October 17, 2021, by Noel Grima
The Candidates is the second phase of the Malta Championship and following its postponement in July 2021, will now be held from 25 October to 8 November 2021 with seven games being played on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 18:00 at the Chess Club at St Ignatius College Ħandaq Middle School, Tal-Ħandaq, l/o Qormi (35°52’13.3″N 14°28’17.6″E). The tournament format and dates may be amended depending on the number of entries in view of medical requirements for venue sizes. The Malta Chess Federation shall be referring to the medical security policy and protocol for FIDE events as updated and the Government’s mandatory standards for sports for its official events.
Players eligible for taking part must fulfil the following requirements (as per MCF Statute):