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Appeal for Donations to a Gregory Lau Medical Fund


Malaysians in Mongolia


Institute for Chess Excellence Category Grading System & Weekly Tournament Series

First I grouped the players into five categories and mapped each against corresponding FIDE rating brackets.

Then I looked to assign each age-group to a category they needed to be to effectively participate in the National Junior Development Training Program.

Next, I determined the basis for promotion from one category to another based on measurable results through competitive play.

Finally, I came up with incentives and what I think is the right way to reward those who excel and are able to outperform their peer group.

But you might ask, how does this work?

Well, to start with, let's say a player who is relatively new to the game decides to take part and so starts with participating in a Category 5 which will also be his or her given grade.

Players with FIDE 1200 and below rating who wish to take part also play in Category 5.

In fact, all are immediately considered to be Category 5 and recognised as such with a Certificate confirming this grade and would be included in a player …

National Junior Development Training Program To Start On 1 July 2017

69-2 & 69-3, Jalan Puteri 2/3, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Puchong New Village, Selangor

The Institute for Chess Excellence seeks to develop and offer best of kind education and training programs to the chess communities in Malaysia and the region.
Our comprehensive range of offerings include supporting providers of lessons for beginners to conducting talent development programs to organising tournaments for all levels to the training of chess officials, organisers, arbiters and teachers.

We are a member of the Asian Chess Federation Academy Network and are also the Malaysian Chess Federation’s National Chess Academy.
The Institute for Chess Excellence is headed by Malaysia’s first FIDE Trainer, International Arbiter and FIDE Master Peter Long, who is an internationally recognised expert in chess, having been an organiser, arbiter, trainer and player at all levels of the game for over 40 years.


Events Now Starting to Line Up At The Institute for Chess Excellence


National Junior Development Training Program Preview


Final Standings of East Asian Juniors

Sixth seeded Aron finished 10th with 5/9 while 17th seeded National Junior Champion Bernard was 18th with  3.5/9.

Fifth seeded Najiha finished third with 6/9 while fourth seeded Nabila was fifth with 5.5/9.

Only One Malaysian With A Chance At East Asian Juniors


Setback For Malaysian Girls At East Asian Juniors



MCF Media Statement on National Chess AcademyThe Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) is pleased to announce the setting up of its’ National Chess Academy – the Institute for Chess Excellence, which is an  initiative of MCF President Datuk Zahidi bin Zainul Abidin and the Development Committee he heads. The Academy is located in Puchong, Selangor and will be operational effective Thursday, 1st June 2017. Several strategic development programmes have been identified by the Institute for Chess Excellence or ICE. Firstly, in July 2017 a National Junior Training Programme for Young Talents (U-9 and U-11), Future Stars (U-13) and Today’s Champions (U-19 and Women) will be started. Secondly, an International Masters series will be held quarterly together with monthly FIDE-rated tournaments and weekly Category Grading competitions to give chess players at all levels an opportunity to gain coveted international titles and national ratings. Thirdly, from October 2017 – the Institute for Chess Excell…