The 2017 Hampshire Chess Congress & Individual Championships will take place between Friday 3rd and Sunday 5th November 2017 at Eastleigh College, Cherbourg Road, Eastleigh, SO50 5EJ. The Congress is very popular with players and is held just a short walk from Southampton Airport, Parkway and Eastleigh railway stations. There is ample on-site car parking and plenty of cafes with refreshments available.
The Congress has three sections for players of all standard with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. There are additional prizes on offer –
- The Gillian Moore Cup for the highest scoring Hampshire lady,
- The John Dunleavy Best Game prize,
- The highest placed Hampshire player in each section,
- Under 175, Under 140 and Under 100 grading prizes.
A ½-point bye may be taken in any one round except the last, if claimed in advance on the entry-form. The rate of play will be 40 moves in 100 minutes followed by a 20-minute quick-play finish