• 4:25 pm Another International Event Looms – 8th Eastern Asian Youth Chess Championship 2024
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  • 1:20 pm National Youth Chess Championship 2024 – 25th to 27th May 2024 (UTP, Seri Iskandar, Perak)
  • 3:15 pm Malaysian Chess Championship 2024 – Updates

The Malaysian Chess Federation will be organizing the 2022 edition of the Malaysian Chess Championship from 8th to 12th June 2022 – which coincides with the mid-year school break, at Hotel Tenera, Bangi. This year’s event – after a 2-year absence due to the pandemic, will offer a slightly higher prize fund to the eventual winners with additional prizes offered to the Best U18, Best U12, and Best OKU players for both the Open/Men and Women sections.

For now, the organizer will only accept registration for players above a FIDE Rating of 1600 (for the Open section) and 1400 (for the Women Section) – either Standard Rating or Rapid Rating will be considered. Unrated players will not be accepted for entry.

The event will employ the classical time control of 90 minutes + 30 seconds over 9 rounds swiss system. The closing date to apply shall be on the 29th of May 2022 and entries received after this date will be accepted at the organizer’s discretion with a late penalty fee of RM100. More information on the event can be found by downloading and referring to the following document.
1. Rules and Regulations
2. Overview

For the Open section, the entry fees are set at RM210 for players with MCF ID and RM270 for players without MCF ID. FOr the Women Section, the fees are set at RM175 for players with MCF ID and RM225 for players without MCF ID. For OKU players playing in the event, the fees are set at RM90 for the Open section and RM75 for the Women section – regardless if they have MCF ID or otherwise.

To register, please go to https://forms.gle/uUqfwW2Qd7ZivNVZ9 and complete the form together with the necessary entry fees to be paid to MCF at PERSEKUTUAN CATUR MALAYSIA – CIMB 8000649725

Invitations for State entries have been sent to the State Affiliates last week and those who are interested to represent their state (at a lower entry fee) are advised to contact their respective State Chess Associations. Each state is allowed to send no more than 4 players for the Open section and 2 players for the Women section. Each state is allowed 1 participant (for each playing section) to send a player below the minimum rating with justification as to why the player can be included.

Special hotel rates are also available for those playing in the event who opted to stay in the hotel. For more information, please contact mcfsecretariat@malaysiachess.org.

MCF Secretariat