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BREAKING NEWS:   A very Happy New Year to all our chess friends and supporters!!

The January tournament is going ahead!  No further restrictions announced so it will be going ahead as planned!

Dates for 2022 are now confirmed!

Thank you for your patience and support.  yElena & I hope that you've come through the last 22 months unscathed and can't wait to get back to playing OTB as soon as possible.


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 98th tournament has been supported by 33 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 no longer be available at Adam Raoof's event in Golders Green as we've decided after nearly 10 enjoyable years to retire from it.  We wish Adam continued success with this great series of tournaments!

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

Please come and join us again, in Poplar, on Saturday 22nd January for the first tournament of the New Year!


Format:- Our 12th Year in Poplar - 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) ; £30 with a £5 discount for a junior player under 18. NO LATE ENTRIES on the day!  Fee includes unlimited tea & coffee plus a buffet style lunch!


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