Tuesday, February 23, 2010

1st Malaysian Women Masters is a disappointment

The 1st Malaysian Women Masters is set to start this Friday, 26th February to Sunday, 28th February. The full list follows:

1 Wahiduddin, Nurul Huda
2 Fong, Mi Yen
3 Wahiduddin, Khairunnisa
4 Bakri, Alia Anin Azwa
5 Tan, Li Ting
6 Nur, Nabila Azman Hisham
7 Haslindah, Ruslan
8 Zullkafli, Amira Syahmina
9 Hoh, Tjin Li
10 Wahiddudin, Fadzilah
11 Nur, Najiha Hisham
12 Narayanan, Renitha
13 Azhar, Puteri Rifqah Fahada
14 Latifah, Kaiyisah Bt. Mohd Lati
15 Hong, Wee Ni Winnie
16 Mohd Latib, Latifah Syamimi

The reserve player is Sarika Subramaniam in case any of the above pulls out at the last minute.

The objective of this competition is to throw together the senior (and therefore experienced) players with up-and-coming players as well as the juniors. The experience will be good for the latter and might even uncover hidden talents among them.

However, WIM Siti Zulaikha Foudzi is not playing nor is the other top players like Wan Khye Theng ,Nur Shazwani Zulkafli and Roslina Marmono. Probably they are busy with studies/work but I am going to say it again, the miniscule prize fund of RM2000 is not attractive enough.

These senior players have nothing to gain in joining this competition. In order to get them into the game, the prize fund needs to be attractive enough. Do not get me wrong, I do not mean to say that these four players are materialistic. But the reward must match the effort and sacrifice. They have everything to lose and little to gain, so why bother?

In any case, the objectives of holding such a competition will not be met. Just a waste of time for all concerned.


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