Many thanks to the various organisations who have chosen to support the congress this year. The event wouldn’t be possible without you. If you’re interested in supporting our event, please visit our Information for Partners page.

Silver Partner

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The Patrick Ribbands Legacy Fund

Patrick Ribbands (d. 2021) was a stalwart of the regional chess scene and a regular at the Bury St Edmunds Chess Congress and various other events, many of which he was involved in establishing, running or both.

The junior prizes for the 2023 Bury St Edmunds Congress are underwritten by a donation from the Patrick Ribbands Legacy Fund.

Founding Partner

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Bury Area Chess League

The Bury Area Chess League (BACL) has overall responsibility for this congress and makes an annual donation to help ensure its success.

The league, which has three divisions and runs a number of additional competitions, currently includes seven clubs from the West Suffolk and East Cambridgeshire regions, making Bury St Edmunds the approximate geographic centre. The seven clubs are Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge City, Ely, Linton, Newmarket, Stowmarket and Sudbury.

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