It was an unfortunate finish for Malaysian youngster - Yap Eng Chiam (photo right) who lead for almost the entire rounds of the 5th Singapore Challengers but finally being overtaken by Singaporean Jerome Eng Andre and Jarred Neubronner in the final round. Jerome and Jarred shine in the last round to finished with 7.5 points. Jerome however was declared as the champion based on tie break.
Eng Chiam who have a half point lead before the final round unfortunately succumb in the final round to the eventuall winner - Jerome. However, Yap Eng Chiam - a 13 years old boy should be proud with his achievemnet considering that he start the tournament as the 7th seed.
Below are Malaysian players final overall standings and points.
3. Yap Eng Chiam (FIDE 2061) - 7 points
4. Tan Kai Boon (FIDE 2129) - 6.5 points
45. Tan Jun Feng - 4.5 points
47. Yap Qian Zheng Jonathan - 4.5 points
59. Jeng Kuen Yong - 4 points
60. Tan Li Ting - 4 points
61.Yeap Khuan Yee - 4 points
66. Boey Jin Huey - 4 points
68. Saw Hong Ken Nixon - 3.5 points
82. Ong Yu Yang - 3 points
85. Neo Xue Wei - 2.5 points
87. Yat Guo Jie - 2.5 points
89. Neo Xue Wen - 2.5 points
source : chess-results.com