Malta Chess Federation

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Candidates 2023

by Noel • June 19, 2023

88th Malta Chess Championship Candidates Tournament The 2023 Candidates, the second phase of the 88th Malta Chess Championship cycle, will be held from the 1st to the 15th of July 2023.  The tournament regulations are available here.  Registration is by email to by 28 June 2023. The entry fee is €10.   Entry is subject […]

U16 Rapid on 11 June 2023

by Noel • June 3, 2023

6th Harry Camilleri Memorial Tournament

by admin-robert • April 28, 2023

6th Harry Camilleri Memorial Tournament will be held between 6th of May and 25th of May. Please send your application via email to

National Junior Chess Championships

by admin-robert • February 13, 2023

National Junior Chess Championships 2023 will be held between 4-18th of March. Everybody who is under 20 years old can participate (born 2003 or after).   Please send your application via email to

World Amateur Chess Championships 2022

by Noel • November 27, 2022

  At the World Amateur Chess Championship held in Mellieħa, Mongolia were the most successful on the medals list, with three golds, followed by Kazakhstan with one gold and two silver medals.  The two delegations duly celebrated at the closing ceremony by donning their respective national dress. The Malta 2022 edition broke the record for […]

Rapid + Blitz Championships 2022

by Noel • November 27, 2022

The Malta Chess Federation shall be organizing the 2022 Rapid and Blitz Championships open to all players as follows: Rapid: Dates: 3 December 2022 (Rounds 1-5) + 4 December 2022 (Rounds 6-7). Time: Round 1 on 3 December starts at 9:30am. Round 5 should be finished by around 1pm. Round 6 on 4 December starts […]

Candidates 2022 in July

by Colin Pace • June 14, 2022

Candidates 2022 to start in July 14th June 2022 The Candidates, the second phase of the Malta Championship, will be held from 1st and 15th of July 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.  Players eligible […]

Calendar for 2022

by Colin Pace • January 24, 2022

Calendar for 2022 24th January 2022 The chess calendar for 2022 has been published and includes events planned to be held throughout the year. The calendar can be found in the Events section. Any private organiser who would like to add any planned events is encouraged to send the details to the MCF by email […]

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 […]