British Championships ....

26 July 2020

The 2020 British Rapidplay Championships have also been cancelled. The event, due to have taken place at Leeds Trinity University, has been rebooked at the same venue for 27-28 November 2021.

British Chess Championship

3 August 2019

Below is a list of the 3Cs' players who took part in the various competitions at the 2019 British Championships in Torquay.

British Championship - Stephen Gordon, Adam Ashton, Sarah Longson
AM Open - Mitchell Burke
FIDE under 2050 - Mitchell Burke
FIDE under 1900 - Kevin Ye
ECF under 100 - Everson Correa, Rebecca Correa
Under 11s - Ethan Gardiner, Rebecca Correa
Under 10s - Tim Ye
Under 9s - Alannah Ashton, Edward Correa
Under 8s - Alannah Ashton
Rapidplay - Kevin Ye
Blitz - Mitchell Burke, Kevin Ye


A "live" chess game at the 2018 British Championships in Hull with people being used as the various pieces on the board.

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26 June 2020

In 2021, the British Chess Championships will again be held in Torquay. After the Coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation of the booking for this year, this is the simplest, most economic option available to the ECF. The schedule has yet to be finalised, but the festival will start on Thursday 22nd July or Friday 23rd July with events running until Sunday 1st August. A schedule will be published as soon as we are able.

It is intended to start the British Chess Championship itself on Saturday 24th July with the final matches, including playoffs, if required, on Sunday 1st August. However, this will be dependent on which dates FIDE chooses to run the Olympiad, and will be confirmed once we have been able to take that into account.

Prior to the British Championships, the Glorney Cup and the other associated events will be held at the same venue, starting on Monday 19th July.

15 May 2020

3Cs' Andy Horton finished as runner-up in the English online blitz championships, losing to Marcus Harvey in the final but only after an excellent semi-final victory against Grandmaster Gawain Jones.

Sarah Longson also qualifed for the finals of the women's event but lost in the round of the last 16.

The draw for both events can be seen via these links ...

4 August 2019

3Cs at the 2019 British Championship

Grandmaster Stephen Gordon finished 5th in the 2019 British Championships, scoring 6 points out of 9 while Fide Master Adam Ashton ended on 5 points having achieved a win and two draws during the competition against Grandmasters.

Allanah Ashton will be having her name added to the 3Cs' Roll of Honour at the club after winning the Girls' under-8s' British Championships at Torquay.

Everson Correa finished as runner-up in the under-100 section while Mitchell Burke was also among the prizes by achieving fourth place (out of 75) in the blitz event.

The photographs below show Stephen and Adam in action during the main British Championship event (Adam playing Mickey Adams, the eventual winner) as well as Alannah with her under-8s' trophy; Everson receiving his award from event organiser Kevin Staveley, and Mitchell playing in the blitz tournament against Grandmaster Keith Arkell who went on to win the competition.

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