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).