In order to ensure that events are better and properly organized, the Malaysian Chess Federation is enforcing a new rule for organizers who want to organize Round Robin events in the future. This additional rules does not effect Swiss System events.
At its recent Committee meeting, MCF has agreed that effective immediately, organizers who wants to run a round robin event must appoint a Chief Arbiter that is approved by MCF, or the Chief Arbiter is to be appointed by MCF.
To further ensure that the event is properly managed, the organizer must also update the round by round results of the tournament in chess-results.com without failed, and once the event has finished, submit all scoresheet hardcopy of all the games played including photos of the event to MCF for verification purposes. Only when all the requirements are adhered with, the final report will be submitted to FIDE.
Failure or any delay to submit the reports, or to update the round by round results in chess-results website, will cause the event to be cancelled without any refund given back to the organizer. Additional penalty may also be imposed to the organizer, Arbiters and players involved which may include being banned or suspended from participating in any MCF or FIDE events.
MCF hopes that the change will help to promote a healthier competition between players, and a more regulated tournament structure to ensure fair play for everyone involved.