2nd XYChess Closed, Malta, 9-15 January 2015

Venue: The Imperial Hotel, Sliema
Another in our successful series of 10 player all-play-all tournaments for FIDE rating and ECF grading (only for ECF Gold+ Members who opt in). Organised by XYChess and Chess England.   It is possible to achieve a full FIDE rating from scratch in these events.


Pricing will appear on the website soon. Please contact Adam Raoof (adam@chessengland.com) or Clarence Psaila (Clarence_247@yahoo.co.uk) if you are interested in the GM/IM events. 

Time Control:
90 minutes + 30 seconds / move


Coat of Arms of Sliema Local Council (Malta)
Coat of Arms of Sliema: Wikipedia
XYChess Malta International 

10 player all-play-all Rating Events Schedule:

Friday 9th January – Round 1 at 5pm-9pm
Saturday 10th January – Rounds 2 & 3 at 10am-2pm and 3pm-7pm
Sunday 11th January - Rounds 4 & 5 at 10am-2pm and 3pm-7pm
Monday 12th January – Round 6 at 5pm-9pm
Tuesday 13th January – Round 7 at 5pm-9pm
Wednesday 14th - Round 8 at 5pm-9pm
Thursday 15th January - Round 9 at 5pm-9pm
Friday 16th January - departure
10 player GM and IM Norm Events Schedule:

Friday 9th January – Round 1 at 5pm-9pm
Saturday 10th January – Rounds 2 & 3 at 10am-2pm and 3pm-7pm
Sunday 11th January – Round 4 at 5pm-9pm
Monday 12th January - Rounds 5 & 6 at 10am-2pm and 3pm-7pm
Tuesday 13th January – Round 7 at 5pm-9pm
Wednesday 14th January - Round 8 at 5pm-9pm
Thursday 15th January - Round 9 at 5pm-9pm
Friday 16th January - departure

Map of Malta with the council of Sliema shaded.
Malta with Sliema shaded. (Wikipedia)


Here is a list of FIDE registered tournaments in England. There will be a separate entry for each section of each event (e.g. Golders Green Rapidplay = 4 sections, 4 registrations). If you see any of mine missing, do let me know! 

Scroll down to the bottom to access the archive of events. 

Only games where at least one of the players has a published standard FIDE rating will be rated, and included in the rating calculations of the unrated player. Where both players are rated, the game will affect both players and will be included in the calculations for both players.

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