Friday, September 02, 2011

MCF National Arbiters Seminar - 16 to 18 September 2011

Have you ever wondered:

·         What is the correct way to record your moves on the score sheets?

·         Is saying “Check” compulsory?

·         What happens if your opponent makes an illegal move?

·         Is touch move really touch move? What if I touch my opponent’s piece?

·         If I am a left hander and I have been assigned to play the black pieces, can I put the clock on my left?

·         Can I use both hands to play chess?

·         In the Swiss pairing system, why some players are assigned alternate colors while some play the same color twice?

·         I have been paired to play black 3 times in a row. Is this possible?

·         I share the same points with another player but why is he declared the champion?

·         I have been assigned to play white but I accidentally played black. What will happen to me in the next round?

These are common wonders asked by many players, parents and teachers who are involved in chess tournaments. And these are the questions that will be answered and explained when you attend the MCF Arbiter’s Seminar starting from 16th September to 18th September (Malaysia Day holiday weekend) at the Dato’ Arthur Tan Chess Center (DATCC) in Kuala Lumpur.

Participants for the seminar will be taught the FIDE Laws of Chess, Swiss Pairing Regulations and other interesting tips in organizing and managing chess events and tournaments. Participants will also be tested on what they have learned and those who did well in the exams will be given a Certificate of Achievement by the Malaysia Chess Federation and recognized as an able Arbiter to conduct local chess events and tournaments.

The entry fees for the seminar is RM200 which includes MCF Certification fees and training manuals (NOTE: Participant are responsible for their own meal and accommodations).

An optional 1-day training program is also scheduled on 19th September (Monday) for those who are interested to learn more about the Swiss Manager Pairing Program. During this training session, participants will learn how to upload FIDE and MCF rating list onto their computer, how to search for names in the list, deleting, changing and adding names, tie break systems used force pairing and many other interesting features offered by the program. In order to attend the program, participants must have a good understanding of the Swiss Pairing System as this is the basic requirement needed to attend the training program.

For those who attended the MCF Seminar, the fees to attend the optional training program is RM80 but for those who wish to attend only the Swiss Manager Pairing Program, the fees shall be RM 120 per person.

For further inquiries or information, please contact Najib Wahab at +6016 338 2542 or email

To download the registration form and the schedule for the seminar, please go to

Thank you and Warm Regards
Najib Abdul Wahab
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Program Manager/Coordinator

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