Tournament hosted by Durham City Chess Club on Lichess
Requires a free Lichess account to play

1. Log in from 7:00pm – you can register for a free Lichess account here

2. Once logged in join Durham City team here

3. Then click here or on the tournament link at the top of this page and then click on “Join” to enter the online tournament

5 Round Swiss Tournament – Starts 7:15pm

Time Control – 10mins each plus 5sec increment for each move played

2mins between rounds

Spectators welcome – click on the tournament link at the top of this page to watch the games in-play (no login required)



Troon Junior Chess Online is now running during school term time on Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm

  • Students are encouraged to complete the puzzles (click on the “Puzzles” link above) and then to enter the competition (click on the “Competition” link above) once the puzzles are completed
  • To enter the competition students will need to log in to Lichess with a free account (Lichess is a free and open source chess website). To create an account go to lichess.org – Please note that there is an option for setting an account to “Kid mode” to disable “chat” features – for more info. on this feature see link here

This is the first time we have tried out this system so please bear with us as we try to improve the running of the puzzles and competition each week. Thank you

This week’s online puzzles and competition . . .

Chess Chat – Wed 26th Aug 2020, 7:00pm

Join analysis and discussion of positions on Google Meet

Hosted by Durham City Chess Club

Tournament hosted by Durham City Chess Club on Lichess
Requires a free Lichess account to play

1. Log in from 7:00pm – you can register for a free Lichess account here

2. Once logged in join Durham City team here

3. Then click here or on the tournament link at the top of this page and then click on “Join” to enter the online tournament

5 Round Swiss Tournament – Starts 7:15pm

Time Control – 10mins each plus 5sec increment for each move played

3mins between rounds

Spectators welcome – click on the tournament link at the top of this page to watch the games in-play (no login required)

Tournament – Wed 19th Aug 2020, 7:15pm

Join analysis and discussion of positions on Google Meet

See the latest results here


Tournament hosted by Durham City Chess Club on chess.com
Requires a free chess.com account to play

Wednesday night online chess schedule

Click on the link above to access the online club server

Log in from 7:00pm – you can register for a ChessBase account here

Click on “Join Tournament” button (in “Your Club” tab)

4 Round Swiss Tournament – Starts 7:30pm

Rd. 1 – 7:30pm
Rd. 2 – 8:15pm
Rd. 3 – 9:00pm
Rd. 4 – 9:45pm

Time Control – 15mins each plus 5sec increment for each move played

Spectators welcome – click on the link above to access the online club server then click on “Kibitz” to watch the games in-play (no login required)

4 Round Swiss Tournament – Starts 7:30pm

Rd. 1 – 7:30pm
Rd. 2 – 8:15pm
Rd. 3 – 9:00pm
Rd. 4 – 9:45pm

Time Control – 10mins each plus 10sec increment for each move played

This week the club will be joined by Durham City Chess Club at our virtual club chess room

We will play an inter-club individual tournament. This will run at our usual club time on Wednesday 29th April 2020. Please note a change to the time control this week in order to increase the number of rounds for this event

5 Round Swiss Tournament – Starts 7:30pm

Rd. 1 – 7:30pm
Rd. 2 – 8:00pm
Rd. 3 – 8:30pm
Rd. 4 – 9:00pm
Rd. 5 – 9:30pm

Time Control – 10mins each plus 5sec increment from move 1