2019 Local Events

Friday 31st May – Sunday 2nd June 2019– East Anglian Chess Union
FIDE-rated Chess Congress at King Edward VII Memorial Hall, High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8JP

A 5 round Swiss Tournament with 3 sections – FIDE-rated Open (part of the
2019 British Championship Qualifying Grand Prix), ECF under 170, ECF under 130
Rate of play: 40 moves in 90 minutes, followed by15 minutes to finish the game, with an increment of 15 seconds per move from move 1.
Click here for details and entry form.

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24th March 2018 – East Anglian Chess Union Closed Championships at Whittlesford Memorial Hall, Mill Lane, Whittlesford,
Cambridgeshire, CB22 4NE

The 2019 EACU Individual Championships, incorporating the EACU Junior Championships, is open only to EACU players.
5 round Swiss, Tournament with 3 sections – Open, under 170, under 130
Rate of play: 36 moves in 80 minutes, followed by 10 minutes to finish the
game, with an increment of 15 seconds per move.
Part of the EACU Grand Prix.
Click here for details/eligibility and entry form



Tactics Lambert v Flatt

Tactics Lambert v Flatt

 

2018 Local Events

  • Sunday18th November 2018 – Basildon Rapidplay alongside Basildon Junior Tournament, at Kingswood Primary School, Clay Hill Road, SS16 5DE
    An Essex Open event. A 6 rounds Swiss Tournament, for under 8s, under 10s, under 12s, under 18s and adults.  See here  for more details and entry form.
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  • Sunday18th November 2018 – 4th. Lowestoft Rapidplay
    at Parkhill Hotel, Oulton, NR32 5DQ

    A 6 round Swiss Tournament with 2 sections – Open and Under 150.
    Rate of play: all moves in 20 minutes plus 10 seconds added per move.
    See here  for more details and entry form.
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  • Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st October 2018 – 36th. Bury St Edmunds Chess Congress at The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3BA
    An ECF Grand Prix and an East Anglian Grand Prix event.
    A 5 round Swiss Tournament with 4 sections –
    Open, Major (u170), Intermediate (u140) and Minor (u110).
    Rate of play: all moves in 90 minutes plus 15 seconds per move from move 1.
    See website for more details and entry.
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  • Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd June 2018 – East Anglian Chess Union
    FIDE-rated Chess Congress at King Edward VII Memorial Hall, High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8JP
    A 5 round Swiss Tournament with 3 sections – FIDE-rated Open (part of the
    2018 British Championship Qualifying Grand Prix), ECF under 170, ECF under 130
    Rate of play: 40 moves in 90 minutes, followed by15 minutes to finish the game, with an increment of 5 seconds per move from move 1.
    Click here for details and entry form.
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  • Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April 2018 – Great Yarmouth Chess Congress
    at Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth NR30 2QF
    A 5 round Swiss with 4 sections – Open, under 170, under 145, under 120
    Top Section is a qualifier for the British Championships
    Rate of play: all moves in 90 minutes plus 15 seconds per move from move 1
    Click here for details and entry form.
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  • Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March 2018 – East Anglian Chess Union Closed Championships at Whittlesford Memorial Hall, Mill Lane, Whittlesford,
    Cambridgeshire, CB22 4NE

    A 5 round Swiss Tournament with 3 sections – Open, under 170, under 130
    Rate of play: 36 moves in 80 minutes, followed by 10 minutes to finish the
    game, with an increment of 15 seconds per move.
    Part of the EACU Grand Prix.
    Click here for details/eligibility and entry form.
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2017 Peter Keffler Shield Update

The annual 8 round Swiss competition will run from 6th to 27th June 2017.
Two Rapid play games per night through June with a time control of 40mins per player.
A maximum of 2 half point byes may be awarded to absent players.
A full point bye will be given to non-paired players and count as a played game.
If leaders are tied, a winner will be decided by the results of direct encounters.
If that does not provide a winner the trophy will be shared.
From this season, results from the shield no longer count towards the club ladder.
The outright winner will be awarded the Peter Keffler Shield and be “Club Champion”.
An Improver shield will be awarded for the best player performance relative to grade.
Players need 6 played games to qualify. No player can win both trophies.
Follow progress here.

2017 Local Events

  • Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October 2017 – 35th. Bury St Edmunds Chess Congress at The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3BA
    Format: Five-round Swiss. Four sections – Open, Major (u170), Intermediate (u145) and Minor (u120).
    An ECF Grand Prix and an East Anglian Grand Prix event.
    See website for more details and entry.
  • Sunday 16th July 2017 – Essex Chess Association Rapid Play
    at Scout H.Q., Paradise Road, Writtle, CM1 3HW
    A 6 rounds Swiss Tournament with 3 sections – Open, under 150, under 95
    20 minutes on each clock, plus 10 seconds per move
    Click here for details and entry form.
  • Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th June 2017 – EACU CHESS CONGRESS
    at The Turner Hall, Church Lane, Newmarket, CB8 0HL
    A Five-Round Swiss Tournament with 3 sections
    Open, Under-170 and Under-130
    Click here for details and entry form.
  • Friday 14th to Monday 17th April 2017 – Southend Easter Congress
    at Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive, Southend, SS1 2UN
    7 rounds, 90 minutes per player per game PLUS 30 seconds per move
    5 sections, Open, under 170, under 145, under 120 and under 95
    Click here for details and entry form.