UPDATE: FEDERAL TERRITORY CLASSICAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP reschedule to April 2021MCF Secretariat 16/12/2020 0 COMMENTS
Following its bimonthly committee meeting last week, and advised received from those involved with the event, the Malaysian Chess Federation has decided to cancel the Federal Territory Classical Chess Championship 2020 and reschedule it to 2nd April until 4th April 2021. Whilst the plan is to maintain the same format and playing schedule for the Championship, MCF may change it slightly to make it more attractive for more players to join. MCF will share more information on the change of format – if any, as the date draws closer.
Those who have registered for the event – 7 players in Category A and 12 players in Category B, can request for a full refund if they decide to withdraw or, receive a 50% refund which will be given back to them once the event concludes. Please contact the MCF Secretariat via email at mcfsecretariat[at]malaysiachess.org should a refund is required otherwise, the organizer will deem that the player(s) are willing to maintain their registration and wait for the refund to be given back.
The decision to conduct the event in April is to give more time for the COVID19 situation to stabilize without the worry of having another rescheduling. Further, the event is also schedule during the 1st term school break which will provide some flexibility for the younger players and out of towners to join the championship.
Nonetheless, MCF wishes to extend its gratitude and thanks for the support it has received for the event from the chess community and players, especially to YB Dato Sri Dr. Santhara and the Ministry of Federal Territories, and to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) for their understanding and cooperation. MCF also would like to extends its sincerest apologies to the chess community for the inconveniences caused – especially to the players and officials who have confirmed their participation, as the postponement and rescheduling were needed to be done due to the pandemic situation which until today, is still uncertain and worrying.
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