We are pleased to announce that our 2021 Club Championship will take place online over the summer. Go here and click the blue Play button to enter!
From our recent member survey, we know that many members are looking forward to the resumption of over-the-board chess events, and were hoping for an in-person Club Championship this year.
However, we have unfortunately found it infeasible to plan such an event this summer (at least in a form that we think would be widely attractive to members), because of the UK government’s decision to delay the transition to “Step 4” of the roadmap out of lockdown until 19th July, coupled with stringent rules continuing to be imposed by our venue requiring mask-wearing and social distancing.
Therefore, the 2021 Club Championship will be an online event, similar to the one in 2020. The details are as follows:
This schedule means there are several weeks with both a LOCL Season 3 match and a Championship round. (We have avoided our AGM on 15th July.) See our full calendar for details. Please bear this in mind when deciding whether to enter.
We regret this overlap, but felt it was unavoidable: LOCL matches are every week, and even if we wait until Season 3 finishes on 18th August, history suggests there may not be time to complete a Championship before Season 4 starts.
If you have any questions, please email Adam Raoof, our Championship Director.
We look forward to seeing you in the Championship! You can find a list of stories about this tournament here.