No, I am not referring to a current flooded situation in Malaysia. I am referring to current chess tournaments that 'flooded' Terengganu's landscape. In a month's time Terengganu has quietly organized 3 chess tournaments! and this is just the beginning!
Terengganu plan to organize up to 20 'mini' Blitz circuits this year.
This is how it was started...
Last month, out of blue, Norazmi Mohd Noor had his eureka moment and suggested 'Why don't we organized many small blitz tournaments, sponsored by a player in which all entrance fees will go to this player?
It was just brilliant! Tournament is created, players can take part in blitz chess tournament and sponsor can hope to profit via cash collected from entrance fee and by winning cash prizes.
Lean and mean, no excess fees to pay organizer, arbiters etc. All are done by the players.
Norazmi naturally let the ball rolling by sponsoring first tournament (with first prize of RM120, cash prizes up to number 10) and now this tournaments has snowballed into the fourth edition blitz (will be held at UITM, Dungun this Sunday)
Those interested to take part (and wish to play hot, hellish fast chess in heavenly tropical beach surrounding Dungun, you may contact Mr Abdul Rahim at 013-9390419 for more info.
No, you don't have to pay entrance fee in advance, fax the deposit slip, later still need to fill up the form etc which we all know is really troublesome...All you have to do is just go to UITM Dungun on 4th January 2015 before 9.30 am, smile, exchange pleasantries and shake hands...done! you are registered already! (ofcourse, after that and before the start of round one you still need to pay the entrance fee of RM10, cannot escape ya!)
For record below are the winners of the previous 3 editions.
2. Mubin Norazmi
3. Heng Aik Kiat
1. Fairul Yusof
2. Norazmi Mohd Noor
3. Heng Aik Kiat
3. Norazmi Mphd Noor
So that is how the Blitz Tournaments are created in Terengganu.
In an immortal words of Abraham Lincoln...Tournament of the players, by the players and for the players.