Club Tournaments

Chandler’s Ford Chess Club has three club tournaments: the Summer Tournament, the Ladder, and the Knock-out tournament. Results are sent for English Chess Federation grading.

Summer Tournament.

The shiny Kooner Cup
The Kooner Cup and replica 2008

This is run during the summer, and is played in a 5-round Swiss format between May and September. The winner’s name is engraved on the Kooner Cup and receives a replica of the Cup.

The Ladder 

Sam Murphy with Chess Ladder Trophy
Sam Murphy, first winner of the Chandlers Ford Chess Ladder: 2017-2018

The Chandlers Ford Chess Ladder runs  each year. You can challenge a player up to 4 rungs above you: if you win you swap places, otherwise you both stay where you are. At the end of the 12 months the winner is awarded with a trophy.

The Knock-out

Steve Dunleavy, D Team Captain and Knock-out organiser
Steve Dunleavy

The Knock-out starts in April with a Preliminary Round to determine which 16 Players enter the Knock-Out proper, and the Tournament aims to conclude in August. The field of players is halved each round: 16, to 8, to 4, until the 2 remaining players play a final to determine the winner.