The Thanet & East Kent Chess League organises competitive chess for the clubs in East Kent.

The League is a member of the Southern Counties Chess Union (S.C.C.U.). The annual Thanet Chess Congress is held in August. Congress website: http://www.thanetchesscongress.co.uk/

The League runs competitions for all levels of playing strength as follows:

Millar Cup - teams of 7 players, no grading limits.

Hargreaves Shield - teams of 4 players, maximum rating limit of 1800

Walker Shield - teams of 4 players, maximum rating limit of 1550

Steele Cup - teams of 4 players, average rating limit of 1600 (min. 1300)

Mick Croft Cup - teams of 5 players, average rating limit of 1700 (min. 1300 defaults = 1500). Knockout. Tiebreak 1) Board Count 2) Bottom board elimination.

Julius Day Shield - Jamboree at the end of the season.

Micklethwaite Trophy - Individual 10 second Buzzer.

Micklethwaite Shield - Teams of 4 players, 10 second Buzzer.

Individual Quickplay Trophy - Each player has 15 minutes per game.

Team Quickplay Shield - Teams of 4 players, 15 minutes per game.

Lohmann Cup - Individual Championship.

Latest Results

Margate  1½ - 2½  Bridge  Thu 2nd Dec 2021
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Broadstairs  1 - 3  Folkestone  Mon 29th Nov 2021
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Sandwich  1½ - 2½  Herne Bay  Tue 30th Nov 2021
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Bridge  6 - 1  Margate  Tue 23rd Nov 2021
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