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.