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Welcome to the home of "Docklands Chess Club".

As an incentive to try and increase attendance at these monthly events I ask players to bring-along-a-new-friend to our rapid-plays.  In return I will give a £5 discount, on the entry fee, to both 'friends'!  So, if you bring-along four new friends you'll get yourself a free entry whilst they will get a £5 discount each as well.

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

The 78th tournament has been supported by 40 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 a NEW event, the 1st Kingston Rapid Chess Tournament on Saturday 28th July!

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

Please come and join us again, in Poplar, on Saturday 21st July 2018 for the seventh event of 2018.


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

I'm pleased to say that the new digital DGT clocks have arrived 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 10.30 am.

Prize Giving at approximately 6.20 pm.-before if possible!

Two grading bands - Minor below 130 and Major below 171.

Entry Fee (if notified in advance of intention to play) ; £22 with a £2 discount for a junior player under 18.  £25 on the day!


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