The Southend Easter Chess Congress is taking place from Friday 14 to Monday 17 April 2017. You can still take part and receive two half point byes for the games you missed today!

Head to the online entry form using this link -

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  • The Southend Congress offers more rounds than most weekend chess tournaments and more opportunities to play chess, with longer time controls!
  • TWO half point byes are available if you can't make one of the days;
  • Fischer timings with thirty seconds added every time you make a move;
  • later start times;
Friday 14th April - Rounds 1 and 2 at 11am and 4pm
Saturday 15th April - Rounds 3 and 4 at 11am and 4pm
Sunday 16th April - Rounds 5 and 6 at 11am and 4pm
Monday 17th April - Final Round 7 at 11am
  • two rounds a day;
  • shorter breaks between games;
  • earlier finish times so you can take advantage of the free membership of the social club over the road!
  • plenty of alternatives for travel including plentiful free parking and easy railway links;
  • lots of reasonably priced local accommodation;
  • light refreshments will be on sale during the congress kindly provided by yElena Went;
  • lunchtime talks from top players;
  • live coverage of the top games on the Internet;
  • pairings and results available on Chess overnight and live;

PS - The Congress currently lacks a sponsor. If you would be interested in sponsoring this Tournament please get in touch with Adam: 100% of your sponsorship will go towards the Prize fund for 2018.

2017 Congress page | 2017 Congress online entry
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Website features

You can find these features on the 2018 Congress menu, or simply click the links below!

Linked features are available now. Non-linked features will be available in due course.

We have access to a small number of sensory boards and plan to broadcast the top three games in the FIDE Open each round. Currently we are showing a test page from New York 1927. This new DGT LiveChess Cloud format is best viewed with Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Safari and Firefox, but it doesn't work so well with IE11.

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 The Southend Congress

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