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 an All-Play-All competition, that anybody joining at any point in the year is welcome to enter. Players play two games against each other at a time limit of 30 minutes each. The winner is the person with the most points by the close of play on the Tuesday before our AGM in April. There is also an U125 Plate for players whose grade at the start of the season qualifies them. Games in this competition are now also sent for grading.

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.

Past Winners

Club Champions

2001 George Boots

2002 Nick Waterman

2003 Nick Waterman

2004 Peter Leggett

2005 Guy Greenland

2006 Steve Burnell

2007 Dan Aldridge

2008 Steve Burnell

2009 Andy Price

2010 Dan Aldridge

2011 Steve Burnell

2012 Adrian Walker

2013 Tom Darling

2014 Tom Darling

2015 Tom Darling

2016 Tom Darling

2017 Tom Darling

Club Knockout Cup

1990 Roy Hadfield

1991 Andy Price & R. Gill

1993 Andy Price

1997 Andy Price

1998 R. Gill

2000 Andy Price

2001 C. Abrahams & David Hodgkins

2002 David Hodgkins

2003 Jason Madden

2004 Steve Burnell

2005 Steve Burnell

2006 Steve Burnell

2007 Dan Aldridge

2008 Jason Madden

2009 Andy Price

2010 Dan Aldridge

2011 Dan Aldridge

2012 Andy Price

2013 Dan Aldridge

2014 Tom Darling

2015 Ben Graff

2016 Tom Darling

2017 Ben Egid

Club Knockout Plate

2012 Andy Collins

2013 Oladejo Olaleye

2014 Ben Graff

2015 Andy Collins

2016 Oladejo Olaleye

2017 Rob Mantell

Rapidplay All-Play-All

2003 Roland Spracklen

2004 Jason Madden & Roland Spracklen

2005 Jason Madden

2006 Steve Burnell

2007 Steve Burnell

2008 Steve Burnell

2009 Jason Madden

2010 Steve Burnell

2011 Steve Burnell

2012 Adrian Walker

2013 Tom Darling

2014 Tom Darling

2015 Tom Darling

2016 Tom Darling

2017 Tom Darling

All-Play-All U125 Plate

2012 Roy Hadfield

2013 Peter Leggett

2014 Jason Madden

2015 Jason Madden

2016 Rob Mantell

2017 Rob Mantell

George Boots Memorial Shield

2003 Phil James

2004 Roland Spracklen

2005 Roland Spracklen

2006 Jason Madden

2007 David Hodgkins

2008 Owen Clarke

2009 Jason Madden

2010 Owen Clarke

2011 Mark Armitage

2012 Andy Price

2013 Andy Collins

2014 Ben Graff

2015 Peter Leggett

2016 Peter Leggett

2017 Peter Leggett

Chirstmas Handicapped Rapidplay

2012 Owen Clarke

2013 Ben Graff

2014 Andy Collins

2015 Oladejo Olaleye

2016 Andy Collins