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 -

Here is the list of entrants on Any errors or omissions please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • 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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Chess Simultaneous Display – Robert Brown Memorial Charity Fundraiser

Robert Brown was a longstanding chess player for Chingford and London Deaf. Despite massive health problems he got on with life without complaining and was much admired for his positive attitude. He recently died of pulmonary fibrosis aged 57 and Chingford Chess Club is organising a simultaneous chess display for up to 50 players by top ranking chess experts, Grand Master Simon Williams and International Master Richard Bates. Simon and Richard are regular participants in the Southend Congress.

This event is to raise money for Robert’s chosen charity, the British Lung Foundation. All proceeds from entry will go to the charity.

Date – Friday 10th March 2017 – 19.15 for 19.30 start.

Venue – Wanstead House Community Centre, 21The Green, Wanstead E11 2NT – just by Wanstead Central Line Station. The large hall in the back garden. There will be a cash bar and cafe available in the hall.

Cost – £12 adults  £8 Juniors.

Contact Chingford Chess Club asap – first come first served for tickets:

Brian Spear: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Robin Oakley: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Getting started...

This is the new Website for the Southend Easter Chess Congress, which will take place this year from 14-17 April 2017 at the same venue as before:

Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2UN

Online Entry form is now available: 2017 Entry Form

This new site is in course of construction.


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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.

Get me there

 Click the link for directions to

 The Southend Congress

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