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May Update: 

The ECF has issued a helpful set of draft Covid precautions for playing chess.   Details of these and previous ECF and Government statements  can be found  here together with Martin Simons’ end of August update.

Online Chess for Local Players

Ringwood Tournaments

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 pmAlternates between individual events and Team Battles
Wednesdays at 7:30 pmThemed individual events
Saturdays at 2:00 pmIndividual events

Details of upcoming events, including Team Battles and Wednesday themes are here.

Interested?   Please see the instructions on how to join and past results.


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.

Please see the instructions on how to join in or email Phil Holden