Friday, January 28, 2011

Women Sport and Fitness Foundation Malaysia (WSFFM)

Dato' Azalina Othman
(Puteri Munajjah Az Zahhra Azhar with her Father)
( Back: Dato' Zulkafli Embong)


Time: 2.30pm
Date: 19 February 2011(Saturday)
Vanue: 15 Jalan Akuatik 13 / 77C
D' Kayangan Section 13 Shah Alam

President: ?
Vice President:Dato" Syed Osman Al Habshee
Hon. Secretary General :   Nor Hafidzah Abu Zainal
Asst Secretary General:  Betrina Leow
Hon. Treasurer: Puan Seri Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil
9 EXCO Members

Detail Organization: CLICK HERE 

(Still remain the Secretary, Treasure & Exco  accept additional for Men in the VP post + 2 Exco Members...?)
During year 2007: President WSFFM was Dato' Azalina Othman
Hope: Women Sport Event will continue & chess will be include.

When one speaks of chess, most of us will think that chess is just another indoor game. But, the truth is that chess is more than that. Chess is not just a game, it also a sport being played all over world! And the fun part is that, chess is be played by all in one family and everywhere, whether at the park, picnic or at any coffee shops!
Chess is one of the oldest sports played, written records in 600AD mentioned that chess were first played in India , created by an Indian philosopher that named the game “Chaturanga”- army game. In those days in a battle between 2 armies, with the death or capture of the King the battle was over. This is very unique idea for a game where a whole array of soldiers, ministers, bishops, horses (knights) and chariots (rooks) combine their power to both defend by alternative moves on the part of 2 players. In those days they did not use a chequered board, just a plain square board. The chequered board was a much later modification.

From India chess spread all over the world. It spread west to Persia ( Iran ), to middle East and through Spain to Europe . It spread northwards via Kashmir to China , Korea , and Japan where it took different forms but with the same principle. Eastwards it spread to the Malay Archipelago and with the coming of Islam, a period in history of civilizations, prosperity and knowledge, chess found fertile ground to grow. This was a period or renaissance for chess. During this period chess was enhanced by the recording of moves, chess problems, of course with the muslim prohibiton of graven images and forms, chess pieces began to take more aesthetic forms without images of people or animals.

During this time there were many famous women chess players, among them 3 sisters Safia, Aisha, and Zubaida the 3 grand daughters of Hisham, the first 3 of the great army of women chess players..............

(More read here:  CLICK  )

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