4 sections: Open, Team 600, Team 500 and Team 400.
Sunday 25th February 2018
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
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
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 15
finish the game, with an increment of 15 seconds per move from move
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 email@example.com or to 01223
842197. Entries by 11th February 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.
The EACU Closed Championship 2018
The EACU Closed Championship takes place at Whittlesford Memorial Hall on 10th and 11th March 2018.