16 August 2017
The SCCA Board are pleased to announce the appointments of Mike Gunn as captain of the U100 and U140 teams and David Archer as captain of the U120 team. They wish to express thanks to the outgoing captains Daniel Gliddon and Steve Johnson who ran their respective teams so well

15 August 2017
Best Game Prizes. Daniel Young has won the Overall Best Game prize (Frank Parr Memorial Prize) and Anthony Hughes has won the Club Competitions category

15 July 2017
The Southern Counties Chess Union 125th Anniversary Celebration Mega-Match is on Saturday 16 September 2017. If you are interested in playing please follow the links here and here

11 July 2017
The Final of the National Schools Chess Championship was between the top two Briant Poulter League teams, RGS Guildford and Hampton. As in their 2 league matches, RGS won (this time by 4 – 2) and are National Chess Champions

8 July 2017
The Finance and League Composition Meetings will be held on Monday 21 August at 7.30pm at The Cheam Parochial Rooms, 42 The Broadway, Cheam Village, SM3 8BD

3 July 2017
To see the final results of the ECF County Championship click here

29 June 2017
To see a selection of photographs, taken by John Foley, of individuals and presentation of trophies (by Mike Gunn) at the SCCA AGM click on the following links:
Peter Lawrence (Administration Director, SCCA)
Julien Shepley (Open Team Captain, SCCA)
Nick Grey (Kingston) and Paul Shepherd (Deputy President, SCCA)
Bertie Barlow (Secretary, Ashtead)
David Hodgson (Secretary, Crystal Palace)
Nigel White (Non-Executive Director, SCCA)
Martin Cath (President, South Norwood)
Dan Rosen (Treasurer, SCCA)
Brian Skinner (Inter-Club Tournaments Administrator, SCCA) and Nick Grey (Kingston)
Russell Granat (Non-Executive Director, SCCA)
Trevor Jones (U180 Team Captain, SCCA) and Alan Punnett (Guildford)
John Foley (Inter-Club Tournaments Director, SCCA) and Dan Rosen (Treasurer, SCCA)
The trophies
John Wilcox receiving the Surrey Trophy on behalf of Wimbledon 1
Keith Selby receiving the Beaumont Cup on behalf of CCF 1
Daniel Young receiving the Ellam Trophy on behalf of Wallington
Paul Shepherd receiving the Minor Trophy on behalf of Surbiton 3
Roger Barnett receiving the Alexander Cup on behalf of Redhill
Ken Chamberlain receiving the Ellery Williams Memorial Trophy on behalf of South Norwood. South Norwood also received the Lauder Trophy and the Fred Manning Trophy
Anthony Collins receiving the Stoneleigh Trophy on behalf of Dorking
Mike Bolan winner of the John Hawson Trophy. The trophy wasn't present
Mike Gunn (President, SCCA) speaking
Paul Shepherd (Deputy President, SCCA) presenting Mike Gunn with a shield to commemorate his 17 years service as SCCA President

13 May 2017
The John Hawson Trophy has been won by Michael Bolan
The Tommy Dunne Trophy has been won by Andres Perez Fadon

10 May 2017
The Alexander Cup has been won by Redhill

8 May 2017
The Fred Manning Trophy has been won by S Norwood

25 April 2017
As announced at the last AGM Mike Gunn, after 17 years dedicated service as SCCA President, has decided not to continue after the 2017 AGM. The SCCA Board would welcome any interested candidates to express their interest no later than 31 May
The 2017 AGM will be held on Sunday 25 June 2017 at 2pm at The Cheam Parochial Rooms, 42 The Broadway, Cheam Village, SM3 8BD

21 April 2017
SCCA Summer Individual Competitions 2017. Entries are invited for the following tournaments (in decreasing order of playing strength): Challenge Cup, Slater-Kennington Cup, Felce Cup & Wernick Cup. The closing date for entries is 8 May and the tournaments start on 15 May. Click here for an entry form

14 April 2017
Nick Faulks has been appointed Individual Tournaments Secretary. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Tom Herman for his work as Individual Tournaments Secretary, a post that he held since 2013
The Surrey Trophy has been won by Wimbledon 1
The Beaumont Cup has been won by CCF 1
The Ellam Trophy has been won by Wallington
The Minor Trophy has been won by Surbiton 3

13 April 2017
We regret to announce the death of Correspondence GM Keith Richardson on 10 April at the age of 75. For tributes see here. The funeral is on 3 May at Aldershot Crematorium

8 April 2017
The SCCA Board consider that Trevor Jones has made an exceptional officer contribution to the SCCA. The U180 team has finished first in the union stages of the county championships. The spreadsheet that he has produced and regularly updates listing Surrey players who are willing to play in county matches is very useful and is supplied to and used by other Surrey county captains

30 March 2017
The Lauder Trophy has been won by S Norwood

29 March 2017
Southern Counties Chess Union U14/U18 Jamboree, 26th March 2017. Surrey won the U14 Open section - congratulations to Alex Golding, Darshan Kumaresan, Pramoth Ragavan, Matthew Gray, Nilomi Desai and William Golding. Surrey was runner-up in the U18 Minor section, one point behind Richmond - congratulations to Daniel O'Malia, Elizabeth Johnson, Joshua Beukes, Samuel Beukes, Dylan Perera, Chai-Da Yap, Arenkan Kularaj and Vishu Ketheeswaran

27 March 2017
The Stoneleigh Trophy has been won by Dorking

22 March 2017
The postponed Minor Trophy match, Wimbledon 6 v Dorking 2, has been re-scheduled for Monday 8 May. Quickplay finish only

20 March 2017
The Minor Trophy match, Wimbledon 6 v Dorking 2, scheduled for Monday 27 March has been postponed

9 March 2017
The Lauder Trophy final, S Norwood v Ashtead, has been scheduled for Wednesday 29 March at CCF

23 February 2017
The Fred Manning Trophy match, C Palace v Ashtead, originally on 3 April, has been re-scheduled for Monday 8 May

21 February 2017
The Fred Manning Trophy match, S Norwood v Surbiton, originally on 23 February, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 4 May

20 February 2017
Richmond club page has been updated (Officers and location)

13 February 2017
The Ellam Trophy match, Ashtead 2 v Wimbledon 4, originally on 14 February, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 2 May. Quickplay finish only

3 February 2017
The Ellery Williams Trophy has been won by S Norwood

31 January 2017
The revised nominated players list, effective from 1 February is now online
18 players who previously had estimated (or F) grades now have mid-season A to E ECF grades. They are from Ashtead (1), Castles (2) CCF (3) C Palace (1), Dorking (1), Guildford (1), Kingston (1), Surbiton (5) and Wimbledon (3). These grades are suffixed by m on the SCCA squads list and are effective from 1 February

30 January 2017
The postponed Beaumont Cup match, Dorking 1 v Kingston 1, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 6 April

24 January 2017
The SCCA Junior Chess pages are now available via the link on the link on the left

20 January 2017
The Beaumont Cup match, Dorking 1 v Kingston 1, scheduled for Thursday 26 January has been postponed

14 January 2017
The Alexander Cup semi-final, Redhill v Kingston, will be held on Monday 27 February

28 December 2016
The U100 match, Kent v Surrey, originally on 11 March, has been re-scheduled for Saturday 18 March

23 December 2016
The Fred Manning Trophy match, Dorking v S Norwood, originally on 5 January, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 16 February

22 December 2016
The Alexander Cup semi-final, Surbiton v Guildford, will be held on Wednesday 15 March
The Surrey Trophy match, Ashtead 1 v Surbiton 1, originally on 14 March, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 21 March

18 December 2016
The Lauder Trophy semi-final, Kingston v S Norwood, will be held on Wednesday 11 January

3 December 2016
The Lauder Trophy semi-final, Redhill v Ashtead, will be held on Monday 6 March

25 November 2016
The Minor Trophy match, Ashtead 3 v Wimbledon 6, originally on 15 November, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 4 April

11 November 2016
The Minor Trophy match, Redhill 2 v S Norwood 3, originally on 21 November, has been re-scheduled for Monday 10 April
The Minor Trophy match, Ashtead 3 v Redhill 2, originally on 29 November, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 25 April

7 November 2016
Kingston club page has been updated (Officers and captains)

5 November 2016
The Felce Cup has been won by Tom Herman

21 October 2016
Richmond Rapidplay 2017: for dates, contact details, etc. see here
Congratulations to Paul Durrant on being awarded The ECF President’s Award for Services to Chess. See here for the citation by Nick Grey
Dorking club page updated (Captains)

20 October 2016
The Beaumont Cup match, Dorking 1 v C Palace 1, originally on 3 November, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 27 April

4 October 2016
For a further statement issued by the SCCA Board concerning the U180 semi-final match v Lancashire see here
The Slater-Kennington Cup has been won by Nick Faulks

26 September 2016
Exceptional Officer Contribution: Daniel Gliddon has captained the Surrey U100 and U120 county teams since 2012. In 2015 he relinquished the captaincy of the U120 team to become the U140 captain but still remained captain of the U100 team. He has managed those teams with great enthusiasm taking the U140 team to the final in 2016. The Board appreciate the exceptional service provided by Daniel to the SCCA

9 September 2016
Please note that there are now new email addresses for Brian Skinner (brigeoski@gmail.com) and Richard Tillett (tillett.richard@gmail.com)

6 September 2016
The draft 2016 Finance Meeting Minutes and the draft League Composition 2016 Meeting Minutes are now available via the Administration page. See here for a picture of some Board members taken during these meetings

1 September 2016
The 2016 Best Games Prizes page is now available. Only one prize was awarded. The page also contains a very interesting game that failed to win a prize

25 August 2016
The Wernick Cup has been won by Leon Watson

17 August 2016
County Captains. Owen Phillips and Nick Grey have stood down as Captains. Trevor Jones has taken over as U180 Captain and Sylvia Chidi as U160 Captain

12 July 2016
The Challenge Cup has been won by Russell Granat

7 July 2016
For a statement issued by the SCCA Board concerning the U180 sem-final match v Lancashire see here

2 July 2016
The Surrey U140 team lost in the final to Worcestershire 6-10. Congratulations to the team and the captain Daniel Gliddon on reaching the final

30 June 2016
The Finance and League Composition Meetings will be held on Tuesday 23 August at 7.30pm at The Cheam Parochial Rooms, 42 The Broadway, Cheam Village, SM3 8BD

28 June 2015
To see the photographs, taken by Peter Lawrence, of the presentation by Mike Gunn of trophies at the AGM click on one of the following links:
Surrey Trophy: Alan Punnett receiving the trophy on behalf of Guildford 1
Ellam Trophy: Paul Shepherd receiving the trophy on behalf of Surbiton 2
Centenary Trophy: Brian Skinner receiving the trophy on behalf of Dorking 1
Minor Trophy: Steve Johnson receiving the trophy on behalf of Wallington 2
Ellery Williams Trophy: Mike Gunn receiving the trophy on behalf of Guildford from Paul Shepherd, Deputy President
Fred Manning Trophy: Richard Jones receiving the trophy on behalf of Ashtead
Alexander Cup: John Wilcox receiving the trophy on behalf of Wimbledon
Lauder Trophy: Mike Gunn receiving the trophy on behalf of Guildford from Paul Shepherd, Deputy President
Shannon Trophy: Julien Shepley receiving the trophy on behalf of SCCA Open team

27 June 2016
At the AGM on 26 June Nigel White was elected as Non-executive Director and David Howes as Life Vice President

20 June 2016
The 2016 AGM Agenda and Director's / Officer's reports can be found here

10 June 2016
The John Hawson Trophy has been won by Hugh Wylie
The Tommy Dunne Trophy has been won by Rajeiv Ratnesan

7 June 2016
The Lauder Trophy has been won by Guildford

25 May 2016
The SCCA Board are pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Young as a junior manager with effect from 20 May

22 May 2016
The Ellery Williams Trophy has been won by Guildford

20 May 2016
The Fred Manning Trophy has been won by Ashtead

19 May 2016
The Alexander Cup has been won by Wimbledon

9 May 2016
The Surrey Trophy has been won by Guildford 1
The Ellam Trophy has been won by Surbiton 2
The Centenary Trophy has been won by Dorking 1
The Minor Trophy has been won by Wallington 2
The Alexander Cup final, Wimbledon v Guildford will be held on Tuesday 17 May at Ashtead

8 May 2016
The Lauder Trophy final, Guildford v C Palace, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 26 May at S Norwood

3 May 2016
The SCCA Board are pleased to announce the appointment of John Foley as Inter-Club Tournaments Director. They also take the opportunity to thank Brian Skinner for being the Controller of the Inter-Club Tournaments since 24 November last year until a new appointment could be made

30 April 2016
The postponed Ellery Williams Trophy match, S Norwood v Guildford, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 12 May

20 April 2016
Exceptional Officer Contribution: Julien Shepley, Open team Captain. Julien is now in his second season as captain of the Open team having previously been captain of the U180 team. The Open team has performed exceptionally well this season having won all four of their union stage matches. The Board wishes to congratulate Julien as captain and his team on this achievement

8 April 2016
The postponed Fred Manning Trophy match, Ashtead v S Norwood, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 17 May

26 March 2016
We regret to announce the death of Stephen Macdonald-Ross, who played regularly for Wimbledon in SCCA competitions (as recently as December). See the English Chess Federation website

24 March 2016
Understudy to the SCCA Interclub Tournaments Administrator and Webmaster (technical). If you have a good IT background and would like to help SCCA, please see here for a copy of a recent email sent by the Administrative Director to club officials

16 March 2016
The Surrey U18 team came second in the SCCU U18 Jamboree on 13 March. Details may appear soon on the SCCU website

1 March 2016
The Minor Trophy match, Dorking 2 v S Norwood 3, originally on 17 March, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 28 April

