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ECF National Club Championship

An opportunity for UCU League Clubs to enter a prestige tournament in England

The 2023 National Club Championships will be played at the Canham Turner Conference Centre, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX over five rounds from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October. The competition is open to teams of four players from any club that participates in a league in England, Scotland, Ireland or Wales.

There will be three sections for clubs to enter teams –

Open, with no rating restrictions
Intermediate, restricted to teams whose average rating is not more than 2000
Minor, restricted to teams whose average grade is not more than 1700


Each section will be a five round Swiss competition, with one match on the Friday evening, two matches on Saturday and two matches on Sunday. Clubs are permitted to list up to six players per team (‘friendly’ rated games will be organised where possible for squad players not participating in any given round). A bye may be taken in any one round except the last.

Teams must be entered no later than Monday 16th October 2023. Clubs may enter teams in one or more sections, with team lists to be sent to the organiser at least 48 hours before the start of the competition. Clubs are permitted to list up to six players per team. Unrated players will be given an estimated rating for the purposes of the competition which must be agreed with the competition organisers.

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