Malta Chess Federation

Benefits of being an MCF member

  • Registration with FIDE through the MCF for Maltese citizens and residents, including ratings and titles.

  • Entry fee discounts on all tournaments of the MCF and of certain other organisers.

  • Discounts on any events (workshops, courses, etc.) organized by the MCF.

  • Required to be eligible to play in any of the Maltese national championships.

  • Require to be eligible to represent Malta in official team and individual events of affiliated organisations.

  • Entitled to borrow chess books from the library.

  • Receive information on various activities organized by the MCF via email.

  • Receipt of records (in PGN) of games played local tournaments held by the MCF.

  • Occasional newsletters sent with interesting local info such as analysed games.

  • Use of MCF premises and its equipment (subject to conditions).

Application to become a member of the Malta Chess Federation

Please fill out and submit the form below in order to apply to become a member of the Malta Chess Federation (MCF) or to update your information in our records.

    Note: Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.


    Contact details:*†

    Date of birth:*†

    Identification document number:

    Type of document: EU/EEA ID Card no.Passport no.

    Country of issue of ID/Passport:*†


    Country of residence:*

    Registration in the FIDE player database and rating system:*

    Note that a player may only register with FIDE under the MCF if he or she has Maltese citizenship (by birth or naturalization) or is resident in Malta. Proof of eligibility may be requested. A player who has dual citizenship must be registered with and only represent one Federation at any particular time.

    Note that registration under the FIDE flag also requires payment of the FIDE license fee (€60 annually).

    Note that a player may only be registered under a federation if he or she has citizenship, naturalization or residency in the country of that federation. Proof of eligibility may be requested.



    FIDE Rating List elections - you may choose to:†

    Hide year of birth
    Hide gender

    Please make sure you are not already registered with FIDE. All players found with two different FIDE ID Numbers will be penalised by FIDE with a 20 euro fee and all games under the later FIN not being rated for the offending player.

    In order for the MCF to register you to FIDE, you need to consent to the relevant personal data, marked with a dagger (†), being collected by us and sent to FIDE, accept the FIDE Data Protection Policy, and acknowledge that by competing in a FIDE registered tournament you accept to adhere to the FIDE Code of Ethics. I consent and agree to such terms.*

    Note that most chess competitions are registered with the World Chess Federation (FIDE) and require players to be pre-registered with FIDE through an affiliated national chess federation and licensed to play over the board chess. More information about registration and licensing, which are both free, may be found in Chapter B.03 (2015) of the FIDE Handbook. Applying to participate in FIDE registered (rated) over-the-board or hybrid chess tournaments requires submission of one's FIDE Identification Number (FIN); official online competitions may also require a FIN, even if unrated. Without a FIN you will not be allowed to take part in such chess competitions.
    Guardian's information:

    Guardian's name:

    Guardian's contact details:

    Date of birth*:

    EU/EEA ID Card no.Passport no.

    In order to become a member you are required to read and accept the MCF's Data Privacy Policy.*

    In order to become a member one needs to undertake to be bound by the MCF Statute and to abide by any bye-laws or regulations which the MCF may issue from time to time including the MCF Code of Ethics.*

    You may consent to photographs and video that feature you being taken during MCF tournaments and used for the purposes of promoting chess, MCF events and membership packages.

    You may consent to the use and processing of your personal data for purposes concerning direct marketing, to inform you about tournaments, events, products and services supplied by the MCF.

    MCF Membership
    Cadet/Youth U16 Membership
    Junior U20 Membership
    Adult Membership
    Lifetime Membership


    By submitting this form you are requesting the MCF Council to admit you as a member of the MCF, or if already a member, to update your details in its records. 

    An application should be followed by the first year’s subscription fee. This may be paid by bank transfer to the MCF’s bank account (below). Revolut users may also make a money transfer using the same details. Alternative means of payment may be arranged by emailing or speaking to an MCF Council member. Annual membership runs from 1 December to 30 November of the next year. 


    The Council has the right to allow or refuse membership to any applicant and it shall not be bound to give any reasons for its decision. If a new membership application is turned down, the first subscription fee will be refunded.

    Bank Details
    Bank of Valletta p.l.c.
    Bank BIC
    Account Number
    MT28 VALL 2201 3000 0000 1481 2310 013
    Beneficiary Name
    Malta Chess Federation