Summer events 2015

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 5 this year.  In the 2015 event the club has entered three teams.  In the qualifying round for the Sims Cup, the first team was drawn at home to Thurrock (match being played on 16 June), the second team drawn away to Ilford (match being played on 29 June), and the third team drawn at home to Barking A (match being played on 23 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 28 June, sponsored by King & King.

Sam Black Memorial Blitz

On 2 June the club hosted on behalf of the North Circular League the 16th Sam Black Memorial Blitz, a 6 round event with two games in each round.  This year the event comprised a single Open section (28 entrants including 11 club members: Paul Bancroft (who finished 4th), David Spearman, Philip Staniland, Mark Murrell, Steve Rix, Larry Marden, Charlton Siddo, Peter Nickals, John Jestico (slow starter prize winner), Kevin Sweeney and Fin O’Regan).  Clear winner of the Open with 11/12 was GM Tamas Fodor, following on from his success in the Bad Bishop tournaments held bi-monthly in the Hall (next event 17th July).

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 2015 event will take place on Saturday 22 August.

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 on 1 September, with the new season’s opening night Simul.

%d bloggers like this: