Suffolk Closed Championships

The Suffolk Closed Championships will be held at Ipswich Chess Club on Saturday 11 July and Sunday 12 July.

There are two sections: the Championship and the Challengers.

The Championship is a six-player all-plays-all tournament.   The entrants will be:
Alan Merry (226)
Andrew Lewis (207)
Adam Taylor (207)
Stephen Gregory (194)
Shaun Munson (194)
Silas Peck (178)

The winner of the Championship will receive a trophy and will be Suffolk Champion for 2015.

If numbers permit, the Challengers will be a Swiss tournament.   The winner of the Challengers will gain an automatic qualification for the Championship in the following year.   There will also be an Intermediate trophy for the highest placed player graded under 130.

Both sections will be over five rounds, using Suffolk League time limits (30 moves in 75 minutess, then an extra 15 minutes to finish).   All games will be submitted for grading.

The timings
Saturday 11 July (venue open 9:00am)
1st round: 9:30am – 12:30pm
2nd round: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
3rd round: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Sunday 12th July (venue open 9:30am)
4th round: 10:00am – 1:00pm
5th round: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Prize giving will take place no later than 6:00pm (in the unlikely event of a play-off match).

Entry Fee and prizes
The entry fee will be £3.50 for ECF Direct Members.   This will cover the cost of venue, and some light refreshments.   Please note that there are NO money prizes.   Trophies will be presented at the end of the tournament.

Where to find it
Ipswich Institute, Admirals House, Tower Street, IP1 3BE.   The entrance can be found off Tower Street (down from the Tower Ramparts bus station).   If heading down the (alley) side entrance to Tower Ramparts shopping centre, the double doors are on your left – set in an alcove with an iron gate.   To enter, press the buzzer, then open the door when you hear the return click.   Once inside, the room is at the top of the stairs (on the left).

From 2014
Suffolk Champion: Dagne Ciuksyte
Challengers Winner: Silas Peck
Intermediate Winner: Alex Sheerin

If interested please contact Tim Lunn: 07882 470473, or email

2 thoughts on “Suffolk Closed Championships
  1. Hi Bob,

    Just out of interest (as I cannot make it) would I have been able to play in this event, as I've played in the Suffolk League with Bury but I'm located in the Cambridgeshire area.

    Kind Regards,

    Chris Davison

  2. (i) Birth in that county.
    (ii) Five years’ residence in that county at any time.
    (iii) Two months immediate previous and present membership of a club either in or affiliated to that County.
    (iv) One month’s immediately previous and present residence in that County.
    (v) Present attendance as a teacher or student at a school, college or university in that County.


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