27 February 2016
The Surrey Trophy match, Surbiton 1 v Redhill 1, has been re-scheduled for Wednesday 4 May. Quickplay finish only

24 February 2016
The Lauder Trophy semi-final, C Palace v Streatham, will be held on Monday 14 March

16 February 2016
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 26 June 2016 at The Cheam Parochial Rooms, 42 The Broadway, Cheam Village, SM3 8BD starting at 1415

15 February 2016
The Fred Manning Trophy match, Ashtead v S Norwood, scheduled for Tuesday 2 February was postponed
Exceptional Officer Contribution: Brian Skinner, Inter-Club Tournaments Administrator. Brian has held the post of Inter-Club Tournaments Administrator since 2009 and that of Technical Webmaster since 2008. During that time he has substantially improved our website and designed and implemented the Results System which works so well. He has also designed the Fixture Program obviating the need for a fixtures meeting. Recently Brian has stepped up to the task, on a temporary basis, of Inter-Club Tournaments Controller following the resignation of David Howes. The Board would like to acknowledge the significant contribution made by Brian towards the smooth running of the SCCA

8 February 2016
The Fred Manning Trophy match, C Palace v Surbiton re-scheduled for today, Monday 8 February, has been cancelled and conceded by Surbiton
The 34th St Albans Congress will be held on 9-10 April. See here for details

3 February 2016
This is Surrey's second season in the Counties & District Correspondence Chess Championship since it went over to a webserver platform. Last season we fielded two teams; this season we have three, one in each of the divisions. We are now roughly at the halfway stage of the season, having completed 23 of our 48 games, and we’re doing very well in all three divisions. We are joint second in Division 1 with 5 points from a possible 8, top in Division 2 with an impressive 7.5 points from 8, and we’re also well placed in Division 3 where we have 6 points from 7. The crosstables are here for Division 1, here for Division 2, and here for Division 3. Individual games can be viewed by clicking on the dots in the cells of the crosstables

30 January 2016
The revised nominated players list, effective from 1 February is now online
19 players who previously had estimated (or F) grades now have mid-season ECF grades. They are from Ashtead (1), C Palace (2), Dorking (1), Guildford (4), Redhill (1), Streatham (1), Surbiton (3), Wallington (2) and Wimbledon (4). These grades are suffixed by m on the SCCA squads list and are effective from 1 February

25 January 2016
The Fred Manning Trophy match, C Palace v Surbiton originally scheduled for today, 25 January, has been re-scheduled for Monday 8 February
David Sedgwick has been appointed Chief Arbiter of the Grand Chess Tour

22 January 2016
The Slater-Kennington Cup has been won by Michael Singleton

8 January 2016
The Centenary Trophy match, Wimbledon 4 v Kingston 2, has been re-scheduled for Monday 23 May. Quickplay finish only

6 January 2016
The Centenary Trophy match, Wimbledon 4 v Kingston 2, scheduled for Monday 4 January has been postponed

18 December 2015
The Alexander Cup semi-final, Wimbledon v Surbiton, will be held on Monday 9 May

17 December 2015
The Ellam Trophy match, Wimbledon 2 v Wallington 1, originally on 4 January, has been re-scheduled for Monday 16 May. Quickplay finish only

12 December 2015
The Lauder Trophy match, Kingston v C Palace will be held on Monday 25 January

10 December 2015
The Ellery Williams Trophy match, S Norwood v Guildford, scheduled for this evening, Thursday 10 December, has been postponed

7 December 2015
We regret to announce the death of Tommy Dunne, who ran the highly successful chess teams at Glyn Grammar School from 1949 to 1989. He was also the Junior Co-ordinator for the Surrey County Chess Association for over 30 years
The Alexander Cup semi-final, Guildford v CCF, will be held on Thursday 18 February

4 December 2015
The Felce Cup has been won by Alan May

30 November 2015
The Surrey Trophy match Streatham v CCF originally scheduled for 1 December has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 22 March
The postponed Centenary Trophy match, S Norwood 2 v Wimbledon 4, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 24 March
Exceptional Officer Contribution: Tom Herman, Individual Tournaments Secretary. Tom is now in his third year as SCCA Individual Tournaments Secretary. The competitions have run smoothly and have been going from strength to strength under Tom's stewardship, and remain an important feature in the SCCA's calendar. The Board would like to acknowledge the contribution made by Tom in this regard

26 November 2015
The Surrey v Middlesex U120 match has been re-scheduled for 27 February at CCF starting 2 pm

24 November 2015
Announcement: David Howes has recently had an operation and is now resting and hoping to recover as soon as possible. However he has decided that he must concentrate all his efforts on his recovery and has resigned as Inter-Club Tournaments Director with immediate effect
David has given an incredible service to the SCCA, his clubs and chess in general. Apart from the ICTD position he was president of the SCCU, captain of our U140 county team for many years and was also the captain of various other teams both for South Norwood and CCF. He regularly competed in congresses and competitions. He was always meticulous in carrying out his duties and excelled as a team captain at club and county level. He will be missed. We thank him for his contribution to chess, wish him a speedy recovery and hope he will be able to resume what he loves, playing chess
In the meantime the Board has appointed Brian Skinner as the Controller of the Inter-Club Tournaments, in addition to his other position as Inter-Club Tournaments Administrator, for the remainder of the season unless a replacement for the ICTD position is found in the meantime. Please continue to deal with Brian as you do at present and also refer to him any other matters relating to the inter-club tournaments. 

18 November 2015
The Ellam Trophy match, C Palace 1 v Guildford 3 has been re-scheduled for Monday 15 February

15 November 2015
The Ellam Trophy match, C Palace 1 v Guildford 3, scheduled for Monday 7 December has been postponed

14 November 2015
The Surrey Trophy match, CCF v Redhill 1, scheduled for Wednesday 11 November has been postponed

6 November 2015
Surbiton club page updated (Captains'contact details)

5 November 2015
The Centenary Trophy match, S Norwood 2 v Wimbledon 4, scheduled for this evening, Thursday 5 November has been postponed

4 November 2015
The Ellery Williams Trophy match Dorking v S Norwood originally scheduled for Thursday 12 November has been re-scheduled for Thursday 19 November
The Ellery Williams Trophy match S Norwood v Dorking originally scheduled for Thursday 18 February has been re-scheduled for Thursday 25 February

26 October 2015
The report by Peter Lawrence in respect of the ECF AGM can be found here

24 October 2015
The postponed Surrey Trophy match, Surbiton 1 v Redhill 1, has been re-scheduled for Wednesday 2 March

22 October 2015
The Lauder Trophy semi-final, Castles v Guildford, will be held on Wednesday 25 November at CCF

14 October 2015
The Surrey Trophy match, Surbiton 1 v Redhill 1, scheduled for Wednesday 28 October has been postponed

1 October 2015
The Wernick Cup has been won by Leon Watson

30 September 2015
Correction. Ian Snape won the ECF Seniors Championship hosted and run by CCF. See here for results
After the usual hectic start-of-season changes, the website information is almost complete. From now on, changes to officials/clubs/captains/fixtures, etc. will be noted in this news section
The Alexander Cup match, CCF v Kingston has been re-scheduled for Wednesday 25 November

26 September 2015
The Challenge Cup has been won by Paul Shepherd

7 September 2015
The current version of the Memorandum and Articles of Association and Bye-Laws can now be seen under Administration. There is also a version which includes dates of changes and a version containing only Byelaws

28 August 2015
The draft 2015 EGM Minutes, the draft 2015 Finance Meeting Minutes and the draft League Composition Meeting Minutes are now available via the Administration page

20 August 2015
We congratulate Keith Richardson on also being given the ECF President's Award for Services to Chess. For details of the citation see here and here
The 2015 Best Games Prizes page is now available. Only two prizes have been awarded

10 August 2015
Congratulations to all the Surrey winners at the recent British Championships. Of particular note were:
Ladies Championship 1st: Akshaya Kalaiyalahan
Championship =5th: Chris Ward
Championship =5th: Mark Hebden
Championship =10th: Steve Jones
Championship =15th: Akshaya Kalaiyalahan also U2000 grading prize winner
Over 50 =1st: Nigel Povah
Over 50 =4th: Cliff Chandler
Over 50 =7th: Russell Granat
Over 65 =1st: Roger Emerson
Over 50 U150 =4th: Peter Horlock
U180 =8th: Gwilym Price
U160 =2nd: Jonathan Wright
U120 =1st: Timothy Allen
U8 =2nd: Samuel Beukes
U9 1st: Henry Yu
U10 =5th: Bobby Akeya-Price
U12 =4th: Ranesh Ratnesan
U12 =8th: Oliver Howell
U13 1st: Koby Kalavannan
U14 =2nd: Koby Kalavannan
U14 =2nd: Anshu Ramaiya
U15 =2nd: Girinath Haridas
U18 =2nd: Akshaya Kalaiyalahan
Open Blitz =3rd: Steve Jones
Major Open =2nd: Oliver Gill
Open Rapidplay =14th: Alex Golding
Open Rapidplay =14th: Robert Lydiard
U150 Rapidplay =13th: Peter Horlock
U125 Rapidplay =6th: Lana Boztas
Atkins =3rd: Michael Basman
Week 1 AM Open =8th: Jonathan Wright
Week 2 AM Open =8th: Natasha Regan
Week 2 PM Open =11th: James Golding
Thanks to Peter Lawrence and Owen Phillips for providing the above information

30 July 2015
Because there are so many changes to club details, leagues, fixtures, etc. at this time of the year, these will not be notified in SCCA News or the Change Log until the start of the season

29 July 2015
We congratulate David Sedgwick on being given the ECF President's Award for Services to Chess. For details of the citation see here and here

25 July 2015
A note on SCCA's non-discrimination policy has been added to the Administration page

8 July 2015
The draft 2015 AGM Minutes are now available via the Administration page

24 June 2015
To see the photographs, taken by Peter Lawrence, of the presentation by Mike Gunn of trophies at the AGM click on one of the following links:
Ellam Trophy: Mike Gunn receiving the trophy on behalf of Guildford 3 from Paul Shepherd (Deputy President)
Centenary Trophy: Nick Grey receiving the trophy on behalf of Kingston 2
Minor Trophy: Carl Weeks receiving the trophy on behalf of C Palace 3
Fred Manning Trophy: Paul Durrant receiving the trophy on behalf of Surbiton
Alexander Cup: Roger Barnett receiving the trophy on behalf of Redhill
Lauder Trophy: Carl Weeks receiving the trophy on behalf of C Palace
Ellery Williams Trophy: Brian Skinner receiving the trophy on behalf of Dorking
Stoneleigh Trophy: Julien Shepley receiving the trophy on behalf of Guildford
There were no presentations for the Surrey Trophy or the Beaumont Cup (winners not present)

19 June 2015
The Alexander Cup has been won by Redhill
The Fred Manning Trophy has been won by Surbiton. Apologies for the late notification
The John Hawson Trophy has been won by Roger Abayasekera

15 June 2015
In the ECF Counties National Stages semi-final, Surrey open team lost to Yorkshire by 5½ to 10½. Surrey U100 team lost to Kent on board count after the score finished at 6 all. Details on the SCCU website

10 June 2015
Congratulations to Surrey B on winning Division 3 of the Counties & District Correspondence Chess Championship. Details here

1 June 2015
The Finance and League Composition Meetings will be held on Tuesday 18 August at 7.45pm at The Cheam Parochial Rooms, 42 The Broadway, Cheam Village, SM3 8BD

30 May 2015
The 2014 AGM Minutes are now available via the Administration page

29 May 2015
The 2015 AGM Agenda is now available via the Administration page

23 May 2015
The Alexander Cup final, Redhill v CCF will be held on Wednesday 10 June at CCF

18 May 2015
The Board are nominating Russell Granat for the position of Non-Executive Director. Click here for a copy his manifesto
In the ECF Counties National Stages quarter-finals, Surrey Open team beat Staffordshire by 8½ to 7½ and Surrey U100 team beat Warwickshire by 7½ to 4½. Congratulations to both of these teams. Surrey U120 team lost to Warwickshire on board count after the score finished at 6 all. Details of all these matches on the SCCU website

15 May 2015
Mike Adams has advised that he will not be seeking re-election. The Board are nominating Paul Shepherd for the position of Deputy President. However, should he fail to be elected to that post, Paul will be seeking re-election as a Non-Executive Director. Should Paul be successfully elected as Deputy President, as the Board wishes, then there will be a Non-Executive Director vacancy to fill
Any person wishing to stand for election to the Board must submit his nomination to the Administrative Director by 22 May. Candidates who are not existing Directors must be nominated by the Board, by a Director, or by two Members. Candidates have the option of providing a manifesto to be circulated with the agenda

12 May 2015
In the ECF Counties National Stages quarter-final, Surrey U140 team lost to Lancashire by 6½ to 9½. Details on the SCCU website

8 May 2015
The Lauder Trophy has been won by C Palace

4 May 2015
The Minor Trophy has been won by C Palace 3

28 April 2015
The initial tables for the 2015 Individual Competitions are now online. The rules can be found here
The Clegg Memorial Tournament will be held on Sunday 7 June at the Royal Oak, New Malden. For more information contact
John Foley

23 April 2015
A summary report on the recent ECF Finance Council Meeting is provided here. There was no SCCA delegate at the meeting but Julie Denning, Sussex CCA, was provided with a proxy vote on our behalf. If you would like to see a full copy of her report please contact Peter Lawrence, Administration Director, SCCA

19 April 2015
The postponed Minor Trophy match, Ashtead 3 v Wallington 2, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 5 May. Quickplay finish only

17 April 2015
The Ellery Williams Trophy has been won by Dorking

15 April 2015
The Minor Trophy match, Ashtead 3 v Wallington 2, re-scheduled for Tuesday 14 April has been postponed again

