Latest update (Tue 14 Mar):

To see the wall-charts and scoresheets for all five rounds, along with the complete Congress prize list, please click on the “Results & games” tab in the top menu!


End of Congress update (Sun 12 Mar):

The 2017 East Devon Congress has now finished! Many congratulations to our three very worthy winners: GM John Nunn (Open), David Archer (Major), and Grant Daly (Minor). We hope that everyone who came to play had an enjoyable weekend, and that you’ll all be taking away some great memories of Exeter!


The original content from the site front-page appears below

We are delighted to announce that the 42nd East Devon Chess Congress will take place Friday 10 March – Sunday 12 March 2017 at Exeter Corn Exchange.

The Corn Exchange stands in the heart of Exeter city centre, close to car parks and stations (Exeter Central is an 8-minute walk; Exeter Bus Station is a 10-minute walk; Exeter St Davids is a 15-minute walk). There are numerous hotels and B&Bs located within a short stroll of the venue, plus several local highlights such as the town’s historic cathedral (5-minute walk) and picturesque quayside (8-minute walk). A map showing the area surrounding Exeter Corn Exchange is provided at the bottom of this page.

The East Devon Chess Congress is a five-round Swiss tournament with 4-hour play sessions. Three sections are available: the OPEN, the MAJOR (U155), and the MINOR (U125).

Click here to view the tournament leaflet (PDF, opens in new tab)

Click here to enter via our new online entry form (opens in new tab) – please use this fast & accurate entry method rather than posting a paper form!

Or to view the current list of entrants, select the “Entries” tab in the top menu bar (or click here)

If you have any queries regarding the Congress, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the contact details shown on the tournament leaflet.

We very much look forward to receiving your entry – and welcoming you to Exeter in March!

Dr Tim Paulden (Entry Secretary)




Photos: R. H. Jones (Keverel Chess)

The area around Exeter Corn Exchange. (Scale: Exeter Central is an 8-minute walk.)