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It will be a hectic ending to 2022 as many organizers are scrambling to complete their annual calendar of events before the 31st of December dateline. Starting from the biannual Olympiad that was completed by India in a record time after Russia was stripped as host, to the World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2022 to be held during the Christmas week, chess players, officials, and coaches will have the opportunity to jet set from one country to another to catch hold of all (or most) the events that are being offered.

On top of the international events that are lining up for the remainder of the year, there will also be a few local National and International level events that are being prepared for the local players.

The National Inter States Chess Championship is set to return and to be hosted by Sabah Chess Association from 2nd October to 5th October 2022. There is also a plan to introduce the National Open Team Chess Championship to be held sometime in November or December this year. And the organizing of the annual National Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2022 which is planned for the end of the year.

Aside from the National events, words have it that the Penang Open is also set to make a return this year – after 2 years hiatus due to COVID19, and also the Johor Open, both of which are traditionally scheduled to be held in December.

It will be an exciting year-end for chess with many events to satisfy the enthusiasm of players of all ages and playing skills.

MCF Secretariat