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The Southend Congress returns!
14-18 April 2022

Chess played in England’s newest City!

Congress Prize Fund updated Download here

64th Southend Easter Chess Congress
14-18 April 2022

Southend Adult Community College
Ambleside Drive, Southend, SS1 2UN

Pairings and results on chess-results.com and the top three boards in the Southend FIDE Open are alll available from the above buttons.

The Festival got off to a lively start with the 2nd Southend Rapid on Thursday, 14 April. FM David Haydon won the Open 5½/6, Luoke Wang went a half point better with a clean 6/6 to win the Major and Huzaifa Baig won the Minor with 5/6. More in our blog item (see below).

Playing sessions

Friday-Sunday: 11.00–15.00*; and 16.00–20.00*
Monday: 11.00–15.00*
* Finish times approximate

SCCU Individual Championship 2022 with British Championship Qualifying Place (FIDE Open)

Essex Championship (FIDE Open)

Essex Minor Championship (U1900)

Entries this year have set new records for the modern era (post 2014), exceeding the 138 entries of the 2015 Congress, with 146 in this year’s event.

With a strong entry for the Open, we look forward to some thrilling chess over the weekend. Whether playing or watching, you can follow events right here.

Congress Prize Fund

The Guaranteed Minimum Prize Fund of £3,000 has now been replaced by the Congess Prize Fund and is increased to £4,170 with both increased and new Prizes.

The new and final Congress Prize Fund can be downloaded below.

Congress Prize Fund (pdf)

Rating Prizes

The Rating Prizes in this year’s Congress will be as below. The second Rating Prize in the Open is additional to those advertised in the Entry Form. The U1750 Rating Prize, previously withdrawn, has been reinstated – see blog article below “Retraction and apology”.

Rating Prizes will be presented for the best score by player(s) within the rating bands shown. In the Open, the U2000 rating band extends from 1999-1800 inclusive and the lower band 1799 and below.

Open
U2000-1800
U1800

U1900 section
U1600

U1750 section
U1590

U1600 section
U1480

U1450 section
U1300

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Retraction and apology

The Organisers have considered comments made by Gert de Block on a previous blog article headed “Rating Prizes”. We thank Gert for having expressed these views and agree to reinstate the Rating Prize for the U1750 section. We apologise for having withdrawn the prize in contradiction to the prizes as published in the Entry Form.Continue reading “Retraction and apology”

Congress Prize Fund

The Guaranteed Minimum Prize Fund of £3,000 has now been replaced by the Congess Prize Fund and is increased to £4,170 with both enhanced and new Prizes. The new prizes are Third Prize in each section of the Rapid and a second Rating Prize in the Open. However, the Rating Prize in the U1750 sectionContinue reading “Congress Prize Fund”

Rating Prizes

The Rating Prizes in this year’s Congress will be as below. The second Rating Prize in the Open is additional to those advertised in the Entry Form. However, no Rating Prize is being awarded in the U1750 which had only six players, playing for three prizes. Update 20 April 2022: The U1750 Rating Prize hasContinue reading “Rating Prizes”

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