Richard Sharp Sir Francis Drake Thomas Hardy W. G. Grace
CHESS IN THE WEST
West of England Chess Union
Joel Garner, Ian Botham, Vivian Richards Malcolm Marshall William Golding Cary Grant
Western Counties Online Championship

 

  • 16th January to 13th March 2022
  • 6 teams, 5 round APA
  • 16 players per team
  • 60 minutes + 15 seconds per move increments.
  • Full details

    2nd Cornwall Spring Congress

    As a result of Covid this congress was not held in 2020 or 2021. We are delighted to announce that entries are now being accepted for its welcome return to the Falmouth Hotel in 2022.

  • 29th April to 1st May 2022
  • Terrace Rooms, Falmouth Hotel, Castle Beach, Falmouth, TR11 4NZ
  • Under 2200, under 1860 and under 1525 sections
  • 5 round Swiss. 75 minutes + 30 seconds per move increments.
  • Incorporates the Cornwall championship (Emigrant Cup), Falmouth Cup and Penwith Cup.
  • Numbers are limited to 80 players, so early entry is advised.
  • Full details with links to brochure and entry form

    52nd Cotswold Congress

    Incorporating the Gloucestershire Individual County Championship. The title will be awarded to the highest scoring eligible player.

  • 3rd June to 5th June 2022
  • The King's School, Gloucester, GL1 2DP
  • Open, Major (under 1860), Minor (under 1635) sections
  • 6 round Swiss. 2 rounds per day at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • Rate of play: 75 minutes + 30 seconds per move increments.
  • Further information along with entry forms can be found at the congress website.
    News update

    News items will be posted here as and when I receive them.

    Ian George


    Last updated 14/1/2022

  • Calendar
    2022
    Jan 16 (Sun) Western Counties Online Championship, Rd.1
    Details here
    Jan 30 (Sun) Western Counties Online Championship, Rd.2
    Details here
       
    Feb 13 (Sun) Western Counties Online Championship, Rd.3
    Details here
    Feb 27 (Sun) Western Counties Online Championship, Rd.4
    Details here
    Mar 13 (Sun) Western Counties Online Championship, Rd.5
    Details here
    Apr 29 (Fri)
    3 days

    2nd Cornwall Spring Congress
    Our booking at the Falmouth Hotel is confirmed and the event will go ahead as planned.
    Numbers are limited to 80 players, so early entry is advised.
    Full details with links to brochure and entry form

    May 13 (Fri)
    3 days
    Frome Congress
    Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 2EF
    Open, Major (under 1950), Intermediate (under 1750), Minor (under 1500)
    5 round Swiss. Fri 1900. Sat and Sun 1000 and 1500.
    Rate of play: 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move.
    Go to the congress website for details and entry forms
    Jun 3 (Fri)
    3 days
    Cotswold Congress
    The King's School, Gloucester, GL1 2DP
    Open, Major (under 1860), Minor (under 1635)
    6 round Swiss. 2 rounds per day at 1000 and 1500.
    Rate of play: 75 minutes + 30 seconds per move.
    Go to the congress website for details and entry forms
    Nov 11 (Fri)
    3 days
    Torbay Congress
    "... we are planning to hold the 2022 Congress at the Toorak Hotel. We hope to start accepting entries for the 2022 Congress around the middle of 2022."
    Congress website
    2023
    Feb 4 (Sat)
    2 days
    Kidlington Congress
    "... we have booked our usual venue, Exeter Hall.
    Further information about next year’s event will be posted when confirmed, and full details along with entry forms will be available later in the year."
    Congress website