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Robert Zerafa is the new Malta Champion for 2021

by Colin Pace • January 24, 2022

Robert Zerafa wins Malta Chess Championship for 2021 24th January 2022 32-year old Robert Zerafa from Marsaxlokk is Malta’s 86th Chess Champion. Zerafa has won the title for the fifth time in his career after winning it from 2016-2019. This year’s Finals was held among 5 players – 2020 Champion Jake Darmanin, Colin Pace, Jack […]


Malta Championship Finals 2021

by Colin Pace • December 27, 2021

Malta Championship Finals 2021 26th December 2021 The final stage of the 86th Malta Championship has been delayed due to the COVID circumstances and is now starting on the 27th December and will keep going till the 12th January 2022, when the 2021 Malta champion should be announced.   The finalists are Jake Darmanin (current […]


MCF Annual General Meeting for Season 2020/21

by Colin Pace • December 19, 2021

Announcement: MCF Annual General Meeting for Season 2020/21 17th December 2021 The Malta Chess Federation (MCF) announces that its forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the season 2020/21 will be held online on Sunday 16 January 2022 starting at 09:30 AM CET. The MCF has decided to hold the meeting online in the current circumstances […]


European Small Nations Team Event Details

by Colin Pace • November 21, 2021

European Small Nations Team Event in Malta 21st November 2021 The 7th European Small Nations Team Event will be held in Malta between Saturday 27th November (arrival) and Sunday 5th December (departure) at the Victoria Palace hotel in Sliema. All information can be found in the official document Esna 7th Team Championship – Malta 2021 (v211122). […]


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 […]