Seaton's Chess Club series of Blitz Tournament continue to be well attended with the 2nd tournament attracting a field of 14. 

The tournament was won by Exeter's Tom Thorpe with 7/8.


Many thanks to Jon Underwood for organising the pairings and recording the results.

Full results are here.

The next event will be scheduled for end of January 2019 - details to follow nearer the time.

A huge thanks to everyone who attended Seaton Chess Club's very first Blitz Tournament. The event was very well attended and a great success. 

It is of course fitting and proper that the first event was won by a dinosaur! Congratulations to Exeter's Tim Paulden as outright winner with 5/6 and for dressing up for the occasion!

Congratulations also to Sidmouth's Nicky Bacon and Exeter's Brian Aldwin for winning the grading prizes.

Special thanks also to Jonathan Underwood for acting as controller for the night managing all the pairings and results. 

Full results for the event can be found here: 1st Jurassic Blitz Results

We plan to run a further event on Wed 28th November - further details will be published soon.


Invitations are now out for a series of Devon wide individual Competitions: 

  • The Devon Championship for players grade 170 and over
  • The Intermediate Championship for players grade 140-169
  • The Minor Championship for players grade 139 or under
  • Ladies Championship - no grade limit


More details can be found here: Individual Competitions 2018-19

The competitions are open to ECF members and run between Nov 2018 and May 2019 and are generally held at weekends at player's homes or at a club.