The Malta Chess Federation shall be organizing the 2023 Rapid Championship open to all players as follows:


Dates: 23rd September 2023 (Rounds 1-4) + 24th September 2023 (Rounds 5-8).
Round 1 on 23 September starts at 9:30 am. Round 4 should be finished by around 12:30 pm.
Round 5 on 24 September starts at 9:30 am and should end by 12:30 pm.
Format: Swiss system, 8 rounds.
Time control: 10 minutes + 5 seconds increment per move for the whole game.
Registration: starts at 9 am.

Tournament is FIDE rated (for the rapid rating list).


Everyone is eligible to play, provided that they are members of the Malta Chess Federation. Players can become members just before each respective tournament starts. Only players eligible to play in the Maltese championship cycle can win the title of Malta Rapid Champion.


Entry fee for adults: 10 euro per tournament.

Entry fee for Under 16 players: 5 euro per tournament.


Prize fund: €200


To apply: send email to