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Southern Challengers 2018


Sunday 9th September


Tormead School
Cranley Road



Arrival 0930
Round 1 1000
Round 2 1130
Round 3 1300
Round 4 1430
Round 5 1600
Round 6 1730
Prizegiving ASAP thereafter (estimate 1845)

Please aim to arrive as early as possible to anticipate parking delays and registration queries.


The venue has limited onsite parking which will be available on a first come first serve basis. The venue is in a residential area and as it is a sunday there will be no parking restrictions. Please plan ahead to avoid delays.

Public Transport

The nearest rail station is London Road situated a half mile walk from the venue. For more information on planning travel via public transport please visit

Food and refreshments

An ice cream van and a burger van will be operating outside of the premises. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments and there also many shops available within a short walking distance.


Parents / guardians are responsible for their children outside of the playing halls. During the game parents are not allowed in the playing hall. Please arrange a meeting point with your child so that after their game they know where to find you.

Health and safety

Members of the organising team are qualified first aiders.


Members of the organising team will be clearly identifiable as they will be wearing lanyards. Please feel free to approach any of the team with questions and they will be happy to help. Our staff are volunteers working hard to make the day as enjoyable and stress free as possible and we appreciate your help in helping us with that aim.

Parent volunteers

Running an event such as this is a large undertaking and we would be delighted to receive any offers of help from parents. If you would like to help in any way please contact or please speak to one of the team on the day.

Internet Access

Book Stall

A book stall will be being run by Gareth Ellis of Wholesale Chess.


These will be published as soon as possible before the start of the next round. Please do not enter the playing hall until you know your opponent and board number. The easiest way to view pairings will be on – more information will be provided on the day.

General rules and grading

This is an ECF rapid play graded event. For the tournament rules and grading please click here


Unfortunately, we do get the odd dispute – particularly amongst the younger children. For 2018 we have published a disputes policy and code of conduct which we encourage you to read here

Please note that it is a condition of entry that parents and children agree to abide by this policy.