Sunday, December 06, 2009

IIUM finished 3rd in the 2009 Rakan Muda GACC Inter-Varsity Chess Championship


GACC International Inter-Varsity Chess Championship is a chess tournament organised by Tuanku Bahiyah Residential College (formerly known as Second Residential College), University of Malaya. It is open to undergraduates from all over the globe and it is held on cooperation with the Rakan Muda and under the auspices of Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF). Formerly, this event was known as The Grand Asian Chess Challenge (GACC) and is open only for Asian region. After receiving positive response from the participants since it was first held, it has become an international event.


This year edition start from 29th November till 4th December 2009 and held at the University Malaya. University of Calcutta (India) emerged as the Champion followed by Nanyang Technology University (Singapore). The best Malaysian team goes to the International Islamic University Malaysia A (IIUM A ) who finished 3rd . The team is coached by the famous "Mr. Casanova" - Fadli Zakaria.

In the individual category, the Champion goes to Andrean Susilodinata from Indonesia followed by FM Joydeep Dutta and Soumya Thakurtha - both from India. The best Malaysia goes to Zarul Shafiq Zulkifli who finish 4th overall.


Participating Universities

» UNIVERSITY OF PERADENIYA
» NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
» UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA
» UNIVERSITY OF KELANIYA
» NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
» UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBO
» MUMBAI UNIVERSITY
» A.V..COLLEGE
» UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA
» UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA
» UNIVERISTI MALAYA
» UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA
» UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA PAHANG
» UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SARAWAK
» UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA TERENGGANU
» UNIVERSITI TENAGA NASIONAL
» UNIVERSITI PENDIDIKAN SULTAN IDRIS
» MMU
» INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA
» WAWASAN OPEN UNIVERSITI


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