The ECF has issued a statement outlining a staged approach to restarting chess which is in line with the Roadmap Out Of Lockdown which the Government issued in February. Details of the ECF and Government statements can be found here together with Martin Simons’ end of August update and four previous ECF statements.
Online Chess for Local Players
While the coronavirus is disrupting face-to-face chess Martin Clancy is organising regular free tournaments on Lichess for players from all local clubs. All events are 90 minutes long and played at 5 minutes + 3 seconds time controls. The schedule is as follows:
|Mondays at 7:30 pm||Alternates between individual events and Team Battles|
|Wednesdays at 7:30 pm||Themed individual events|
|Saturdays at 2:00 pm||Individual events|
Details of upcoming events, including Team Battles and Wednesday themes are here.
Wimborne U125 Tournaments
Wimborne are also running a tournament that is open to local players graded under 125 old money, played at the slower rate of 20 minutes and 10 seconds increment. It is held every Tuesday from 2 pm to 5 pm.