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Perlis Events

Perlis Sporting Events

Putra Golf Club

Two consecutive Chess tournaments were played out in the month of June in Perlis attracting competitors from all over the country to participate.

The first competition was the MSSM Chess Championship 2010 that saw entrants from the under 12's through to the under 18's age groups participating in a fiercely fought contest.

The states of Penang and Selangor were by far the most successful reeling in half the medals contested, although Penang won more gold medals (4) Selangor were deemed the overall winner with a larger medal tally.

This tournament was closely followed by the Gula Perlis Open Chess Challenge 2010 at Dewan Warisan, Kangar, that saw many of the junior MSSM tournament players staying on to participate.

December 2010 saw the Milo International Junior Tennis Championships taking place at the Perlis Sports Complex in Kangar. Organised by The Perlis Tennis Association and Perlis State government it was also sanctioned by the Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia.

This hard court event attracted a high calibre of talented players from the Asean region for all categories from the under 8's up to the under 18's.

June 2010 saw over 110 Woodball competitors descend onto the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) campus in Arau for The National Woodball Championships 2010.

This unusual sport is a mixture of golf and croquet and it is proving very popular in Malaysia.

The Raja Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail officiated the launch of the championship and is also the royal patron of the Perlis Woodball Association.

Away from sporting events the Bukit Bintang Harumanis Mango Field, Sg. Batu Pahat (Kuala Perlis) is home to the annual Harum Manis Festival where the delicious fruit that is only grown in Perlis is celebrated and visitors get to gorge themselves while learning the benefits of this Northern Malaysian fruit.

Perlis Golf

The Perlis Amateur Open Golf Championship took place in March 2010 at the Kelab Putra Golf Course in Kangar and over a challenging 54 holes Mohd Iylia Jamil was the eventual winner.

Since 2008 this event organised by the Malaysian Golf Association (MGA) has been included in the R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking that ranks worlds top amateurs and the 2010 event attracting 108 participants mostly from SE Asian countries.

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