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Well, that's it for 2020!  Sorry!!  The new Lockdown means that I'm unable to return to stage OTB play this year!

Sanitising and PPE will be a must whenever we can return in 2021!


Happy New Year everyone!  Missing you all.

Here's hoping for a return as soon as things allow.


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 95th tournament has been supported by 34 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.

yElena's food will be available again at Adam Raoof's event in Golders Green on ??!  We now no longer cater at Hampstead.

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

Please come and join us again, in Poplar, on Saturday ?? for the ?? event of the New Year.


Format:- Our 11th Year in Poplar - a new FIDE 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 grading bands - Minor below 130 ECF and Major below 2000 FIDE and 175 ECF.

Entry Fee (if notified in advance of intention to play) ; £25 with a £2 discount for a junior player under 18.  £28 on the day!


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