10 April 2015
The postponed Minor Trophy match, Ashtead 3 v Wallington 2, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 14 April
The Stoneleigh Trophy has been won by Guildford

9 April 2015
The Lauder Trophy final, C Palace v S Norwood will be held on Thursday 7 May at Beckenham. Quickplay finish only

6 April 2015
The Surrey Trophy has been won by CCF 1

31 March 2015
The Beaumont Cup has been won by Beckenham
The Ellam Trophy has been won by Guildford 3
The Centenary Trophy has been won by Kingston 2

30 March 2015
See here for a note on Minor Trophy Venues

25 March 2015
The postponed Beaumont Cup match, Wimbledon 2 v Guildford 2, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 7 May. Quickplay finish only

23 March 2015
A short account of Bill Waterton's funeral can be found here dated 23 March

21 March 2015
Further details from Christine Golding of the SCCU U18/U14 Jamboree can be found here
In the 2015 EPSCA U9 Zone South Surrey, playing under the name Wey Valley finished second and qualified for the final. Details can be found here

20 March 2015
The postponed Minor Trophy match, S Norwood 3 v Ashtead 3, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 21 May. Quickplay finish only

16 March 2015
The Minor Trophy match, Ashtead 3 v Wallington 2, scheduled for Tuesday 24 March has been postponed
In the County Championships, the Surrey Open, U140, U120 and U100 teams have qualified for the national stages

15 March 2015
The Minor Trophy match, S Norwood 3 v Ashtead 3, re-scheduled for Thursday 12 March has been postponed again
The postponed Fred Manning Trophy match, Surbiton v S Norwood, has been re-scheduled for Wednesday 27 May

14 March 2015
The Fred Manning Trophy match, Surbiton v S Norwood, scheduled for Wednesday 18 March has been postponed

12 March 2015
From John Foley, Kingston Chess Club: The funeral of Bill Waterton will take place on Tuesday 17 March starting at 1420 at Kingston Cemetery and Crematorium, Bonner Hill Rd, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 3EZ, telephone 020 8546 4462. If people wish to send flowers they can be sent to Frederick W Paine, Funeral Directors, 6 Coombe Ln, Raynes Park, SW20 8ND, telephone 020 8946 1974 or alternatively if they prefer to make a charitable donation could this be to the Alzheimers Society please
9 March 2015
7 counties took part in the SCCU U18/U14 Jamboree. Surrey won the U18 Open and U18 Minor tournaments and were runners-up in the U14 Open and U14 Minor tournaments. More detailed results here

From John Foley, Kingston Chess Club: I regret to inform you that Bill Waterton, the honorary Life President of Kingston Chess Club, passed away on 3 March 2015. I posted more details on the ECForum. The funeral date of 17th March is provisional
More on the Kingston Chess Club website

3 March 2015
From John Foley, Kingston Chess Club: The funeral of Chris Clegg will take place on Tuesday 24 March starting at 1220 at Kingston Crematorium. It is being handled by Garners Funeral Service of Kingston. It will be a humanist service celebrated by Stephen Foster. Attendees will be invited to share their recollections of Chris. There will be some refreshments after the funeral. Please could you indicate whether you are likely to attend so we can plan numbers
Kingston Chess Club intends to organise a RapidPlay event later in the season - the "Clegg Memorial". Look out for dates

20 February 2015
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 21 June 2015 at The Cheam Parochial Rooms, 42 The Broadway, Cheam Village, SM3 8BD starting at 1415

17 February 2015
The Stoneleigh Trophy match, Castles v Guildford, scheduled for Wednesday 4 March has been postponed

13 February 2015
The Lauder Trophy semi-final, C Palace v Wallington, will be held on Monday 23 March

11 February 2015
The postponed Surrey Trophy match, Guildford 1 v Redhill 2, has been re-scheduled for Monday 11 May. Quickplay finish only
The Alexander Cup semi-final, Redhill v Streatham, will be held on Monday 27 April

3 February 2015
The Alexander Cup semi-final, CCF v Kingston, will be at CCF on Wednesday 18 March. The top 8 boards will count for the Surrey Trophy match which was scheduled for that day

28 January 2015
The Wernick Cup has been won jointly by Barry Miles , Ranesh Ratnesan and Ben Widdicombe

13 January 2015
A tribute to Chris Clegg posted by John Foley can be seen here. Other notes of appreciation can be found in the same thread

10 January 2015
It is with regret that we report that Chris Clegg has passed away at home. We will provide more information and details about the funeral arrangements when they are available. In the meantime any enquiries concerning Kingston's Centenary Trophy team should be addressed to Nick Grey (020 7361 3152, nickdgrey@yahoo.co.uk)

7 January 2015
The Beaumont Cup match, Wimbledon 2 v Guildford 2, scheduled for Monday 5 January has been postponed

8 December 2014
The postponed Stoneleigh Trophy match, S Norwood v Guildford, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 26 February
The Surrey Trophy match, Guildford 1 v Redhill 2, scheduled for Thursday 11 December has been postponed

6 December 2014
The Slater-Kennington Cup has been won jointly by Paul Durrant and Anthony Hughes

10 November 2014
The Stoneleigh Trophy match, S Norwood v Guildford, scheduled for Thursday 13 November has been postponed

3 November 2014
Congratulations to John Foley on his appointment as a member of the new Educational Commission by the European Chess Union
The postponed Minor Trophy match, S Norwood 3 v Ashtead 3, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 12 March

1 November 2014
Redhill club page updated (Captains' contact details)

29 October 2014
The Minor Trophy match, S Norwood 3 v Ashtead 3, scheduled for Thursday 6 November has been postponed
The Alexander Cup 2nd round match, Redhill v Battersea, will be held on Monday 1 December

18 October 2014
Richard Tillett reports: It's several years since Surrey last competed in the Counties & District Correspondence Chess Championships (C&DCCC). In those days players made their moves by post or email; now all the moves are made online via the International Correspondence Chess Federation's webserver
Surrey has entered two 8-board teams for the 2014/15 season. Surrey A will compete in the Division 1, the Ward-Higgs, which is effectively the county championship. Surrey B will play in Division 3, the Butler-Thomas. The standard across all three divisions is impressive, with several highly rated over-the-board (OTB) players participating as well as some top correspondence players. For example, our Surrey B top board is up against an OTB international master
The competition starts officially on 1 November but several of the games are already underway. You can view the crosstable for Division 1 here, and for Division 3 here. Individual games can be viewed by clicking on the cells in the crosstables

16 October 2014
The Lauder Trophy semi-final, S Norwood v Ashtead, will be held on Thursday 12 February
S Norwood club page updated (Captains' contact details)

15 October 2014
Battersea club page updated (Captain's contact details)

13 October 2014
The proposal at the ECF AGM that competitions where adjudication is possible will not be ECF graded from 1 July 2015 was defeated
Kingston club page updated (Captains' contact details)
The Minor Trophy match, C Palace 3 v Dorking 2, originally scheduled for Monday 15 December has been re-scheduled for Monday 17 November
The Lauder Trophy match, C Palace v Guildford, has been scheduled for Monday 15 December

1 October 2014
After the usual hectic start-of-season changes, the website information is almost complete. From now on, changes to officials/clubs/captains/fixtures, etc. will be noted in this news section

22 September 2014
The document Memorandum and Articles of Association and Bye-Laws has been updated to include the changes agreed at the AGM and the EGM, as has the version with dates of changes and the document containing just the Bye-Laws

20 September 2014
The Felce Cup has been won by Stephen Moss

10 September 2014
From James McCarthy and Adrian Waldock, Richmond & Twickenham Chess Club, advising about the the death of Abraham Neviasky on Tuesday 9 September: Abraham was a long time member of Richmond & Twickenham Chess Club and played county chess for Surrey in the U180 team. His funeral is at 3 pm at Golders Green Cemetery tomorrow (11 September). The family have requested that there be no flowers and in the words of his daughter Naomi "Dad liked everything big, so all are welcome". The address of the cemetery is Hoop Lane Cemetery, 1 Hoop Lane, Golders Green, NW11 7NL

3 September 2014
Congratulations to Daniel Gliddon on recently gaining the title FIDE Arbiter

23 August 2014
Further photographs, taken by Angus French, of the presentation by Mike Gunn of trophies at the recent EGM. Click on one of the following links:
Alexander Cup: Roger Barnett receiving the trophy on behalf of Redhill
Beaumont Cup: Nick Grey receiving the trophy on behalf of Kingston 1

12 August 2014
Surrey juniors James and Alex Golding top scored for England in the Robinson Cup (Boys U14) with 5.5/6 and in the Stokes Cup (Boys U12) with 6/6 respectively. The squad went on to win the Glorney Cup (Boys U18) and the Gilbert Cup (Girls U18)

3 August 2014
The Challenge Cup has been won for the 3rd successive year by Steve Berry

2 August 2014
Owen Phillips reports:
Congratulations to all the Surrey winners at the recent British Championships. Of particular note were:
U8 Joint champion: Henry Yu (Wallington and Ashtead)
U9 Runner up: Ranesh Ratnesan (Kingston) and 3rd=: William Golding (Ashtead)
U10 4th=: Ranesh Ratnesan (Kingston) and 5th=: Cheuk Nam Wong (Ashtead)
U12 Joint champions: Koby Kalavannan (CCF) and Anantha Anilkumar (CCF)
U13 Champion: Koby Kalavannan (CCF)
U14 Joint champions: James Golding (Ashtead) and Richard Zhu (Camberley)
U16 6th=: Jian-Yang Zhou (South Norwood) and Hajane Anbukumar (CCF)
This is a great haul and all credit to the Surrey Juniors, their parents, Surrey coaches and the Clubs involved
Other notable successes by players from Surrey Clubs were:
3rd= in the British Championship: GMs Nick Pert (Sandhurst) and Mark Hebden (Guildford)
Joint Champion in the U130 British Seniors Championship Michael Gunn (Guildford)
Champion of the British U160s: Paul Stokes (Battersea)
2nd Week am Open Champion: Steven Jones (Surbiton)
2nd Week pm Open Joint second: Alex Golding (Ashtead)
1st Week am Open Joint second: Albert Yiamakis (Guildford)
All a very good reflection on the state of Surrey Chess, and this list doesn't even include Akshaya Kaliyalahan our Surrey Junior shortly due to make her Women's Olympiad debut

18 July 2014
To see the photographs, taken by Angus French, of the presentation by Mike Gunn of trophies at the AGM click on one of the following links:
Surrey Trophy: Roger Barnett receiving the trophy on behalf of Redhill 1
Ellam Trophy: Bertie Barlow receiving the trophy on behalf of Ashtead 2
Centenary Trophy: Roger Barnett receiving the trophy on behalf of Redhill 3
Minor Trophy: Dan Rosen receiving the trophy on behalf of Ashtead 3
Fred Manning Trophy: Brian Skinner receiving the trophy on behalf of Dorking
Lauder Trophy (2012/13): Daniel Young receiving the trophy on behalf of Castles
Lauder Trophy (2013/14): Richard Tillett receiving the trophy on behalf of Streatham
There were no presentations for the Beaumont Cup or the Alexander Cup (trophies not present)

8 July 2014
Surrey schools did well in the 2014 ECF National Schools Chess Championships:
KCS Wimbledon won the U11 Open championship
Nonsuch School, Cheam won the U19 Girls event, RGS Guildford came 3rd and Hampton School came 4th
Wilson's won the U19 Plate competition

In the U14/U130 final on 22 June, Surrey lost 7-17 to Oxfordshire. Details on the SCCU website

3 July 2014
For the ECF Under 18 County Championship results see here

17 June 2014
The Surrey U180 team lost to Essex in the ECF National semi-finals. Details on the SCCU website

16 June 2014
The 2014 AGM Agenda is now available via the Administration page

15 June 2014
The Surrey Open team lost to Middlesex in the ECF National semi-finals. Details on the SCCU website

4 June 2014
Our Surrey Open and U180 teams are slugging it out on 14 and 15 June respectively against Middlesex and Essex in the ECF National semi-finals. The Open team, if victorious, will reach their 4th successive National Final

29 May 2014
The Finance and League Composition Meetings will be held on Monday 18 August at 7.45pm at The Cheam Parochial Rooms (Small Hall), 42 The Broadway, Cheam Village, SM3 8BD

Congratulations to Akshaya Kalaiyalahan who has been selected for the England Women's team for the forthcoming Olympiad in Tromso. See here for the teams

23 May 2014
The Lauder Trophy has been won by Streatham

18 May 2014
In the ECF Counties National Stages quarter-final, Surrey Open team beat Lancashire by 10 to 6. Details will appear on the SCCU website, Surrey will play Middlesex in the semi-final
Surrey U180 team will play Essex in the semi-final

The Surrey Congress 24-26 May has been cancelled. Unfortunately we received only 17 entries by the first late entry date and so the Congress was not viable. (Having moved the Congress from the usual Easter slot to avoid a clash with the e2e4 Congress at Sunningdale, a further e2e4 Congress at Sunningdale was scheduled which clashed with the Surrey Congress)

17 May 2014
The Lauder Trophy final, Streatham v C Palace will be held on Thursday 22 May at S Norwood. Quickplay finish only

11 May 2014
In the ECF Counties National Stages quarter-final, Surrey U180 team beat Lancashire by 9 to 7. Details will appear on the SCCU website

9 May 2014
The Centenary Trophy match, Redhill 3 v Kingston 2, has been re-scheduled for Monday 19 May. Quickplay finish only

