Wednesday, November 14, 2012

World Youth

Currently the World Youth Championships are on-going in Slovenia. There are various age categories and Malaysia is represented in all except the Girls U-18.

Peter Long is the Head of Delegation and coach to Roshan who is competing in the Open U-16. He has an interesting report at his blog here. Six rounds have been completed. Yesterday was a free day so the seventh round continues today.

So far the best Malaysian performer is Goh Jie Yi in the U-8 Girls. Jie Yi has five points, just half point behind the leader, Asadi Motahare of Iran. Interestingly, Jie Yi will play the Iranian in the seventh round and I hope she can take over the lead with a win. At this age level, we are not so far behind the rest of the world.

This is also proven in the Open  U-8 where  Lye Lik Zang has a good run with four wins, one draw and one loss. Lik Zang still has a chance for a good placing if he start winning more games. I was introduced to this boy by local coach Collin Madhavan who is very excited about him. I am sure he is  a talent that we will hear more of, in the footsteps of  Yeoh Li Tian.

Good luck to all our boys and girls in Slovenia!


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