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Swieqi Chess Club re-opening finally confirmed for May 2023!

After a couple of years of inactivity, it is now official that the Swieqi Chess Club is to re-open come this May 2023 in a new revamped prime location at Joseph Carbone street, St.Julians. 

We promise lots of activity at high quality facilities. So we encourage people to join the club now that there are promotions!




The new club will be bigger and we ensure to live up to the high standards previously set and will include the following facilities:

  • Around 100 square meters of floor space

  • Can host 44 players

  • Fully air-conditioned

  • Refreshment Room 

  • Two spaces for simultaneous training classes

  • Bathroom Facilities

  • 24 Electronic Boards with Live Online Broadcasting of Games

  • All Tournament games recorded and sent to Members

  • TV and Projector Facilities

  • Wi-Fi 

  • 10ft by 10ft Outdoor Chess Board for external activities

The Swieqi Chess Club is affiliated with the Malta Chess Federation and work hand-in-hand to further promote chess in Malta and to make chess more widely available to the general public.

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.   

Weekly Schedule Announced

The club will have a very active regular timetable and a very busy calendar. 

  • Tuesday

    • 4:30-7:30 Training (Tutors to announce Classes)

    • 6:00-10:00 Social Evening

  • Wednesday

    • 4:30-7:30 Training (Tutors to announce Classes)

  • Thursday

    • 4:30-7:30 Training (Tutors to announce Classes)

    • 7:30-10:00 Social Evening

  • Friday

    • 4:30-7:30 Training (Tutors to announce Classes)

    • 4:30-8:30 Social Evening

  • Saturday

    • 10:00-11:30 Drop-In Sessions for Kids

Click for opening hours and weekly schedule

Tentative Calendar for Jan-Jun 2023

First half of 2023 will include classic chess via the weekend events and leagues, regular fast chess events and bi-monthly events for kids. An interesting event in the calendar will also be the chess talks, where interesting topics about chess will be discussed in a half-day session.

Click for full details on Jan-Jun 2023 calendar

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Swieqi Chess Club










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