Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WORLD SCHOOLS INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015


DATE:  06 - 15 MAY 2015

VENUE:  Pattaya, Thailand

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Note: Malaysian Players

Please email to MCF Secretary:  msianchess2010@gmail.com

Address:
Malaysian Chess Federation
Suite 1.21 Level 1, Wisma OCM
Jalan Hang jebat
50150 Kuala Lumpur
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Application  with details of:
Name
Age
National / FIDE Rating
Contact Number

Monday, February 16, 2015

MCF NATIONAL RATING : JANUARY 2015




Note:

Rating List shall be released on the 15th day of every new quarter (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct).

In this January 2015 release, there are 20,388 chess players. An increased from 19,869 chess players in July 2014. Of which 19,000 Malaysians in our chess rating database. A unique MCF Chess Rating ID contains 9-Alphanumeric ID was introduced in the October 2013 edition

Please remember your MCF Chess Rating ID to facilitate registration process of National-rated Events and insist on the Event Organisers to key-in your MCF Chess Rating ID into IDNo column of the Swiss Manager file to avoid any rating discrepancies.  

The events that were included in the Jan 2015 release are listed as follows:-

1.      Johor FIDE Round Robin 2014
2.      UTP Mini Tournament August 2014 
3.      Kejohanan Pesta Terbuka Kedah 2014 
4.      20th Kepong Juniors Open
5.      Perak Clifford 2014
6.      NRBCC Rapid 2014 (FIDE rated) 
7.      Sandakan International Chess Open Rapid 2014 (FIDE rated) 
8.      Perak Closed 2014 
9.      Jom Chess Merbok 2014
10.   Sarawak Open 2014
11.   Johor Challenger 2014 (FIDE rated)
12    Johor International Open 2014 (FIDE rated)
13.   UTP Invitational 2014
14.   Cheras Round Robin Dec 2014 (FIDE rated)
15.   7th National Junior Boys Chess Championship 2014 (FIDE rated)
16.   7th National Junior Girls Chess Championship 2014 (FIDE rated)
17.   2nd KK Mayor Cup 2014 (FIDE rated)
18.   Cheras Juniors AG 2014
19.   Penang Challenger 2014 (FIDE rated)
20.   Penang International Open 2014 (FIDE rated)
21.   6th IIUM Invitational Open 2014
22.   UPSI Open 2014
23.   Pesta Kementerian Kewangan 2014


Source from: LIM TSE PIN (MCF Rating Officer)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

NATIONAL AGE-GROUP CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015


DATE: 20 - 22 March 2015

VENUE:  Dewan Tan Sri Hamzah Abu Samah, Olimpik Hotel
              Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur 

TOURNAMENT:  7 Age Groups in 2 categories (Boys & Girls) /   
                          8 rounds Swiss System
Time Control:       45 min. + 30 sec. increment from move 1 -
                          All moves must be recorded.


Schedule

ELIGIBILITY OF PARTICIPANTS

1.1 Each State may register any number of players to participate in the U-6, U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18 Age-Groups for Boys and Girls and will be considered as State Entry.

1.2 Players who didn’t register through their respective State Association will be considered as
Direct Entry.

1.3 Players who are entitled to participate must not reach the respective ages before 1st January 2015. Participants are requested to bring along their I/C or Birth Certificate at all time
for verification.

Entry Fees: RM 50

ENTRIES AFTER 10TH MARCH 2015 WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLY AT THE DISCRETION OF THE ORGANIZERS.

STATE ENTRY : State entry must be submitted by respective State Chess Association as confirmation of entry. Kindly contact your respective State Association for entry details and payment.

DIRECT ENTRY : Non-State entry. For details, kindly contact MCF Secretariat
Gregory Lau 017-2898215/010-2888087 or Email msianchess2010@gmail.com

Bank-In Current A/C No. :
PERSEKUTUAN CATUR MALAYSIA
CIMB Bank Berhad, (PWTC branch) Current A/C No: 1420-0008794-05-7

The entry form and a copy of Bank-in slip must be scanned and email to
msianchess2010@gmail.com Attn: Gregory Lau not later than 10th March 2015


Prizes
TIE-BREAK:
1) P.E (Where applicable, only for Champion) 2) Buchholz 3) S.B. 4) Cumulative

The top 4 players (based on tie-break results) from this event shall qualify for representation to WORLD, ASIAN, ASEAN & other Age-Group events and subject to acceptance of conditions of all MCF Selection Guidelines 2014, MCF International Representation Guidelines, Regulations and Procedures

