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Chess Grand Prix


The 2nd and 3rd legs of the Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng Grand Prix Chess Championship 2010 was held at Taiping on April 11 and Kerian on April 25 respectively.

Participation at both locations was healthy with 192 entrants participating in Taiping and 154 at Kerian. The breakdown of participants for Taiping and Kerian respectively is as follows: 56/32 in the open category, 62/31 boys and 29/12 girls in the under-16 category and 37/56 boys and 8/23 girls in the under-12 category.

The mode of play had the participants playing against each other without being separated into categories.

The top three winners by category are as follows:

Open category (Taiping): 1) Fong Yit San, 2) Liong Ing Kiat, 3) Fadzil Nayan.

Open category (Kerian): 1) Liong Ing Kiat, 2) Fong Yit San, 3) Tan Khai Boon.

Under 16 (Taiping): 1) Tang Kar Khei, 2) Nur Afizan Amir, 3) Ee Kong Yun.

Under 16 (Kerian): 1) Muhd Hafizi Muhamad, 2) Ahmad Adib Abd Malik, 3) Tang Wei Kit.

Under 12 (Taiping): 1) Nurril Syifa’natul Afifie, 2) Tang Wei Kit, 3) Chee Kit Win.

Under 12 (Kerian): 1) Muhd Izzat Irfan Che Mut, 2) Wan Muhd Adam Dani, 3) Amir Hamzah.

The contest at Kerian was very close. With the top 10 players earning 6 points each the standings had to be decided by a tie break system.

The 4th leg of the tournament will be held at SMK Methodist (ACS) Sitiawan on May 16.


Bukit Larut’s Cable Car Project to Go Ahead


Source: thestar.com.my

The Bukit Larut’s Cable Car Project, which has come under heavy fire from many quarters who are sceptical over its feasibility, is to go ahead.
The Raja Muda of Perak, Raja Nazrin Shah, said at the opening of the Perak State Assembly in Ipoh on March 30 that it would be developed by private sector at the cost of RM60 million.
“When ready, it will be a new attraction to Taiping, which is already rich with various tourism products,” said Raja Nazrin.
The state government, he said, would impose tight restrictions and requirements to ensure that the environment is not affected by the project.
His assurance is to appease of the fears by NGOs of the environmental impact the cable car project would have on the hill resort.
Presently, the only transport up the 1,250 metres above sea-level hill resort is by land rover service available at the foot of the hill. It leaves every hour from 7am to 6pm.
It is a 30-minute drive up the steep hairpin bends of the narrow winding road built shortly after World War II and completed in 1948.
On a clear day at the summit, it is possible to view the sweeping coastline stretching from Pangkor Island to Penang.