Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Malaysian Masters 2015 (Women): Who will be champion?

The 2015 Malaysian Masters (Women) is a ten player round robin format. The tournament will be played over five days starting Saturday 30th May till Wednesday , 3rd June 2015 at the Dewan Ho Koh Chye at the Olympic Hotel in Jalan Hang Jebat.

Today is the final round of the Masters. Nur Najiha is in the lead with 6.5 points , half a point over the second place Tan Li Ting. A loss for Najiha and a win for Li TIng could change the eventual winner.

Final round pairings

Najiha faces Camilia and needs only a draw to ensure a tie for first at the minimum. This may seem easy as Camilia has drawn all eight games (!) but I believe Camilia will be trying to win in order to get a place in this year's squad.

Tan Li Ting plays Alia Bakri and both will be trying to win, the former in order to have realistic chances of finishing first and the latter also needs the win to have some slim chance in making the squad.

Tan Li Ting

 If things go her way, she could be champion.

Camilia, undefeated but also winless, unless she can change that in the final round.
Melanie v. Nithya
Nithya (picture above) is playing Melanie and needs to win to have any chances to make the squad

Najihah  Mohd.Saufi
Najihaha is probably the most relaxed player in the last round,


abdooss said...

Come on, girls - Do your best ! (y)

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