18th to 22nd April 2019
Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive, Southend, SS1 2UN
Generously supported by the Essex Chess Association
Arbiters: Adam Raoof, Norman Went, Michael Flatt
This year, two new features were added. Starting a day earlier than normal, the Congress began on Thursday 18 April 2019 with Rounds 1 and 2 of a 9-Round FIDE Masters event and a one day Rapid over 6 Rounds.
- MASTERS – 9 ROUNDS;
- RAPID – 6 ROUNDS;
- FIVE 7-ROUND SECTIONS;
- FIDE Open to all;
- FIDE Under 1900 and Under ECF 160;
- ECF Under 145;
- ECF Under 120;
- ECF Under 95;
Thursday 18th April – Rounds 1 and 2 at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm
Friday 19th April – Rounds 3 and 4 at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm
Saturday 20th April – Rounds 5 and 6 at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm
Sunday 21st April – Rounds 7 and 8 at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm
Monday 22nd April – Final Round 9 at 11:00 am
SCHEDULE – ALL OTHER EVENTS
Friday 19th April – Rounds 1 and 2 at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm
Saturday 20th April – Rounds 3 and 4 at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm
Sunday 21st April – Rounds 5 and 6 at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm
Monday 22nd April – Final Round 7 at 11:00 am
ALL tournaments consist of 7 rounds. 90 minutes per player per game PLUS 30 seconds per move. All events are ECF graded and the Masters, Open and U1900 are also FIDE rated.
Essex Championship Awarded to the highest placed eligible player in the FIDE Open, was won by John Moore (Writtle).
Essex Minor Championship Awarded to the highest placed eligible competitor in the FIDE U1900/ ECF U160, was won by Ellie Gamal (Basildon).