CONTACT MCF SECRETARIAT
Organizing Secretary
En. Gregory Lau Email: msianchess2010@gmail.com
Tel. HP: 010 2888087
Pn. Zuraihah Wazir Tel. HP: 017 283 7808 / 017 6309065

Entry Form

STATE ASSOCIATION: (Registration & Entry Form)


PERSATUAN CATUR NEGERI SELANGOR 
Lim Tse Pin
012-2984922 tsepin@gmail.com

KUALA LUMPUR CHESS ASSOCIATION
Peter Long
013-3920920 peter@thefidetrainer.com

PENANG CHESS ASSOCIATION 
Tan Eng Seong
012-4299517 estan64@gmail.com

PERSATUAN CATUR NEGERI JOHOR 
Cheong Kok Love
016-7202272 steven52s@gmail.com

PERSATUAN CATUR NEGERI PERAK 
Kamaruddin Samsuri
019-6204813 kamaruddin33@yahoo.com

PERSATUAN CATUR NEGERI KEDAH 
Norazwan Kamaruzaman
017-5605071 azwan_percak@yahoo.com.my

PERSATUAN CATUR NEGERI KELANTAN 
Nik Mohd Azrihan Abdul Ghafar
010-9245096 nikazrihan@gmail.com

PERSATUAN CATUR NEGERI TERENGGANU
Muhammad Bin Arshad
012-9282811 terengganu_chess@hotmail.com

PERSATUAN CATUR DAERAH KUANTAN,PAHANG
Asman bin Aminullah
018-9056240 asmankuantan@yahoo.com

PERSATUAN CATUR PUTRAJAYA 
Muhammad Firdaus Ismail
013-3389271 fir_isma@yahoo.com

PERSATUAN CATUR NEGERI SABAH 
Kamino Marino
014-8574224 mien_12@yahoo.com

PERSATUAN CATUR NEGERI SARAWAK
Abang Mohammad Reduan
mdred_1@yahoo.com

PERSATUAN CATUR NEGERI SEMBILAN 
Kamar Dani
 012-6044335 unitechcreative@yahoo.com

Venue: Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat
The National Close & National Age Group Chess Championship 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

THE NATIONAL CLOSED CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 (FIDE Rated)


DATE:  14 - 18 March 2015

VENUE:   2nd Floor Ballroom, Olympic Hotel, Jalan Hang Jebat, Kuala Lumpur

Regulation:  Swiss System 9 Rounds
Time:  90 Minutes + 30 second 

1. INVITATION 
The Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) have the honour to invite all MCF States Affiliates and MCF Invited players to participate in The National Closed Championships to be organize in Kuala Lumpur from 14th March 2015 to 18th March 2015.

2. EVENT CATEGORIES
1) THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 (OPEN) - Piala Tan Sri Ramli Bin Ngah Talib.
2) THE NATIONAL WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 - Piala Tan Sri Sabbaruddin Chik.

3. MINIMUM RATING REQUIREMENT 
Men Qualification : A minimum rating level of either NR 1650 OR FIDE 1800
Women Qualification : A minimum rating level of either NR 1400 OR FIDE 1550

4. PARTICIPATION 
4.1 INVITATION FOR MCF STATES AFFILIATES

4.1.1 QUALIFICATION UNDER MINIMUM RATING REQUIREMENT (STATE OFFICIAL PLAYER)
MCF State Affiliate shall have the right to send 2 Men and 2 Women who fulfill minimum rating regulations as State Official Players. FILL UP REGISTRATION FORM (A)

 4.1.2 QUALIFICATION UNDER WILD CARD PLAYERS (STATE EXTRA PLAYER) MCF State Affiliate shall have the right to send 2 Men and 2 Women who don’t need to fulfill minimum rating regulations as Wild Card Players. The Wild Card Players shall be treated as Extra State Participants FILL UP REGISTRATION FORM (B)

4.1.3 STATE EXTRA PLAYERS No limits on number of entries as long as able to fulfill rating regulation stated in the tournament guideline
FILL UP STATE REGISTRATION FORM (C)

4.2 INVITATION FOR MCF MERIT PERFORMANCES (MCF INVITED PLAYER)

4.2.1 QUALIFICATION UNDER MERIT TOP RATING PERFORMANCES (MCF INVITED PLAYER)
Top 10 Men and Women in NR Jan 2015 List. FILL UP REGISTRATION FORM (D)

