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”

National Arbiter Seminar in Kelantan on 24-25 March 2019- Results


From 24-25 March 2019 a National Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Kelantan by the Majlis Sukan Sukan Negeri Kelantan under the auspices of Persatuan Catur Negeri Kelantan and Malaysia Chess Federation.PT Catur Kelantan Cikgu Nik Azrihan Abdul Ghafar together with PCNK President Cikgu Mohd Azizul Mat Daud is the key person behind this event.

The venue of the Seminar was at Bilik Seminar, Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah Kuala Krai, Kelantan.

The Lecturer was IA Abd Hamid Majid (MAS), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer was FA Emran Mohd Tamil (MAS). The language of the Seminar was English and Malay.

Twenty five (25) Arbiters from Kelantan and also from all over Malaysia participated in the Seminar and all of them participated in the examination test, held after the end of the lectures.

The following names succeeded in the test and they can now use the qualification to apply for National Arbiter license after being an arbiter in at least two events. Details on how to apply for NA license can be obtained from the following post

  1. Adillah binti Mansor
  2. Akmal Zunurain bin Rizal
  3. Baharuddin Hamzah
  4. Gooi Soon Ai
  5. Hamka bin Handan
  6. Haslina binti Mohd Noor
  7. Haziz bin Harun
  8. Jismi bin Jemani
  9. Majidah binti Idris
  10. Md Jasuari bin Hamzah
  11. Mohd Azizul bin Mat Daud
  12. Mohd Ghazali bin Ab Rasid @ Zakaria
  13. Mohd Hafiz bin Ismail
  14. Mohd Samizi bin Abdul Rahman
  15. Mohd Shahril bin Mohd Sakri
  16. Mohd Yusof bin Saleh
  17. Muhammad Nur Irsyad bin Mior Isa
  18. Noor Hidayu binti Mat Hussin
  19. Nur Hafiza bin Shaari
  20. Nurul Izzati binti Mior Isa
  21. Saiful Akramin bin Mohd Nor
  22. Tor Phi Yang
  23. Wan Rozuhan bin Wan Setapa
  24. Yusfarizal bin Yusoff
  25. Zailani bin Awang @ Baharuddin