Southend returns

The Southend Easter Chess Congress, last run in 2019 and sidelined by covid in 2020 (cancelled) and 2021, makes its return to the Essex chess scene – 14 April 2022 to 18 April 2022. The congress starts on Thursday 14 April, with the 2nd Southend FIDE Rapid, then the conventional 7-round events Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April: FIDE U1900, ECF U1750, ECF U1600 and ECF U1450. The U1600 section includes the Frank Sealey Prize kindly donated in Frank’s […]

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No Southend Congress in 2021

Back on 13 March 2020 the 2020 Southend Easter Chess Congress was cancelled due to the impending situation with the Covid-19 pandemic. This decision was justified just four days later, when the country entered national lockdown. At that time, the organisers hoped to be able to resume the series of Southend Easter Chess Congresses in 2021. However, as feared might be the case, a new wave is upon us and the Covid Alert level in London and the South East […]

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