4.2.2 QUALIFICATION UNDER MERIT NATIONAL MASTERS (NM, NWM)
 (MCF INVITED PLAYER) All National Masters FILL UP REGISTRATION FORM (D)

4.2.3 QUALIFICATION UNDER MERIT NATIONAL JUNIOR BEST PERFORMANCES (MCF INVITED PLAYER) National Junior Champions Boy and Girl (U-20) (Current) FILL UP REGISTRATION FORM (D)

4.2.4 QUALIFICATION UNDER MERIT NATIONAL SCHOOLS (MSSM) CURRENT BEST PERFORMANCES (MCF INVITED PLAYER) MSSM Individual Boy and Girl Champions (U-18) (Current) FILL UP REGISTRATION FORM (D)

4.2.5 QUALIFICATION UNDER MERIT SUKIPT 2014 BEST BOY AND GIRL PERFORMANCES (MCF INVITED PLAYER) SUKIPT Champion (Current)
FILL UP REGISTRATION FORM (D)

4.3 DIRECT REGISTRATION
4.3.1 PLAYERS FULFILLING MINIMUM RATING REQUIREMENT/REGULATIONS Not representing any States Affiliates for Direct Registration
FILL UP MCF REGISTRATION FORM (E)
IMPORTANT NOTE;
Participants who have not been confirmed participation by their respective States and be present during the Players Meeting on 14th March 2015 at 08:30 shall not be paired for the first round.


REGISTRATION
A Registration fee shall be imposed for each and every participant submitted to the Organizing Committee as a participation and registration fee. Both event shall be FIDE-Rated and National Rated.
MCF Invited Player Entry RM 50
Official State Entry RM 50 
Extra State Entry RM150 
Wild Card State Entry RM150 
Direct Entry RM 250

PRIZES
MCF INVITED PLAYER - NM
MCF INVITED PLAYER - NWM
Direct Entry Form

 9. REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

9.1 The Organizing Committee shall only accept submissions by MCF States Affiliates for entries of State Official Players, State Wild Card Entries and State Extra Players.

9.2 MCF States Affiliates must complete the Official registration form (A), (B) and (C) with a scanned copy of payment made and returned to the Organizing Committee not later than 1st March 2015.
Any other forms will not be accepted. Kindly ensure bank-in slip to be retained for proof of payment and confirmation.

9.3 MCF Invited Players can send their registration directly to to the Organizing Committee.
by completing the Official registration form (D) with a scanned copy of payment made and returned to the Organizing Committee not later than 1st March 2015.

9.4 All other entries without any States endorsement shall be considered as Direct Entries.
Direct Entries can send their registration directly to the Organizing Committee by completing the Official registration form (E) with a scanned copy of payment made and returned to the Organizing Committee not later than 1st March 2015.

9.5 The deadline for registration is 1st March 2015. After this dateline, a penalty of RM100 for each late registration will be charged to participants till 8th March 2015 latest. After this dateline, the Organizing Committee reserved the right to refuse or decline any late registrations.

MODE OF PAYMENT
All payment of Registration fees t
o be Bank-In into;
MCF Bank Account: PERSEKUTUAN CATUR MALAYSIA
CIMB Bank Berhad, (PWTC branch) Current A/C No: 1420-0008794-05-7

 MCF SECRETARIAT
En. Gregory Lau  :  HP: 010 - 2888087 – Email: msianchess2010@gmail.com
Pn. Haslindah Ruslan – HP : 013 3328101 Email: haslindahr@yahoo.com

Sunday, February 1, 2015

16th ASEAN+ AGE-Group Chess Championship 2015, SINGAPORE



DATE:  08 - 17 June 2015

VENUE:   Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE

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Note: Malaysian Players

Please email to MCF Secretary:  msianchess2010@gmail.com

Address:
Malaysian Chess Federation
Suite 1.21 Level 1, Wisma OCM
Jalan Hang jebat
50150 Kuala Lumpur
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Application  with details of:
Name
Age
National / FIDE Rating
Contact Number

February 2015 FIDE RATING Release - Women List

from left: Puteri Rifqah, Nur Najiha, Alia Anin Azwa, Nur Nabila, Tan Li Ting
(National Women Team, Olympiad Tromso 2014)

Malaysia : FEB 2015 FIde Rating