Events

Club Schedule for 2019

Jan 10 – Restart for Winter/Spring sessions
Jan 24 – Friendly match vs Peterborough (away)
Apr 04 – Last evening before Easter holiday break

Apr 25 – Club AGM (to be confirmed)

May 02 – Restart for Spring/Summer sessions
Jul 18 – Last evening before Summer holiday break

Sep 12 – Restart for Autumn/Winter sessions
Dec 12 – Christmas Social (last club evening before Christmas, to be confirmed)

UK Chess Events

A full list of chess events in the UK can be found on English Chess Federation Events

February 2019

Feb 08-10 – Castle Chess 6th Dudley Congress
@ Quality Hotel, Birmingham Road, Dudley
Fri @ 7:00 pm – Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm
Approx 1 hr 40 mins car travel from Stamford
Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@mrcorfe.co.uk Web: http://www.castlechess.co.uk [MAP]
One of a series of events held around the country – a small, relaxed event. 6 rounds – Open including Premier U175, Major U155 including Intermediate U135, Minor U115 including Challengers U95
PRIZES – expected £180 per section but not guaranteed, plus at least one grading prize in each section. Prizes are dependent on entries | Entry form

Feb 22-24 – Doncaster Chess Congress
@ Hall Cross School, Thorne Road, Doncaster
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm
Approx 1 hr 20 mins car travel from Stamford
Contact: Peter Ackley Email: peterackley@hotmail.com Web: http://mannchess.org.uk/doncong.htm [MAP]
Sections – Open, U171, U146, U126; each entry fee £32, 1st prize £300, 2nd £150, 3rd £100 plus grading prizes | Entry form

March 2019

Mar 23-24 – 44th Nottingham Congress
@ Nottingham High School Waverley Mount Nottingham NG7 4ED
Mar 23 @ 9:45 am – Mar 24 @ 5:45 pm
Approx 1 hr 10 mins car travel from Stamford
Contact: Robert Richmond Email: robrchmnd@aol.com Web: http://NottsChess.org [MAP]
5 rounds, OPEN, U165, U135, U110. OPEN first prize £1,000. Free entry to GMs, IMs, WGMs & WIMs. Online entry via the NottsChess website

April 2019

Apr 06-07 – 37th St. Albans Chess Congress
@ St. Columba’s College, King Harry Lane, St.Albans, Herts AL3 4AW
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm
Approx 1 hr 35 mins car travel from Stamford
Contact: Terry Douse Email: stalbanscongress@yahoo.co.uk [MAP]
5 round Swiss, 5 graded sections. Large playing hall with an extensive free car park

May 2019

May 31 – East Anglian Chess Union Congress
@ King Edward VII Memorial Hall, High Street, Newmarket
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm
Approx 1 hr 15 mins car travel from Stamford
Contact: Richard Freeman Email: richard@fcasolutions.co.uk [MAP]
A 5 round Swiss tournament with three sections: Open, Under-170 and Under-130. The Open section will be FIDE-rated as well as ECF-graded; the Under-170 and Under-130 sections will be ECF-graded only. There is one round on the Friday evening, two on the Saturday and two on the Sunday | Entry form