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BACL Jamboree – 30 September 2021

In accordance with recent tradition, the BACL season will begin with our league Jamboree. This will again be held at the Bury St Edmunds venue, Moreton Hall Community Centre, on 30 September and start at…

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Cambridgeshire Rapidplay – 25th Sept

The popular Cambridgeshire Rapidplay takes place again this Autumn. Saturday 25th September 2021 Venue: Whittlesford Memorial Hall This will be a five-round Swiss tournament, using a time-control of 25 minutes plus a 10 second increment…


Notice of Online AGM – Tuesday 20 July 2021

Following the long hiatus, the Bury Area Chess League plans to resume league competitions in the Autumn. As a prelude to that, clubs are invited to attend the online AGM on Tuesday 20 July 2021….


RIP Patrick Ribbands

Patrick Ribbands, who died suddenly at the end of January, was a stalwart of Cambridgeshire chess for as long as anyone can remember. He played and captained teams for Linton in the Bury League for…


A Plea from the English Chess Federation

Apologies to those of you who have already seen this, but I thought it was worth passing along. Towards the end of September, I received the message below from Mike Truran, Chief Executive of the…


Notice of Online AGM – Wednesday 26 August 2020

The AGM as described below having taken place, the minutes (provisional until the next AGM) are available here. Please find below the text of an email sent to Club Secretaries and League officers on Saturday…


BACL Competitions Suspended in Response to COVID-19

Hi Everyone The BACL Executive has been discussing various options following the fast recent increase of COVID-19 cases in the UK. We are mindful that our players include a cross-section of society including those either at…


EACU Team Championships 2020

Date: Sunday 15th March 2020  (Round 1 begins at 10:00 am)Venue: Turner Hall, Church Lane, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0HL(One of the common county match venues) 4 sections: Open, Team 600, Team 500 and Team 400Anyone interested in…


Cambridgeshire Rapidplay – Sunday 29 September

Sunday 29 September 2019 – Whittlesford Memorial Hall It’s not too late to enter this tournament, although there is a £5 additional fee for late entry. SectionEntry FeeAdultsEntry FeeJuniors (u18) Open£16£12 Major (u160)£16£12 Challengers (u125)£16£12…


EACU Team Championships 2019

Date: Saturday  23rd February 2019  (Round 1 begins at 10:00 am) Venue: Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7EE  (The Bury St Edmunds Chess Club venue) 4 sections: Open, Team 600, Team…