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The Southend Easter Congress will NOT take place in 2021

It had been hoped to resume the series in 2021, but with the second wave taking us to Tier 4, that will not happen.
It is now earnestly hoped to resume the series in 2022.

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No Congress in 2021

Back on 13 March 2020 we were forced to cancel the 2020 Southend Easter Chess Congress due to the impending situation with the Covid-19 pandemic. At that time, we earnestly hoped to resume the series of Southend Easter Chess Congresses in 2021. However, as feared might be the case, a new wave is upon usContinue reading “No Congress in 2021”

The 2020 Congress

In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Congress, which would have been the 64th Southend Easter Chess Congress, was cancelled on 13th March 2020 and all Entry Fees from those who had entered, have been returned. Not long after cancellation, the venue, Southend Adult Community College, was closed until further notice, so theContinue reading “The 2020 Congress”

When will the Congress return?

What the future holds, we can only wait to see. The organisers, Giant Chess, are committed to resuming the series of great Southend Chess Congresses as soon as this is possible. So long as social-distancing is in force, over-the-board chess is not practical. Of course, if the virus returns next year, we may find ourselvesContinue reading “When will the Congress return?”

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