25-28 March 2016
Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2UN
Generously supported by the Essex Chess Association
Chief Organiser: Gavin Strachan
Arbiters: Adam Raoof, Norman Went
- Southend FIDE Open, 7 rounds, FIDE-rated
- Weekenders, each 5 Rounds, ECF-graded
- Leigh-on-Sea U170
- Westcliff U145
- Southchurch U120
- Thorpe Bay U95
SCHEDULE FIDE OPEN
Friday 25th March – Rounds 1 and 2 at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm
Saturday 26th March – Rounds 2 and 3 at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm
Sunday 27th March – Rounds 4 and 5 at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm
Monday 28th March – Final Round 7 at 11:00 am
Rate of play – FIDE Open
All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds a move from the start.
Saturday 26th March – Rounds 1, 2 and 3 at 10:30 am, 2:00 pm and 5.30 pm
Sunday 27th March – Rounds 4 and 5 at 10:30 am and 2:00 pm
Rate of Play Weekenders
All moves in 60 minutes, plus 30 seconds a move from the start.
The Essex Championship, awarded to the highest placed eligible competitor in the FIDE Open, was won by IM Richard Pert (Brentwood).
The Essex Minor Championship awarded to the highest placed eligible player in the FIDE Open graded under 160 was won by Peter Laundy (Basildon).