Jon Underwood came top of a very strong field of 34 in the DCCA Online Club event on Monday. This event was a 5 round Swiss tournament with a 9 + 3 second control and featured some of Devon's finest players including a FIDE master, International Master and National Master. Well done Jon!

Wed 25th March 2020

 to be held ONLINE at lichess.org

 Rate of play
7 min + 3 sec increment per player for all moves

 Playing Period
6.45pm – 9.15pm

Free to register and enter

1st Prize:
an immortal place in the Seaton Chess Club Hall of Fame!

to enter contact: Paul Hampton

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Tel: 07711 519655

For more details see the Entry Form.

Seaton entered two teams into the Devon Team Quickplay that took place on the 22nd Feb 2020 at the America Hall in Pinhoe, Exeter. 

This event comprised 10 teams of 4, playing over 6 round with 10min + 3sec/move increment for each game.

It is a pleasure to announce that Seaton's 'The Flying Dutchmen' tied joint first with a formidable Exeter team and Seaton's 'The Flying Dustmen' won the best U450 trophy (pictured being collected by Hazel).

 

Seaton player Jon Underwood took part in the 25th Dorset rapidplay championship earlier in March, before coronavirus cancelled everything.

Despite many late withdrawals the field was still a strong one with three players rated over 200 headed by British top ten player and Grandmaster Matthew Turner. At the half way stage Jon was on 2.5/3, just half a point off the lead, but his next opponent was Harry Grieve (213). Jon managed to win a wild game with the black pieces, and so had to face Ian Thompson (208) in the fifth round, again with black. Another draw left him in overall second, but unfortunately his final round opponent was to be Matt Turner who was leading with 5/5.

 Somehow Jon managed to defend a very awkward endgame, earning his first ever draw against a grandmaster in the process. It was only good enough for fourth place overall, but still the best performance of his chess career.

 Wed 29th January 2020

open to all members and non-members

to be held at
Seaton Chess Club
Town Hall
Fore Street, Seaton
EX12 2LD

Rate of play
7 min + 3 sec increment per player for all moves

 6 rounds 
6.45pm – 9.15pm

Entry Fee: £3 (£2.00 juniors) on the evening

Prize for winner

and grading prizes

to enter contact
Paul Hampton
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 07711 519655