The main different to this year edition is the participant of new teams like - Jabatan Pelajaran Wilayah Persekutuan (JPWP), Universiti Malaya (UM) and Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN). This has change the scenario of the tournaments which is usually dominate by DBKL and KASTAM. This year, KASTAM was squeeze into third place by " the teachers" .
Last year 3rd place and dark horse team JPA is the most affected team. They slip to 10th place after suffering two heavy blow 0-4 to DBKL and JPWP.
18 teams took part in this 6 rounds Swiss with 1 hours time control for each player. Every team consist of 6 player ( 4 + 2 reserve). International Arbiter (IA) Abdul Latif is the arbiter of the tournament.
|JPA (left) vs DBKL|