Evan Timothy Capel - is the new National Master (NM)!
3rd June 2009 - Evan Timothy Capel is the newly crown - National Master (NM) after winning the 2009 National Closed playoff . After 9 rounds of the standard time control games , 4 players were tight with 7 points - Lim Zhou Ren, last year champion - NM Edward Lee, Evan Timothy Capel and Abdullah Che Hassan. To decide the outright winner- the players played a double round robin all play all rapid games and Evan emerged as the outright winner with 4 1/2 points followed by NM Edward Lee ( 4 points) , Lim Zhou Ren ( 1 1/2 points) and Abdullah Che Hassan ( 1 point).
The Women Section is won by a lovely girl - Tan Li Ting . Unfortunately i don't have his photo but Andrew Ooi has it in his blog here