth
iii. Address
v.  FIDE Rating
vi. MCF ID (IF, player has no FIDE rating)
vii.National Rating(NR)

B. Closing Date for Registration: Thursday, 27 October 2016 (1.00 PM)

9. Selection Criteria:
KLCA is selecting 5 players to represent the F.T. of Kuala Lumpur team i.e. 4 players and 1 reserve.

A. 4 Players will be selected from the KL Closed 2016 competition.
 i. Champion of KL Closed 2016 will automatically qualify for the Kuala Lumpur state team.
ii. Runners-Up to Fourth place finisher will qualify automatically for the KL state team IF the Fifth(5th)-placed finisher is NOT level  on points.
iii. Play-offs will be conducted IF Fifth(5th)-placed finisher and below is level on points with any of the players finishing Second(2nd) to Fourth(4th) in KL Closed 2016.

B. 1 Player will be the KLCA President's pick.

C. In the event of any selected player being unable to participate in the identified competition, the KLCA President reserves the right to pick a replacement player.

10. Players List:
Players' List will be Published/Updated at:-
A. KLCA's site here ( ); and,
B. KLCA fB. ( )

11. Ratings
KL Closed 2016 is neither a FIDE-rated event nor a National-rated event.

Kunjungan Hormat ke Pengarah,Jabatan Belia dan Sukan - Kuala Lumpur

( wakil KLCA bersama En.Aziz Rahman, Pengarah Jabatan Belia & Sukan-KL )

Persatuan Catur Kuala Lumpur atau KLCA telah mengadakan kunjungan hormat ke Pengarah, Jabatan Belia dan Sukan - Kuala Lumpur di pejabat beliau di Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur pada hari pertama beliau melapor diri. Turut hadir adalah En.Marawi (Pengurus Kompleks Bkt. Kiara).

Tujuan kunjungan diadakan adalah untuk:
- Memperkenalkan KLCA kepada Jabatan Belia dan Sukan, Kuala Lumpur;
- Menjalin kerjasama antara pihak Jabatan dan KLCA;
- Memaklumkan mengenai Kejohanan Tertutup Kuala Lumpur 2016 (KL Closed 2016) yang bakal        dianjurkan oleh KLCA;
- Bertukar maklumat mengenai Perkembangan terkini sukan secara am dan sukan catur secara khas.

KLCA diwakili oleh Dr.Zaidan Zulkipli (Presiden KLCA) dan En.Amirul Haji Mohamad (AJK KLCA).

Sunday, 7 August 2016

FINANCIAL IRREGULARITIES at Commonwealth C.C. 2016 @SRI LANKA - KL Players/Accompanying Persons Advised To Lodge Report

Posted by:
EXCO Disciplinary, KLCA

UPDATE 2 @  4 October 2016
A parent informed that MCF President had issued a personal cheque to reimburse affected players/parents. 
UPDATE 1 @ 8 August 2016:
Today, KLCA received email confirmation from MCF stating that ALL complaints by "Affected Players and Accompanying Persons" re 2016 Commonwealth C.C.  in Sri Lanka should be addressed to:-

Mr. Muammar Julkarnain.
MCF Ethics and  Disciplinary Committee
Email: OR,

Please c.c the report to KLCA:

( Malaysian Contingent at 2016 Commonwealth C.C. -Sri Lanka )

KLCA received complaints from KL players/accompanying persons participating in the 2016 Commonwealth Chess Championship at Sri Lanka of "alleged financial irregularities" by certain Sports Official(s).

KL Players/Accompanying Persons affected by the alleged financial irregularities are ADVISED  to lodged  Official report(s) with KLCA and the relevant authorities.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Kejohanan CATUR MERDEKA 2016 (National-Rated event), 28th August 2016. Jointly organised by SBU-YPC-KLCA

 ( Catur Merdeka Competition Flyer )

KLCA jointly with Sekolah Sri Bintang Utara(SBU) and Yayasan Pendidikan Cheras(YPC) will be organising the Kejohanan Terbuka Catur Merdeka ( a National Rated event ) on the 28th of August 2016. 

