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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.


Peter Harrison tournament - Cheltenham Pawns beat Cheltenham Pieces 2-4 (sic) in the quarter-finals and play Cirencester in the semis on 28th March.






Club competitions

Club Championship: An all-play-all competition running through the whole season to find the best player in the club that year. 2021-22 winner - David Horton

Club Challengers: An all-play-all competition running through the whole season for those not playing in the championship. 2021-22 - Not held

Club Rapid-Play: An all-play-all competition at a 30-minute time control running through the whole season. 2021-22 winner - Nigel Hosken

Rapid-Play Swiss: Five rounds at 10 minutes plus a 7-second increment. Held this year on 24th November. 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! 2022-23 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. 2021-22 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. 2021-22 - Not held. 2022-23 - 28th March semi-final


Chess Congresses

Members keen to play on a bigger stage can enter regional and national chess congresses. Details for the 2022-23 season will be posted here nearer the time.

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