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Southend Easter Congress

30/03/2018 - 02/04/2018

30 March – 2 April, 2018
At Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2UN

Generously supported by the Essex Chess Association

Chief Organiser: Adam Raoof

Arbiters: Adam Raoof, Norman Went, Michael Flatt and Tim Dickinson

The Southend Easter Chess Congress is taking place from Friday 30 March to Monday 2nd April 2018.
  • The Southend Congress offers more rounds than most weekend chess tournaments and more opportunities to play chess, with longer time controls!
  • TWO half point byes are available if you can’t make one of the days;
  • Fischer timings with thirty seconds added every time you make a move;
  • later start times.


Online Entry | Downloadable Entry Form (pdf) | List of Entrants


Friday 30th March – Rounds 1 and 2 at 11am and 4pm
Saturday 31st March  – Rounds 3 and 4 at 11am and 4pm
Sunday 1st April – Rounds 5 and 6 at 11am and 4pm
Monday 2nd April  – Final Round 7 at 11am

  • two rounds a day;
  • shorter breaks between games;
  • earlier finish times so you can take advantage of the free membership of the social club over the road!
  • plenty of alternatives for travel including plentiful free parking and easy railway links;
  • lots of reasonably priced local accommodation;
  • light refreshments will be on sale during the congress kindly provided by yElena Went;
  • lunchtime talks from top players;
  • live coverage of the top games on the Internet;
  • pairings and results available on Chess results.com overnight and live;


will be awarded to the highest placed eligible player in the FIDE Open.




Southend Adult Community College
Ambleside Drive
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2UN
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