2016 Finals

KCCA Tournament Finals

Kent County Chess Association held its finals at St Anselm’s Centre, Dartford on Sunday 8th May 2016. This was the first time the finals had been held at this venue, which proved to be pleasant and airy.

David Sedgwick , Senior Arbiter of the English Chess Federation, directed play, assisted at the Control Desk by Richard Haddrell, Chief Grader for England and Kent.

Alan Hanreck of Charlton club and Tyrone Jefferies of Rochester club helped collate and post results.

After an afternoon’s concentrated effort by the 14 teams contesting the 7 cups on offer, David Sedgwick, assisted by Michael Wiltshire, KCCA Chairman, presented the winning teams with their prizes.

Matthew Cussons of Folkestone club proposes to hold a summer rapidplay tournament to replace Snodland’s, which is not being held this year. Here’s what he has to say:-

Hi everyone
With no Snodland event this year I am canvassing for interest in a 6 round 30 min – Swiss Rapid-play on Sunday 17th, 24th or 31st July in Folkestone.
VENUE: Wellbeing Centre, Folkestone. For info on parking, venue etc http://folkestone-chess.wix.com/folkestonechessclub
The venue accommodates 64 players perfectly but only 64. No entering on the day – thus a prompt start which is 12am to make travelling easier.
COST: There are no prizes – I am aiming for a price of £12 as a County tournament so the price accommodates Kent Bronze members at no extra cost. For a Congress open to players beyond Kent then Bronze members would be required to upgrade to silver – eg pay the grading fee of £7.50 so an entry fee of £20 for them. Also bare in mind that if as a Bronze member you intend to take part in the Thanet Congress any grading fee paid here will serve as an upgrade for Thanet as well.
THEREFORE 1-2-3 – clock by 5th JUNE: If you would like to take part in such an event please reply with 1. name, 2. club, 3. ECF membership at platinum, gold, silver or bronze – also confirm if you are willing to bring a CLOCK with you on the day.
On June 10th I will I will confirm YES or NO if there there was insufficient interest. If ‘yes’ then the 64 places will be available to book – if the interest does not turn into entries then the event will of course be cancelled.

Reply to :- Matthew Cussons mcussens@gmail.com

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