6th October 2013 - Johor win the 2013 chess team event at the Kejohanan Catur Majlis Sukan dan Kebajikan Anggota-Anggota Kerajaan (MAKSAK). This event was host by Johor from 3rd - 6th October 2013 at New York Hotel, Johor Bharu, Johor.
|Johor drew the defending Champion - KL, 2-2|
As usual the top players in this annual event is NM Kamal Ariffin, Nor Azmi Mohd Noor, Hashim Jusoh, Rizal Ahmad Kamal, Zarul Syafiq, Amri Ibni Hajar, Taulani Tukiran, Abang Reduan, Morsin Ahmad, Abdul Rahim Ramli, Mohd Zambri Syarif and many others.
From my observation, the level of the competition has improve. Teams like ATM and PENJARA is no longer a "whipping' teams. Gone are the day were the giants (KL, Terengganu and Sarawak) could easily wallop ATM and PENJARA with the score of 4-0 . This year, ATM even manage to qualified to the winner's pool and PENJARA finish as the first runner-up in the loser's pool.
Regarding the tournament format, initially the organizer purpose a 13 round robin format but after the managers meeting, they decide to retain the previous format of winner's and loser's pool . Every team consist of maximum 6 players ( 4 + 2 reserve) and the time control is 45 minutes per player .
The first day is the preliminary stage where teams were divide into three groups ( A,B,C). Top two team of each groups plus two teams which is the best 3rd placing among the groups proceed to the winner's pools while the rest play in the loser's pool.
Below are the teams who proceed to winners and losers pool. (The team in bold qualified to the winner's pool.)
Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM)
Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM)
Final Standing (Winners Pools)
- Johor -17.5 points CHAMPION
- Kuala Lumpur - 16.5 points
- Terengganu - 14.5 points
- Sarawak - 14 points
- Perak- 13.5 points
- Selangor - 13 points
- Pahang - 12.5 points
- ATM - 10.5 points
Final Standing (Loser's Pools)
- Kedah - 11 points
- PENJARA - 10 points
- PDRM - 7.5 points
- Perlis - 7 points
- Pulau Pinang - 4.5 points
Full results can be download here
This tournament news is also cover in the.star.online.com here