1 May 2014
The Alexander Cup has been won by Redhill
The Beaumont Cup has been won by Kingston 1

14 April 2014
SCCA and Surrey Chess Congress announce the Surrey Junior Chess Championships on Easter Monday 21 April at Nonsuch High School. There will be individual graded sections for all ages from U7 to U13. Trophies and medals will be awarded for all sections and the top three age sections will be ECF Rapidplay graded. Details and entry form here
A Rapidplay 6 round event open to all will also take place in a separate hall with a guaranteed minimum prize fund of £300. There are likely to be two sections. Details and entry form here

SCCA and Surrey Chess Congress also announce a 3 day Standard Play Congress at the Guildford Institute from Saturday 24 to Monday 26 May. There are 5 rounds, 4 sections: Open, U180 (both FIDE rated), U150 and U120. Minimum guaranteed prize fund £1000. Details and entry form here

The Ellam Trophy has been won by Ashtead 2

9 April 2014
The Minor Trophy has been won by Ashtead 3

7 April 2014
SCCA will be hosting the ECF Under 18 County Championships this year at Wilson's School, Wallington on Sunday 29 June

4 April 2014
The Surrey Trophy has been won by Redhill 1
The Fred Manning Trophy has been won by Dorking

2 April 2014
Streatham and Brixton Chess Club is holding an open Rapidplay tournament on Sunday 13 April at the refurbished Streatham Library. The format is 6-round Swiss with 30 minutes per player per game. There are two sections: Open and Under 140. Further details and an entry form are available here

28 March 2014
SCCA Summer Individual Competitions 2014. Entries are invited for the following tournaments (in decreasing order of playing strength): Challenge Cup, Slater-Kennington Cup, Felce Cup & Wernick Cup. The closing date for entries is 19 April and the tournaments start on 5 May. Click here for an entry form
The Minor Trophy match, Ashtead 3 v Redhill 4, originally scheduled for Tuesday 25 March has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 8 April

24 March 2014
From Adrian Waldock, Ashtead Chess Club advising about the death of Chris Carr: Chris was a long term chess enthusiast having played for Kingston and Ashtead in the Surrey Leagues. He will be sadly missed by his 4 children and by the chess playing community. He specialized in the English opening and hypermodern double fianchetto systems. He hardly ever lost a game for Ashtead. His funeral service will take place at 2 pm on Monday 31 March at Randalls Park Crematorium, Randalls Road, Leatherhead, KT22 0AG

The postponed Centenary Trophy match, Redhill 3 v Kingston 2, has been re-scheduled for Monday 12 May. Quickplay finish only

22 March 2014
The Beaumont Cup match, S Norwood 2 v Kingston 1, originally scheduled for Thursday 27 March has been re-scheduled for Thursday 24 April

21 March 2014
The Centenary Trophy has been won by Redhill 3
The Alexander Cup final, Redhill v Wallingon will be held on Wednesday 30 April at CCF

16 March 2014
The Surrey Open and U100 teams have qualified for the National stages quarter-finals

5 March 2014
Surrey have won the SCCU U180 Championship and progress to the National stages.

5 March 2014
The Lauder Trophy semi-final, Guildford v Streatham, will be held on Monday 14 April

26 February 2014
Richard Tillett has been appointed Correspondence Secretary. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Roger Barnett for his work as Correspondence Secretary, a post that he has held since 2003. Roger was unable to continue due to the change to using the internet for correspondence chess
Kim Darby, Brigitte King and Christine Golding have been appointed Junior Managers

21 February 2014
The postponed Alexander Cup semi-final, Redhill v Kingston, will be held on Monday 10 March
The Centenary Trophy match, Redhill 3 v Kingston 2, scheduled for Monday 10 March has been postponed

16 February 2014
The Alexander Cup semi-final, Redhill v Kingston, scheduled for tomorrow (Monday 17 February) has been postponed

13 February 2014
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 21 June 2014 at The Cheam Parochial Rooms, 42 The Broadway, Cheam Village, SM3 8BD starting at 1415

5 February 2014
The Fred Manning Trophy match, Ashtead v S Norwood, scheduled for Tuesday 25 February has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 11 February

2 February 2014
The revised nominated players list, effective from 1 February is now online
23 players who previously had estimated grades now have mid-season ECF grades. They are from Ashtead (1), C Palace (6), Dorking (1), Guildford (1), Kingston (1), Redhill (2), Streatham (2), Surbiton (6), Wallington (2) and Wimbledon (1). These grades are suffixed by m on the SCCA Grades B list and are effective from 1 February

30 January 2014
The postponed Minor Trophy match, S Norwood 3 v Ashtead 3, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 13 March

28 January 2014
The Alexander Cup semi-final, Redhill v Kingston, will be held on Monday 17 February

27 January 2014
The Minor Trophy match, S Norwood 3 v Ashtead 3, scheduled for Thursday 6 February has been postponed

22 January 2014
The postponed Surrey Trophy match, Guildford 1 v Redhill 1, has been re-scheduled for Monday 24 March
GM Bogdan Lalic began his Simul tour of Surrey Chess Clubs by amusing and impressing Wallington Club Members in equal measure in his 14/14 winning performance - this despite giving up to 3 passes to each player! Bogdan awaits an invite from other Surrey clubs. A Wallington player commented: "This is a marvellous way to enthuse club players and also highlights just how good a Grand Master can be! £5 a head represents incredible value for money to play a GM!

6 January 2014
The Alexander Cup 2nd round match, Streatham v Redhill, will be held on Thursday 16 January
The Surrey Trophy match, Guildford 1 v Redhill 1, scheduled for today (Monday 6 January), has been postponed

5 January 2014
GM Bogdan Lalic Simul. Surrey Club Secretaries and Club Members please note that GM Bogdan Lalic wants to give a tour of Surrey Clubs this Spring playing a Simul at each club. He will charge only £5 per Board subject to a minimum of 14 Boards. Please would Club Secretaries email their players and then, if sufficient of their Members are interested, please contact Bogdan (blalic01@aol.com) with some suggested dates for the Simul(s)

11 December 2013
The postponed Ellam Trophy match, Wimbledon 3 v Ashtead 2, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 8 May. Quickplay finish only

10 December 2013
The Alexander Cup semi-final, Wallington v Surbiton, will be held on Wednesday 12 February

27 November 2013
The Felce Cup has been won by Tom Herman

19 November 2013
C Palace club page updated (Fred Manning Trophy captain's contact details)

12 November 2013
The Wernick Cup has been won by Julian Walker

11 November 2013
From Richard Tillett, Secretary of Streatham and Brixton Chess Club: It is with great sadness that we report the death last week of our former club secretary Chris Baker at the age of 83. Chris was a lovely man, gentlemanly and cultured with a touch of the 'old school' about him. An actor by profession, he was a rich source of stories from his years spent touring the country in repertory theatre. He was a conscientious, hard-working and affable club secretary from 1993 to 2002, and a regular player in our Surrey and London League teams. Poor health meant that for the last decade of his life he was confined to his care home and unable to play league chess, but he kept in close touch with the club and liked to stay abreast of events in the chess world. His funeral service will take place at 10.15 am on Friday 15 November at the Lambeth Crematorium, Blackshaw Road, SW17 0BY. The family are not asking for flowers, but suggest that any charitable donations be sent to Imperial Cancer Research

3 November 2013
The Fred Manning Trophy match, C Palace v S Norwood, originally on 16 December, has been re-scheduled for Monday 27 January

29 October 2013
The Ellam Trophy match, Wimbledon 3 v Ashtead 2, scheduled for Monday 28 October, has been postponed

25 October 2013
The Alexander Cup match, Kingston v S Norwood has been scheduled for Wednesday 6 November
The Beaumont Cup match, Kingston 1 v Redhill 2, originally on 28 October, has been re-scheduled for Monday 28 April

23 October 2013
The U180 County match, Surrey v Kent will now be at Ashtead on 8 March

18 October 2013
The postponed Centenary Trophy match, Wimbledon 5 v Dorking 1, has been re-scheduled for Monday 10 March

16 October 2013
The postponed Surrey Trophy match, Wimbledon 1 v Surbiton 1, has been re-scheduled for Monday 12 May. Quickplay finish only

7 October 2013
The Surrey Trophy match, Wimbledon 1 v Surbiton 1, scheduled for this evening, has been postponed
The Centenary Trophy match, Wimbledon 5 v Dorking 1, scheduled for this evening, has also been postponed
The Slater-Kennington Cup has been won by Koby Kalavannan

3 October 2013
After the usual hectic start-of-season changes, the website information is almost complete. From now on, changes to officials/clubs/captains/fixtures, etc. will be noted in this news section

19 August 2013
The Challenge Cup has been retained by Steve Berry

11 August 2013
Congratulations to the many SCCA players who won prizes at the 2013 British Chess Championships. For the full list of prize winners click here

7 August 2013
The 2013 Best Games Prizes page now available. Only one prize has been awarded

15 July 2013
Surrey win the Löwenthal Trophy for the second time in 3 years defeating Middlesex by 8½ to 7½ in the ECF Counties National Stages final. Congratulations to the team and all involved. Details on the ECF website

13 July 2013
The Finance and League Composition Meetings will be held on Tuesday 20 August at 19.45 at The Cheam Parochial Rooms (Large Hall), 42 The Broadway, Cheam Village, Surrey, SM3 8BD

8 July 2013
Neill Cooper reports: in the recent finals of the National School Chess Championships Surrey affiliated schools did very well:
Wilson's School came 4th in the U19 Open
Hampton School won the U19 plate
RGS Guildford came 3rd in the U19 plate
Guildford High School won the U19 girls tournament

2 July 2013
The latest version of the Memorandum and Articles of Association and Bye-Laws incorporating changes agreed at the 2013 AGM can now be seen under Administration. Also there is the version which includes dates of changes

30 June 2013
Congratulations to Yang-Fan Zhou, who has just obtained his first GM norm with a score of 7/9 at the 3rd Big Slick International

23 June 2013
To see the photographs, taken by Angus French of the presentation by Mike Gunn of trophies at the AGM click on one of the following links:
Surrey Trophy: Mike Singleton receiving the trophy on behalf of Guildford 1
Beaumont Cup: David Hodgson receiving the trophy on behalf of Crystal Palace 1
Ellam Trophy: Paul Durrant receiving the trophy on behalf of Surbiton 2
Minor Trophy: Roger Barnett receiving the trophy on behalf of Redhill 3
Ellery Williams Trophy: Ken Chamberlain receiving the trophy on behalf of S Norwood
Fred Manning Trophy: Ken Chamberlain receiving the trophy on behalf of S Norwood
Alexander Cup: Paul Barasi receiving the trophy on behalf of Wimbledon
Stoneleigh Trophy: Ken Chamberlain receiving the trophy on behalf of S Norwood
There were no presentations for the Centenary Trophy (trophy not present) or the Lauder Trophy (winners not present)

22 June 2013
Correction: The Open team play Middlesex (not Kent) in the ECF Counties National Stages final final on 13 July at Warwick. The News entry for 9 June has been amended

14 June 2013
Reports of Directors and Officers for the 2013 AGM can be accessed here

12 June 2013
Neill Cooper reports: in the National U14/U130 final, Surrey lost to Oxfordshire 7 - 17. Details (when available) can be found here

9 June 2013
Congratulations to the Open team who defeated Lancashire 10 - 6 in the ECF Counties National Stages semi-final - details can be found on the SCCU website. They now play Middlesex in the final on 13 July at Warwick

6 June 2013
Guildford Chess Club say: from September 2013, Guildford Institute will have improved facilities including a lift and wheelchair accessible toilet. The chess club room is also being enlarged. The existing entrance to the building will be closed and a new entrance opened a few yards further along Ward Street

5 June 2013
The Alexander Cup has been won by Wimbledon
Surrey have not been able to raise a viable team for the ECF Counties National Stages U100 semi-final and have had to default the match

25 May 2013
The ECF Counties Open National Stages semi-final against Lancashire will be held at The Syston & District Social Club, 38 High Street, Syston, Leicestershire LE71GP on 8 June at 1.30pm

22 May 2013
The Minor Trophy has been won by Redhill 3
In the ECF Counties National Stages semi-final, Surrey U100 team play Nottinghamshire in the semi-final (possibly on 8 June)

20 May 2013
In the ECF Counties National Stages quarter-final, Surrey Open team beat Yorkshire by 10 to 4 after penalties were applied to Yorkshire (9½ to 6½ actual game scores) and now play Lancashire in the semi-final (possibly on 8 June). Details on the SCCU website

13 May 2013
The Alexander Cup final, Surbiton v Wimbledon will be held on Tuesday 4 June at Ashtead

30 April 2013
The Surrey Trophy has been won by Guildford 1
The Lauder Trophy has been won by Castles

24 April 2013
The Centenary Trophy has been won by Guildford 3
The Stoneleigh Trophy match, Streatham v Guildford, scheduled for Tuesday 9 April, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 7 May

21 April 2013
The Ellam Trophy has been won by Surbiton 2

17 April 2013
The postponed Minor Trophy match, Redhill 3 v Ashtead 3, has been re-scheduled for Monday 29 April

12 April 2013
The Lauder Trophy final, Castles v Streatham will be held on Monday 29 April at CCF
The Fred Manning Trophy has been won by S Norwood
The Beaumont Cup has been won by C Palace

9 April 2013
The Minor Trophy match, Ashtead 3 v S Norwood 3, has been confirmed for tonight (Tuesday 9 April)

3 April 2013
The Ellery Williams Trophy has been won by S Norwood

28 March 2013
The Surrey Trophy match, Wimbledon 1 v Redhill 1, has been re-scheduled for Monday 8 April

24 March 2013
The Minor Trophy match, Ashtead 3 v S Norwwod 3, scheduled for Tuesday 26 March, has been postponed

15 March 2013
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 22 June 2013 at The Cheam Parochial Rooms, 42 The Broadway, Cheam Village, Surrey, SM3 8BD starting at 14.30

