Picture 1. The participants of the Chess competition with Mr. Samuel Ramlan, MN, FA (Chairman of the Referees), Mrs. Filda Yusgiantoro, Ph.D. (Chairperson of PYC), Mr. Nanang Surahman Agung Pujalaksana (PERCASI), Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Mrs. Lis Purnomo Yusgiantoro at  the opening ceremony.

To celebrate the 72nd Independence Day of Indonesia, Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC) held the 2nd Junior Chess Championship (U9). The event took place on Saturday, 12 August 2017. There were 76 participants from several regions such as DKI Jakarta, West Java, Banten, Central Java and also Taiwan vying for the Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro Ir. MSc. MA. Ph.D. Chess Trophy.

The Deputy Secretary General of the Indonesian Chess Association (PERCASI), Mr. Nanang Surahman Agung Pujalaksana, attended the opening ceremony. In his speech, he said that the PYC Junior Chess Championship is in line with the mission and vision of PERCASI management period of 2017-2022. Their mission and vision is to find new junior champions with the capability to be the new Grand Master from Indonesia. The Chairperson of the Organizing Committee, Mrs. Filda Yusgiantoro, Ph.D., stated that for this year’s championship, the organizing committees had increased the age group for the participants, from U7 to U9 due to positive response from last year’s competition in U7.

The championship was done in 7 rounds with the announcement of the top 10 winners. This was announced by the Chairman of the Referees, Mr. Samuel Ramlan, MN, FA. Participants from the West Java took the most spot for top 10 winners of this year’s championship. Samantha Edithso emerged as the champion, winning the top prize and the chess trophy. The second winner was Riza Raditya Rieko from DKI Jakarta and the third place was won by Morado Simanjuntak from West Java.

Here are the names of the top 10 winners:

  1. Samantha Edithso from West Java
  2. Riza Raditya Rieko from DKI Jakarta
  3. Morado Simanjuntak from West Java
  4. Miracle Carang Gesang from Bogor
  5. Frida Nadine Fallencia from West Java
  6. Patrick Purnama from Banten
  7. Maulana from DKI Jakarta
  8. M. Fachri Hussaini from Banten
  9. Ayesha Hafizah Amara Jahidin from West Java
  10. Clementia Adeline from DKI Jakarta

“This is the biggest junior chess championship in Indonesia with 76 participants entering the competition,” said Mr. Samuel Ramlan, MN, FA, the Referee of the Championship. “This time we have one participant from Taiwan. Also, this chess championship provided the highest prizes in the junior chess championship for age group of 9 years old (U9) in Indonesia”.

Mrs. Filda Yusgiantoro, Ph.D. asserted that this junior chess championship would take place again next year and it will be one of PYC’s routine social activities, receiving its blessings from PYC board member for social initiatives, Mrs. Lis Purnomo Yusgiantoro.

Picture 2. The Winners (from left to right): the 3rd Winner: Morado Simanjuntak (West Java), the 2nd Winner: Riza Raditya Rieko (DKI Jakarta) and the first winner: Samantha Edithso (West Java)


Picture 3. Participants of the Junior Chess Championship U9

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