The Essex Knockout competition goes back many years. Originally, this was a standardplay competition playing thoughout the regular League season. However, this eventually fell in popularity until it was in a moribund state.

The competition was revived in 2001 as a summer event in rapidplay format, each match being two G30 rounds. This page records the winners of the Summer Rapidplay Knockout.

A Plate competition was added in 2003.

Knockout winners

Year

Winners

Score

Opponents

 

Year

Winners

Score

Opponents

2001

Ilford

11-1

Chelmsford

2011

Barking*

*6-6

Writtle

2002

Ilford

7½-4½

Writtle

2012

Barking

8-4

Wanstead A

2003

Ilford

6½-5½

Barking

2013

Wanstead A

9½-2½

Ilford

2004

Barking

6½-5½

Wanstead A

2014

Writtle

6½-5½

Wanstead A

2005

Writtle*

*6-6

Barking

2015

Barking A*

*5-5

Writtle

2006

Writtle

9-3

Barking

2016

Writtle

6-4

Wanstead A

2007

Barking

6½-5½

Wanstead

2017

Writtle

5½-4½

Wanstead A

2008

Writtle

7-5

Barking

2018

Barking A

5½-4½

Writtle

2009

Barking

8½-3½

Writtle

2019

Wanstead B

7½-2½

Wanstead A

2010

Barking

9½-2½

Ilford

*=Won on tie-break    Note: from 2015 number of boards was reduced to 5.

Plate winners

Year

Winners

Score

Opponents

 

Year

Winners

Score

Opponents

2003

Chelmsford

7-5

Wanstead B

2012

Ilford

7½-4½

Southend

2004

Ilford

9½-2½

Wanstead B

2013

Upminster

8-4

Wanstead B

2005

Wanstead A

9½-2½

Upminster

2014

Upminster A

9½-2½

Upminster B

2006

Ilford

6½-5½

Chlemsford

2015

Upminster A

6-4

Wanstead C

2007

Upminster

7-5

Thurrock

2016

Barking B*

*5-5

Wanstead B

2008

Roding & Loughton

6½-5½

Brentwood

2017

Upminster A

7½-2½

Upminster B

2009

Upminster

6½-5½

Thurrock

2018

Wanstead A

7½-2½

Ilford

2010

Upminster

7-5

Basildon

2019

Upminster A

8½-1½

Barking B

2011

Thurrock

5½-2½

Ilford

*=Won on tie-break    Note: from 2015 number of boards was reduced to 5.