The 2016 Malaysia Chess Festival will start from the 9th of September, 2016 till 18th of September 2016.
There will be a new tournament called the (1st.) DATIN YEE WAI FONG MERDEKA TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 cater for the juniors (under 12) in the rapid time control. This will run concurrently with the Astro Merdeka Rapid Team Championship 2916.
The age limit for the Senior tournament, IGB SENIORS CHESS OPEN 2016 seems to be lower now i.e. 50 years (DOB: 1966) for Man and 45 years (DOB:1971) for Women compared to 55 years (Man) in previous years.
There is also question if the Challenger tournament is open for Malaysian only? This might due to some controversial/unhappiness where some strong un-rated players from foreign countries become champion or prize winner when their strength should be playing in the open category.
The entry forms are now available from the Dato Arthur Tan Chess Center website.
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