22nd GACC Chess Championship Ends In Spectacular Fashion
The 22nd GACC Chess Championship was held this year at University Malaya, Tuanka Bahiyah Residential College. The event was held from 20th to 27th January, with a massive turnout of a myriad universities from all over Asia.
Here are the winning teams who left mark and scorched the competition:
1ST : University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
2ND : UiTM Shah Alam, Malaysia
3RD : University Brawijaya, Indonesia
Best Local Team : Sunway University, Malaysia
Check out the final individual rankings for this years competition:
1.) Final Ranking for Individual Category
|1st||IM||Yeoh Li Tian||MAS||Sunway University|
|2nd||Muhammad Supriyadi||INA||University Brawijaya, Indonesia|
|3rd||Noor Akbar Muhd Aziz Farhan||MAS||UiTM Shah Alam “A”|
|4th||Chor Muhd Ali||MAS||UiTM Puncak Alam|
|5th||Amarasinghe A A C B||SRI||University of Sri Jayawardenepura “A”|
|6th||Kumara C M S Praneeth||SRI||University of Sri Jayawardenepura “A”|
|7th||Eko Arie A||INA||University Brawijaya, Indonesia|
|8th||CM||Perera W C C||SRI||University of Sri Jayawardenepura “A”|
|9th||Gajanan Jayde||IND||Institute of Chemical Technology, India|
|10th||Rukmal G Thasitha||SRI||University of Sri Jayawardenepura “B”|
2.) Final Ranking for Best Female Players
|1st||WFM||Azman Hisham Nur Najiha||MAS||UiTM Shah Alam “A”|
|2nd||Anggraini Mukim Nadya||INA||University Brawijaya, Indonesia|
|3rd||WFM||Tan Li Ting||MAS||Sunway University|
|4th||WFM||Azman Hisham Nur Nabila||MAS||UiTM Shah Alam “A”|
|5th||WCM||Basnayake I U||SRI||University of Sri Jayawardenepura “A”|
We caught up with the 1st place individual winner, and here’s what he had to say:
Name: Yeoh Li Tian
When and how did you first start chess? My father taught me chess at the age of 3.
- How did you feel about your performance? What got you through it?
I am satisfied with my performance which has achieved the pre-tournament target. In a long tournament, one has to play one game by one game in order to achieve success. Hence, I always focus and play my best in the current game.
- What is the one lesson you can take home from your time at the competition?
There are many things to be learnt. One of the important lesson obtained is how to be patient while waiting for the opponent to make inaccuracy. It is similar to how predators wait for the best timing to hunt its prey.
- What was your biggest motivation during the games?
This is the first time I am representing my university in a tournament. Hence, I want to do my best to bring some honour to Sunway University.
- Do you have any special strategies for your chess skill?
Just play the best moves, and result will automatically come!
- Is there anyone you would like to mention or thank at this moment?
I would like to thank my parents, teammates as well as my friends who supported me during the tournament.
The 22nd GACC Chess Championship winners of the year!