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26/05/2016Basildon I win the Perriman Cup competition.
03/05/2016Riyad Bensoussane wins both the Hadleigh Cup and the Junior Trophy competitions.
29/04/2016Justin Baptie wins the Senior Individual competition.
21/04/2016Thurrock I are relegated from Division 1.
18/04/2016Rob Hewitt wins the Individual Lightning competition.
13/04/2016Billericay are Division 2 champions.
Temple Sutton win the Minor competition.
01/04/2016Basildon I are Division 1 champions.
08/03/2016Josh Winiberg wins the Senior Individual Plate competition.
18/11/2015Basildon I win the Team Lightning competition.
02/09/2015Jim Howson wins the Summer Blitz Grand Prix.
27/08/2015The new season's activities have been added, including fixtures for Division 1, Division 2, Perriman Cup and the renamed Minor (formerly A100) competition.
07/05/2015Basildon II win the Perriman Cup competition.
Arunas Gedvilas wins the Hadleigh Cup and Kit-Long Siu wins the Junior Trophy.
24/04/2015Sean Clarke wins the Individual Lightning competition.
23/04/2015Dave Kraszewski wins the Senior Individual competition.
17/04/2015Rayleigh I are Division 1 champions.
12/04/2015Billericay are relegated from Division 1.
31/03/2015Southend II are Division 2 champions.
10/03/2015Temple Sutton win the A100 competition.
03/03/2015Fred Whitefield wins the Senior Individual Plate competition.
04/12/2014Basildon II win the Team Lightning competition.
15/11/2014Derek Stockings 1930 - 2014
Rayleigh Chess Club have announced that Derek Stockings passed away at the age of 84 on Wednesday 12 November. He died in Southend Hospital after a short illness. The funeral was on Monday 1st December.
06/09/2014The new season's activities have been added, including fixtures for Division 1, Division 2, Perriman Cup and the new A100 competition.
06/09/2014David Cannan 1928 - 2014
Southend Chess Club have announced that David Cannan passed away at the age of 86 on Wednesday 23 July. He suffered a stroke last year.
03/09/2014Sean Clarke wins the Summer Blitz Grand Prix series.
12/08/2014John Hart 1938-2014
Temple Sutton Chess Club have announced that John Hart passed away at the age of 76 on Thursday 7 August. He died in Southend Hospital after a short illness.
The funeral will take place at Southend Crematorium on Thursday 28 August at 11am.
22/05/2014Temple Sutton II are Division 3 champions.
Kit-Long Siu wins the Junior Trophy.
06/05/2014Basildon I win the Perriman Cup competition.
David Millward wins the Hadleigh Cup.
Temple Sutton II and Thurrock III must play off for the Division 3 championship.
28/04/2014Arunas Gedvilas wins the Individual Lightning tournament.
17/04/2014Justin Baptie wins the Senior Individual competition.
15/04/2014Southend II are relegated from Division 1.
09/04/2014Fred Whitefield wins the Senior Individual Plate competition.
08/04/2014Billericay II are relegated from Division 2.
07/04/2014Details of this summer's Blitz Grand Prix are now available.
04/04/2014Basildon I are Division 1 champions.
27/03/2014Billericay I are Division 2 champions.
13/11/2013Rayleigh win the Team Lightning competition.
18/09/2013Sean Clarke wins the Summer Blitz Grand Prix.
08/09/2013The fixtures for Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, and Perriman Cup are now available.
25/08/2013The webmaster has a new e-mail address: gmail.com.
10/06/2013Southend II are Division 2 champions.
06/06/2013Thurrock I win the Perriman Cup competition.
05/06/2013Steve Wedlock wins the Hadleigh Cup competition.
08/05/2013Southend II and Temple Sutton I have to play off for the Division 2 trophy.
24/04/2013Steve Wedlock wins the Individual Lightning tournament.
17/04/2013David Millward wins the Senior Individual competition.
Details of the Summer Blitz Grand Prix events are now available.
15/04/2013Tye Byram wins the Senior Individual Plate competition.
11/04/2013Basildon III are Division 3 champions.
25/03/2013Southend III are relegated from Division 2.
15/03/2013Billericay I are relegated from Division 1.
07/03/2013Basildon I are Division 1 champions.
15/11/2012Rayleigh win the Team Lightning competition.
31/08/2012The fixtures for the Perriman Cup are now available.
27/08/2012The fixtures for Division 1, Division 2, Division 3 are now available.
14/08/2012Peter Laundy wins the Summer Blitz Grand Prix.
10/05/2012Peter Laundy wins the play-off for the Individual Lightning trophy.
04/05/2012Basildon I are Division 1 champions.
02/05/2012Temple Sutton I win the Perriman Cup.
David Gardiner Wins the Hadleigh Cup.
26/04/2012Billericay II are Division 3 champions.
24/04/2012Daniel Hardy-Wallace, Sean Clarke and Peter Laundy have tied for the Individual Lightning trophy. There will be a play-off on May 10th.
