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I am trialing entry for players via the website "https://congress.org.uk" if successful this will allow players to both enter and pay Online.  This is something I've been asked for numerous times.

"DOCKLANDS CHESS" is not immune from the rises in the Cost of Living.



Dates for 2023 are now confirmed!

Thank you for your patience and support.

Welcome to the home of "Docklands Chess Club".

A chess 'experience' for everyone.  Whether you're an expert or just a beginner you'll find some games to suit your ability.

My special thanks to Jacques Tivillier for making this YouTube video;                                                                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_BJDN3fGp0&feature=youtu.be

Take a look at the above feature!

The 111th tournament has been supported by 32 players!  Thank you one and all!

My personal thanks to each and everyone who supported us!  A special thanks to all who helped with the furniture and equipment setting up and down.

yElena sends her thanks and best wishes.  She says that she enjoyed meeting everyone and looks forward to offering more edible delights next time.

See the results page for the list of Prize-Winners.

Please come and join us again, in Poplar, on Saturday 29th April for the 4th tournament of 2023!


Format:- Our 13th Year in Poplar - with a FIDE rated Major

6 x 60 Minute Rounds with a 30 minute break for lunch after Round 3 finishes at 2pm.

Digital DGT clocks are used now and so the rate of play will be 25 minutes plus a 5 second increment from move 1, in each round.

Play starts at approximately 10.30am.

Round Two at 11.45am.

Round Three at 1.00pm

Lunch Break!

Round Four at 2.30pm

Round Five at 3.45pm

Round Six at 5.00pm

Giving out of the prizes by 6.20 pm.-before if possible!

Two rating bands - Minor below 1650 ECF and Major below 2000 FIDE.

Entry Fee (if notified in advance of intention to play) ; £32 with a £4 discount for junior players under 18 and senior players over 60.

NO LATE ENTRIES on the day!

Fee includes unlimited tea & coffee between 1:00pm & 3:00pm plus a buffet style lunch before 2:30pm!


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