Club Tournaments

At Leamington Chess Club, we have a number of club tournaments that all members are welcome to participate in. All of our events allow members to enjoy playing each other in a friendly atmosphere and the range of competitions is such that there should be something for everybody.

The Knock Out Cup event commences in September and runs through the course of the season. All those who lose in the first round are eligible to play in the Knock Out Plate competition, the first round of which runs in parallel to the second round of the club knock out. This guarantees our members at least two games in our main competitions each season. Games in both these events are sent for grading, providing both competitors are ECF members.

In addition, we run rapidplay competitions, split into three grading bands. Each of these takes place over a single evening.

We hold a handicapped rapidplay tournament, just before Christmas each year. Players are given more or less time based on the gap between their ratings.

The George Boots Memorial Shield is given to the player who overcomes the largest grading gap to win a game at standard time controls, in any competition played either within the club or the local league.

Finally, the Club Championship is decided by a four-game rapidplay match between the winners of the Cup and the top rapidplay competition.


Leamington also take part in the Leamington and District Chess League against other local clubs. This season we have three teams, in Divisions 2, 3 and 4.