e2e4 Gatwick International FIDE Congress

This FIDE event is running at Gatwick right now - it is close enough to pop along or if you prefer you can follow online. 10 games will be fed through to the internet so you can follow games from your own home (or smartphone for that matter!).

Brian Donnelly at the Kings Head Rapidplay

Brian Donnelly played at the Kings Head Rapidplay earlier this year, with some success. The event was held on the 24th March, 2012, and the top of the table finished as follows:

1st GM Alexander Cherniaev (241) 5.5 points
2nd-4th = GM Stuart Conquest (236)
IM Richard Bates (234)
Rik Thomas (204)
5.0 points
5th-12th = Brian Donnelly (180)
and 7 others
4.5 points

Brian supplied the following report:

Celebrities playing chess

The first in an occasional series of celebrities playing chess. Tonight's celebrity is...

London Chess Classic

London Chess Classic Info

The world's strongest players will be gathering in London again later in the year. The line up is stellar : World No 1 Magnus Carlsen...

Fancy some quickplay games?

The Crowborough Chess Congress dates have been announced starting Saturday 15th September 2012 starting at 9.45am. This is a six round 30 minutes each competition so it might suit some people as an early season refresher...

What games were used for my grading?

Games used for grading

If you find yourself wondering why on earth your grading didn't go up even more then you might like to check out which games counted towards your result.

New grades just published

The latest ECF grading list has just been published. Here is a table of the current and previous standard play grades of club members.

New grades due soon

The new grades are due out at the end of July and the full list of Horsham gradings will appear here soon after.

New ECF membership arrangements

The ECF have changed the arrangements for game fees to encourage us all to become ECF members. The club will offer free bronze membership for all members next year or a discount for ECF members.

Some dates for next season

Before you even thought of getting next year’s diary we have some key dates ready for you!


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