Club Open Junior Blitz Aug 2024

Thu August 15 @ 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

The Junior Blitz Tournament returns for its second year on 15 August after a successful first running in 2023.

Format

  • Time control: 5 + 3 (five minutes for each player plus three second increment per move)
  • 6 rounds total with pairings to be made using the Swiss pairing system
  • Results will be submitted to the ECF Blitz rating list
  • Play begins at 19:30
  • If there is a tie for first place, the winner will be decided by head-to-head countback (i.e. if Player A and Player B end up in equal-first place, the winner of their encounter will be declared the tournament champion – in the event that that game was a draw, a tiebreak game will be played)

Entry Requirements

Club Open Blitz Tournament Aug 2024

Thu August 22 @ 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

This open blitz tournament is open to any chess player, though you must be a current member of the ECF (Silver or above) to play.

Format

  • Time control: 5 + 3 (five minutes for each player plus three second increment per move)
  • 6 rounds total with pairings to be made using the Swiss pairing system
  • Results will be submitted to the ECF Blitz rating list
  • Play begins at 19:30
  • If there is a tie for first place, the winner will be decided by head-to-head countback (i.e. if Player A and Player B end up in equal-first place, the winner of their encounter will be declared the tournament champion – in the event that that game was a draw, a tiebreak game will be played)

To enter

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Camberley, GU15 1BB United Kingdom

Club Rapid Championship 2024

Thu July 18 @ 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

Held on three consecutive Thursdays: 18 July, 25 July and 1 August 2024

The Club Rapid Championship returns for its second year. This annual event determines our official club rapid champion for the year. Julien Shepley is the reigning champion from 2023.

Format

  • 2 games a night, held on the Thursday club night for three consecutive weeks (6 rounds total)
  • Time control will be 20 + 10 (20 minutes for each player plus 10 second increment per move)
  • Results will be submitted to the ECF Rapid rating list
  • Play begins at 19:30
  • If there is a tie for first place, the winner will be decided by head-to-head countback (i.e. if Player A and Player B end up in equal-first place, the winner of their encounter will be declared the tournament champion – in the event that that game was a draw, a tiebreak game will be played)

Entry Requirements

Rapid Champion – Julien Shepley
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Camberley, GU15 1BB United Kingdom

Club Blitz Championship 2024

Thu June 6 @ 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

The Club Blitz Championship returns for its second year on 6 June. This annual event determines our official club blitz champion for the year. Colin Purdon is the reigning champion from 2023.

Format

  • Time control: 3 + 2 (three minutes for each player plus two second increment per move)
  • 8 rounds total with pairings to be made using the Swiss pairing system
  • Results will be submitted to the ECF Blitz rating system
  • Play begins at 19:30
  • If there is a tie for first place, the winner will be decided by head-to-head countback (i.e. if Player A and Player B end up in equal-first place, the winner of their encounter will be declared the tournament champion – in the event that that game was a draw, a tiebreak game will be played).

Entry Requirements

2023 Blitz Champion – Colin Purdon
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Camberley, GU15 1BB United Kingdom

2024 Club Championship

Sat June 22 @ 10:00 AM 5:00 PM

Our annual Club Championship returns in 2024 to round off this season’s league fixtures.

The tournament is open to all fully paid-up members of Camberley Chess Club. As this will be an ECF-rated tournament, all entrants must also be current members of the ECF.

The Championship will consist of 6 rounds, taking place over 4 dates:

  • Saturday 22 June: Rounds 1 and 2 (10.30 am and 1.45 pm)
  • Thursday 27 June: Round 3 (7.30 pm)
  • Saturday 29 June: Rounds 4 and 5 (10.30 am and 1.45 pm)
  • Thursday 11 July: Round 6 (7.30 pm) – CHANGED FROM 4th JULY GENERAL ELECTION DAY, HCC IS A POLLING STATION.

There will be two separate divisions—“Championship” and “Challengers”. Entrants will be placed into a division at the tournament director’s discretion, it is envisaged that the rating cutoff between these two divisions will be 1200. Players in separate divisions will not be paired together as these will be run as two parallel tournaments.

All games will have a time control of 80 minutes plus 10 seconds increment (80 + 10).

A maximum of two half-point byes will be available for all players for rounds 1-5. Any byes need to be requested at least two days before the round start date. No half-point byes are available for round 6.

To enter email to info@camberleychess.co.uk

To see who has entered and to see the tournament progress once it is underway click here.

Details of previous Club Championships and results are here

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Camberley, GU15 1BB United Kingdom

ECF rated games for members every week

The Rapid Matrix Spring 2004 tournament is in full swing.

We have had 4 rounds in January with a total of 74 games played, all of which are already included in latest ECF Rapid ratings.

If you haven’t played a Rapid Matrix game yet, just come along, ask any member for a “Matrix game”, then add the result to the A4 list. You can only play somebody once in this tournament. Don’t forget it is Rapid 20 minutes plus 10 second increment, played under FIDE rules of chess (which also means quietly!) All the details are here 2024 Rapid matrix

Last night we had a challenge from Joanie (aged 8) to James (aged 95) – see below.

So nobody is too young, old, inexperienced, experienced, to play in the Club Matrix!

We also had 2 interclub rated matches

All interclub league matches are also ECF rated. Fixtures and Results are of course on this site.

2024 Camberley Keith Richardson Rapid Play Tournament

Sat September 28 @ 10:00 AM 5:00 PM

Open to all players with ECF membership silver or above (to allow games to be submitted for ECF rating).

Camberley Chess Club is running this popular annual Rapid Play tournament in memory of Keith Richardson on Saturday 28th Sep 2024, from 10am to 5pm.

Keith was a valued club member from the 1970s onwards, an International Correspondence Grandmaster and very well known in the English chess community. He suffered from Parkinson’s disease and died in April 2017.

  • ECF Rated
  • 6 Round Swiss (previous events have been 5 rounds).
  • Rapid Play, 20 min, plus 5 sec.
  • Prizes: 1st £150, 2nd £100, 3rd £50, Highest placed Junior £50, Highest placed U1600 (ECF/FIDE) £50.
  • Entrants need to be ECF SILVER MEMBERS or above.
  • Entry fee £25. To enter please have your ECF Rating Code ready and click the “Buy” button in the orange box below.
  • Rounds start at 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
  • FREE Tea and Coffee will be provided.
  • Please organise your lunch, there is a supermarket next door.
  • Prizegiving at 5pm.
  • As in previous years, a significant donation will be made to Parkinson’s UK.

To enter, please have your ECF Rating Code ready and click the “Buy” button in the orange box below:

We will then email you a receipt and then later on, you will see the entrants in the link below:

Entrants and results as they happen on https://chess-results.com/tnr872399.aspx?lan=1&art=14&turdet=YES

Details of the 2023 event can be found here https://camberleychess.co.uk/2023-camberley-keith-richardson-rapid-play-tournament/

Martindale Avenue
Camberley, GU15 1BB United Kingdom