• 10:31 am Events Submitted for MCF Rating – and future MCF Rated events
  • 3:39 pm Malaysia to Organize Commonwealth Chess Championship 2023-24 from 19th to 28th February in Melaka
  • 10:25 pm Malaysians Youth To Participate At The 25th Asian Youth Chess Championship in Al-Ain, UAE
  • 1:03 am Eastern Asian Juniors and Girls Chess Championship 2023 Officially Kicked Off in Sabah
  • 12:42 pm ASIAN Online Chess Championship for Players with Disabilities

The next major event for local Malaysians will be the 1st National Individual Rapid Online Chess Championship 2020 to be held this coming weekend on 24th and 25th October 2020. The 9 rounds Swiss event will be played via www.chess.com platform offering a total prize fund of RM 3,000.

The next one after that will be the Federal Territory Classical Chess Championship 2020 scheduled from 13th to 15th November 2020 which will be held at Level 14, Menara PT08, Jalan Bunus 3, Kuala Lumpur. While the fate of the event is still hanging on the balance due to the MCO being enforced in Klang Valley, the organizers is still optimistic that the event can take place as scheduled

MCF will also kick off its Hybrid event sometime in November with 3 major events planned from November to December 2020. While plans for the Hybrid event is yet to be finalized, 8 Satellite centers from 6 different states have already been identified i.e. Perlis, Penang, Perak, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Kelantan and Sabah.

On the International front, the World University Championship is set to start later next week from 26th October to 30th October 2020. Malaysia’s challenge will be led by none other than Malaysia’s numero uno IM Yeoh Li Tian while WIM Puteri Munajjah Az Zahraa to led the Women’s University Team. More news on this will be shared later as we gather more information on the event

Next notable international event will be the FIDE Online Olympiad for People with Disabilities. Malaysia will field 2 teams to the Olympiad with Masrin Erowan as the Captain for Team A and Khairy Jansar as the Captain for Team B. Twelve (12) players from all over Malaysia has been selected consisting of 11 Men and 5 Women players from Sabah, Sarawak, Kelantan, Johor, Penang, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor and Melaka.

A lot of activities for the Malaysian Chess Community to be on the lookout for in the next couple of months as we gradually approach the end of a challenging (but memorable) year of 2020.

MCF Secretariat