National Arbiter and Fide Arbiter license application to MCF (Cycle 2 May-August 2019)

[No more application will be accepted for cycle 2, any application received after 31st August 2019 will be processed in the next cycle]

Application for National Arbiter and Fide Arbiter will be open all year long but will only be processed and submit to FIDE once every four month. For the current cycle the list of applicants will be displayed in this announcement

Cycle 1 : Jan-April
Cycle 2: May-August
Cycle 3: Sep-Dec

Fide Arbiter application

Applicant must submit via email the following documents

  • FA2
  • FA1-IT3 set
  • proof of payment for fide application

All application for Fide Arbiter must be accompanied with proof of payment of RM 650.00 to Malaysian Chess Federation Bank Account as follows:

CIMB Bank Berhad, (PWTC Branch)
Current A/C No: 8000649725


Breakdown of fee (Total RM650)

1) Submission Fee = Euro 60 (RM 300)
2) FIDE Fees = Euro 50 (RM 250)
3) MCF Fees = RM 100
TOTAL = RM 650

Please take note that FIDE will not refund the monies if application for FA is rejected.

Submission will only be processed and submitted to FIDE once all the documentation and payment has been received in full.

All submission is via email only (no whatsapp submission) to the secretary at and cc to the treasurer (for payment verification).

National Arbiter application

Applicant must submit via email the following documents

  • National Arbiter form (download here)
  • National  Arbiter seminar certificate
  • proof of payment for NA application

All application for National Arbiter must be accompanied with proof of payment of RM 200.00 to Malaysian Chess Federation Bank Account as follows:

CIMB Bank Berhad, (PWTC Branch)
Current A/C No: 8000649725

All submission is via email only (no whatsapp submission) to the secretary at and cc to the treasurer (for payment verification).

Applicants list for May-August 2019 Cycle

Listed application doesnt guarantee your application will be approved. It only mean your application will be processed by the committee and can be rejected  if the application deem unfit to apply for the title by the approval committee. Committee can also give approval with condition to any application.

Fide Arbiter applicants

There is no application for FA in current cycle.

National Arbiter applicants

  1. 5749255 Mohamad Faizal Sobri
  2. 5792703 Mohd Ridzuan Haji Md Salleh
  3. 5793530 Shahnaz Noordin
  4. 5781388 Muhammad Fakhrul Naim bin Jaafar
  5. 5793599 Othman Daud
  6. 5792258 Rosdi Mat Said
  7. 5793297 Eswaran Somasundaram
  8. 5747520 Sarawanan A/L Muniandy
  9. 35808586 Kathirasan A/L Vitanathan
  10. 5737257 Misrodi Telimik
  11. 5717710 Shee Jia Wee
  12. 5714672 Tan Khang Chee

List that has send completed form with incomplete  payment


  • 5714672 Tan Khang Chee (only transfer RM100, short another RM100,please complete the payment before we processed your application)





List that has send payment with form but no fide ID yet

its compulsary to have fide id, please apply before the end of this cycle for your application to be processed

  1. Ahmad Furqan bin Ismail (unreachable)

List that sent NA form and payment but have not attend NA Seminar
These are the names that submit payment and NA form to MCF without attending NA Seminar, please submit attend NA Seminar and resubmit

  1. 5704294 Saleh, Anis Fariha

List that sent payment without NA Form
These are the names that submit payment to MCF without completing NA Form, please submit your NA Form for your application to be processed

  • 5733553 Kok, Fang Zhe
  • 5723531 Wong, Kwai Hiong
  • 5759765 Zainal, Rozilah
  • 5760704 Osman, Islamiah
  • 5706712 Tey, Seng Yeow
  • 5708875 Abu Bakar, Azrul Aminurasyid

Past unprocessed application

There were report/claim that some applications submitted in the past is yet to be processed.  Those affected please resubmit your application in the current cycle.


FIDE Chess Events for Year 2019

MCF would like to draw the kind attention of Malaysian Chess Players on the FIDE Chess Events for year 2019 as tabulated below.

Players whom are interested and eligible as per description in respective event’s regulations may write in their application for MCF consideration.


  1. All players that are eligible in accordance to respective event’s regulations may submit their application.
  2. Player may write in their application to .
  3. If approved by MCF, nominal processing fee will be charged to Official Players, Additional Players, Accompany Person, etc.
  4. As and when necessary and appropriate, MCF will exercise the right to decide the Official Players.
  5. MCF will appoint Head of Delegate should there is a need.
  6. Registration for events with (#) has expired and the organizer may charge penalty fee for late entry. MCF will assist to appeal to the organizer for the waiver. MCF would like to apologize for inconvenience cause.
  7. Players may refer to Event’s Regulation through the link

MCF Selection Committee
Yeoh Chin Seng ( +6012-619 9816 )

Congratulatory Letter From FIDE

Lausanne, 20 August 2019                                                       Nr. 09-78-2019

Mr. Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah Sanusi

Malaysia Chess Federation

Dear Mr. President!


