Crowthorne Chess Club holds two regular annual tournaments: the **Christmas Handicap** and the **Khyber Cup**.

In the Christmas Handicap each game lasts 15 minutes in total but the time apportioned to each player is caclulated based on the difference of their grades. Thus equally rated players get 7:30 minutes each, and if there is a difference of (for example) 30 ECF points the higher rated player gets 3 minutes and the lower rated player gets 12. The winner of the tournament is awarded the Harvey-Ironside Speed Handicap Shield for a year.

The Khyber Cup is a rapidplay tournament held on a summer’s day, and the winner is awarded the John Purkis shield(!) for a year.

Year | Winner | Runner Up |
---|---|---|

1988 | J Purkis | C Callow |

1989 | R Webb | M Saunders |

1990 | R Webb | P Gillham |

1991 | S Freitag | J Boreham |

1992 | R Webb | G Ironside |

1993 | R Webb | P Gillham |

1994 | J Ramsdale | D Cummings |

1995 | N Coates | K Coates |

1996 | R Webb | P Ash |

1997 | R Webb | A Coates |

1998 | J Welton | P Larwood |

1999 | N Coates | R Pigeon |

2000 | G Ironside | J Welton |

2001 | C Fell | R Webb |

2002 | A Coates | S Dishman |

2003 | N Coates | D Stallan |

2004 | P Larwood | I Thompson |

2005 | S Gane | R Turner |

2006 | R Webb | J Welton |

2007 | J Welton | J Upham |

2008 | R Webb | A Strait |

2009 | R Webb | I Murray |

2010 | I Thompson | R Turner |

2011 | Alfred Wong | I Murray |

2012 | David Hemmings | Robert Starley |

2013 | Robert Starley | Louise Head |

2014 | David Herring | Anthony Zhang |

2015 | Colin Purdon | Louise Head |

2016 | James Love | Colin Purdon |

Year | Winner |
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1984 | R Webb |

1985 | R Webb |

1986 | R Webb |

1987 | R Webb |

1988 | R Webb |

1989 | R Webb & R Pigeon |

1990 | R Webb |

1991 | R Webb & K Norman |

1992 | R Webb |

1993 | K Norman |

1994 | A Aslett |

1995 | R Abayasekara |

1996 | Event not held |

1997 | Event not held |

1998 | I Thompson |

1999 | K Norman |

2000 | R de Laubadere |

2001 | R Webb |

2002 | S Dishman |

2003 | R Webb |

2004 | K Norman |

2005 | P Tart |

2006 | R Webb |

2007 | K Coates |

2008 | R Webb |

2009 | R Webb & C Purdon |

2010 | R Webb & D Johnson |

2011 | R Webb |

2012 | K Coates |

2013 | A Marley |

2014 | R Webb |

2015 | C Purdon |

2016 | K Coates |