Do you remember when the last time a local chess tournament (individual) offered RM 2,000.00 cash prizes for the champion? If i'm not mistaken - Royal Selangor (Selangor Open) did gave good prizes money before.
Recently INSOFAR organized the 1st INSOFAR Elite Open which offered attractive prize money. Mohd Saprin Sabri - The 1st INSOFAR Elite Open Final received RM 2,000 as the champion!
How did INSOFAR can offer such attractive prizes? According to INSOFAR owner - Mat Zaki Yeop, the prizes come from generous companies below :-
1. IBSUL HOLDING SDN BHD
2.HARRIS GROUP OF COMPANIES
3. AMPAC (AZ ZAHRAH MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE ACADEMY)
Prizes winner for the 1st INSOFAR Elite Final ( 13th February 2011)
|Champion - Mohd Saprin Sabri Saprin(left) received RM 2,000 from IM Mashafizul who is the special guest at the final. Organizer - Mat Zaki Yeop (centre).|
|2nd - Muhd Syakir Shazmeer Azhar Syakir - RM 1000|
|3rd - Camilia Johari Camilia - RM 700|
| 4th - Muhd Syamil Mat Zaki Syamil - RM 500 |
|5 th - Muhd Irfan Haqqim Azhar Irfan - RM 400|
|6th - Muhd Zikri Mat Zaki Zikri- RM 350|
|7th Bustaman Harun Bustaman - RM 300|
8th - Dinesh Siddharthan Manohar Dinesh- RM 250
Source: Mat Zaki Yeop