Rabu, 2 September 2009

OCM Weekly Highlights - 30th August 2009

OCM Weekly Highlights 
30th August 2009

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Coming Events

MIHF 3 on 3 International Ice Hockey Tournament – 3rd to 5th September 2009 at Sunway Pyramid Ice Rink in Sunway Pyramid.
4th OCM Executive Board Meeting – 8th September 2009 at 4.30 p.m. at OCM Board Room, 1st Floor, Wisma OCM Kuala Lumpur.
23rd FIBA Asia Championship for Women - Twelve teams divided into two Levels will battle it out in the Championship which will be played from Sept 17-24, 2009 in the southern Indian coastal town of Chennai. Malaysia is in Level II with teams from Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan.
KFC MYA-MILO National Championship – 6th to 10th December 2009 at Langkawi
IODA Asian Sailing Championship 2009 – 12th December 2009 at Langkawi.

News Items

52nd Merdeka (Independence) Day 2009

Malaysia celebrates its 52nd Merdeka (Independence) Day on 31st August 2009. Wishing all Malaysians a Happy 52nd Independence Day. Let all Malaysians celebrate Merdeka Day together and pray for the longevity and prosperity of our motherland. Long live Malaysia! MERDEKA! MERDEKA! MERDEKA!

Malaysian Chess Festival 2009

The Malaysian Chess Festival 2009, was officially declared opened by the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia, Y.B. Dato’ Ahmad Shabery Cheek on Saturday, 29th August 2009 at the Ballroom of the CitiTel Mid Valley Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Present were Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib, President of Malaysian Chess Federation, Y.Bhg. Dato’ Tan Chin Nam, Organising Chairman of the Malaysian Chess Festival 2009 and Dato’ Sieh Kok Chi, Hon. Secretary of OCM. 

The Malaysian Chess Festival 2009 has three International Chess Championships, the 6th IGB Dato’ Arthur Tan Open Chess Championship, the 4th AmBank Malaysia Chess Challenge and the 29th ASTRO Merdeka Chess Championship 2009 is on from 29th to 31st August 2009.

A total of 64 chess teams from 21 countries, including Malaysia are taking part in the Malaysian Chess Festival 2009.  

MIHF 3 on 3 International Ice Hockey Tournament 

The inaugural Malaysia International 3 on 3 Ice Hockey Tournament will held from 3rd to 5th September 2009 at Sunway Pyramid Ice Rink in Sunway Pyramid. A total of 20 teams will be taking part in the International, Asian and Youth divisions of the Tournament, with teams from Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore and players from America, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden participating. 
Tournament General Manager, Mr. Patrick MacDonald said that the 3 on 3 format will place greater emphasis on skating and offensive abilities of the players. Y.Bhg. Dato’ Lee Hwa Beng, stated that despite being a non-winter country and has only one non-international size ice rink in Malaysia, Malaysia is doing quite well in Ice Hockey. Malaysia was third in the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Challenge Cup in Abu Dhabi early in the year and in the 2007 Asian Games in Changchun, Malaysia finished in 8th position out of 11 teams.

Vacancy for a Female Clinic Assistant at Dr Aston Sports Clinic

Dr. Aston Ngai, former medical doctor at the Institute of Sports Malaysia, wishes to employ a Female Clinic Assistant, ex-athlete preferred to work at Dr Aston Sports Clinic, No.6, Jalan SS2/3, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. For more details please contact Dr. Aston Ngai at e-mail: , websites: or mobile phone 019 210 3787.

Study Tour Project for Leaders of Asian Youth Sports

The Japan Sports Association (JASA) is organizing its annual “Study Tour Project for Leaders of Asian Youth Sports 2009” from 4th to 11th November 2009. As in past years, JASA is inviting 2 young sports leaders (between 25 years to 50 years) from the Olympic Council of Malaysia to attend the Study Tour. The theme of the Study Tour is “Approaches to improving children’s physical fitness in each country/region”, and each participant is has to make a 10 to 15 minute presentation on the theme.

Affiliates of OCM are invited to nominate their candidates for consideration by OCM Executive Board. The closing date for the submission of the application forms of candidates to OCM is 4th September 2009. 

Bid for 125th IOC Session in 2013

The Olympic Council of Malaysia, together with the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Mandarin Oriental, Traders Hotel and Tourism Malaysia has submitted its Bid Document to host the 125th IOC Session 2013, in Kuala Lumpur. The Bid Document was couriered to the Protocol, Events and Hospitality Services of the IOC on 27th August 2009.

The Dato’ Arthur Tan Chess Centre

In downtown Kuala Lumpur, located on the 4th Floor of Kompleks Wilayah at No. 2 Jalan Munshi Abdullah, is the Dato’ Arthur Tan Chess Centre, which is part of an ambitious chess undertaking to provide a home-away-from-home for all Malaysian players and foreign chess visitors. 

The Centre, which opened this past February, is both a revved-up chess engine that currently holds Kuala Lumpur Commercial Chess League matches and a friendly social location with a coffeehouse atmosphere. Local coaches frequently hold clinics for their students, and there will soon be a top international grandmaster as an onsite chess coach for players ranging from novices to those seeking international titles. The Centre has already hosted numerous tournaments, including the 2009 National Closed Chess Championship, the 2009 Royal Selangor Open, the 1st National Senior Chess Championship and so on.

Everyone is invited to visit the Centre, play a few games of chess, or simply sit around reading a magazine or newspaper. It is a great place for students to do their homework the company of friends. When the Centre’s food service is in operation, there will be excellent coffee to sip and offerings from an innovative menu. The Centre’s excellent chess library, as well as its books on other subjects, are available for use by all members.

The above article is written by Y.Bhg. Dato’ Tan Chin Nam, who created the Dato’ Arthur Tan Chess Centre, as a living, thriving memorial of his beloved late son Dato’ Arthur Tan Boon Shih (1960 – 2004). Y.Bhg. Dato’ Tan Chin Nam is known within Malaysia for his generous support of chess. He is known internationally as a highly successful figure in the world of horseracing and chess. Y.Bhg. Dato’ Tan is the founding President of the Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF), which was registered in January 1975. He served for three terms until 1986, when he retired. Over the years until today, Y.Bhg. Dato’ Tan has donated over RM10 million to chess promotion, ranging from sponsoring major international tournaments, to spending a steady RM100,000/= a year over a couple of decades to support chess development in Malaysia. Y.Bhg. Dato’ Tan is also a charter member of the Australian Racing Hall of Fame and a member of the OCM Hall of Fame.

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