The just concluded 2009 Sarawak Chess Closed Championship held at Borneo Chess Academy, Jalan Song, Kuching had attracted 36 players including 11 from Sibu and 2 from Miri and 1 from Lundu.
The results after 9-round Swiss matches are as follows:
Champion: Lim Kian Hwa 6.5
Runner Up: Japeri Reduan 6.5
2nd Runner Up: Abg.Mohammad Reduan 6.5
4th: Morsin Ahmad 6.5
5th: Indera Shahrin 6.0
6th: Mohd.Amin Abdullah 6.0
7th: Kueh Yan Chew 6.0
8th: Mohd.Salimin 6.0
9th: Jerome Yong Lik Boh 5.5
10th: Daniel Kong Yun Hui 5.5
Prizes for youth 16 & under: <> 11th: Kiu Toh Shen 5.512th: Aida Faridah Saiden 5.513th: Nadzri Izzbullah Japeri 5.014th: Affiq Shami Saiden 5.015th: Naufarizzam Nur Ilahi 4.5
The top 4 players namely, Lim Kian Hwa, Japeri Reduan, Abg.Mohammad Reduan and Morsin Ahmad will represent Sarawak at National level team championship.
Lim Kian Hwa
President, Sarawak Chess Association