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Mario Psaila wins Weekend Classics - August Open 


Twenty seven players played the first classical event from the series of the Weekend Classics - the August Weekend Open. 

Mario Psaila (see photo), won the event with a perfect score. 

1st Place - Mario Psaila

2nd Place - Isaac Grima Bongailas

3rd Place - Elena Ghitza

Best Junior U16 player - Vince Kosik

Best Female player - Nicole Ellul

Best U1500 rated player - Raphaele Oehme

Best Unrated player - Zente Kosik

Full details can be found at


Jake Darmanin wins August Open Rapid 


On Saturday 12th August an Open Rapid was held at the Swieqi Chess Club. It was a full house with 46 players playing, including three > 2000 players fighting for top spots. Thanks to Peter Sammut Briffa and Ronald Sammut for acting in todays tournaments as arbiters, could not have managed without them, thank you both.

Jake Darmanin (see photo), ex Malta Champion, won the event ahead of top seed FM Reinhold Mueller (rated at 2317). List of prizes ... 

1st Place - Jake Darmanin

2nd Place - Reinhold Mueller

3rd Place - Jacob Zammit

Best U1500 rated player - Andri Dobbin

Best Unrated player - Joe Gauci

Best Female player - Elena Ghitza

Best Junior U16 player - Tomas Bernardo Freitas

Full details can be found at


Our Mission

As a club is to promote increased knowledge and understanding of the game of chess as an art and as an intellectual sport.   The Swieqi Chess Club seeks to foster the development of its members as chess players and enhance their appreciation of the game.  The Sweqi Chess Club would like to work in association with schools (primary and secondary) and local councils in order to further promote chess to the general public, especially the next generation of young chess players.  If there are any schools (Government, Private or Church) or local councils who would like to introduce chess to their schools or to the general public please contact us. 

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