The 64th Southend Easter Chess Congress is here! The Entry Form is now available, both as online entry (pay by card via Stripe) and PDF download. EARLYBIRD discount! Follow the links below.
The weekend opens with the FIDE Rapid on Thursday, 14 April 2022, with three sections, Open/Major/Minor, 6 Rounds at G25+5, 10.30 am to 6 pm. This is followed by five 7-Round sections starting on Friday 15 April 2022 until 18 April 2022, headed by the FIDE Southend Open and supported by the FIDE/ECF U1900 and three ECF rated sections, U1750, U1600 and U1450. For eligibility, we are using the February rating lists.
For Essex entrants, the highest placed competitor in the FIDE Open will be awarded the title of Essex Champion.
Guaranteed minimum £3,000 Prize Fund. We have chosen a flexible route for the expression of prizes in the current conditions, showing prizes in percentage terms, with a guide amount indicating the minimum prizes, which will increase as entries allow.
We will also have a live games broadcast of the top three boards in the FIDE Open. Bookstall by Chess & Bridge.
Don’t delay! Enter by 20 February for a 10% discount – enter Coupon code EARLYBIRD in the online entry form (pay by card). Make this deduction manually if paying by BACS or cheque.