We are happy to announce that we are reopening the Chess Club on Friday 3 September. This includes the junior section.

We have sole use of both rooms on Friday evenings.

Adrian is planning on running a rapidplay chess event on the website starting this October. If there are over 6 entrants It will be an all play all event, if 6 or fewer it will be a double round all play all.

The closing date for entries is Friday 8th October, and the draw will be made shortly after that date. The format is 25 minutes + 10 seconds a move (25|10), and there will be approximately a round per week with the Sunday being the closing date to play each round.

Entry is free for club members, and it is up to the players which day and time the game is played. White normally sends a challenge to his opponent. Results only count towards a rating and will not affect any ECF grade. As the Eastbourne chess club is now open, games can also be played over the board if both players wish. In this case the game does not count towards either an ECF grade or an internet grade.

Please let Adrian know if you want to enter by the closing date.

All are invited to return to the Club and new members are most welcome. If you do not plan to return to the Club, please let the club secretary know.

Due to Covid we expect you to follow these basic rules:

Do not come to the Club if you have Covid symptoms
Anyone with cold or flu symptoms is also asked to stay at home, please
On arrival please use the hand sanitizer
Wearing a mask is optional
Windows will be open as much as possible during play
No refreshments. If you need tap water please wash your glass up afterwards

The Mid Sussex League AGM is on Tuesday 7 September. Only one representative per club is allowed at the meeting. If you have any proposals for the meeting please contact one of the club representatives.

I hope to see you all on 3 September.

Eastbourne Chess Club is running a number of on-line events

Please see the Contact Us if you would like to join us for these events.

The Mid Sussex Chess League (MSCL) is running online competitions on . The full details can be found on the LMS system (see Fixtures page).

The Club has an adult team (Eastbourne) in the Summer Online League Swiss which has 8 teams of four players. This plays on some Wednesdays between June and September and Colin Clark is captain.
There is also a junior division summer online league, in which Eastbourne juniors have 2 teams of 4. These both have Rasa as (non playing) captain.

The Club is running a 25|10 competition on 4 times a year. The requirement is to be a member of the Eastbourne Official chess club. The summer competition is about half way through, with 10 rounds.

The online Eastbourne team is currently halfway through a Swiss tournament –  

The club has also entered an “Eastbourne Juniors” team in the online mid Sussex juniors league –