Calendar 2017

EACU Team Championships

  • 4 sections: Open, Team 600, Team 500 and Team 400.
  • Sunday 9th. April 2017
  • Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Road, Bury St. Edmunds IP32 7EE
  • Teams consist of 4 players from the EACU but not necessarily from the same club.
  • EACU players are those living in or from clubs located in or affiliated to Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk or Suffolk.
  • Also eligible are people born in the county, 5 years residence in the county at any time, or currently attending a school college or university in the county.
  • The Team 600 is for teams with an aggregate grade of 600 or less in the January list though for this calculation anyone with a grade under 100 will be taken as 100.
  • The Team 500 is a team with an aggregate grade of 500 or less though for this calculation anyone with a grade under 75 will be taken as 75.
  • The Team 400 is for teams with an aggregate grade of 400 or less though for this calculation anyone with a grade under 50 will be taken as 50.
  • There will be a cash prize for the team with most game points in each category but the number and value of prizes will depend on the number of entries.
  • The event uses the county match format of 2 rounds starting at 10.00 and 2.30. If digital clocks are available for all boards of a match, the standard time control will be 36 moves in 80 minutes, followed by 10 minutes to finish the game, with an increment of 15 seconds per move from move one.
  • The exact format of the competition will depend on the number of entries. The entry fee is £20 per team payable on the day. Any player who is not a member of the ECF needs to pay an extra £5. The clubs that won the top division of the six EACU county leagues (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Bury League) in the last season are entitled to enter a team of entirely their club players at half price into the Open.
  • Tea and coffee will be provided free of charge.
  • Enquiries and entries should be made to ribbs@waitrose.com or to 01223 842197. Entries by 28th March if possible please though an early indication that you might raise a team would also be much appreciated. Later entries at the organiser's discretion.
  • If you do not have the four players for a team I should be able to put you in touch with others who would like to play.
  • Dons June Swiss

    • The Dons June Swiss begins on Monday June 5th.
    • The Cambridgeshire Rapidplay

      • The Cambridgeshire Rapidplay takes place on Sunday 24th September.
      • The Norfolk Championship

        • The Norfolk Championship takes place on 30th September and 1st October.
        • The 35th Bury St Edmunds Congress

          • The Bury St Edmunds Congress takes place on 28th and 29th October.
          • The 3rd Lowestoft Rapidplay

            • The Lowestoft rapidplay takes place on Sunday 12th November.

Calendar 2018

The Norfolk Rapidplay

  • The Norfolk rapidplay takes place on the 28th January.