( Registration Form )

( Venue Map )

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

KLCA Women Players Emerged Runners-Up and 8th to 10th in 2016 Malaysian Masters

Posted by:
Amirul HM, HS-KLCA

KLCA's WFM Tan Li Ting emerged Runners-Up after Tie-Break in the 2016 Malaysian Masters Women event and will be in the Malaysian team going to the Olympiad this year.

Kudos to WFM Tan Li Ting

2016 Malaysian Masters Women's results - HERE

KLCA's other representatives i.e. Rosamund Koo, WFM Camilia Johari and Melanie Koo placed 8th, 9th and 10th respectively.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

KLCA Players Emerged Champion, 5th & 7th in 2016 Malaysian Masters Open event

Posted by:
Amirul HM, HS-KLCA

* Picture courtesy of LG Ng *

Sumant Subramaniam, CM Ng Jen Sheng and Lye Lik Zang emerged Champion, Fifth and Seventh respectively in the just concluded 2016 Malaysian Masters held in the new DATCC Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. Well Done and congratulations are in order to All KLCA players.

2016 Malaysian Masters Open event - Full Result HERE

The Women's competition will be decided this morning.

Monday, 25 April 2016

KLCA's SUMANT SUBRAMANIAM emerged CHAMPION - Malaysian Masters 2016

Congratulations to Sumant Subramaniam who emerged as the newly-minted 2016 Malaysian Masters Champion. After the previous Olympiad brouhaha, Sumant cemented his place in this year's Malaysian Team to the Olympiad.

Kudos to Sumant who represented KLCA in the Malaysian Masters.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Best Wishes to KLCA Players in the Malaysian Masters 2016

Posted by:
Amirul HM, HS-KLCA

KLCA wishes all its players competing in the 2016 Malaysian Masters
- " All the Best & Keep the FT of KL Flag flying high".

Sumant Subramaniam, Lye Lik Zang and CM Ng Jen Sheng plays for KL in the Men's event.
While WFM Tan Li Ting, WFM Camilia Johari, Melanie Koo and Rosamund Koo fight for honours in the Women's category.

Friday, 15 April 2016

KLCA's Lik Zang in Playoffs

Posted by:
Amirul HM, HS-KLCA

(R1: Lik Zang v. Yit San)

KLCA Wishes Lye Lik Zang "All the Best" in the Playoffs starting today at DATCC Setapak.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

KLCA Players reaches Half-Way Mark at 16th Bangkok Open with Wins

Posted by:
Amirul HM, HS-KLCA

( Zaidan & Jen Sheng - prior to start of Round 5)

( Posing in front of the Bangkok Open prizes )

(Peddlars in Front of the Venue Hotel trying to sell Songkran-related items)

( Songkran Festival in front of the hotel)

Saturday, 9 April 2016

KLCA Players at the 16th Bangkok Open 2016

Posted by:

3 KLCA players will be participating in the 16th edition of the Bangkok Open.
In the Open category, KLCA will be represented by its Deputy President i.e. Dr. Zaidan Zulkipli and 2016 NAG U16 Champion CM Ng Jen Sheng. Joshua Lee Shan Chen will be taking part in the Challengers event.

KLCA Wishes Zaidan, Jen Sheng and Joshua  "All the Very Best " for the 16th Bangkok Open.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Congratulations to NAG CHAMPIONS from KLCA representing F.T.of K.LUMPUR

Posted by:
Amirul HM, HS

( L-R: NAG 2016 Champions - Ng Jen Sheng U16B, Dawson Tan U18B, Melanie Koo U16G & Rosamund U18G 3rd )

KLCA would like to congratulate its representatives who emerged as the NAG 2016 CHAMPIONS
representing the F.T.of KUALA LUMPUR.
1. Dawson Tan Soon Wei  - U18 Boys
2. Ng Jen Sheng               - U16 Boys
3. Melanie Koo Wei Wei - U16 Girls

The above-named Champions and those who finished in the Top 4 automatically qualifies for the Malaysian Youth team in their respective Age Groups. Amongst other KLCA representatives qualifying for the Malaysian Youth team are:
1. Shreyes Subramaniam - U18 Boys.
2. Rosamund Koo - U18 Girls.
3. Evan Loo.     - U16 Boys
4. Ho Chen Ee  - U16 Girls
5. Allaida Siow - U14 Girls
6. Evelyn Tan.  - U12 Girls

Monday, 29 February 2016

KLCA NAG 2016 Registration Closes

Posted by:
Amirul HM, Hon.Secretary KLCA

Registration for NAG 2016 via KLCA has Closed.

