Philippines scoop top prize in KaSUGI Team Chess Championship, 2012`s largest team event in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 17 July — Apocalypse-Manila Chess Team, from the Philippines, was crowned as the winner for the Open Championship category, winning an RM8,000 cash prize and challenge trophy. The Junior Championship category was won by Undefined FC from Malaysia who were crowned the U-17 champion and The Young Minds who were crowned champion for the U-12.

The two-day event featured two categories of Championship – the KaSUGI Open Championship and KaSUGI Junior Championship both of which attracted 388 participants from Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Fiji, Indonesia and Korea.

The Championship was participated by 97 teams, consisting of 58 teams for the Open Championship category and 39 teams for the Junior Championship category.

“I would like to congratulate the organizing team, sponsors as well as the players that have worked tirelessly with the full dedication and sincerity in making the event a success, said Ibrahim Abu Bakar, Malaysian Chess Federation Advisor (MCF).

“In addition to the passion for chess, the cash prizes offered had also intrigued the players to participate in this championship and hopefully it has set a new benchmark to the chess community as well as the players, in building greater excitement for the chess fraternity,” added Ibrahim.

The “KaSUGI Team Chess Championship 2012” represents the first-ever biggest chess team competition in Malaysia as it offered RM41,500 in cash prizes and trophies.

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Diraja Ramli Ngah Talib, the President of MCF was also present during the event.

For more information of the event, please visit the official website of the KaSUGI Team Chess Championship 2012 at https://kasugichess.wordpress.com.

_________   NEWS RELEASE prepared and issued on behalf of KaSUGI Prima Sdn Bhd by public relations consulting firm GRA Communications Sdn Bhd.

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