The SCF Exco announces the expulsion of Ignatius Leong Chee Weng as a Life Member of SCF on grounds that his conduct has been prejudicial to the interests and/or injurious to the reputation of SCF, in accordance with Article 6.3 of our Constitution. This takes effect from 18th May 2017. He has appealed against expulsion and the Appeals Committee has subsequently upheld the decision of the SCF Exco on 30 Jun 2017.
The decision is based on the guilty verdict by the FIDE Ethics Committee for his offence to influence the 2014 FIDE Presidential Elections, and the confirmation of this guilty verdict by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
We had 2 representatives, CM Goh Zi Han in the Boys Under 9 and Charlene Mak in the Girls Under 11. Both performed satisfactorily in the Standard category with CM Goh scoring 6/9 emerging 8th place out of 42 players while Charlene scored 5/9 and finished 13th out of 19 players. In the Blitz category Charlene came in 2nd on 7/9 while CM Goh scored finished 6th on 6 points.
Great effort and congratulations!