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Back to the board at the Italian Serie A2

by admin-luke • September 20, 2021

Back to the board at the Italian Serie A2 September 21, 2021 by Colin Pace Few weeks ago I got a call from the Sicilian club “Amici della Scacchiera” from Erice, inviting me to yet again play, on board one, for their club’s top team which plays in the Italian Serie A2 (third top team […]


Jake Darmanin to participate in online ESNA Individual Championships

by Duncan Vella • April 10, 2021

Jake Darmanin to participate in ESNA Individual online Championships April 10, 2021 Malta Champion Jake Darmanin will represent Malta in the European Small Nations Association Individual Championships. This year, the tournament will be held in an official FIDE Hybrid format. The official Maltese arbiters will be IA Noel Grima and FA Duncan Vella. Darmanin and […]


Change in Dates for the Preliminaries due to Covid-19 Restrictions

by Colin Pace • March 22, 2021

Official MCF Calendar Published Online February 17, 2021 Due to the current Covid-19 circumstances, the dates for the Preliminaries have been changed. The new dates of the Preliminaries are 17th May – 8th June. 7 rounds played twice a week. The exact dates of the rounds will be announced by 1st May 2021. The official […]


Official MCF Calendar Published Online

by Colin Pace • February 17, 2021

Official MCF Calendar Published Online February 17, 2021 The official MCF calendar has now be published online in the “Events” menu on this website. Click here to check it out! Related Articles Official MCF Calendar Published Online Official MCF Calendar Published Online February 17, 2021 If there ever was a time that the Malta Chess […]


New Year, New Season – Become a Member!

by admin-luke • February 6, 2021

Become a member January 7, 2021 If there ever was a time that the Malta Chess Federation needs you, it’s now. The pandemic has affected everyone – including our small chess community.  With a lack of tournaments – no classical tournaments were held in 2020 except for the National Championship Cycle – there is less […]


The Chess Corner of Times of Malta to be published on new Site!

by Colin Pace • February 5, 2021

The Chess Corner in Times of Malta to be published on New Site! February 5, 2021 The popular “Chess Corner” section published in the Times of Malta every Saturday will now be also made available in this website under the section “Articles”.  This section can also be used in future for articles from other contributors. […]


MCF Announcement 4/1/2021

by Duncan Vella • January 4, 2021

MCF Announcement 4/1/2021 January 4th, 2021 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN   The Malta Chess Federation (MCF) has as its primary objective the development of chess as a sport and as an educational tool in the Maltese Islands. It is the sole organ recognised by the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and SportMalta todevelop the sport […]


Jake Darmanin crowned national champion

by admin-luke • January 1, 2021

Jake Darmanin crowned national Champion October 29, 2020 Image by Mark Fleri Jake Darmanin, aged 26, who hails from Birzebbuga is Malta’s 24th Chess Champion. Darmanin became champion in a playoff with Robert Zerafa, the out-going champion for the past four years.   Darmanin learned how to play chess when he was around seven years […]