Club Championship 2023-24

Defending Champion: John Cawdery

A 7 round Swiss at G80+10.  £2 entry fee.

The Club Championship has been competed for every season since 1945-46. Even covid-19 could not break the sequence as we managed a 5-round tournament in July/August 2021 to keep the run going. There are links to the Rules and a list of previous winners at the foot of this page.

How to enter Email to the Tournament Secretary, Mark Murrell. Use the Contact form from the main menu above and select ‘Tournament Secretary’ as the Officer to contact.


Pairing: Swiss pairing

Rounds: 7 Rounds

Time control: The default time control is G80+10.
Two alternative time controls may be used, on the agreement of both players:

  • a) 30 moves in 1¼ hours plus 15 minute Quickplay Finish.
  • b) 36 moves in 1½ hours, followed by 24 moves per hour until the end of the game. Games unfinished at the end of any session shall be adjourned, with the player to move sealing their next move, and be resumed at a later date.
  • See Rule 1

Rating: ECF standard play rating

Schedule of Rounds

R1 – 26 September
R2 – 14 November
R3 – 12 December
R4 – 16 January
R5 – 20 February
R6 – 19 March
R7 – 30 April

Link: Club Championship Rules | Club Championship History | Vega Tournament pages

The results will also be entered on the ECF League Management System (“LMS”) for the purposes of ECF rating. Players may check their results, when entered, via the following links:

ECF LMS links: All Rounds selector