Summer events 2013

Although the main season runs from opening night in September to the AGM in June, there is plenty of chess activity taking place over the summer.

Essex Rapidplay knockout

This is a 30/30 event run by the Essex Chess Association, with two games played by each pair of players, for teams of 6.  In the 2013 event the club has entered two teams, with the first team drawn at home to Thurrock (match being played on 27 June) and the second team drawn away to Ilford (match being played on 24 June).

Full results for the competition can be found on the Essex website here.

Baum Trophy

This is a 30/30 event run by the North Circular League on a league basis, with two games played by each pair of players, for teams of a minimum of 4.  The club has entered three teams.

Fixtures and results are shown on the following page.

Essex Team Blitz

This is an annual event organised by the Essex Chess Association for teams of 4 in which the club normally enters at least two teams.  This year it will take place at Ilford Chess Club on 23 June, sponsored by King & King.

Sam Black Memorial Blitz

On 4 June the club hosted on behalf of the North Circular League the 12th Sam Black Memorial Blitz, a 6 round event with two games in each round.  This year the event was split into an Open (24 entrants including club members Maksim Cheslavskiy, Philip Staniland and Mark Murrell) and a <U151 Challengers (14 entrants including club members David Smith, Charlton Siddo, Paul Haddock, John Jestico, Kevin Sweeney and Peter Nickals).  Clear winner of the Open with 10/12 was IM Thomas Rendle, who retained his title.

The cross-table can be found on the North Circular League website here.

Friendly v Hastings & St Leonards

This match was successfully revived as an annual fixture in 2010.  The 2013 event will take place on Sunday 8 September.

Capes Trophy

This is an annual team blitz event organised by the North Circular League, in which the club normally enters one or (hopefully) more teams.

Normal activities will resume in September.

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