It is a series of rapid chess competitions that are held in various districts in Perak over the next few months. Top ten players in the open category are awarded grand prix points. The player with the highest possible points and who has competed in at least three legs will win the championship.
The first leg, hosted by SMK Clifford, Kuala Kangsar recently, saw a record-breaking 306 players taking part in the Under-12, Under-16 and Open categories. Due to the huge turnout, the competition lasted longer than expected. However, it was a fruitful day for the winners who took home cash prizes, medals and certificates of participation.
The first prize winners were Ahmad Fitri Ahmad (U-12), Jason Teh Chee Ying (U-16) and Ahmad Fadzil Nayan (Open). Main sponsor, Kuala Lumpur Kepong’s representative, Anbananthan gave away the prizes.