Caplin British Online Championship Prizes

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As well as Caplin Systems, we would like to thank the following for their very generous donation of prizes – Chess & Bridge,, Elk & Ruby, DecodeChess, and Chessable. Their prizes will be in addition to the trophies and medals that will be awarded. Please note that although most of the tournaments will have prizes, because of the large number of events taking place some events will not have prizes beyond the trophy or medal.

British Titles and Trophies
The winners of the Championship Finals will become the first British Online Champions in their respective events at the relevant time controls. An engraved cup or trophy will be awarded to the winners of each of the Championship Final events and for the Major Open and Rating Limited events. In addition players placed 2nd and 3rd in each section will receive an engraved trophy. Please note that although most of the tournaments will have prizes, because of the large number of events taking place some of them will not have prizes beyond the trophy or cup.

Memorial Trophies
Three of the trophy cups are being awarded in honour of some well-liked and highly regarded members of the chess community who died recently.
The winner of the Over 65 section will be awarded the Julian Farrand Cup
The winner of the Major Open will be awarded the John Naylor Cup
The winner of the Under 2000 rated event will be awarded the Nick Mitchem Cup

Caplin Hastings Invitational
The top two players in the British Standardplay Finals will be offered direct entry places to the 12-round Hastings All-Play-All Tournament on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th January 2021, with details here

Caplin Systems has been providing advanced web trading technology to the global financial markets for over a decade. They are  generous sponsors of English chess, and as well as the British Online Chess Championships 2020, Caplin are sponsors for the historic Hastings International Chess Congress. Learn more about them at, as well as hosting the Caplin British Online Chess Championships, have kindly donated 12 annual memberships – four Diamond, four Platinum, and four Gold. Titled players are entitled to premium memberships in any case, so if one of them would have won one of the prizes, it will go instead to the next eligible player. For this reason we have tended to allocate these prizes to the rating limited events. Find out more about at

Chess & Bridge
Chess & Bridge have kindly donated numerous e-gift cards as prizes. There will be £10 e-gift cards for many of the Standard Tournament winners, and £5 e-gift cards for many of the Rapid, Blitz and Bullet winners. All e-gift cards are redeemable online at and in the Chess & Bridge retail store on Baker Street in London. Additionally, all participants can claim a FREE digital issue of the November CHESS Magazine simply by forwarding your entry confirmation email. Find out more about Chess & Bridge at

Elk & Ruby
Elk & Ruby Publishing House have donated 25 of their highly regarded chess books, including Petrosian Year by Year: Volume I and The Creative Power of Bogoljubov Volume I. For reasons of postage and packaging, the books can only be won by players with a UK address. Otherwise the prizes will go to the next eligible player. These books will be won by several of the second and third place winners. Find out more at about Elk and Ruby at
DecodeChess have kindly donated five premium memberships. These prizes, which normally cost $84(US) each will be awarded to winners of many of the Blitz and Bullet events. You can find out more about DecodeChess at
Chessable have very generously donated 10 PRO annual memberships worth roughly £60 each. These prizes will be awarded for various medallists in the women and junior events. You can get more information on Chessable at
Forward Chess
Forward Chess have very generously donated free book vouchers for all the medallists in most of the Standard events, including the Open, the Women’s and the Major Open. They have a very strong range of top quality titles from publishers including New in Chess, Quality Chess, Thinkers Publishing and Everyman Chess. Learn more at


We are expecting further prizes to be announced, including a variety of signed books, and some top players giving one-hour lessons online. The lessons are likely to be awarded to players in the grade limited events, whilst at least some of the signed books will be allocated to the senior events.