The total number of entries for all the 12 categories together exceeds 380.
Special mention for organising the event goes to Greg, the MCF Honorary Secretary, the main coordinator and prime mover, and Uztaz Rahman, who lectures at UTP, a committee member of the Perak Chess Association and the main man who got UTP to sponsor the venue for the playing hall and closing ceremony.
After a few minutes look at the venue, I must say this is the most impressive venue for a National Age-Group event ever, and I mean ever. The pictures below do not really do the place justice. You have to see it to believe it.
|Entrance to the playing hall|
|The playing hall all set and ready to go|
|Playing hall with a view of the viewing area|
|Playing hall and viewing area from the arbiter's area|
|The Enablers, Uztaz Rahman, Greg Lau, Marcus Yeoh|
and a member of the university's Sudent Representatives Council