4 March 2013
The Ellam Trophy match, Kingston 2 v Surbiton, scheduled for today (Monday 4 March), has been re-scheduled for Monday 29 April

21 February 2013
The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Herman as Individual Tournaments Secretary with effect from today

18 February 2013
The postponed Stoneleigh Trophy match, Streatham v Wallington, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 19 March
The Centenary Trophy match, Guildford 3 v Wimbledon 6, scheduled for today (Monday 18 February) has been postponed

8 February 2013
The Alexander Cup semi-final, Wimbledon v Guildford, will be held on Monday 18 March (combined with the Surrey Trophy match)

6 February 2013
The County Open match, Kent v Surrey will now be at Dartford on 2 March

5 February 2013
The postponed Fred Manning Trophy match, Ashtead v S Norwood, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 26 February
The Stoneleigh Trophy match, Streatham v Wallington, scheduled for Tuesday 22 January was postponed

2 February 2013
The revised nominated players list, effective from 1 February is now online
11 players who previously had estimated grades now have mid-season ECF grades. They are from Battersea (2), Guildford (2), Redhill (1), Richmond (1), S Norwood (2), Surbiton (1), Wallington (1) and Wimbledon (1). These grades are suffixed by m on the SCCA Grades B list and are effective from 1 February

31 January 2013
The Fred Manning Trophy match, Ashtead v S Norwood, scheduled for Tuesday 15 January was postponed

25 January 2013
The county matches that were scheduled to be played at Dorking on 19 January were cancelled due to the weather and the U120 and U160 teams will now play at CCF on 2 February
The Surrey Trophy match, Ashtead 1 v Guildford 1, scheduled for Tuesday 22 January has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 16 April

24 January 2013
The Alexander Cup semi-final, S Norwood v Surbiton, will be held on Thursday 4 April
The Stoneleigh Trophy has been won by S Norwood

20 January 2013
The Minor Trophy match, Redhill 3 v Ashtead 3, scheduled for tomorrow (Monday 21 January), has been postponed
The Surrey Trophy match, Wimbledon 1 v Redhill 1, scheduled for tomorrow (Monday 21 January), has been postponed

8 January 2013
Hastings: Congratulations to Chris Howell who was equal 1st in the New Year Morning A section, to Hajane Anbukumar who was equal 2nd in the New Year Morning D section and to Bill Drennan who was equal 2nd in the Weekend Minor section

26 December 2012
The Lauder Trophy semi-final, Castles v Guildford, will be held on Wednesday 27 March at CCF

19 December 2012
Paul Archer has decided that he wishes to retire as Individual Tournaments Secretary, a position which he has held since 2005. We thank him for his work in running the tournaments which has been much appreciated. Now it is very important to find a successor in time for the 2013 competitions. The Board would like to appoint a new secretary by 1 March

If you or any SCCA members you know are interested in this position please contact Peter Lawrence (peter_mary_lawrence@hotmail.com) who can provide details of what the work involves. Paul has confirmed that the time needed is not large

12 December 2012
Congratulations to Yang-Fan Zhou on his joint third place finish in the London Classic FIDE Open. He scored 7/9 (won 7, lost 2) - a terrific result

19 November 2012
The Slater-Kennington Cup has been won by Steve Kearney

19 October 2012
The Felce Cup has been won by Alan Bates

28 September 2012
The Wernick Cup has been won by Tom Herman

19 September 2012
Kingston club page updated (location)

15 August 2012
The latest version of the Memorandum and Articles of Association and Bye-Laws incorporating changes agreed at the 2012 AGM can now be seen under Administration

10 August 2012
The 2012 Best Games Prizes games are now available

15 July 2012
The Open final, Surrey v Middlesex details are not yet on the SCCU site, but can be found here

14 July 2012
The Challenge Cup has been won by Steve Berry

8 July 2012
In the Open final, Surrey v Middlesex, the Surrey team failed to retain the Löwenthal Trophy, losing 7.5 - 8.5. They will, however, continue to hold the Shannon Trophy after winning the SCCU title for a 2nd year. Details of the final should eventually appear on the SCCU website

7 July 2012
Results from the Open final, Surrey v Middlesex this afternoon can be seen here as they become available

3 July 2012
The scores of any games to be considered for a Best Game prize should be sent to the Administrative Director by 31 July. The categories are listed under Bye Law 4.5

21 June 2012
The Finance and League Composition Meetings will be held on Tuesday 14 August at 19.30 at The Cheam Parochial Rooms (Large Hall), 42 The Broadway, Cheam Village, Surrey, SM3 8BD

15 June 2012
The Open final, Surrey v Middlesex will be played on Saturday 7 July at 13.30 at The Moat College Community Centre, Leicester LE2 0TU

10 June 2012
Congratulations to the Open team who defeated Sussex 11 - 5 in the ECF Counties National Stages semi-final. They now play Middlesex in the final. Commiserations to the U180 team who lost 7 - 9 against Middlesex and to the U140 team who lost 5.5 - 10.5 against Lancashire. A good effort by Surrey to have 3 teams in the semi-finals. Details can be found on the SCCU website

9 June 2012
The Lauder Trophy has been won by Streatham

23 May 2012
The Open semi-final, Sussex v Surrey will be played on 9 June at 13.30 at the Methodist Church (Hall), London Rd, Horsham, RH12 1AN

21 May 2012
The Stoneleigh Trophy has been won by Guildford

20 May 2012
In the ECF Counties National Stages quarter-finals, all 3 Surrey teams were successful: Open: Surrey beat Lancashire 9.5 - 6.5; U180: Surrey beat Devon 8.5 - 7.5; U140: Surrey beat Leicestershire 10 - 6. Details will eventually be found on the SCCU website

9 May 2012
The Alexander Cup has been won by Redhill

4 May 2012
Kingston club page updated (location)

3 May 2012
The Open quarter-final, Surrey v Lancashire will be played on 19 May at 13.45 at Cossington Jubilee Hall, Main Street, Cossington, LE74UU (7 miles North of Leicester)

29 April 2012
In the ECF Counties National Stages Open quarter-final, Surrey will play Lancashire

27 April 2012
Simon Wrigley will not be seeking re-election as Non-Executive Director or the captaincy of the U160 county team for next season. Simon has been the U160 captain since 2008 and the Board wish to thank him for his services to the SCCA. Nominations for the position of Non-Executive Director are invited for election at the AGM
The Surrey Trophy has been won by Reddhill 1

25 April 2012
The Centenary Trophy has been won by Surbiton 2
The Surrey Trophy match, Redhill 1 v Streatham, originally on Monday 6 February, has been re-scheduled for Monday 21 May

23 April 2012
Neill Cooper reports: Surrey win another tournament! Surrey beat Hampshire 17½ - 6½ in the SCCU U14/U130 final, to retain the trophy. Details (when available) can be found here

20 April 2012
The Beaumont Cup has been won by Wallington 1

14 April 2012
Castles club page updated (location, times, contacts)

13 April 2012
The Minor Trophy has been won by Ashtead 4

11 April 2012
Surrey Easter Congress 2012. In the Frank Winter Memorial FIDE Open section, Graeme Buckley and Peter Lalic shared 2nd place. Peter Lalic also took the Surrey Under 18 Trophy while Edward Cetens and Katherine Shepherd shared the Surrey Under 16 Trophy. Jack Laurence took the John Hawson Cup. For fine performances by Surrey players in other sections, see the full results on the Surrey Congress website

7 April 2012
The Stoneleigh Trophy match, S Norwood v Streatham, originally on Thursday 12 April, has been re-scheduled (again) for Thursday 17 May

3 April 2012
The Alexander Cup final, Redhill v Guildford, will be played on Tueday 8 May at Ashtead

23 March 2012
SCCA Summer Individual Competitions 2012. Entries are invited for the following tournaments (in order of playing strength): Challenge Cup, Slater-Kennington Cup, Felce Cup & Wernick Cup. The closing date for entries is 13 April and the tournaments start on 30 April. Click here for an entry form

21 March 2012
The Grades B list now contains the team (if any) for which a player is nominated. This has also been added to the downloadable PDF squad list for each club

19 March 2012
Congratulations to Surrey U180 who finished in second place in the SCCU competition and will now play Devon in the ECF quarter-final stage on 19 May at The Reading Room, near Salisbury

14 March 2012
Surrey are the SCCU U140 Champions. David Howes comments: Our emphatic 10 - 6 win at Hertfordshire last Saturday means we are Southern Counties U140 Champions for the 2nd time in 3 years! Congratulations to those that took part in the exciting match and also to all the other players that have participated so far in the success of this rather special team

4 March 2012
The Fred Manning match, Ashtead v S Norwood, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 17 April

28 February 2012
The Ellam Trophy has been won by S Norwood 2

23 February 2012
The Annual General Meeting of the SCCA will be held at 2pm, Saturday 30 June in The Ralli Room, Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, Ashtead, KT21 2BE. Please note that the day of week, start time and venue are all different from last year

18 February 2012
The Fred Manning Trophy has been won by Dorking

12 February 2012
See the Change Log (link at bottom left) for 12 February 2012 for a note on mid-season grades

6 February 2012
Entry forms for the 35th Surrey Congress 6 to 9 April 2012 at Nonsuch High School, Cheam are now on the Surrey Congress website. Most entry fees have been slightly reduced this year, while the £2000 prize fund has been maintained. There are four 3 day events taking place from 6 to 8 April, the Open and u180 being FIDE rated, plus u150 and u120. On Monday 9 April we are holding the hugely successful Surrey Junior Championships, plus a Rapidplay.

5 February 2012
By winning against Kent, Surrey are again SCCU Champions and reach the ECF Counties National Stages quarter-final. Owen wants to thank again all the squad for their support and participation and great chess during our sequence of 12 successive wins in the past two seasons. He says: "Let's now see if we can go all the way and do the National Double!"

Wimbledon club page updated (treasurer's contact details)
The Surrey Trophy match, Redhill 1 v Streatham, scheduled for tomorrow (6 February), has been postponed
The Minor Trophy match, C Palace 3 v S Norwood 3, scheduled for tomorrow (6 February), has been re-scheduled for Monday 30 April

4 February 2012
Wimbledon club page updated (team captains)

27 January 2012
The Beaumont Cup match, Battersea v Wallington, has been re-scheduled for Monday 2 April

25 January 2012
South Norwood club page updated (enquiries contact details)

8 January 2012
Hastings: Congratulations to Chris Howell who was equal 1st in the Christmas A section and to Mike Gunn who won the Christmas C section. Alicia Mason was runner-up in the Christmas C section, Koby Kalavannan was runner-up in the Weekend u120 section and Ian Deswarte shared a grading prize in the Christmas B section

14 December 2011
The Beaumont Cup match, Battersea v Wallington 1, scheduled for Monday 19 December, has been postponed

12 December 2011
The Alexander Cup semi-final, Wimbledon v Redhill, will be held on Thursday 16 February
Wimbledon club page updated (captains' contact details)

2 December 2011
The Slater-Kennington Cup has been won by Angus James

1 December 2011
Wimbledon club page updated (match captains)

13 November 2011
The Beaumont Cup match, Wimbledon 2 v Battersea, has been re-scheduled for Monday 14 May

3 November 2011
Wimbledon club page updated (link to parking information)

30 October 2011
The Alexander Cup semi-final, Guildford v Streatham, will be held on Monday 7 November. The top 8 boards will be the match Guildford 1 v Streatham (Surrey Trophy) already scheduled for that date
The Centenary Trophy match, Guildford 3 v Ashtead 3, has been re-scheduled for Monday 30 April

28 October 2011
Contact details for Wimbledon (Centenary Trophy Captain) have been updated. See here

25 October 2011
The Alexander Cup second round match, Battersea v Wimbledon, will be on Monday 21 November
The Beaumont Cup match, Wimbledon 2 v Battersea, originally on Monday 21 November will be re-scheduled

24 October 2011
The Lauder Trophy semi-final match, Castles v Guildford, has been scheduled for Wednesday 11 January

22 October 2011
Mike Gunn attended the ECF AGM on 15 October and his report can be read here

5 October 2011
After the usual hectic start-of-season changes, the website information is almost complete. From now on, changes to clubs/captains/fixtures, etc. will be noted in this news section

4 October 2011
The Felce Cup has been won by Przemyslaw Bator

2 October 2011
There was a Celebration on 1 October in recognition of Surrey winning the Shannon and Löwenthal Trophies for the 2010/11 season. This photo is of people present at the Celebration. The Surrey Open team who played Middlesex before the Celebration got the season off to a good start winning 8½ - 7½, details can be found on the SCCU website

28 September 2011
David Sedgwick has provided full results for the ECF Counties Rapidplay Championship 2011-12. See here for a summary and here for the detailed results

26 September 2011
Copies of the latest version of the Memorandum and Articles of Association and Bye-Laws incorporating changes agreed at the 2011 AGM can now be seen under Administration

We would like to remind clubs that the event to celebrate the Surrey Open team's winning of the Shannon Trophy and Löwenthal Cup, mentioned previously on 26 August, is being held next Saturday 1 October at Cheam. All SCCA members are very welcome to attend. See the earlier item for details

The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Lalic as a Non Executive Director

ECF Counties Rapidplay Championship 2011-12 - see here for a report on the tournament by Owen Phillips

22 September 2011
URGENT. If any SCCA player would like to play for Surrey 1 in the ECF Counties Rapidplay Championships 2011-12 to be held this Saturday, 24 September, would they please contact Owen Phillips, owphillips@hotmail.co.uk. The event is at Wanstead House, 21 The Green, Wanstead, London E11 2NT, starts at 1.30pm and finishes at the latest by 6.10pm. The nearest tube station is Wanstead (200 yds from the venue). Car parking spaces at the venue or adjacent roads. Details of the competition can be found on the ECF website

