This matter was eventually the subject of legal proceedings at the District Court. The District Judge set aside the decision to terminate Leong's life membership, meaning it is treated as having never been made, and ordered Leong and the SCF to each bear their own legal costs. Mr Leong has recently requested that we mention the decision of the court on the SCF website. More details of this matter can be found in the attached document.
National Champion IM Tin JingYao and FM Siddarth Jagadeesh represented Singapore at the recently concluded Zone 3.3 Zonal Chess Championships which included players from Philippines, Indonesia, Thaliand, Malaysia and Laos. Tin scored 6 points from 9 games which landed him in tied 3rd - 8th, while FM Siddarth garnered 5.5 points to finish tied 9th - 17th. A total of 52 players took part in this hybrid event.
Thanks to arbiters IA NIsban and IA Tan Tian Wah for patiently monitoring our players .