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 Club Knock Out event commences in September and runs through the course of the season. All those who lose in the first round of the club knock out 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.

In addition, we run rapidplay competitions, split into Open, U125 and Junior events.

The Club Championship is decided by a match between the winner of the All-Play-All event and the winner of the knock out competition.

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 in the Leamington and district League.

In addition to these events, we hold a handicapped rapidplay tournament, just before Christmas each year. We are always open to other ideas that members may have for further events. Please let Ben Graff or Steve Burnell know if there is an event you would like to see.


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