Seaton player continue to dominate in the Devon online chess competitions with a number of outstanding achievements:

Steve Dean has won the Major (U160) Autumn mini-swiss competition and he goes on to compete in the Finals of the Autumn Grand-Prix Graded Title. 

Jonathan Underwood has also once again reached the final of the Autumn Grand Prix and will face IM Jack Rudd in a 4 game shootout on Friday 18th December 2020. You can watch the games along with live commentary from Tom Thorpe on his twitch channel:


Seaton players Jon Underwood and Paul Hampton were in action on Saturday 22nd August 2020 in the Major Open Final of the ECF online County Championships against the formidable 9-times champions Yorkshire.

Devon won the fixture 8.5 - 6.5 in a historic victory as no West Country side has ever won a county first-team title in 100 years of trying.

Click here for a full report of the fixture and the games.



Jon Underwood came top of a very strong field of 34 with a score of 4.5/5 in the DCCA Online Club event on Monday 30th March. 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!

Paul Hampton also performed well winning the faster Wacky Wednesday event on the 1st April with 38 points (11 wins 2 losses). This was a 60-minute "arena" style event with 1 min + 4 sec increment with 22 players. Steve Dean also played well to come joint 5th with a FIDE master, and was awarded a prize for his efforts.

Devon County Chess Association have been running an online Spring Grand-Prix blitz event open to all Devon players.

The Grand-Prix operated over several weeks and placed player according to their best 7 Blitz tournament results with both Seaton players Paul Hampton and Jonathan Underwood reaching the play offs from a field of 50.

Jonathan has now progressed to the final after defeating Paul in a tense semi-final match and will play International Master Jack Rudd on Friday 3rd July 2020 at 8pm on

The match will be streamed live with online expert commentary so please join us on Friday for an exciting showdown!

Just go to the Live Stream from 7:20pm on Friday to tune in!





Wed 25th March 2020

 to be held ONLINE at

 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.