By Tan Mei Kuan
For the 10th year running, the final tournament of the Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng Chess Championship series was held recently at the Syeun Hotel. The championship was organised by Perak State Chess Association (PCNP) with sponsorship from Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK).
A total of 1601 players hailing from Perak, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor participated in the six legs. The earlier tournaments were held at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sg Siput, SJKC Min Te in Ayer Tawar, SMK Sultan Yussuf in Batu Gajah, Quest International University Perak in Ipoh and SM Sains in Tapah.
Present at the closing ceremony were Dr Yee Meng Kheong, Advisor of PCNP, Chan Swee Loon, President of PCNP and Janaki Raman, General Manager from KLK (Plantations Division).
Below is the list of top winners:
Open1st Nelson Villaneuva (Philippines)2nd Stewart Manaog (Philippines)3rd Kong Ren En (Penang) Under 171st Vikramashakti A/L Ramaraj (Perak)2nd Daniel Lam Theen Seong (Perak)3rd Syed Amirul Asyraaf B. Syed Hash (Perak) Under 121st Bhuvinash Kumaran A/L Minisamy (Perak)2nd Vasant Raj A/L Ramesh (Perak)3rd Yap Ze Yuan (Penang)