2009
12
Apr

Chess Kings

For the first time ever, Sunway University College Chess Team emerged as Champion of the International Chess category at the MAPCU IMU International Chess Competition 2009, organised by International Medical University, Bukit Jalil recently.

Left to right : Max Lim- SSD Advisor, Khor Yoong Soon-ACCA, Hong Xing Wei-AUSMAT, Ng Zhao Hoong-AUP/VU, Ho Joon Ming-ACCA, Too Chuan Hao-A Levels, Yonatan Christian-AUP/VU, Seated: Chia Yoon Yoong-AUSMAT, Heri Gunawan-Business, Ooi Chong Lip-CAT, Chen Yi Peng-CIMP, Lau Jing Wen-ACCA

Left to right : Max Lim- SSD Advisor, Khor Yoong Soon-ACCA, Hong Xing Wei-AUSMAT, Ng Zhao Hoong-AUP/VU, Ho Joon Ming-ACCA, Too Chuan Hao-A Levels, Yonatan Christian-AUP/VU, Seated: Chia Yoon Yoong-AUSMAT, Heri Gunawan-Business, Ooi Chong Lip-CAT, Chen Yi Peng-CIMP, Lau Jing Wen-ACCA

Last year, our International Chess team was in third placing, while the Chinese Chess team won the First Runner-up, a position which they maintained this year at the MAPCU IMU Chinese Chess 2009.

An exhilarated Chess Club advisor, Khoo Boo Hin of A-levels department said he was excited with the students’ achievements. “We never expected this, and we are going to make sure that we will defend our championship next year,” he said.

Chess Club President, Heri Gunawan, a business degree student attributed the success to leadership and teamwork as the two major factors which helped the team to bag 15 medals and six trophies from the chess tournament.

“With two weeks of sleepless nights trying to refine our skills, I must say there is a lot of enthusiasm and passion demonstrated,” he said. “On behalf of the team, I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our coach Mr Dwayne Chin and other individuals who gave constructive feedback and suggestions.”

From the first step to the ending checkmate of this process, this group of students have always been open for improvement and were on the run for success.

Left to right : Yii Shu Kai-A Levels, Chia Yoon Yoong-AUSMAT, Lim Khai Woon-Business, Hoang Anhtu-SHTLM, Tan Kai Xiang-MUFY

Left to right : Yii Shu Kai-A Levels, Chia Yoon Yoong-AUSMAT, Lim Khai Woon-Business, Hoang Anhtu-SHTLM, Tan Kai Xiang-MUFY

The MAPCU chess competition is an annual sports event hosted by the Malaysian Association of Private Colleges & Universities (MAPCU). It attracted participants from major private colleges and universities including INTI, HELP, Taylor’s, Monash and Nilai.

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