2020 Event Cancelled

For reasons explained elsewhere, we've sadly decided that the 2020 event will not be taking place, at least not in its usual form.

About the Bury St Edmunds Chess Congress

An English Chess Federation Grand Prix event and an East Anglian Grand Prix event.

Five Round Swiss

A five round Swiss Tournament in four sections: Open, Major (u170), Intermediate (u140) and Minor (u110) sections.

The rate of play will be: All moves in 90 minutes plus a 15 second increment per move from move one.

Great Venue

The Apex, close to the centre of the historic town of Bury St Edmunds, has proven to be an ideal venue since we moved here for the 2010 event.

The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD

Car Parking

Drivers are recommended to use the St Andrews long stay car park, between Parkway and St Andrews Street North, IP33 1TZ.

The RingGo (cashless parking) location code is 4486.

Great Chess, Wonderful Venue, Beautiful Town

In addition to enjoying the chess, we want you to have a good time away from the board too.