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/

17 Mar 2020: CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19: The Thanet & East Kent Chess League committee have today suspended unplayed League fixtures and events until further notice.

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 grading limit of 140

Walker Shield - teams of 4 players, maximum grading limit of 115

Steele Cup - teams of 4 players, average grading limit of 125 (min. 75)

Mick Croft Cup - teams of 5 players, average grading limit of 125 (min. 75, defaults = 100). Knockout. Tiebreak by 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  2½ - 4½  Broadstairs  Thu 12th Mar 2020
Read more ...

Bridge  4½ - 2½  Folkestone  Tue 10th Mar 2020
Read more ...

Margate  0 - 4  Folkestone  Thu 5th Mar 2020
Read more ...

Folkestone  1½ - 3½  Bridge  Fri 20th Sep 2019
Read more ...