The Brunei Chess Team led by BCF President Zainal Ali consisted of 7 other players namely, Leong Voon Choon, Yap Choow Tun, Pg. Abdul Rahman Yusof, Zaidi Dollah, Leong Yung Fu, Iscramuon Bajau and Pg. Khashiem Hassan. The mission of their trip was to conquer Mount Santubong and Kuching Chess players. However, they found both the mountain and chess players in Kuching were tough for them. Only 2 managed to get to top 5.
The final standings of Boulevard Rapid Chess Competition which attracted 77 players are:
Champion: Morsin Ahmad 6.5 Runner Up: Pg. Abdul Rahman Yusof 6 2nd Runner Up: Abg. Mohd. Reduan 6 4th: Leong Voon Choon 6 5th: Japeri Reduan 5.5 6th: Ahmad Afiq Afyfy 5 7th: Lim Kian Hwa 5 8th: Mohd. Nasir Hussain 5 9th: Tan Shu Hwa 5 10th: Mohd Taufiq Nasir 5
16 & Under Champion: Mark Song 5 Runner Up: Nelson Kiu 4.5 2nd Runner Up: Asang Hurai 4
12 & Under Champion: Nadzriq Izzfar Runner Up: Ahmad Afiq Adzly 2nd Runner Up: Afiq Shahmi Saiden
On behalf of Persatuan Catur Sarawak, I wish to thank Brunei Chess Federation for contributing B$200 towards the prize fund. We also thank our Patron YB Dr. Abang Hj. Abdul Rauf, Assistant Minister of Environment for gracing the ceremonies.