Please accept our congratulations on the occasion of your election to the position of the President of the Malaysia Chess Federation.

We wish you and your Board a successful term and look forward to our fruitful cooperation with your Federation.

Yours sincerely,

Willy Iclicki
Chief Operational Officer

Congratulatory Letter From FIDE

President Statement

Assalamualaikum and Good Day.

The messages of congratulations have been pouring in following my confirmation as the President of the Malaysian Chess Federation at our AGM yesterday. Regretfully, I have taken this long to respond – I was compelled to begin work at the Merdeka Tournament / Malaysia Chess Festival last night. 😅😇

Selaku Presiden MCF dari golongan Chess Parents, walaupun Tuan-Puan ibubapa pemain-pemain muda Catur kita tergolong dari yang paling sedikit undi di mana-mana AGM MCF, Tuan-Puanlah antara penyokong dan pendorong setia saya yang terawal. Terima kasih.

Terima kasih juga kepada para pemain, pelatih, arbiter, penggiat dan penyokong sukan Catur yang mendorong saya serta tim kita ke hadapan, maaf, takkan saya namakan semuanya sebab terlalu ramai, jangan saya pula terlepas pandang. Terima kasih.

Kepada pesaing saya dan para penyokongnya, marilah kita rapatkan barisan demi memajukan sukan Catur tanahair, agar kita dapat merealisasikan impian Catur Cemerlang Bersama. Terima Kasih.

Akhir kata…

I am not a Queen with all her powers, standing beside a King, I am rather a pawn, who by luck got promoted, not simply to a Queen, but now to a King! Rather than scream ‘Illegal move!’ I would rather us ALL win by first agreeing to turn to the same colour pieces on the board…

May more of you be happy to see me and our new MCF team as well as congratulate us for a job well done in 2 years time. Thank you.

Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah bin TS Sanusi
Presiden MCF 2019-2021
19 August 2019

MCF Election 2019

The Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) rcently held its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, 18th August 2019 in Kuala Lumpur. Chaired by MCF 2016/2019 President YB Dato Zahidi Zainul Abidin, the AGM was attended by previous committee members, MCF State affiliates and observers from all over the country. This year’s AGM will also double up to select and vote a President, Deputy President, three(3) Vice Presidents and five(5) Committee members for the MCF 2019/2021 Committee term.

For the Presidential post, it was a nerve wrecking race but in the end, Mr Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah bin Tan Sri Sanusi was declared the winner edging Pahang Dato’ Sri Dr Haji Ismail Abd Mutalib by 5 votes.

Deputy President post was won by incumbent YM. Mej (K) Tengku Ahmad Badli Shah bin Raja Hussin who defeated MCF Secretary IA Abdul Majid bin Hamid.

For the three(3) Vice Presidential posts, as there were only three candidates vying for the position, all candidates won their seats uncontested. They were incumbent Dr Zaidan Zulkipli, with new comer NM Yeoh Chin Seng and Sarawakian Abang Mohd Reduan Abang Sahari.

Nine(9) candidates eyeing for five(5) seats in the Committee and at the end of the balloting, the five candidates securing the Committee posts were incumbents FI Muhammad Firdaus Ismail and IA Steven Cheong, previous support committee members FI Syed Iskandar Shah Syed Hussin and FM Sumant Subramaniam and the final Committee seat was filled by Asst Secretary FA Najib Abdul Wahab.

In his acceptance speech as President, for continuity purposes, Mr Akramsyah named FA Najib as Secretary with Emran Mohd Tamil as Treasurer – both of whom had also managed the same portfolio in the previous committee.

“Gens Una Sumus”

World Junior and Girls U20 Chess Championship 2019

World Junior and Girls U20 Chess Championship 2019 at New Delhi, India (14/10 – 26/10).

Criteria to qualify for this event:

1. The player must finish top 4 in NJCC 2019 in their respective category contested.

2. The position of Official player shall be awarded to the player in the sequence of NJCC 2019 results ie Champion, followed by 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

3. The deadline for application submission to MCF is 1st Aug 2019.

Submit your application to :, and

Refer to Regulations Document below.

Download : World Junior 2019 Regulations