Those who have submitted to KLCA their interest to play in NAG 2016 are advised to submit the registration form and furnish the Proof of payment to both MCF and KLCA.

The updated Players' List will be posted at this site.

Sunday, 28 February 2016


Posted by:
Sumant Subramaniam, KLCA Head of Selection
( on behalf of KLCA Selection Committee )

Please be informed that the KLCA representatives for the 2016 Malaysian Championship (formerly known as National Closed ) are as follows:-


Official KLCA Players
1. CM Ng Jen Sheng (FIDE elo 2188 )
2. Dawson Tan Soon Wei (2022)

Additional / Wildcard Players
1. Shreyes Subramaniam
2. Zaidan Zulkipli (withdrawn, unable to get leave)


Official KLCA Players
1. Melanie Koo ( FIDE elo 1568)
2. Rosamund Koo (1826)

Additional / Wildcard Players
1. Pearl Cheah (withdrawn - unable to obtain leave)

Players are advised to submit the necessary forms and furnish the proof of payment via email to both MCF & KLCA.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

List of KL Players for NAG 2016

Posted by:
Amirul HM. Hon.Secretary, KLCA

NAG2016 Submission DEADLINE to KLCA 
Sunday, 28th February 2016 @8.00PM.

9th UPDATE @ 28 February 2016 (2330hrs)

1. Only player(s) who either goes to school or resides in the F.T of Kuala Lumpur can represent KL for NAG2016.
2. Please Be Advised that once a player opts to represent KL in NAG2016, he/she CANNOT represent other states in other competitions such as the Malaysian Championships 2016 for a period of 1 year.
3. IF, a player's name is omitted from the list, 
kindly resent an email to together with the Registration Form and Proof of Payment.
4. Please arrange accommodation soonest. Most surrounding hotels/homestays are fully booked already. (23/02 Update)

PD = Payment Made to MCF & Proof of Payment Furnished
RF = Registration Form Submitted but NO Proof of Payment Furnished.
#  =  Email with Expression of Interest sent to KLCA. No Payment made yet.


PD. 1. Nadrah Humaira Ikhranizam


PD. 1. Ishaan Quan Tze Navaratnam
PD. 2. Lucas Oh Li Jye
PD. 3. Wong Qi Han
PD. 4. Wong Qi Zhi


PD. 1. Nik Emin Hisham
PD. 2. Muhammad Emir Rasyid
PD. 3. Lee Yean Herng
PD. 4. Lucas Ren Sreenivasan
PD. 5. Poh En Xu
PD. 6. Ahmad Hadif Ikhranizam
PD. 7. Amir Faiz
PD. 8. Ashraf Akhramsyah
PD. 9. Adib Akhramsyah

PD. 1. Lee Jia Yi
PD. 2. Amelia Siow


PD. 1. Nik Emer Hisham
PD. 2. Rohan Shan Tze Navaratnam
PD. 3. Rey Matthew Tan Yong Xi
PD. 4. Ryan Seow Chun Hong
PD. 5. Brandon Tien Sreenivasan
PD. 6. Chia Jun Xin
PD. 7. Wong Qi Hao
PD. 8. Chew Wei Zhi
PD. 9. Muhd Al Waqeef Ikhranizam
PD. 10. Arif Wafi Akhramsyah

PD. 1. Athena Siow
PD. 2. Evelyn Tan
PD. 3. Ong ZhiWei
PD. 4. Eunice Tang


PD. 1. Fahim Al-Faqeh bin Saleh
PD. 2. Muhd Nafiz Nuqman
PD. 3. Tan Yong Hau
PD. 4. Akhelesh Pillai

