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
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.
    1st Cornwall Autumn Congress

    We are delighted to announce that entries are now being accepted for the 1st Cornwall Autumn Congress which will be held in the ballroom of the Queen's Hotel, Penzance from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th October 2022.

  • Open, Under 1975, Under 1750 and under 1550 sections
  • 5 round Swiss. 75 minutes + 30 seconds per move increments.
  • Total prize fund: £2,000
  • Full details with link to online entry form and brochure

    News update

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

    Ian George


    Last updated 18/5/2022

  • Calendar
    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
    Oct 14 (Fri)
    3 days
    2nd Cornwall Autumn Congress
    Queen's Hotel, The Promenade, TR18 4HG, Penzance
    Open, Major (under 1975), Intermediate (under 1750), Minor (under 1550)
    5 round Swiss. Fri 1900. Sat and Sun 1000 and 1430.
    Rate of play: 75 minutes + 30 seconds per move.
    Total prize fund: £2,000
    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