The following events at speed chess are run by the Association:

  • Essex Team Bliz Championship Sponsored by King & King – Organiser and Controller, Ivor Smith
  • Essex Lightning Championship – Organiser, Ivor Smith, Controller Ian Hunnable
  • Essex Rapid Championship – Organiser and Controller, Ian Hunnable (ECA Tournament Secretary)
  • Essex Blitz Championship – Organiser and Controller, Ian Hunnable (ECA Tournament Secretary)

Essex Blitz Championship 2018-19

Inaugurated in 2016, this event at 5 mins + 4 secs per move increment (equates to 9 minutes per clock over 60 moves). The 3rd Blitz Championship will be held at Wanstead House, on 22 September 2018.

Essex Team Blitz Championship 2018-19

Teams of four, minimum of 7 minutes blitz.

Essex Lightning Championship 2018-19

For individuals. This is “buzzer” chess at 10 seconds a move, six rounds. When the buzzer sounds (every ten seconds) the player on move must make their move, not before the buzzer, not after. Good fun!

Essex Rapid Championships 2018-19

For individuals. Rapid chess at 20 minutes plus 10 seconds per move.


All of these events are ESSEX CLOSED events.