Events and Fixtures

County Matches Congresses Other Events

Chronological

This congress has been postponed due to health issues. Great Yarmouth Chess Congress Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth Contact: John Wickham
Entry Form: Click here
Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com
For entrants in the Open - Click here
For entrants in the U170 - Click here
For entrants in the U145 - Click here
For entrants in the U120 - Click here
This congress has been postponed due to health issues. 2nd Norfolk Blitz Tournament Morley Club, Sheringham Contact: John Wickham
Entry Form: Click here
Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com
This congress has been postponed due to health issues. 3rd EACU FIDE Congress King Edward VII Memorial Hall, High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8JP Entry Form:Click here
Enter online here.
Contact: Richard Freeman Email: richard@fcasolutions.co.uk
For entrants in the Open - Click here
For entrants in the Major - Click here
For entrants in the Minor - Click here
This congress has been postponed due to health issues. British Chess Championship Venue: RIVIERA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, TORQUAY Contact ECF Office, The Watch Oak, Chain Lane, Battle,
East Sussex TN33 0YD (Tel: 01424 775222, Fax: 01424 775904
Email: office@englishchess.org.uk )
October 31-1 November 2020 Bury St Edmunds Congress Venue: The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Ednunds, IP33 3FD Contact: Steve Lovell
Email: secretary@bsecongress.org.uk
Website: https://www.bsecongress.org.uk (please cut and paste)
Enter online: https://www.bsecongress.org.uk/enter-here
Entry Form: Click here
TBD Cambridgeshire Rapidplay Venue: Whittlesford Memorial Hall, Mill Lane, Whittlesford, Cambridge,   CB22 4NE Entry Form: Click here
Contact: Paul Kemp at paulkemp64@gmail.com or phone 01223 872081
TBD Cambridgeshire Closed County Championship Venue: Peterborough Bridge Club, New England Complex, Lincoln Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2PE Entry Form: Click here
Contact: Francis Bowers chessbower@aol.com
or phone on 01733 575544.
TBD Lowestoft Rapidplay Parkhill Hotel, Lowestoft Entry Form: Click here
Email: stephenjcotterell@aol.com
TBD Norfolk Rapidplay Congress Venue: Roxley Hall, Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, NR7 0QF Entry Form:Click here
Contact: John Wickham, 55 Shakespeare Way, Taverham, Norwich, NR8 6SL (Tel: 01603 861140, 07808 876785)
Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com
TBD EACU Closed Championship Venue: Whittlesford Memorial Hall, Mill Lane, Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4NE (near Duxford) EACU Closed Congress 2020 games - click here and save.
TBD EACU Team Championship Venue: Turner Hall, Newmarket

Send entries to ribbs@waitrose.com or to 01223 842197 by 2nd March.

See more details below.

County Matches

First Team fixtures 2019-20
Sun 17th November 2019 Rounds 1&2 Exning Road Working Men's Club, 54 Exning Road, Newmarket, CB8 0AB morning: Suff v Cambs, Norf v Beds
afternoon: Beds v Suff, Cambs v Norf
Sun 8th December 2019 Rounds 3&4 Exning Road Working Men's Club, 54 Exning Road, Newmarket, CB8 0AB morning: Beds v Cambs, Suff v Norf
afternoon: Cambs v Suff, Norf v Beds
Sun 23rd February 2020 Rounds 5&6 Turner Hall, Newmarket morning: Suff v Beds, Cambs v Norf
afternoon: Beds v Cambs, Norf v Suff
 
U160 Team fixtures 2019-20
Sun 13th October 2019 Rounds 1&2 Turner Hall, Newmarket morning: Suff v Cambs, Herts v Norf
afternoon: Norf v Suff, Cambs v Herts
Sun 1st December 2019 Rounds 3&4 Exning Road Working Men's Club, 54 Exning Road, Newmarket, CB8 0AB morning: Norf v Cambs, Suff v Herts
afternoon: Cambs v Suff, Herts v Norf
Sun 1st March 2020 Rounds 5&6 Turner Hall, Newmarket morning: Suff v Norf, Cambs v Herts
afternoon: Norf v Cambs, Herts v Suff
 
National Knockout fixtures 2020: TBC
TBC County Championship Preliminary Round
TBC County Championship Quarter Final - Open, Minor Counties,Under 160, Under120
TBC County Championship Quarter Final - Under 180, Under 140, Under 100
TBC County Championship Semi Final
TBC County Championship Final
 
County Championship Rapidplay Tournament
Not being held County Championship Rapidplay Tournament

Other Events

EACU Team Championship 15th March 2020

Venue: Turner Hall, Newmarket
4 sections: Open, Team 600, Team 500 and Team 400.

Teams consist of 4 players from the EACU but not necessarily from the same club. EACU players are those living in or from clubs located in or affiliated to Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk or Suffolk. Also eligible are people born in the county, 5 years residence in the county at any time, or currently attending a school college or university in the county.

The Team 600 is for teams with an aggregate grade of 600 or less in the January list though for this calculation anyone with a grade under 100 will be taken as 100.

The Team 500 is a team with an aggregate grade of 500 or less though for this calculation anyone with a grade under 75 will be taken as 75.

The Team 400 is for teams with an aggregate grade of 400 or less though for this calculation anyone with a grade under 50 will be taken as 50.

There will be a cash prize for the team with most game points in each category but the number and value of prizes will depend on the number of entries.

The event uses the county match format of 2 rounds starting at 10.00 and 2.30. The time control will be all moves in 90 minutes, with an increment of 15 seconds per move from move one.

The exact format of the competition will depend on the number of entries. The entry fee is 20 per team payable on the day. The clubs that won the top division of the six EACU county leagues (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Bury League) in the last season are entitled to enter a team of entirely their club players at half price into the Open.

Tea and coffee will be provided free of charge.

Enquiries and entries should be made to ribbs@waitrose.com or to 01223 842197. Entries by 9th February if possible please though an early indication that you might raise a team would also be much appreciated. Later entries at the organiser's discretion.

If you do not have the four players for a team I should be able to put you in touch with others who would like to play.

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