Malta Chess Federation

Past Event

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). […]

Candidates 2021 redux

by admin-luke • October 17, 2021

Candidates 2021 redux 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 […]

Preliminaries 2021

by Duncan Vella • May 30, 2021

Preliminaries 2021 31st May – 21st June. The First stage of the Malta Chess Championships – the Preliminaries start on 31st May. 17 players are taking part. The top 6 qualify to the second phase – the Candidates to be held in July. Time limits: 90 mins for all game with 30 sec increment per […]

Jack Mizzi wins Blitz and Rapid Online Grand Prix

by Duncan Vella • May 30, 2021

Jack Mizzi wins Rapid and Blitz Grand Prix in style May 30th 2021 Young Jack Mizzi won both the final Rapid and Blitz tournaments in May and confirmed first place in both Grand Prix. Mizzi took the lead from the very first tournament in January and never looked back.  In the Blitz, Mizzi won 4 […]

April online Rapid tournament

by Duncan Vella • April 25, 2021

Online Rapid April tournament April 24th 2021 As in March, Robert Novak won the April Online Rapid tournament and Jack Mizzi ended runner-up. 16 players participated and surprise results happened as early as round 1. Marco Gaffarena beat Filipina Thornton who blundered a knight. Following this Marco trapped Filipina’s queen. The other surprise was Luc […]

April online Blitz tournament

by Duncan Vella • April 11, 2021

Online Blitz April tournament April 11th 2021 17 players participated in the Online Blitz tournament of April. The two main contenders of the overall grand prix, Jack Mizzi and Robert Novak both took part. With Mizzi having a 10-point advantage, he only needed to finish ahead of Novak to win the whole series. Round 1 […]

March online Rapid tournament

by Duncan Vella • March 28, 2021

Online Rapid March tournament March 27th 2021 20 players turned up for the Online March Rapid tournament. As he did in the Blitz, Robert Novak won the tournament – this time by winning all his games. In 2nd place, Jack Mizzi kept his consistency with 5 pts. Positions 3-6 all achieved 4 pts and only […]

March online Blitz tournament

by Duncan Vella • March 13, 2021

Online Blitz March tournament March 13th 2021 A good turnout of 22 players logged online to play in the March online blitz tournament. Robert Novak won the tournament outright 1.5points ahead of the rest of the field. Conrad Thake ended in 2nd place having a better tie-break than Jack Mizzi (3rd), Colin Pace (4th) and […]

February online Rapid tournament

by Duncan Vella • February 28, 2021

Online Rapid February tournament February 27th 2021 ¬† And it is 4 in a row for Jack Mizzi who also wins the Online Rapid February tournament. The rapid event attracted 17 players – the “slower” time of 5 mins + 5 sec for each move proving more popular than the very fast 3min + 2sec […]

February online Blitz tournament

by Duncan Vella • February 13, 2021

Online Blitz February tournament February 13th 2021 15 players took part in the February online blitz tournament held on the Tornelo site. It was a pleasure to have some returning players to the game. Timothy Portelli used to play as a junior player was a nice welcome to the tournament. Tonio Zarb, one of the […]