Tuesday, December 22, 2009

HOPES FOR 2010 / 2011

Sifu had the opportunity to be invited and attended
1. Discussion and dialog between NCBM (National Council for the Blind Malaysia) and MSN (National Sports Council) of Ministry of Youth and Sports at NCBM HQ in Brickfields.
2. MSN Seminar on High Performance Sports.
3. Preparation of 2010 Chess Budget at Summit Hotel, Subang Jaya.

Good and bad news, firstly Chess is not a high performance Sports, in fact Chess is not even listed as sports at Asian games or the Olympics, in fact there was no Chess during the last two Sea Games at Korat and Loas, it was only held at Asean Paragames in Korat and Kuala Lumpur.

Well the good news, chess have listed as one of the 37 sports to be held in Bandung 2011 and hope it will be listed by 2011. For paragames Chess will definitely be listed so better start preparing to better the 8 Golds at the KL09.

Since 2010, chess will not be held at Guanchou 2010 so basically chess could not ask for a budget excepy for 2011 when Asean Paragames Bandung 2011 be held. It is all a fighting battle for chess all the way for until and unless MCF wakes up to fight to make chess accepted as SPORTS and to ensure chess is played at all games ( even SUKMA does not have chess as an event )

The rumours goes that next year will see a deplete when MSSM will not list chess in its calender and the sad bad stories of chess for the last 30 years by MCF. If not for the parents involvement and Dato Tan's generosity, chess would have died a thousand times, now its only hope is for MSN to play a major role in its development and growth, but chess have to wake up first from its egoistic and self centered leaders.

MCF got to play a more active role in development and not just be tournaments organisers go and get the right players and actors and not be pretenders for the last generations. Look at Merdeka as organised by PCMM but MCF claimed its theirs not PCMM, so what happened to Merdeka and PCMM is history and the actors are still up there in MCF, when will it end or are there no capable leaders to lead chess, surely there must be light at the end of the gloomy tunnel of chess .

At the international level, chess is still not listed as exhibition sports in the next Olympics or Asia when will it be listed will take another generation to ponder, Chess Olympiad is not recognised as sports event by MSN and hence no financial aid or awards if any medals achieved.

Chess have to get out of its glass house and claimed its is the best ultimate game for mankind, untill and uskless chess is accepted as sports it will be a losing battle for all, maybe Sifu will not be able to see this acceptence in any near future or it will never materialised, only Allah knows.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

OKU DAY 2009


Date : 5 December 2009 Saturday

Place : Complex MAB (Malaysia Association of Blind)
Brickfields Riverside,
Jalan Tebing,
Kuala Lumpur
Opposite Monorail Station Tun Sambantan

Event : Chess and Congkak Tournament in Carnival OKU Day 2009

Registration for OKUs and players under 12 free with prizes, goodies and certificate of merit for winners but non OKU players under 12 by invitation only.
Lets enjoy a day with OKUs and have fun playing chess and congkak no age limit for OKUs but only under 12 players accepted as players. Other games stalls and karaoke avaliable.

Food : Breakfast and Lunch for all participants.

Part 1 :Chess and congkak registration and games simulation.

Stage : National OKU presentation and awards

Lunch for registered players and OKUs.

Part 2: Chess and congkak OKU tournament
Prize presentation before 6.00 pm
Certificates of Merit for all winners

All OKUs are invited to participate and players under 12 by innvitation only limited to first 50 players

Register with Sifu here in comments or sms to Sifu.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Date: 12 and 13 December, 2009

Place: KL Brasille Centre at 134 Jalan Gombak, Kuala Lumpur.

(SBM isThe Society of Blind in Malaysia, one of the main backbone of the Blind for the Blind by the Blind)

Entries through SBM or its associated links or blind or Special schools only with an entry fee of RM 100 or RM 50 depending of the submition of entry.

Team : Comprise of three (3) SBM members with a maximum Blind point of 6.

It will be combination of Bs that being B1, B2, B3 and B4 as the Blind are categorised according to their blindness. B1 being totally blind, while B2 and B3 being partially blind so a team of 3 B3s will mean 9 points or 3 B2s will reach maximum 6 points. So this Team Championship will see a combination of B1, B2 and B3 players for a total point of 6.

Entries closing soon but must be submitted urgently through the bodies of SBM or from schools only.

Transport will be arrange by SBM and food for breakrast and lunch provided so its another fantastic weekend for chess and SBM members.


Director General of Kebaikan Kebangsaan Malaysia made an announcement that 5 December 2009 is OKU Day for this year and a Carnival will be held on that day to celebrate it for OKU and with OKU

The day activities for the Carnival will have the following activities :

1. OKU Excellent Award for 8 categories.
2. OKU performance might see a new S Jibeng or even Stevie Wonder , Ray Charles, Andrea Bocelli and not forgetting the beautiful Norhayati ( B1 Judo athlete with reflex skill as an instructor at MAB). Sifu hope Yati will perform as she got a beautiful voice but Persatuan Karyawan will be there.
3. Booths for Work from Home, Micro Credit, job and entrepreneur opportunities
4. OKU Excellent Corner and see an attempt to set up a new record with powerkifting into Malaysia Book of Records.
5. Simulation Corner.
6. OKU products exibition.
7. Wish Tree Corner
8. A Chess Tournament

Carnival will be officiate by Dato' Sharizat Abdul Jalil, the Minister in charge of OKU and for all OKU to join in and enjoy the Carnival.

Details about the Chess Tournament will be posted on Monday next as details being worked out but it will definately be for OKUs and primary school children depending on the time and space constrains and thinking aloud of limiting to 50 entries only, prizes,goodies and certificates of merit plus lunch would be avaliable. It will definately be a fun day for all especially OKUs.
As most of the Blind will be involve in Ipoh that weekend so we might miss their skills, as this OKU Carnival clashes with their annual meeting , so a need for coordination here.

Keep your weekend on the 5th. December 2009 free and be with OKUs at MAB Complex at the Klang riverside in Brickfields facing the Monorail Station on the Klang River bank.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Chess OKU

Blogging about CHESS OKU in Malaysia is not Sifu exclusive right but the right of all OKUs in the world.
OKU or Orang Kurang Upaya ie the Handicap People
1. The Blind include all categories B1, B2, B3 etc
2. The Physical Handicap include wheelchair, amputee and all forms of body handicap that limits movement of body, hand or leg.
3. The deaf and dumb or the silent people
4. The dwaft or the small people
5. The Limited Disability or LD ie people with limited learning ability
thats the five groups that been divided under the Welfare Department Classification for OKU.
For sports classification,
1. chess been under IBCA(International Blind CHess Association), affiliate of FIDE. For Malaysia, SBM (Society of Blind in Malaysia) is an affiliatet of IBCA. The Blind Olympiad, Blind World Championship, individual and team championship.
2. IPCA (International Physical Chess Assoiation), affiliate of FIDE.
3. Mind Games Association, chess is accepted as one of games listed
4.IBSA, International Blind Sports Association but chess have yet to be listed as an event.
5. Ablelympics, a game tournament for all forms of handicap.
6. Paragames or Paralimpic championship where chess is only accepted at Asean Paragames.
All these categories are basially new to OKU Malaysia but chess have been promoted or carried out as sports or as a friendship game but it is developing to be a major development factor for accepting chess as a listed event in all the categories.
Please updated or correct me with this blog information. Will definately carry any positive comments in the next blog publishing.

This is a new beginning for OKU Chess and hope for a positive growth.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Another Chess Blog

Sifu have created a new chess blog for OKU chess announcements only.

All are welcome to link and support this OKU Chess blog.

Today 23 November 2009