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Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Sep 7 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open (one section) – prize fund £50.00

15th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ Holiday Inn, Doncaster
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm

[MAP] FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm. For entry forms and information visit

The City Of Dublin 2017 @ Gresham Hotel, Lower O' Connell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Pat Fitzsimons Email: Web: [MAP]
The City of Dublin Championships features something for everyone with 4 sections played over 6 rounds including a FIDE Rated Masters section

ECF Chess Academy @ TBC
Sep 9 – Sep 10 all-day

Contact: Director of Junior Chess and Education Email:
ECF Chess Academy Study Weekend for the International Programme (Years 1 and 2) and the Academy Plus Programme (Year 2). Spare places may be available for those not on either the programme who wish to attend as a one off event. These will be advertised on the ECF Junior website. These study weekends are for advanced players.

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ Golders Green Parish Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG
Sep 9 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open / Major Under 170 / Minor Under 145 / Amateur Under 120

2017 Leamington Rapidplay @ Cottage Square, Leamington Spa CV31 1PT
Sep 10 all-day

Contact: Ed Goodwin Email: Web:
Sections – Open, U170, U140, U110 [MAP] | Entry form

Leamington Junior Open @ SYNDI Centre, Cottage Square, Leamington Spa CV31 1PT
Sep 10 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web: [MAP]
Two 5-round tournaments for Under 9s and Under 11s. Held alongside the Leamington Rapidplay.

GM Danny Gormally Simul Display @ Darlington Chess Club Cockerton band and Musical Institute Club Woodland Road, Darlington, DL3 9AB
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Carl Stephens Email: Web: [MAP]
A fun evening playing chess in a maximum 30 board simultaneous display against one of the Northeast’s only Grandmasters – GM Danny Gormally! The event starts at 7.00pm, and entry fee is £12 for adults and £6 for juniors 16 and under | Entry form

Greater London Chess Club Evening Blitz Tournament @ St George's Bloomsbury 6 Little Russell Street London WC1A 2HR
Sep 12 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: Web: [MAP]
Open and U1825 FIDE (U150 ECF) Tournaments, 10 round Swisses, rate of play 3 minutes + 2 sec increments, incorporating the London Public Service Chess League Individual Blitz Championships. 40% of entry fees returned as 1st and 2nd prizes in each section, remainder to club funds | Entry form

Bradford Congress @ Latvian Welfare Club Clifton Villas Manningham Bradford BD8 7BY
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Stuart Swire Email: Web: [MAP]
3 sections: OPEN TOURNAMENT – open to all players, entry £25; MAJOR TOURNAMENT – open to players with a grading of 170 or below, entry £23; MINOR TOURNAMENT – open to players with a grading of 135 or below, entry £23 | Entry form

Kent Junior Chess Association GP1 @ Tonbridge Grammar School, Deakin Leas, Tonbridge TN9 2JR
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Rapidplay & LJCC Qualifier – Contact: Jo Wildman Email: Web: [MAP]
The first tournament of the Kent Junior Chess Association (KJCA) Grand Prix 2017-18. Rapidplay and ECF graded. The U8, U10 and U12 sections are qualifiers for the LJCC. Also U18 Minor and U18 Major sections for older players. Please register at

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire; postcode of entrance drive SL6 4QQ
Sep 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Web: [MAP]
Two sections both ECF graded, one under ECF grade 110, and the other a beginners section for ungraded juniors or under ECF grade 25 | Entry form

32nd Crowborough Chess Congress @ Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1AR
Sep 16 @ 9:45 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: David Fryer Email: Web: [MAP]
6-round Swiss tournament with 25 minutes per player plus 5 seconds per move from start. One section with grading prizes. ENTRY LIMITED TO ECF 215 and FIDE 2300 | Entry form

Staffordshire Congress @ St Edwards Academy Westwood Road Leek ST13 8DN
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Matthew Carr Email: Web: [MAP]
5 round Open tournament, incorporating the Staffordshire Closed Championship (for the highest placed Staffordshire player) and the Staffordshire U21 Championship | Entry form

Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: Web: [MAP]
2 grade band sections – Minor Under 130 and Major Under 171. 30 minutes per player per game. 6 rounds | Entry form

SCCU 125 Anniversary Match – North of Thames v South of Thames @ The Hall School, 23 Crossfield Road, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 4NU
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: Web: [MAP]
Commemorating 125 years of the Southern Counties Chess Union, a multi-board match between the 25 combined past and present SCCU counties – North of the Thames v South of the Thames. Open to all eligible players of all ages and abilities. All moves in 125 minutes. Register your interest for Team North with Chris Majer at or for Team South with Mike Gunn at | Entry form

ECF Secondary School Rapidplay Chess Tournament @ Eton College, Windsor SL4 6DW
Sep 17 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Neill Cooper Email: Web: [MAP]
5 round Swiss rapidplay tournament. Digital chess clocks: all moves in 20 minutes + 5 sec/move. All games will be ECF graded. Teams will consist of 6 players in school years 7 to 13. Schools can enter one or two teams. Squads can have up to 8 players with 6 playing in any match. Schools which have no pupils beyond year 8 are allowed up to 2 players from years 5 and 6.

LJCC Qualifying Event, Graded Junior Tournament & Training Day @ Horris Hill, Newtown, Newbury RG20 9DE
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: [MAP]
London Junior Chess Championships Qualifying Event and training day with GM Nick Pert.
Improvers section (ungraded); U10 LJCC qualifying section; U12 LJCC qualifying section | Enter online here –
**Please note – the U18 section has been cancelled**

1st Medway Chess Congress *** CANCELLED *** @ Chatham Grammar School for Girls, Rainham Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 7EH
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day

*** CANCELLED *** Contact: David Lettington Email: *** CANCELLED ***

54th Hampstead FIDE Congress U2200/U1900/U135 @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3 6NS
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
Under 2200 and Under 1900 FIDE sections, ECF Under 135 Section, G60+30s a move

1st Martlesham Heath Thematic Chess Tournament @ St Michael & All Angels Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, IP5 3PL
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Contact: Dagne Ciuksyte Email: [MAP]
Thematic chess event. All games start from the position after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 ( Ruy Lopez Opening). Six round Swiss. 2 sections: Open and Minor (U75 grade). Time Control: 20 minutes for each player per game | Entry form

Irish Rapid and Blitz Championships 2017 @ Plaza Suite, Academy Plaza Hotel, Findlater Place, Dublin 1
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: Web: [MAP]
This event is open to anyone. Guaranteed prize fund of roughly 2,000 euros for the weekend. FIDE-rated 7 round Rapidplay on Saturday (15 minutes +10 second increment) and a FIDE-rated 11 round Blitz on Sunday (3 minutes + 2 second increment) | Entry form

English Rapidplay Championship @ The Cunard Building Liverpool L3 1DS
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am – Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Mike Clarke Email: Web: [MAP]
Total prize fund of £10,000 over the weekend. Open (all players); Major (180 and below); Intermediate (150 and below); Standard (120 and below); Open Liverpool Rapidplay (Sunday only – open to all players 180 and below); Junior Rapidplay tournament (Saturday only); Under 12, 10 and 8 – trophies for winners plus chess equipment worth £50, £25 and £25 in each section. Winners will receive GM coaching worth £150


British Chess U14 Train and Play @ Moulsham Junior School, Princes Road, Chelmsford, CM2 9DG
Sep 24 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Robin Slade Email: Web: [MAP]
Train and Play days involve 3 ECF rapid graded games and top level coaching. Hosted by International Master Richard Pert with local junior coach Robin Slade and special guest coach Grandmaster Chris Ward | Entry form

Cambridgeshire Rapidplay @ St Faith's School, Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AG
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul Kemp Email: Web: [MAP]
Four 5-round rapidplay tournaments – Open, Major (U160), Challengers (U120), Junior (Under 12). £800 prize fund | Entry form

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