Saturday, June 02, 2007

Chess News In Local Newspaper !

photo from gilachess

Seldom has chess news appeared in local newspaper but today Alia Anin Azwa Bakri (younger sister of national player Fide Master Anas Nazreen Bakri) appeared in local newspaper Utusan Malaysia.

“Usia bukan halangan Alia memburu emas”

“KUALA LUMPUR – Alia Anin Azwa Bakri dari Melaka membuktikan usia bukan halangan untuk meraih kejayaan apabila menumpaskan pemain lebih tua untuk muncul juara keseluruhan pertandingan catur Sukan Wanita Kebangsaan di Dewan Komanwel di Bukit Jalil, semalam........
.......Menteri Belia dan Sukan Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said yang menyampaikan hadiah kepada para pemenang turut memuji kebolehan Alia walaupun pelajar itu tidak dapat hadir untuk menerima hadiahnya………”
Utusan Malaysia, 2 Jun 2007

“Age are not a factor for Alia To Win Gold”
“Kuala Lumpur- Alia Anin Azwa Bakri from Melaka proved that age are not a factor to dampen him from achieving success by beating older opponents to become Champion of Chess for National Women Sport Championship held at Dewan Komanwel, Bukit Jalil yesterday….
Utusan Malaysia, 2 June 2007

the full story can be read at http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/content.asp?y=2007&dt=0602&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Sukan&pg=su_05.htm

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