14/04/2012Details of the Individual Lightning (at Thurrock on April 24th) and Summer Blitz Grand Prix events are now available.
13/04/2012Southend II are relegated from Division 1.
21/03/2012Justin Baptie wins the Senior Individual.
21/03/2012Billericay I are Division 2 champions.
19/03/2012Basildon III are relegated from Division 2.
28/02/2012Sean Clarke wins the Senior Individual Plate.
16/11/2011Southend win the Team Lightning.
07/09/2011The fixtures for Division 1, Division 2, Division 3 and Round 1 of the Perriman Cup are now available.
Tony Peterson wins the Summer Blitz Grand Prix.
26/05/2011Justin Baptie wins the Senior Individual.
09/05/2011Details of the Summer Blitz Grand Prix are available.
05/05/2011Rayleigh I are Division 1 champions.
21/04/2011Westcliff II are relegated from Division 2.
20/04/2011Steve Wedlock wins the Individual Lightning.
18/04/2011Southend II are Division 2 champions.
13/04/2011Southend III are Division 3 champions.
John Wright wins this season's Hadleigh Cup competition.
11/04/2011Westcliff I are relegated from Division 1.
11/03/2011Thurrock I win the Perriman Cup.
01/03/2011Malcolm Crane wins the Senior Individual Plate.
30/01/2011Details of the Southend Easter Congress are available on the Southend Chess Club web site.
15/11/2010Basildon I win the Team Lightning.
22/09/2010Arunas Gedvilas wins the Summer Blitz Grand Prix.
19/09/2010The fixtures for Division 1, Division 2, Division 3 and Round 1 of the Perriman Cup are now available.
07/09/2010The final event in the Summer Blitz Grand Prix will now take place on the new date of 22nd September at Westcliff's new venue - see yesterday's item, below.
06/09/2010Westcliff Chess Club have a new venue - Westcliff Free Church, 635, London Rd, Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex SS0 9PE. Map
03/09/2010Maurice Siegel 1933-2010
Westcliff Chess Club have announced that Maurice Siegel passed away at the age of 77 on Wednesday 1 September. He died of a heart attack whilst in hospital.
The funeral took place in Waltham Abbey on 8th September.
03/06/2010Basildon I win the Perriman Cup.
27/05/2010David Kraszewski wins the Hadleigh Cup.
22/04/2010Justin Baptie wins the Senior Individual tournament. This is the sixth time he has done this and he has now passed the five victories achieved by Ken Clow.
Tye Byram wins the Senior Individual Plate tournament.
21/04/2010All Southend League players are invited to enter the Southend club's JA Speigel Memorial tournament.
20/04/2010Rayleigh I are Division 1 champions.
The League's longest current unbeaten run has come to an end. John Moore went 36 games unbeaten between February 2007 and April 2010 before losing tonight.
According to my records, which are complete back to 1992, this is the longest unbeaten run. Previously the record was 30 games - held by Dennis Paul for games played in 1992-3 and John Moore for games played in 1996-2000.
19/04/2010Steve Wedlock wins the Individual Lightning.
16/04/2010Thurrock II are relegated from Division 1.
14/04/2010Rayleigh II are relegated from Division 2.
13/04/2010The Individual Lightning Event will take place at Southend Club (Ambleside Social Club) on Monday 19th April. More details
Details of the Summer Blitz Grand Prix are available.
31/03/2010Westcliff I are Division 2 champions.
24/03/2010Billericay are Division 3 champions.
09/11/2009Basildon I win the Team Lightning.
11/09/2009The fixtures for Division 1, Division 2, Division 3 and Round 1 of the Perriman Cup are now available.
17/08/2009Steve Wedlock wins the Summer Blitz Grand Prix.
16/08/2009Ron Gooch 1932-2009
Westcliff Chess Club have announced that Ron Gooch passed away at the age of 77 on Sunday 16 August. He had been ill for some time. The funeral will be held at Leigh Road Baptist Church, Marguerite Drive, Leigh-on-Sea on Thursday 27 August at 3.00pm.
11/06/2009Sean Clarke wins the play-off for the Individual Lightning trophy.
22/05/2009Thurrock I win the Perriman Cup.
07/05/2009John Wright wins the Hadleigh Cup.
26/04/2009Thurrock II are Division 2 champions.
21/04/2009Sean Clarke, Daniel Hardy-Wallace and Steve Wedlock have tied for the Individual Lightning trophy. There will be a play-off on June 11th.
12/04/2009Southend I are Division 1 champions.
09/04/2009Michael Seabourne wins the Senior Individual and Fred Whitefield wins the Senior Individual Plate.
07/04/2009Details of the Individual Lightning and Summer Blitz Grand Prix are now available along with the Southend club's JA Speigel Memorial event which all players in the Southend League are welcome to enter.
25/03/2009Temple Sutton I are relegated from Division 1.
11/02/2009Basildon III are Division 3 champions.
10/11/2008Southend win the Team Lightning.
08/09/2008The draw for the first round of the Perriman Cup has been published.
