The Thanet & East Kent Chess League organises competitive chess for the clubs in East Kent.

The League is a member of the Southern Counties Chess Union (S.C.C.U.). The annual Thanet Chess Congress is held in August. Congress website: http://www.thanetchesscongress.co.uk/

The League runs competitions for all levels of playing strength as follows:

Millar Cup - teams of 7 players, no grading limits.
Hargreaves Shield - teams of 4 players, maximum rating limit of 1800.
Walker Shield - teams of 4 players, maximum rating limit of 1550.
Steele Cup - teams of 4 players, average rating limit of 1600 (min. 1300).
Mick Croft Cup - teams of 5 players, average rating limit of 1700 (min. 1300). Knockout. Tie-break: (1) Board count, (2) Bottom board elimination.

Team Quickplay Shield - Teams of 4 players, 15 minutes per game. Fri 24 Nov @ Sandwich
Micklethwaite Trophy - Individual, 10-second Buzzer. Wed 20 Mar @ Margate
Individual Quickplay Trophy - Each player has 15 minutes per game. Fri 19 Apr @ Sandwich
Micklethwaite Shield - Teams of 4 players, 10-second Buzzer. Tue 4 June @ Bridge
Julius Day Shield - Jamboree at the end of the season. Tue 25 June @ Bridge

Lohmann Cup - Individual Championship.

For 2023-24 club competitions, click on club name (top right) and then second menu tab ("xxx Chess Club").

Latest Results

Sandwich  1½ - 3½  Broadstairs  Tue 18th Jun 2024
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