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The Malaysian Chess Federation extends its sincerest and deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Gregory Lau Beng Hock – former MCF Secretary, on his passing yesterday morning.

A former national player who represented Malaysia at the Olympiad in 2002 and 2010, and later on took the role of coach and trainer for National players and students for various schools around KL, Gregory was appointed as the Honorary Secretary of the Malaysian Chess Federation during Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib’s tenure as President from 2008 until 2016. He remained as the Honorary Secretary under Dato’ Zahidi Zainul Abidin but had to let go of the post in 2017 due to a prolonged illness.

Greg returned to the chess scene in 2019 and continued to teach and coach chess kids around Klang Valley until his untimely passing.

As Secretary who has helped develop many young talented players – especially many National players who rose up to be some of the country’s top players in the previous decade, he will definitely be missed.

MCF Deputy President I – Dr Zaidan Zulkipli (left) and Vice President I – Muhammad Firdaus Ismail (center in white) along with other chess enthusiasts, who took time to pay their last respects to the late Gregory Lau
The late Gregory Lau Beng Hock – standing left, during his time as MCF Honorary Secretary at the Malaysian Chess Championship 2016 held in Sabah.

MCF Secretariat