Seaton Chess Club were pleased to host Gloucester Chess Club Wotton Hall in an online 10 board friendly match on 26th January 2021. The match involved 2 back to back games of 30 minutes + 10 seconds increment.
We lost the first round 3.5-6.5 but managed to tie the second 5-5 so well done all.
Seaton player Steve Dean has gone on to win the graded section of the Autumn Grand Prix to complete the double with his mini-Swiss victory and adds a second virtual trophy to the club's cabinet. The Grand Prix was competed over several tournaments where players accumulated points to qualify for the play-off phase involving a dramatic knock-out - broadcast live with expert commentary! Well done Steve!
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.
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: https://www.twitch.tv/chesster1883
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 chess.com.
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!