07/09/2008The fixtures for Division 1, Division 2, Division 3 are now available.
03/09/2008Tye Byram wins the Summer Blitz Grand Prix.
20/05/2008Basildon II win the Perriman Cup.
29/04/2008Keith Wilcox wins the Senior Individual Plate.
27/04/2008Rayleigh I are Division 1 champions.
22/04/2008George Plechaty 1950-2008
Basildon Chess Club have announced that George Plechaty passed away at the age of 57 on Sunday 13 April. He had been ill for some time. The funeral will take place at Basildon Crematorium on Thursday 24 April (11.45am).
21/04/2008Graham Worsfold wins the Individual Lightning for the third consecutive year.
19/04/2008Tye Byram has won the Hadleigh Cup.
15/04/2008All Southend & District League players are invited to take part in the Southend Chess Club's JA Speigel Memorial Tournament. Full details can be found on the Southend Club website.
14/04/2008Details of this year's Summer Blitz Grand Prix have been published.
10/04/2008Details of the Individual Lightning are available.
28/03/2008Thurrock III are relegated from Division 2.
27/03/2008Justin Baptie wins the Senior Individual for the fifth consecutive year.
13/03/2008Westcliff I are relegated from Division 1.
12/03/2008Temple Sutton I are Division 2 champions.
05/03/2008Temple Sutton II are Division 3 champions.
18/01/2008Details of the Southend Easter Congress are available on the Southend club web site.
12/11/2007Southend I win the Team Lightning.
27/10/2007The Team Lightning competition will take place at Temple Sutton Chess Club on Monday 12th November.
11/09/2007The fixtures for Division 1, Division 2, Division 3 are now available.
10/09/2007Last season's champions Southend are comfortably beaten in the challenge match against the Rest of the League.
08/09/2007The draw for the first round of the Perriman Cup has been published.
13/08/2007Ian Gilbert wins the Summer Blitz Grand Prix.
03/07/2007Shell Chess Club have merged with Thurrock Chess Club and will be playing under the Thurrock name next season. Details of their new venue can be found on the Thurrock Chess Club page.
14/06/2007Arnold Lutton wins the Senior Individual Plate.
24/05/2007Shell II beat Basildon II in the play-off match for the Division 2 Championship.
Sean Clarke wins the Hadleigh Cup.
23/05/2007Southend I have done the double and won the Perriman Cup.
19/05/2007Results of the first event in the Summer Blitz Grand Prix are now available.
10/05/2007Basildon II and Shell II must play off for the Division 2 title.
09/05/2007Temple Sutton II are relegated from Division 2
23/04/2007Graham Worsfold wins the Individual Lightning.
All Southend & District League players are invited to take part in the Southend Chess Club's JA Speigel Memorial Tournament. Full details can be found on the Southend Club website.
17/04/2007Temple Sutton I are relegated from Division 1
11/04/2007Details of the Individual Lightning and a new competition - the Summer Blitz Grand Prix are now available.
Justin Baptie wins the Senior Individual for the fourth consecutive year.
05/04/2007Shell III are Division 3 champions.
30/03/2007Southend I are Division 1 champions.
01/12/2006Details of the Southend Easter Congress are available on the Southend club web site.
18/11/2006Basildon win the Team Lightning competition.
01/11/2006The Team Lightning competition will take place at Basildon Chess Club on Monday 13th November.
12/09/2006Last season's champions Shell failed to see off the challenge from the Rest of the League.
06/09/2006The fixtures have been published for Division 1, Division 2, Division 3 and the first round of the Perriman Cup. They are also on this season's Calendar.
21/08/2006Wickford have withdrawn from the League due to a shortage of members. They are continuing to meet on Wednesdays for the time being.
06/08/2006David Hutchings 1942-2006
Wickford Chess Club have announced that David Hutchings passed away on Tuesday 1 August. He had been ill for several months, he was 64. The funeral will take place at Basildon Crematorium on Tuesday 8 August (11.00 am).
20/07/2006The new ECF grading list is now available on the ECF web site.
27/06/2006Westcliff I beat Shell II in the play-off match for the Division 2 Championship.
This completes the 2005/6 season just in time for the AGM on Monday July 3rd at Ambleside Social Club.
21/06/2006Temple Sutton I lose the play-off against Wickford I and are relegated from Division 1
08/06/2006Last night's blitz tournament at Westcliff attracted 24 players from 4 different clubs. The winner was Ian Gilbert (Southend) with 4/5.
27/05/2006Arnold Lutton wins the Senior Individual Plate.
Keith Wilcox wins the Hadleigh Cup.
24/05/2006Shell II have to play-off with Westcliff I for the Division 2 championship.
15/05/2006Shell I have done the double and won the Perriman Cup.
24/04/2006Graham Worsfold wins the Individual Lightning.
18/04/2006Shell I are Division 1 champions.
12/04/2006Justin Baptie wins the Senior Individual for the third consecutive year.
08/03/2006Westcliff II are Division 3 champions.
14/11/2005Southend I win Team Lightning.