This section lists all the chess clubs and organisers which are independent from the Malta Chess Federation, and are currently active in Malta.
If you manage a chess club or are a private chess organiser in Malta, and you are not listed in this section, please contact us to be considered for listing.
The Swieqi Chess Club was established in December of 2016. On the 1st of January 2019 a permanent location was found to host the club. The club can accommodate 26 players, has 14 electronic chess boards which enables the club to electronically record games and to broadcast games live of the internet. The club is air-conditioned, refreshments are available for sale. The club organises tournaments, events, classes for adults & juniors and is currently growing at a steady rate.
Founded by FM Clarence Psaila, for over a decade XYChess has put Malta firmly on the international chess map through the organisation of the annual Malta International Open, the XYChess Spring festival, The XYChess Team League and several IM and GM tournaments (can be organised on demand).
At XYChess training is available all year round, by joining one of the weekly classes or private tuition. International classes are also organised for groups wishing to study chess in Malta. FM Clarence Psaila has coached many students who made it to champion in their age categories (from U8 to U20), as well as several adults who made it to the Malta Championship finals!
Working closely with NGO’s, businesses and communities XYChess is also involved in outreach and integration of the various communities in Malta through chess and also organises chess events abroad.