Club Open Blitz Tournament Aug 2024

Thu August 22 @ 7:30 PM 10:30 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

  • Current members of Camberley Chess Club, enter by emailing info@camberleychess.co.uk or contacting a committee member directly
  • There is a £10 entry fee for all non-members of Camberley Chess Club – please enter by clicking the Buy button in the orange box below – you will need your ECF rating code.
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Camberley, GU15 1BB United Kingdom

Club Rapid Championship 2024

Thu July 18 @ 7:30 PM 10:30 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

  • All entrants must be fully paid-up members of Camberley Chess Club, as well as current members of the ECF
Rapid Champion – Julien Shepley
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Camberley, GU15 1BB United Kingdom

Club Blitz Championship 2024

Thu June 6 @ 7:30 PM 10:30 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 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

  • All entrants must be fully paid-up members of Camberley Chess Club, as well as current members of the ECF
Blitz Champion – Colin Purdon
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Camberley, GU15 1BB United Kingdom

2024 Jan Junior Tournament

Another very successful Junior 5 round rapid play Swiss tournament was held in the Band Room at Gordon’s School. There were a record number of entrants.

Well done to all the juniors, the standard of their chess playing has continued to improve. These events are all ECF rated, so the games will go into the ECF rating system.

Thanks to Jon Lloyd and Liam Ball for their excellent running of this and the previous tournaments.

Also thanks to Warren Wright, Steve Harley and Martin Wallman of Camberley Chess Club for their assistance on the day and in promoting these events.

Future events can be found by clicking here

Below is the final results cross table and also some photos of the playing room and the medal winners.

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 are running this popular annual Rapid Play tournament in memory of Keith Richardson on 28th Sep 2024, 10am to 5pm.

Keith was a valued club member from the 1970s, 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 Rapid, 20 min, plus 5 sec.
  • Entrants need to be ECF SILVER MEMBERS or above.
  • Rounds start at 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
  • Prizegiving at 5pm.
  • Cash prizes.
  • Rating price.
  • Best placed Junior prize.
  • Tea and Coffee will be provided.
  • Please organise your lunch, there is a supermarket next door.
  • As in previous years, a significant donation to Parkinson’s UK will be made.

The 2024 event will be 6 rounds not 5 rounds as previously.

You will be able to enter the tournament on this page from May. Entry Fee expected to be £20.

Entrants and results as they happen can be found here 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/

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Camberley, GU15 1BB United Kingdom

2023 Oct Junior Tournament

Camberley Juniors ‘rocked’ at the Gordon’s School hosted competition today. Talking the top three spots! All juniors were great sportsman and supported their team mates.

A couple of special mentions:

  • Joanie and Lucas in their first competition – well done.
  • Imandi – a well deserved and hard fought bronze medal – and the top female!

And a tough battle for top spot saw Aditya take Silver, with the trophy going to Nisandu!

Well done – great competition! Results cross table is below these photos:

2023 Camberley Keith Richardson Rapid Play Tournament

The 2023 Keith Richardson Memorial Tournament was held on Saturday 30th Sep. Keith was a valued club member from the 1970s, an International Correspondence Grandmaster and very well known in the English chess community. He suffered from Parkinson’s disease and died in April 2017.

Thanks to all the players and everyone who helped beforehand and on the day which clearly made it a most enjoyable tournament. Linda on teas and coffees and Angela’s cakes need a special mention!

Around £300 was raised for Parkinson’s Charity including money raised from the sale of cakes and books.

Next year’s Keith Richardson Tournament is planned for 28th Sep 2024.

Reports, photos and videos of 2017 to 2022 previous Keith Richardson events can be found here.

Below are the prize winners, results tables, photos and a video from the event.

Congratulations to the prize winners:

A full list of of all the results is below.

Final Ranking crosstable

Click on the image to go to the chess-results website with other details.

Photos from the event

The playing hall:

Player photos:

The event entry can be found here https://camberleychess.co.uk/event/2023-keith-richardson-memorial-tournament/

Reports, photos and videos of 2017 to 2022 previous Keith Richardson events can be found here.

2023 July Rapid Tournament

Following a successful Blitz tournament in May, Camberley Chess Club held an ECF rated Rapid-play tournament over three consecutive weeks which finished on July 13th.

There were 22 players and some close and exciting finishes.

Julien Shepley was the overall winner with 5.5 points out of 6. Well done Julien!

Great performances by Tural Huseynov in second place with 5 points and Zac Welling in 3rd with 4.5 points. Tim Bland had a very good tournament finishing equal 4th with 4 points.

There were some very good results including all the Junior players with everybody scoring at least 1 point.

Below is the final cross table. For more details click the image.

Some photos

We also had a visit from Louise Ashbery (Surrey Heath Borough Council, Heatherside Councillor).

Louise enjoyed seeing the club and is looking at playing chess herself. She later posted on her Facebook account.

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