Brentwood August Bank Holiday Congress

From Robin Slade… Herewith details of FIDE Standard Play and FIDE Rapid Play Congress taking place over August Bank Holiday at Brentwood School. 1st Brentwood FIDE-Rated August Bank Holiday CongressFIDE-Rated Standard Play CongressSaturday 27th August to Monday 29th AugustFor players with a FIDE Standard Play rating of 1500 – 2399 1st Brentwood FIDE-Rated Rapid PlayFIDE-Rated Rapid Play TournamentSunday 28th AugustOpen to all For good measure, also linked below the entry form for a Junior tournament in Chelmsford on 26th June. […]

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London League Blitz 3

From the London League: The next London Chess League Blitz evening is now taking entries • Thursday 24 Feb 2022• The London Mindsports Centre, 21 Dalling Road, W6 0JD• 19:00 to 22:00 – Round 1 starts promptly at 19.30, arrive early to avoid delays• Time control G3+2• Six rounds or twelve games (two games against each opponent)• Entry fee £6 Link to Entry Form Because we are limited by numbers, entries are not considered accepted until the entry fee is […]

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London League FIDE Blitz evenings!

One of the facets of the new “west” venue for London League matches – “Mindsports” in Hammersmith – is that the hiring agreement commits the League to take the venue every Thursday throughout the year, yet is still way cheaper than the other venue at Citadines. The League has therefore the additional capacity to hold other events – a “win-win” situation. The first two such events have been announced, individual FIDE blitz evenings at G3+2, Thursdays 9 and 16 December […]

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Wanstead Juniors 1, 2, 3 in the ECA Back to Real Chess Festival, Rated Rapid Swiss

Saturday 14 August, Boaden Hall, Wanstead House By Mark Murrell Six members of the Junior Coaching Chess Club and a potential seventh were in action, in this Essex Chess Association event put on at short notice to encourage a return of over the board competition in Essex by our junior club in conjunction with Ilford Chess Club across the River Roding and the ECA. Initially billed as a 5 round event, a unanimous player vote at the end of Round […]

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ECF Online Charity Marathon in aid of The Red Cross

Saturday 5 June 2021-Sunday 6 June 2021 the Red Cross Charity Marathon following on from the week long ECF Chess for all Festival (30 May-4 June). The Red Cross Marathon raised £12,000 last year. Free to enter, but the presence of a Donation cell on the entry form tells you what it’s all about. Put your hand in your pocket if you wish, or get your friends to sponsor you, so much a game, or whatever. The event is a […]

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Essex Online Rapid 1 – G10+5 – 23 Nov

Next up in the Essex Online series is the first Rapid, G10+5, on 23 November at 7.00 pm. Location is lichess.org. Participants in the Essex Online series need: ECF Membership (Supporter+), ECA Membership (all WW members are ECA members), active lichess.org account, Join Team Essex Online on lichess. WW members already tick most of these boxes.

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