Southsea Chess Congresses

There were numerous chess tournaments held in Southsea from the 1970's. These were a great opportunity for local players to gain experience. Using the Hampshire Archives I have scanned the tournaments and also added these to Excel tables as some of the scans are not clear.

If you played in any of these tournaments and wished to provide any additional information or have your games from these I would love to add these to the website.

Jan 2022

Southsea Chess Congresses

The tournaments at the Southsea Chess Congresses from the 1970's are available from the links below. Currently I have the 1975 and 1976 ones, but will be working my way through the archives to add any more which I locate.


Please do supply any information you have on these, especially games, photos and individual memories if you played in any of these tournaments.

Update 14th July 2021 - Again many thanks to Tony Williams who played in a number of the Southsea tournaments as well as the Hampshire Junior tournaments in the 1970's.

Tony mentions that the Southsea tournaments were run at Portsmouth Chess Club. The club used to meet three times a week at Southsea Community Centre on Wednesday & Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. The event was run on consecutive Sunday afternoons in the summer.

Update Jan 2022 - Arthur Brameld has supplied details on the all play all Portsmouth Invitation in 1971.