Due to late withdrawals, Owen is short of one player and the first player graded over 130 to show an interest gets the place

19 September 2011
The Russell Trophy Jamboree for schools was played at Wilson's School on Friday 16 September. The rate of play was all moves in 40 minutes. The teams (of 8 players) were split into sections in round 2 on the basis of their round 1 scores. Wilson's retained the title and Whitgift took the Minor Section

Major Section:   (1) Wilson's 12⁄16   (2-3) Sutton GS, St Olave's 10½   (4-5) Hampton, RGS Guildford 8½   (6) Trinity 6½
Minor Section:   (1) Whitgift 10⁄16   (2) KCS Wimbledon 9½   (3) Wilson's B 9   (4) Hampton B 5   (5) Reigate GS 3½   (6) Wallington County GS 2½

17 September 2011
Congratulations to Tariq Oozeerally on winning the Frank Parr Memorial Prize for the best overall game submitted by an SCCA player. This is the only Best Game Prize awarded this season

10 September 2011
Surrey u120 team. Players graded between 90 and 119 wanted for Surrey u120 team. Please contact Surrey u120 captain Mike Adams (mike@wood-street.fsnet.co.uk). Our first two matches are 1 October against Essex (away) at Wanstead and 29 October against Kent (home)

8 September 2011
Kevin Thurlow has been granted the ECF President's Award for Services to Chess. You can find a detailed citation here

6 September 2011
At the bottom of each club's page (if they have entered any teams in the SCCA inter-club tournaments) there is now a link to download that club's squad (current SCCA players) in PDF format for saving or printing. This is to provide captains with a convenient hard copy of their (or their opponent's) squad. These lists will be kept up to date in parallel with the 'Grades B' list and the drop-down lists in the on-line results system

26 August 2011
The Surrey Open team would like to invite all SCCA members to Cheam Parochial Rooms, 42 The Broadway, Cheam Village, SM3 8BD from 6.15pm to 10pm on Saturday 1 October to celebrate their winning the Shannon and Löwenthal trophies last season

Please bring drinks and snacks. Hot food will be provided

Owen Phillips wants to thank again all who played in the Surrey Open team last year. This is an opportunity for a photo shoot together with the Löwenthal and Shannon trophies and to celebrate that first win of the Löwenthal Trophy in 57 years! Hopefully we shall have started the 2011/12 season well by 6.15pm although Middlesex are always tough opposition!

24 August 2011
Owen Phillips is organising one or more teams for the ECF Counties Rapidplay Chess Championships 2011-12 to be held on Saturday 24 September at Wanstead House. Details of the competition can be found on the ECF website. If you are interested in playing, Owen's contact details can be found here as Open Team Captain

18 August 2011
The Wernick Cup has been won by Antonio Toreno

9 August 2011
The Challenge Cup has been won by Chris Briscoe

22 July 2011
Today Graeme Buckley has resigned from his position of Inter-Club Tournaments Director. The Board wish to thank Graeme for the time, commitment and service which he has given to the SCCA in that role and wish him all the best for the future The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of David Howes as Inter-Club Tournaments Director

20 July 2011
From David Hodgson: It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Deric Cox died a few days ago in St Matthews Hospice in St Leonards. He had been suffering from liver cancer and had been ill for several months

Deric was a member of Crystal Palace from shortly after its foundation in 1972 until he moved out of this area some ten years ago. He was Club Champion four times – in 1976, 1977,1983 and 1988. He was also Club Treasurer for many years and also gave sterling service as Secretary of the Croydon League for a considerable period

He was the instigator of the Club’s exchange with Deventer Chess Club in Holland and is the only club member who took part in every exchange visit over the 27 years it took place. He is survived by four daughters. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of them them as well as his partner Mary

14 July 2011
Martin Cath has now put together the match results for all of the winning Surrey teams of 1911, 1920, 1924, 1929, 1954 and 2011 which can be found here

13 July 2011
The Finance and League Composition Meetings will be on 30 August. See the SCCA Diary for more details

There will be a Celebration Event on 1 October. See the SCCA Diary for more details

Photographs of the ECF Finals can be seen on the ECF website and photographs of our Open Captains and the silverware here

The Stoneleigh Trophy will be run as a handicap event next season. See here for the Byelaw changes. A Captain's Guide will be available before the season starts

12 July 2011
Congratulations to David Howes who was elected SCCU President at the SCCU Annual General Meeting on Saturday 25 June and to Neill Cooper who becomes Deputy President

10 July 2011
The 2012 Surrey Congress will be on 6 April to 9 April 2012. See the SCCA Diary for more details

5 July 2011
Martin Cath has unearthed the details of Surrey's last (1954) win in the English Counties Final. The only known survivor of that team is Michael Franklin. The Surrey team qualified as SCCU champions, defeated Leicestershire in the semi-final and trounced Yorkshire in the final. See here for the match record of the final

4 July 2011
Owen Phillips our Open Team Captain wants to record that his first year as Captain - indeed joint Captain with Graeme Buckley - has been a great experience and he wants to thank all the friendly and very keen and good squad of Surrey players for their commitment and great play in taking Surrey to the title for the first time since 1954. He notes that during the year Surrey 1 have used 36 players, and that the success of the Open team has already led to an influx of interest and enquiries to him from all quarters and a variety of standards of Surrey player, which can only be a really good sign for the state of Surrey chess across the board. He now looks forward to David Sedgwick's challenge to our Surrey teams to have have two teams reach next year's County Finals and win

3 July 2011
Game results for the ECF Open County Championship Final can now be found on the SCCU website

2 July 2011
Surrey win the ECF Open County Championship Final against Kent by 9 - 7. More details when available

20 June 2011
Owen Phillips our Open Team Captain writes: "I have a team full of confidence, let's just hope they can convert it to 8/8 on 2 July
The Open Final against Kent is on that date alongside all the other County section National finals. The venue is: Moat College, Maidstone Road, Leicester LE2 0TU (directions on their website)
Rest assured the team will be trying their best to bring the County Open Championship back home to Surrey for the first time since 1954! Now that really would be a piece of history!"

12 June 2011
Detailed results for the ECF Counties National Stages semi-final are now available on the SCCU website Surrey's opponents in the final are Kent

11 June 2011
In the ECF Counties National Stages semi-final, Surrey Open team beat Staffordshire by 9½ to 6½ and now play Lancashire or Kent in the final (probably on 2 July). Details will eventually be found on the SCCU website

1 June 2011
The Alexander Cup has been retained by Redhill

25 May 2011
In the ECF Counties National Stages quarter-final, a very strong Surrey Open team beat Warwickshire by 14½ to 1½ and now play Staffordshire in the semi-final (probably on 11 June). Details can be found on the SCCU website

24 May 2011
The Ellam Trophy has been won by Castles

19 May 2011
Alan Hayward has retained the John Hawson Cup awarded for the best score by a Surrey veteran at the Surrey Congress, See here for an updated list of recent winners

19 May 2011
Details of the SCCA Child Protection Policy are now available on the SCCA website under Administration or click here

13 May 2011
Two members of Guildford Chess Club competed in the European Seniors Teams Championship, both achieving good results with a plus rating performance. Mike Singleton played for England 1 and scored 6/9. Phil Stimpson scored 3/8 playing for England 3

The Fred Manning Trophy has been won by Ashtead

7 May 2011
The tables for the 2011 individual competitions (Challenge Cup, Slater-Kennington Cup, Felce Cup & Wernick Cup) are now on-line and will be updated as results become available

5 May 2011
The Alexander Cup final, Redhill v Surbiton, will be played on Tueday 31 May at Ashtead

2 May 2011
The Minor Trophy has been won by Redhill 4

1 May 2011
The 34th Surrey Chess Congress was held on 22 to 25 April and was very successful. There was a good level of entries especially for the Junior events. Full details of the results and prize winners can be viewed on the Congress website

23 April 2011
Yang-Fan Zhou has now completed the requirements for the IM title finishing 1st equal in the Coulsdon 'Easter' International Tournament

20 April 2011
The ECF Finance Council Meeting on Saturday 16 April voted as follows:
Option 1 (membership scheme)91 votes
Option 2 (game fee/membership combination)  71 votes
Abstentions7 votes

It will require a 75% majority at the ECF AGM later this year to bring in a compulsory membership scheme for the 2012/2013 year and in view of the closeness of the vote that cannot be taken for granted

For the 2011/2012 year the basic game fee will increase from 54 pence to 58 pence. You can see more information here or on the ECF Website

The Board is giving the matter consideration and will comment on the situation as soon as it can

19 April 2011
S Norwood 2 are the winners of the Centenary Trophy

9 April 2011
Two further inter-club competitions have been decided: the Beaumont Cup has been won by S Norwood 1 and the Ellery Williams Trophy by Guildford

5 April 2011
Further results from the SCCU Jamborees 2010-2011. U185: Essex 5½, Surrey 4½ and U150: Essex 4½, Middlesex 3½, Surrey 1. Details can be found here

3 April 2011
In the SCCU U14/130 Final, Surrey beat Essex 13 - 11 to take their 5th title in 6 years. Congratulations to the team. Details can be found here

In the SCCU Jamborees 2010-2011, Surrey won the U18 Open section (continuing a cycle with Kent and Surrey winning it alternately) and Surrey S won the U18 Minor section (the fourth year running a Surrey team has won this event). Details will be posted here soon

2 April 2011
So far two of the inter-club competitions have been decided: the Surrey Trophy has been won by Redhill 1 and the Lauder Cup by Wallington

30 March 2011
The Beaumont Cup match, S Norwood 1 v Battersea, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 19 May
The Fred Manning Trophy match, S Norwood v Ashtead, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 5 May

29 March 2011
The Beaumont Cup match, Battersea v S Norwood 1, has been postponed and will be played at S Norwood

25 March 2011
SCCA Individual Championships 2011. An email was recently sent out by Paul Archer to Club Secretaries and former participants inviting entries for the following tournaments (in order of playing strength): Challenge Cup, Slater‑Kennington Cup, Felce Cup & Wernick Cup. The closing date for entries is 15 April 2011. Click here for an entry form.

15 March 2011
The Minor Trophy match, Redhill 4 v Ashtead 4, has been re-scheduled for Monday 18 April

8 March 2011
The Annual General Meeting of the SCCA will be held at 2.30pm, Sunday 19 June at Cheam Parochial Rooms, 42 The Broadway, Cheam Village, Surrey, SM3 8BD

6 March 2011
By defeating Kent 11 - 5 yesterday, Surrey (under Graeme Buckley) became the SCCU Champions, and win the Shannon Trophy for the first time since 1963-64. We now play Warwickshire in the quarter-finals of the National Stages on Saturday 21 May (unless an alternative date is mutually agreed)

The U140 team (under David Howes) also won yesterday, finishing second in their Division and qualifying for the National Stages

Congratulations to both teams. Full details of both matches are available on the SCCU website

4 March 2011
The Alexander Cup semi-final, Redhill v CCF, will be at Redhill on Monday 28 March. The top 8 boards will count for the Surrey Trophy match which was to be held at Coulsdon on the same day

28 February 2011
Yang-Fan Zhou has just scored a remarkable 9/9, for a Tournament Performance Rating of 3038, in the e2e4 Brighton International Masters A Tournament

27 February 2011
The Lauder Trophy has been won by Wallington

The 2011 34th Surrey Easter Congress takes place at Nonsuch High School, Cheam 22 - 25 April. The schedule is as follows:
Friday 22 - Sunday 24 April: Open, U180 (both FIDE rated), U150, U12O. All six rounds, two rounds per day
Monday 25 April: Rapidplay event plus Surrey Junior Championships under 7,8,9,10,11 and 12
Catering provided again by Chess Bites. Guaranteed £2,000 Prize Fund
Full details and entry forms on the Surrey Congress website (thanks to our Congress Webmaster Paul Dupré)
We hope as many as possible of you will be able to enter this excellent friendly congress

24 February 2011
The Fred Manning Trophy match, S Norwood v Ashtead, scheduled for Thursday 17 February, has been postponed

22 February 2011
The Ellam Trophy match, Kingston 2 v Castles, will now be on Monday 23 May

21 February 2011
The Minor Trophy match, Redhill 4 v Ashtead 4, scheduled for Wednesday 9 March, has been postponed

6 February 2011
The postponed Surrey Trophy match, Redhill 2 v Ashtead 1, has been re-scheduled for Monday 9 May

19 January 2011
The postponed Minor Trophy match, Ashtead 4 v Wimbledon 6, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 22 February

24 January 2011
The Lauder Trophy Final, Wallington v S Norwood, will be on Monday 14 February at CCF

19 January 2011
The postponed Minor Trophy match, Wallington 2 v Ashtead 4, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 17 February

13 January 2011
The postponed Fred Manning Trophy match, S Norwood v Robin Hood, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 24 February

9 January 2011
The Alexander Cup match, Kingston v Redhill, has been re-scheduled for Wednesday 19 January at The Royal Oak, 90 Coombe Rd, New Malden, KT3 4RD

19 December 2010
The postponed Fred Manning Trophy match, Dorking v Ashtead, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 27 January

18 December 2010
The Alexander Cup match, Kingston v Redhill, has been scheduled for Monday 31 January
The Surrey Trophy match, Redhill 2 v Ashtead 1, scheduled for Monday 31 January will be re-scheduled

16 December 2010
The Beaumont Cup match, S Norwood 1 v Kingston 1, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 17 February
The Fred Manning Trophy match, Dorking v Ashtead, scheduled for today (16 December), has been postponed
The Ellam Trophy match, Ashtead 2 v Castles, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 1 February

