Bandaraya JB Chessmaster Open 2008

 Fikri receiving his 8th place prizes from JB Mayor

Fikri lost a game in Round 4 on the seventh board to Madihah Razak who was placed seventh. He started the tournament by defeating Cheah Kuan Yung and Mohamad Hadif in the first and second round respectively. Then in the third round he drew with Wong Yi Hang who played black. After receiving some motivation from his parents, he won all the last three rounds by defeating Christina Ann on the 17th board, Ahmad Yusof Che Hassan on the 11th board and lastly Muhd Ezwan Azman on the 7th board. Fikri shared 5 and 1/2 points with Madihah and placed eight due to Buch tie-break.



Anis Fariha started her tournament excellently in the morning by winning all the three games. In the first round on the 10th board, she defeated Krishna A/L Nagarajan. Then she won againts Yee Kai Xuan in the second round playing white on the 7th board. This followed by the third win on the 6th board playing black agains Harvin Raj. Then in the fourth round, Anis fought hard on the 4th board playing againts Mohd Nor Azam. Again she fought very hard before losing to Mathias Tan Guang Zheng in the next round on the 13th board. She then avenged her previous three defeats in the last round by winning againts Vivegan on the 23rd board. By winning 4 points with 20 other players, Anis was placed at number 39th out of 109 players in the Under 12 category.