23/24 September 2017
Liverpool Chess Club and Signature Living will be hosting the English Rapidplay Chess Congress 2017 at the famous Liverpool Cunard Building on Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th September 2017 with some LARGE CASH PRIZES available for the main events!
The lavish Cunard Building (centre) is one of the famous 3 Graces buildings of Liverpool waterfront, sat in-between the Royal Liver Building and the Port of Liverpool Building.
Main 2 day (Sat/Sun) Event:
The English Rapidplay Tournament 2017 – 2 day event over 9 rounds, 5 games on Saturday and 4 games on Sunday with a £1500 “Open” first prize available. More details to follow on graded competition boundaries and prizes.
One day (Sunday only) Rapidplay:
For those who can only make one day we have Sunday only 5/6 round Rapidplay events.
Junior (Saturday only) Rapidplay:
For all juniors (under 18/14/11/9) we have Saturday only 5/6 round Rapidplay events.
Grandmaster Simultaneous (Friday) events:
A number of Grandmasters and International masters will be hosting a series of simultaneous events on the Friday to get the event started. Prior registration for these events is essential in order to be included on the day. Details of GM/IMs to follow.
So get the date in your calendar and hope you can all attend the first Liverpool Congress event for many years in Liverpool the traditional home of English Chess. We will be providing more details very shortly on the Liverpool Chess club website and Facebook page.
Liverpool Chess club website:
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Signature Living website:
President of Liverpool Chess Club
3rd September 2017 – 200 year Anniversary Match
Manchester Chess Club v Liverpool Chess Club
Manchester Chess club celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the foundation of the club on 3rd September 2017. Unfortunately the club in this name no longer exists but the teams around Manchester are putting team together under this name for a special event on the anniversary where they will take on Liverpool Chess Club once again!
Liverpool and Manchester played each other every year for 100 years from around 1855 to 1955, Liverpool will be putting a team together for this event and travelling together from Liverpool Lime street by train to Manchester Oxford Road just like Amos Burn and co did for so many years.
There will be 25 v 25 players from Liverpool Chess Club and other Merseyside clubs plus a junior event 10 v 10. Invitations will soon be made to players to take part in this historical event which will hopefully once again become an annual event.
The event will take place at the Albert Square Chop House near Manchester Town Hall at noon until about 5pm on Sunday 3rd September 2017
Pictured is Liverpool legend and former world number 2 Amos Burn and Manchester Legend Joseph H Blackburne both of whom played each other many times in the golden years for both clubs.
Former Liverpool Chess club player and International Master Malcolm Pein is going to visit Liverpool chess club for a simultaneous event against Liverpool club and Merseyside League chess players on 24th January 2017 at 7.30pm
A short biography of Malcolm can be found here on the club history page
All funds raised will go towards the restoration of the 1892 Liverpool Table which has recently been dispatched for repair and will hopefully be back on display in the club for the event.
Entry will be open to all club and non-club members and will cost £8 for adults (£5 for Liverpool chess club members)
A junior simul will take place at 6pm on the same night
Please register your interest to play with club president firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 10th August 2016 – Aigburth v Liverpool Friendly Match
Aigburth Cricket Club, Southwood Road, Aigburth, L17 7BQ (next door to St Michaels train station)
Liverpool Chess club had 13 adult and junior members play against Aigburth with Aigburth coming out the victors
Thursday 13th August 2015 – Alex Hernandez v Liverpool Chess Club Simultaneous Event
Alex Hernandez – Venezuelan National Champion 1996 plays simultaneously against 14 members of Liverpool Chess Club, Cross Keys , Earle Street, Liverpool
Final Score: Alex Hernandez 12.5 – 1.5 Liverpool Chess Club
Win for Mike Clarke and Draw for Nazar Zaki