6 December 2010
The Beaumont Cup match, Wallington 1 v Wimbledon 3, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 24 February

5 December 2010
The Alexander Cup semi-final, S Norwood v Surbiton, has been scheduled for Thursday 3 March

4 December 2010
The Centenary Trophy match, Redhill 3 v S Norwood 2, has been re-scheduled for Monday 13 December

3 December 2010
The postponed Beaumont Cup match, Guildford 2 v Crystal Palace 1, has been re-scheduled for Monday 9 May
The Fred Manning Trophy match, S Norwood v Robin Hood, scheduled for yesterday (2 December) was postponed

1 December 2010
The Beaumont Cup match, Guildford 2 v Crystal Palace 1, scheduled for tomorrow (2 December), has been postponed
The Beaumont Cup match, Wallington 1 v Wimbledon 3, scheduled for tomorrow (2 December), has been postponed

30 November 2010
The Beaumont Cup match, S Norwood 1 v Kingston 1, scheduled for Thursday (2 December), has been postponed
The Ellery Williams match, Surbiton v Dorking, scheduled for tomorrow (1 December), has been postponed until Wednesday 8 December

21 November 2010
The postponed Ellam Trophy match, Castles v Kingston 2, has been re-scheduled for Wednesday 8 December

20 November 2010
The Alexander Cup second round match, CCF v Streatham, will be on Wednesday 15 December

18 November 2010
The Ellam Trophy match, Castles v Kingston 2, scheduled for Wednesday 24 November has been postponed

16 November 2010
The Minor Trophy match, Wallington 2 v Ashtead 4, scheduled for Thurday 18 November has been postponed

14 November 2010
The Lauder Trophy semi-final match, Ashtead v Wallington, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 14 December

4 November 2010
Congratulations to Mike Gunn on his appointment as Non-executive Chairman of the ECF. See the ECF website

2 November 2010
Martin Cath, Curator of Trophies, is trying to locate the following trophies:
(1) Michell Memorial Trophy
(2) Elaine Saunders Cup (U18)
(3) Ann Hopton Trophy (U12)
(4) Kim Williams Trophy (U14)
(5) Frank Winter Trophy (U10)
(6) Yellen Trophy (U10)
(7) Susan Walker Trophy (U8)
(8) Silver Knight Trophy
(9) Briant Poulter Shield
If you have any information about them please contact Martin on 020 8660 6252.

The Board wish to encourage more support for the Lauder and Stoneleigh Trophy competitions. There are two suggestions, shown below, which could apply to either or both of the competitions
(1) Run the competitions on a handicap basis based on the average grade of each team. The final score would be adjusted based on the difference in the average grading. This system has been used successfully in the Border League and also recently in the ECF Counties Rapidplay competition. This may address the concerns of some clubs that in particular the current grading limit for the Stoneleigh is too high
(2) Allow the option of Fischer Timing when suitable digital clocks are available
Please advise Peter Lawrence, Administrative Director, if you support either of the above proposals or have other ideas on how to address the matter

Clubs are invited to propose nominations to the SCCA Chess Disputes Committee. The purpose of the committee is to hear appeals against a Controller's decision in respect of SCCA competitions. The panel hearing the Dispute will normally consist of five members who are not drawn from clubs involved in the appeal
Appeals are infrequent - currently about one or two a year - but it is important to be able to convene a suitable panel when the need arises. Panel members need to be experienced players
Please advise Mike Adams, Chess Disputes Committee Chairman, by 30 November if there are any members of your club willing to be nominated to the Disputes Committee

27 October 2010
The Lauder Trophy semi-final match, Ashtead v Wallington, will be on Tuesday 30 November (at Ashtead, change of venue)

20 October 2010
The Beaumont Cup match, Kingston 1 v Wallington 1, will now be on Monday 10 January

18 October 2010
The Centenary Trophy match, Redhill 3 v S Norwood 2, scheduled for Monday 25th October, has been postponed as Richard Barrett's funeral is on that day

16 October 2010
The funeral of Richard Barrett will be held on Monday 25 October at St Matthews Church, 71 Station Road, Redhill, RH1 1DL at 11am. It will be followed by a private burial

The reception will be at Bletchingley Golf Club, Church Lane, Bletchingley, Redhill, RH1 4LP. Everyone is welcome to attend. If any further information is required please contact Sue Howell on 01737 780899

9 October 2010
We have received the sad news that Richard Barrett of Redhill and District Chess Club died on Thursday 7 October. Details of the funeral arrangements will be provided when known

Richard was captain of Redhill's 3rd team (Centenary Trophy). We would be grateful if all correspondence for Redhill 3 could now be sent to Ian Bodsworth (contact details on the Redhill club page)

7 October 2010
After the usual hectic start-of-season changes, the website information is almost complete. From now on, changes to clubs/captains/fixtures, etc. will be noted in this news section

22 September 2010
Martin Cath has been appointed SCCA's Curator of Trophies

20 September 2010
The ECF Counties Rapidplay Competition took place on 18 September. The 12 person teams were Surrey, Essex 1, Middlesex, Bedfordshire and Essex 2. Each team played 4 rounds with 30 minutes on the clock for all moves. Essex 1 were the clear winners of the Main Competition. However we are pleased to report that Surrey won the Handicap Competition when the scores were adjusted to reflect the players' gradings. Click here for more detail

11 September 2010
The Russell Trophy Jamboree for schools was played at Wilson's School on 10 September. The rate of play was all moves in 40 minutes. The teams (of 8 players) were split into sections in round 2 on the basis of their round 1 scores. Wilson's retained the title (by a smaller margin) and RGS Guildford retained the minor trophy

Major Section:   (1) Wilson's 11½   (2) Hampton 10½   (3) Whitgift 9½   (4) Sutton Grammar 8½
Minor Section:   (1) RGS Guildford 10   (2) Reigate GS 8½   (3) Trinity 5½   (4) Wallington County GS 0

10 September 2010
The 2010 Best Games prize winners are now available. See link on the left

18 August 2010
Congratulations to Kingston and John Foley on winning the ECF Award for "Chess Website of the Year" See here

10 August 2010
The updated version of Memorandum and Articles of Association and Bye-Laws without dates of changes can now be found here

10 August 2010
The version of Memorandum and Articles of Association and Bye-Laws with dates of changes has been updated and can be found here. The version without dates will be available soon

7 August 2010
Club secretaries are reminded that the Annual Finance and League Composition Meeting will be held at 7.45pm on Tuesday 17 August 2010 at the Cheam Parochial Rooms, 42 The Broadway, Cheam Village, Surrey SM3 8BD

26 July 2010
The SCCA Chess Disputes Committee has met to consider an appeal in respect of the match Surbiton v CCF 1. See here for the Committee's report

22 July 2010
Sue Lalic and Russell Granat tied for first place in the Challenge Cup and have agreed to share the cup

11 July 2010
In the finals of the Yateley Manor National Schools Tournament played on 8 and 9 July at Uppingham School, two Surrey schools performed outstandingly well

In the National Championship Wilson's School lost to Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School 4 - 2 in the semi-final, but then beat Manchester Grammar by 5½ - ½ in the third place playoff. Homefield Prep School lost to Wilson's in the Surrey Zone final, and so they qualified for the National Plate tournament. Under the age handicap rules of the tournament they beat Camp Hill Birmingham in the semi-final by scoring 2 points out of 6, and then in the final Homefield beat Millfield School by performing a similar feat. Thus Homefield won the National Schools Plate tournament

7 July 2010
A summary of decisions from the AGM can be found here

28 June 2010
Surrey Youth win ECF U18 and U13 national titles: At the ECF U18/U13 Jamboree held at Wilson's School on Sunday the Surrey U13 team won the national championship. The winning team of Adam Taylor, Max Wood Robinson, Timothy Foster, Nicholas Jelicic, Paul Waddingham and Theodore Dias scored 18.5 out of 24. The Surrey second team came 4th with 14/24. The U18 Girls team (Kavitha Appulingham, Katherine Shepherd, Alicia Mason, Helen Mazalon, Beatrice Steele and Victoria Sit) won the ECF U18 girls event with 9/12. In the U13 Minor the two Surrey teams came first equal in their section with 16/24. The U18 team, without most of the leading players, had a much tougher time and came 6th (out of 6) with 8/24

24 May 2010
The Lauder Trophy has been won by Castles

16 May 2010
The Surrey U14/U140 team yesterday beat Kent by 13½ to 10½ to retain the SCCU title. Details will soon appear here

12 May 2010
The Alexander Cup has been won by Redhill

8 May 2010
The tables for the 2010 individual competitions are now on-line and will be updated as results become available

6 May 2010
The Fred Manning Trophy has been won by Dorking

30 April 2010
The Ellam Trophy has been won by South Norwood 1

28 April 2010
The Ellery Williams Trophy has been won by Guildford

24 April 2010
The postponed Fred Manning Trophy match, Surbiton v South Norwood, has been re-scheduled for Wednesday 28 April

23 April 2010
The postponed Fred Manning Trophy match, Ashtead v Richmond, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 4 May
The postponed Ellam Trophy match, Guildford 3 v Wimbledon 4, has been re-scheduled for Monday 10 May

21 April 2010
In the preliminary round of the national stages of the county championship, the Surrey U160 team won against Norfolk on board count. We wish our U180, U160 and U140 teams success in their quarter final matches against Devon, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire respectively. Surrey county results can be found here and full details are on the SCCU website

19 April 2010
The postponed Minor Trophy match, South Norwood 2 v Wimbledon 5, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 6 May

16 April 2010
The postponed Ellam Trophy match, Crystal Palace 2 v Guildford 3, has been re-scheduled for Monday 24 May
The Alexander Cup Final, Redhill v Wimbledon, will be played on Tuesday 11 May at Ashtead

9 April 2010
The Surrey Trophy has been won by Redhill 1

7 April 2010
Julien Shepley has decided not to continue as a Surrey County Team Captain next season. We wish to thank him for his work as a very successful captain of our U180 team

6 April 2010
So far two of the inter-club competitions have been decided: the Beaumont Cup has been won by Redhill 2 and the Centenary Trophy by Kingston 2

28 March 2010
Following their group win (with 4 out of 4), the Surrey U14/U140 team will play their SCCU final against Kent on Saturday 15 May

23 March 2010
The postponed Minor Trophy match, Wallington 3 v Redhill 4, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 6 May

22 March 2010
Surrey players performed exceptionally well at the 2010 World Youth Trials (the first two players being automatically selected to represent England at the World and European Youth tournaments):

U18 Boys:   1st Robert Lydiard   2nd Jasper Tambini
U18 Girls:   1st Sheila Dines   2nd Jessica Thilaganathan
U16 Boys:   1st Yang Fan Zhou
U14 Boys:   2nd Adam Taylor
U14 Girls:   2nd Katherine Shepherd

16 March 2010
The postponed Ellery Williams match, Guildford v S Norwood, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 8 April

13 March 2010
The postponed Ellam Trophy match, C Palace 2 v Wimbledon 4, has been re-scheduled for Monday 17 May

9 March 2010
We have received the sad news that Don Careswell of Wimbledon Chess Club died in his sleep on 7 March. Details of the funeral arrangements will be provided when known

The Alexander Cup semi-final, Battersea v Wimbledon, will be held on Thursday 25 March at Wimbledon

8 March 2010
The Lauder Trophy final, Castles v Ashtead, will be held on Monday 17 May at CCF

5 March 2010
Contact details for Richmond have been updated. See here

3 March 2010
Date for your diaries: the Annual General Meeting of the SCCA will be held on Sunday 13 June 2010, starting 2.30pm at Cheam Parochial Rooms, 42 The Broadway, Cheam Village, Surrey, SM3 8BD
David Sedgwick, Deputy President, is not seeking re-election and Fred Popplewell, Yearbook Editor, is not seeking re-appointment

The SCCA Chess Disputes Committee has met to consider appeals in respect of the matches CCF 1 v Wimbledon 1 (see here for the Committee's report) and Battersea v Kingston (see here for the Committee's report)

2 March 2010
Following on from the item of 21 February below, David Sedgwick has looked at the SCCU archives and found that Surrey last won 2 sections in 1988/9, when Surrey 1 won the Montague Jones and Surrey 2 the Ebony. Coincidentally, it is also those two trophies that we have won this season. Congratulations again to Julien Shepley and David Howes

25 February 2010
The Fred Manning match, Ashtead v Richmond, scheduled for 16 February, has been postponed

21 February 2010
The Surrey U140 team have followed the U180 team in winning their section of the SCCU tournament, scoring 4½ out of 5. It's exceptional for 2 Surrey teams to win the SCCU championship in the same season, so congratulations to Julien Shepley, David Howes and their teams. Surrey county results can be found here and full details are on the SCCU website

18 February 2010
The postponed Surrey Trophy match, Guildford 1 v CCF 2, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 18 March

13 February 2009
The Surrey U180 team have won their section of the SCCU tournament with a match to spare. The U14/U140 team have won the Southern group of their section, also with a match to spare. Surrey county results can be found here and full details are on the SCCU website

12 February 2010
The Ellam Trophy matches between C Palace 2 and Guildford 3 have had their venues reversed: C Palace 2 will be at home on 29 March and Guildford 3 on 19 April

11 February 2010
The postponed Surrey Trophy match, CCF 1 v Guildford 1, has been re-scheduled for Monday 10 May

27 January 2010
The Minor Trophy match, S Norwood 2 v Wimbledon 5, scheduled for 14 January was postponed

17 January 2010
The postponed Ellam Trophy match, Castles v S Norwood 1, has been re-scheduled for Wednesday 17 March

16 January 2010
The postponed Fred Manning Trophy match, S Norwood v Dorking, has been re-scheduled for Thursday 4 March

14 January 2010
The postponed Fred Manning Trophy match, Surbiton v S Norwood, has been re-scheduled for Wednesday 31 March
The Surrey Trophy match, Guildford 1 v CCF 2, scheduled for Thursday 21 January, has been postponed

