The competitions are arranged, during the chess season (Sept to May), into :

The Club Championship- a 17 round all play all tournament of 1 hour 30 minute games

The Knock-Out Tourney also of 1 hour 30 minute games

(Team) Cumbrian League Matches- play in the 1st Division or 2nd Division Chess, games are from 1 hour 30 minutes up to 2 hours

The Time Ladder (a time handicapped rapid play competition)

And other games including graded 'friendly' games, correspondence chess and Blitz competitions

During the summer we play Time Ladder, and Blitz competitions

The rules of the various competitions can be found here