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Good news for all Junior players as MCF has been invited to participate in the Asian Junior Chess Championship (Rapid Online) to be held between 27 May and 3 June 2020. Organized by the The Asian Chess Federation in cooperation with Chess.com, each Federation is allowed to field up to a maximum of 3 U-20 players to participate in the event.

The event format will start with players to be divided into seven(7) Zones championships starting from 27th May and from then on, the top 3 players from each Zone will qualify into the Final stage. Both qualifying and final stages will be contested over 7-round Swiss System tournament format. Time controlled is 15 minutes plus increment of 3 seconds per move per game and all games will be played over Chess.com interface platform.

During the event, Chess.com will deploy its anti-cheating technology to prevent players from cheating, and players will also have to switch on their videocam and audio throughout their games for additional monitoring purposes. Additional rules and regulations for the event includes players not allowed to leave their seats during the game and players will be required to participate in a ZOOM meeting room that will be monitored by the tournament officials. Another important point is that the players are required and must agree to register their real names in Chess.com in order to participate in the event. The eventual winners will be awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze Certificates by the Asian Chess Federation.

The Asian Chess Federation further clarifies that the anti-cheating measures used throughout the event will be based on Chess.com’s resources consisting of a dedicated team of fair play professionals, computer scientists and statisticians as an assurance that everyone will play fairly. For more information on the Chess.com Fair Play and Cheat Detection Policy, please click here. Please take note that a player who is found to be in violation of the fair play policies will be disqualified from any Asian Chess Federation Online events for the next 2 years. MCF may impose additional penalty if the player is found guilty of cheating during this online event.

To apply as a representative for Malaysia, please send your application to mcfsecretariat@malaysiachess.org, mcfselection@malaysiachess.org and inquiries@malaysiachess.org on or before Friday, 8th May 2020. We will review everyone’s application and once your application is approved, please submit a fee of RM85 payable to MCF before 12th May 2020 to confirm your acceptance as Malaysia’s rep. The fee of RM85 is for MCF fee of RM20 and championship entry fees of RM65 (USD15). An additional security deposit of RM 200 is also required from each player but refundable once the event is over provided the player adheres to all the anti-cheating guidelines provided by the Asian Chess Federation throughout the championship.

Further details will be shared as and when there are more information on the event

MCF Secretariat