12 January 2010
The postponed Ellam Trophy match, Surbiton v Dorking, has been re-scheduled for Wednesday 3 February

Dorking's SCCA matches from 28 January will be played in a different room at the URC Church. See here for details, with full location details on Dorking's website

11 January 2010
The Ellery Williams match, S Norwood v Guildford, scheduled for today (11 January), has been postponed

8 January 2010
The Surrey Trophy match, CCF 1 v Guildford 1, scheduled for Monday 11 January, has been postponed
The Ellam Trophy match, C Palace 2 v Wimbledon 4, scheduled for Monday 11 January, has been postponed

6 January 2010
The Ellam Trophy match, Castles v S Norwood 1, scheduled for today (6 January), has been postponed
The Ellery Williams match, Surbiton v Dorking, scheduled for today, (6 January), has been postponed
The Fred Manning match, S Norwood v Dorking, scheduled for tomorrow, (7 January), has been postponed
The Minor Trophy match, Wallington 3 v Redhill 4, scheduled for tomorrow (7 January), has been postponed

2 January 2010
January renominations are still required from Ashtead, Guildford, Kingston, Wallington and Wimbledon

22 December 2009
The postponed Ellam Trophy match, Guildford 3 v Castles has been re-scheduled for Thursday 25 March

6 December 2009
A copy of an email from Peter Lawrence to club captains and officials about the reporting of matches can be found here

30 November 2009
The PDF version of the Year Book has been updated

23 November 2009
The Centenary Trophy matches between Dorking 1 and Wallington 2 have had their venues reversed: Wallington 2 will be at home on 10 December and Dorking 1 on 25 March

18 November 2009
The Ellam Trophy match, Guildford 3 v Castles, scheduled for Thursday 19 November has been postponed

Battersea's future SCCA matches will be played at a new location (the Bread and Roses pub), with club nights still at the Balham Bowling Club. See here for details

17 November 2009
In the SCCU U14/U140 match played on 14 November, Surrey convincingly beat Hampshire 18 - 6. For details see here

Please note that a Bye Law heading was omitted from the printed version of the 2009 Yearbook: Page 92, before, "In determining which of two players is the stronger" insert the heading:

       2.7  Playing strength

You can check this on page 93 of the online version.

10 November 2009
In the SCCU U14/U140 match played on 7 November, Surrey did very well to recover from being 5 - 7 down after the first round to beat Sussex 13½ - 10½ on aggregate. For details see here

5 November 2009
The round 2 Alexander Cup match, Surbiton v Wimbledon, will be on Wednesday 23 December

1 November 2009
The Fred Manning Trophy match, Surbiton v S Norwood, scheduled for Wednesday 4 November has been postponed

22 October 2009
The funeral service for Richard Davey was held today at Randall's Park Crematorium. It was very well attended and included many of Richard's friends and acquaintances from the chess world. See here for the tribute from Richard Jones

13 October 2009
We are sorry to announce that Richard Davey passed away on 9 October at home. The funeral will be at Randalls Park Crematorium, Randalls Road, Leatherhead, KT22 0AG at 2pm on Thursday 22 October

10 October 2009
Richard Davey has been appointed Life Vice President of SCCA in recognition of his service to chess. See here for Mike Gunn's letter to Richard

1 October 2009
The Match Results Entry page now contains advice on getting round a Microsoft problem for those with a version of Excel earlier than 2007 and Internet Explorer

30 September 2009
The SCCA Grades page now contains letters r and s after some grades to show where a rapid play grade is being used in place of a missing standard play grade or vice versa. The drop-down lists in the XLS match results entry form also have these letters where appropriate. No alterations have been made to numerical grade values

16 September 2009
The Russell Trophy Jamboree for secondary schools was played at Wilson's School on 11 September. The rate of play was all moves in 40 minutes. The teams (of 8 players) were split into sections in round 2 on the basis of their round 1 scores

Major Section:   (1) Wilson's 12½   (2) Trinity 9½   (3) Whitgift 9   (4) Hampton 6½
Minor Section:   (1) RGS Guildford 10½   (2) Reigate GS 7½   (3) Sutton Grammar 6½   (4) Wallington County GS 2

8 September 2009
The grading limits for some of the SCCA competitions were changed at the AGM. Details were provided on the entry form for the Inter-Club Tournaments but in order to ensure that team captains are aware of the changes details are provided below:

Minor Trophy:   player limit   standard play   under 140
Fred Manning:   player limit   standard play   under 115
Stoneleigh:   team limit   rapid play   total under 701
Ellery Williams:   player limit   rapid play   board 1 under 161, others under 141
Lauder:   team limit   standard play   total under 841

The grading limits have also been mentioned as a note under the results tables for the relevant competitions

29 July 2009
The entry form for the 2009/10 SCCA competitions is available here. Please note that the August 10 deadline for entries for the grade restricted tournaments (Minor Trophy, Fred Manning Trophy, Lauder Trophy, Stoneleigh Trophy and Ellery Williams Memorial Trophy) is being extended to 21 August due to delays in the issue of the new ECF grading list

27 July 2009
In this season's County & District Correspondence Chess Championships Division 3 (Butler Thomas Competition), Surrey 2 won this 10 board all email event with a score of 6½ out of 10, taking the title on board count after a 3-way tie

12 July 2009
Congratulations to Mike Gunn who was elected SCCU President at the SCCU Annual General Meeting on Saturday 11 July (after a six year stint as Deputy President)

12 July 2009
The deadline for submission of games for the Best Games Prizes 2009 is 31 July. If you have a game which you would like entered, please send the score sheet with the names of both players and the name of the competition to Graeme Buckley by that date

By post:3 Forge Lane, Cheam, Sutton, SM3 8SH
By email:GNBuckley@aol.com

12 July 2009
The SCCA held its Annual General Meeting on Sunday 28 June 2009. There were the following changes to the Board of Directors:

Adminstrative Director:Peter Lawrence
Non-Executive Director:David Howes

The meeting decided to adopt an in-house system for the submission of inter-club match results. Also, for a trial period until 1 July 2010, to replace the Fixtures Meeting by a computer generated fixture list

The Board has agreed that the Officers and Committees for 2009/10 will continue as existing except as shown below:

Inter-club Tournaments Assistant Secretary:Brian Skinner
Delegates to SCCU Council:Mike Gunn & Neill Cooper
County Match Secretary:Susan Lalic
Curator of Equipment:Susan Lalic
County Captains:to be agreed
Junior Team Managers:Susan Lalic & Graeme Buckley (other appointments to follow)

5 July 2009
In the finals of the national stages of the county championships on 4 July, the Surrey U100 team lost narrowly to Kent by 6½ - 5½. Further details will be available shortly on the SCCU website

22 June 2009
In the semi-finals of the national stages of the county championships on 20 June, the Surrey U100 team defeated Norfolk by 7½ - 4½ and will play Kent in the final at Leicester on 4 July. Further details are on the SCCU website

14 June 2009
The tables for the 2009 individual competitions are now on-line and will be updated as results become available

6 June 2009
In the quarter finals of the national stages of the county championships, the Surrey Open team lost to Lancashire by 7 - 9 and the U150 team to Yorkshire by 6½ - 9½. The U100 team defeated Lancashire by 6½ - 5½ and will play Norfolk in the semi final. Further details are on the SCCU website

5 June 2009
Sample fixture lists produced by the SCCA Fixtures Program can be seen here

26 April 2009
In the preliminary stage of the national stages of the counties championship, the Surrey Open team defeated Staffordshire by 9½ - 6½ and the U100 team defeated Warwickshire by 7 - 5. Both Surrey teams now play Lancashire in the quarter finals on 16 May. Further details are on the SCCU website

24 April 2009
The combined Alexander Cup final and Surrey Trophy match between Redhill and Wimbledon will take place on Tuesday 12 May at Ashtead

21 April 2009
In the preliminary stage of the national stages of the U150 counties championship Surrey defeated Nottinghamshire 11 - 5. They will play Yorkshire in the quarter finals. Further details are on the SCCU website

Susan Lalic has been appointed as an ECF Arbiter

20 April 2009
Last Sunday, 19 April, Surrey won the SCCU U14/U90 final against Kent. Further details are on the SCCU website

The Fred Manning match Castles vs Richmond is now due to be played on Wednesday 20 May

13 April 2009
The Ellam Trophy match Redhill 2 v Kingston 2 has been re-scheduled to this Thursday 16 April (not Wednesday 15 April as previously given)

3 April 2009
The Beaumont Cup match Wallington 1 v Crystal Palace 1 originally scheduled for Thursday 23 April has been re-scheduled for Thursday 7 May

2 April 2009
In the national stages of the county chess tournament, Surrey's opponents in the U100 section will be Warwickshire

The postponed Beaumont Cup match Wimbledon 3 v Crystal Palace 1 has been re-scheduled for Monday 18 May

1 April 2009
Last Sunday, 29 March, at the SCCU Jamboree, held at Wilson's School in Wallington, Surrey won 3 of the 4 events: the U180 Jamboree, the U18 Championship and the U18 Minor event. Further details are on the SCCU website

24 March 2009
County chess: three Surrey teams have progressed to the national stages. The Open team will play Staffordshire and the U150 team Nottinghamshire. The U100 team are also through but their opponents have not yet been decided. The events can be followed on the SCCU website

Individual tournaments: if you would like to enter one the of the Surrey individual competitions this summer contact Paul Archer paulr.archer@ntlworld.com for details and an entry form.

3 March 2009
In the U18 county championships both the Surrey open and minor teams performed impressively. Each finished second in their tournament. The open team defeated Kent 16 - 8 finishing second and 1 point behind Kent overall. The minor team scored 6 out of 6 in the second round to overtake Kent and finish second to Staffordshire

17 February 2009
The 32nd Surrey Chess Congress takes place from Friday 10 April to Monday 13 April 2009 at Nonsuch High School, Sports Hall, Ewell Road, Sutton, SM3 8AB. See link on the left for full details

3 February 2009
The Surrey U14/U90 team have beaten Hants, Herts and CCF to win the West Zone of the SCCU U14/U90 competition and are now due to face Kent in the finals. Click here for details

The Minor Trophy match, Dorking 2 v Ashtead 5, scheduled for Thursday 5 February has been postponed

1 February 2009
All 3 matches scheduled for Monday 2 February have been postponed (Beaumont Cup: Wimbledon 3 v Crystal Palace 1, Surrey Cup: Guildford 1 v Ashtead 1, Surrey Cup: Redhill 1 v Wimbledon 1)

7 January 2009
Thorp Trophy: the SCCA Board would like to assess whether there is sufficient interest to revive the Thorp Trophy in Autumn 2009. This event used to be held annually and is a rapid play team event with a 30 minute time limit for each game. The Board would welcome your views on this matter and like to hear from anyone who is willing to organise the event. Please send your comments by email to Susan Lalic, Administrative Director at SCCAsecretary@aol.com or feel free to contact any of the other Board Members about running the event

7 January 2009
Date for your diaries : the Annual General Meeting of the SCCA will be held on 28 June 2009 starting 2.30 pm at Cheam Parochial Rooms, 42 The Broadway, Cheam Village, Surrey, SM3 8BD

6 January 2009
The SCCA Results Service at http://www.surreychess.org.uk developed by John Upham is now live and can be accessed via the link "League Results Entry". This should be used for entering all league match results. For the Alexander Cup and Lauder Trophy competitions, the existing methods should be used (either via the link "Knockout Results Entry" or the previously supplied XLS file). The league tables and match results will also be available on this site

11 November 2008
A link has been added to the Kingston Club page to information on parking for matches at Kingston

28 October 2008
From today a brief summary of changes to the website will be maintained (see Change Log link on left)

21 October 2008
The current Nominated Players list for the SCCA competitions is now available (see link on left)

11 October 2008
We regret to announce the death of David Malcolm, formerly of Sutton Chess Club. David was a regular member of the Surrey county teams and played in all ten matches of the U175 team's victorious run in 2007/08

6 October 2008
The Surrey Youth Team have come third in the National Youth Chess Association Under 18 Championship (see Surrey Youth Chess link on left for details)

2 October 2008
Click here for a picture taken at the celebration on 26th August for the SCCA U100 team, winners of the SCCU U100 tournament

1 October 2008
The 2008 SCCA Yearbook is now available in PDF format under 'Administration' (see link on left)

30 September 2008
FIDE Chess Master and Draughts Master Rawle Allicock will take on ten opponents in a display of blindfold simultaneous chess at Streatham and Brixton chess club on Tuesday 7th October at 7.30pm. Click here for the Streatham and Brixton blog

26 September 2008
Captains of Ellery Williams and Stoneleigh teams please note: the Excel entry form here for rapid play has been revised so that it now correctly handles X graded rapid play ratings. Please download this new version to replace any previous copies

24 September 2008
Woking Chess Club have taken exception to the decision of the Annual League Composition Meeting not to promote their team to the Surrey Trophy and have withdrawn their team from the Main League. Accordingly they will not be playing in the Beaumont Cup in 2008/09.

20 September 2008
The SCCA document 'Guidance to Players and Captains' is now available in PDF format under 'Administration' (see link on left)

15 September 2008
The instructions for the interim data entry systems (i.e. those to be used until the integrated system is implemented) can be found here or via 'Administration' (see link on left)

11 September 2008
The details for affiliated clubs have been updated for the new season on the SCCA website. It would be appreciated if clubs could check this information and report any errors or omissions to webmaster@scca.co.uk

4 September 2008
The SCCA document 'Role and Duties of Match Captains' is now available in PDF format under 'Administration' (see link on left)