Tournaments and events
Members can take part in a wide range of chess tournaments and events at club, county and national level. We hope to organise more events in due course as the club grows.
Club Championship: An all-play-all competition running through the whole season to find the best player in the club that year. 2022-23 winner - Paul Masters
Club Challengers: An all-play-all competition running through the whole season for those not playing in the championship. 2022-23 - Tom Brown
Club Rapid-Play: An all-play-all competition at a 30-minute time control running through the whole season. 2022-23 winner - Nigel Hosken
Rapid-Play Swiss: Five rounds at 10 minutes plus a 7-second increment. 2022 winner - Richard Freeman
North Gloucestershire events
Lightning evening: A pre-Christmas event where moves must be made when the buzzer sounds every 10 seconds! 2022 winners - Andy Horton and Simon Fowler
Rapid-play Swiss: A Swiss tournament is one in which in each round players are paired with those on the same or similar scores in the tournament. Time control is 20 minutes plus a 10-second increment per move. 2022 winners - Joey Stewart & John Jenkins (Wotton Hall & Stroud Chess Clubs)
Peter Harrison Trophy: A knock-out cup played in several rounds over the season to handicap rules of bewildering complexity. You have to be there! Cheltenham entered two teams this year. 2022-23 winners - Cirencester
North Glos Individual: A Swiss tournament played over several rounds to normal league time controls, finishing in the Spring.
Members keen to play on a bigger stage can enter regional and national chess congresses.
Upcoming local events include the Swindon Rapid Play Congress on Saturday 7th October - https://swindonchessevents.yolasite.com - and the Witney Congress onthe weekend of 4/5 November - http://www.witneychess.co.uk