PD. 1. Allaida Siow
PD. 2. Ong Zhiqian


PD. 1. Ng Jen Sheng
PD. 2. Evan Loo
PD. 3. Tan Yong Zhao

PD. 1. Cheong Keat Zhen
PD. 2. Ho Chen Ee
PD. 3. Melanie Koo


PD. 1. Dawson Tan Soon Wei
PD. 2. Kughan Ravindran
PD. 3. Shreyes Subramaniam

PD. 1. Rosamund Koo
PD. 2. Amira Fathina

Monday, 15 February 2016

Invitation to Participate in NAG 2016 @UTP, Tronoh-Perak ( 12 - 14 March 2016 ).

Posted by:
Amirul HM. Hon.Secretary, KLCA

NAG2016 Submission DEADLINE to KLCA
Sunday, 28th February 2016 @8.00PM.

Please be informed that the NATIONAL AGE-GROUP CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 (NAG2016) will be held on 12 – 14 MARCH 2016 at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Tronoh, Perak.

Event Information & Prospectus HERE.

KLCA will facilitate KL players who wish to participate in NAG 2016.

Those wishing to participate, kindly:-    

(1) FILL UP the NAG2016 Application Form, HERE . 

(2) MAKE PAYMENT of RM50 per player to MCF Bank Account, details:-
Name of Bank:  CIMB Bank Berhad, (PWTC branch)
Current A/C No:8000649725

(3) EMAIL Application Form and Proof of Payment to MCF Secretariat and c.c. to KLCA.

MCF Secretariat
Gregory Lau      : HP: 010 - 2888087. Email:
Zuraihah Wazir : HP: 017 - 6309065.  

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.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Invitation to Participate in MALAYSIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 (NCC 2016).

Posted by:
Amirul HM. Hon.Secretary, KLCA.

The National Closed will be held from Wednesday, 16th March to Sunday, 20th March 2016 at the Dewan University College Sabah Foundation, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

On 25th January 2016, The Kuala Lumpur Chess Association(KLCA) received an invitation via email from the Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) to send players to compete in the event.

KL players who fulfill the criteria set by both MCF and KLCA in 2015, and able to play in the Malaysian Championships 2016 are invited to submit your name to KLCA for consideration.
Please send an email to both:-
(1) Sumant Subramaniam (Head, KLCA Selection Committee) at; and,
(2) Amirul HM (Honorary Secretary) at
latest by 5.00 PM on Monday, 15th February 2016.

The Committee will deliberate after Chinese New Year and an announcement will be made here as to who would be the official representatives for KL.

Please be informed that only members of KLCA can be chosen to represent the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.

MEN        - Minimum FIDE elo of 1825 or, NR of 1775.
WOMEN  - Minimum FIDE elo of 1550 or NR of 1500.

MEN        - Minimum FIDE elo of 1800 or, NR of 1650.
WOMEN - Minimum FIDE elo of 1550 or NR of 1400.

MEN        - Minimum FIDE elo of 1650 or, NR of 1500.
WOMEN - Minimum FIDE elo of 1450 or NR of 1300.

Friday, 29 January 2016


Posted by:
Amirul HM. Hon.Secretary, KLCA.

The Malaysian Championships ( NCC 2016) will be held from Wednesday, 16th March 2016 to
Sunday, 20th March 2016 at the Dewan University College Sabah Foundation, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

On the 25th of January 2016, The Kuala Lumpur Chess Association(KLCA) received its first official communication for 2016 from the Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) i.e. an invitation via email for KLCA to send players to compete in the event.

Please be informed that only members of KLCA can be chosen to represent the F.T.of Kuala Lumpur.

The selection criteria to represent KLCA at the NCC 2016 will be announced in due course.

Those interested to represent Kuala Lumpur kindly express your interest by sending an email to
Mr.Sumant Subramaniam (Head, Selection) at; and,
c.c. KLCA's Hon.Secretary at