Both the 2010 defending Champion, Tan Khai Boon and reigning Women Champion, Fong Mi Yen have both agreed to play in the National Closed 2011. And with the inclusion of former 2008 National Champion Edward Lee, this year's National Close is set to becoming one of the stronger National Closed event that we have seen in recent years.
Effort are also being made to invite our top FIDE rated players to join in the fray and should any of them decide to play, National Closed 2011 is set to showcase some ultimate questions that have been playing on most of our mind...
Will our rising stars be able to finish side by side with the more senior players? Are the champions of today able to give our more experienced (but older champions) a run for their money? Will we see any younger talents rise amongst our best of the best?
Players who have reached a FIDE rating of 2300, has been categorized as players who are above and beyond the rest of the field. There would be no better ground than the National Closed to prove if this is true, or otherwise.