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7th Whitby Chess Congress @ Whitby Chess Club, (Conservative Club), Upgang Lane, Whitby, Yorkshire YO21 3DT
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 3 @ 6:00 am

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: Web:
Two sections – INTER (159 AND UNDER) and FOUNDATION (UNDER 120). Some prizes are a percentage of the entry fee but the “points for prizes” is scrapped. Only £17 for ECF Silver members to enter the Foundation. It is slightly more to enter the Inter, but the 1st prize is £160 this year.
Whitby is well known for Dracula and Captain Cook, and is a beautiful seaside resort, with a lively harbour area with many bars and restaurants. The venue sells drink and some food. You can bring your own to the room upstairs in what was Whitby Chess Club, by the petrol station half a mile from the train/bus station. There are local buses to Scarborough and Middlesborough | Entry form

52nd Hampstead FIDE Congress U2200/U1900/U135 @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3 6NS
Jul 1 – Jul 2 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

County Championships Finals
Jul 1 all-day

— details pending —

Greater London Chess Club Summer Rapidplay @ St George's Bloomsbury, 6 Little Russell St, London WC1A 2SD
Jul 1 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: Web:
Five round rapidplay tournament with Open, Major (U160 ECF/U1900 FIDE) and Minor (U120 ECF/U1600 FIDE) sections. ECF graded and FIDE rated. Rate of play: 25 minutes + 5 second increments per player per game [MAP]

Commonwealth Chess Championship 2017 @ Hotel Park Plaza, Shahdara, New Delhi, India
Jul 2 – Jul 10 all-day

Total cash prizes: Rs. 10,00,000/- (approx USD 15000); registration and details here

British Chess U14 Train & Play @ Moulsham Primary School, Princes Road, Chelmsford, CM2 9DG
Jul 2 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Richard Pert Email: [MAP]
Combination of ECF rapid graded games and top quality training. The day is hosted by International Master Richard Pert with special guest coach WGM Harriet Hunt | Entry form

Graeme Thomson Memorial Quickplay Tournament @ Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SR
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Jul 6 all-day

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

7th Pimlico Summer Tournament @ St Saviours Church Hall, St George's Square, Pimlico, London SW1
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Steve Sonnis Email: Web: [MAP]
A 5 round Swiss standard play tournament – starts Thursday 1 June and held every Thursday evening until 6 July, excluding 8 June due to the general election. 3 ECF graded sections – Open,U150 and U120. Tradewise Grand Prix qualifier. ECF silver members and above. £25 to enter | Entry form

5th DeMontford Bell Kings Place Festival @ King's Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London
Jul 8 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: Web:
Five sections, four FIDE-rated [MAP]

RailSport Chess @ Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough LE11 3TU
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm

RailSport Chess is a very popular part of RailSport and we’re delighted to continue this tournament at Loughborough University. All Group Stage games will take place on Saturday 8th between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm. But depending on numbers, the knockout stages and finals may run on Sunday from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm. Ages 18+. Register online at

Ashton Rapidplay Congress @ Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs OL6 8QB
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: David Hardy Email: [MAP]
Manchester Chess Federation event, 6 round Swiss with 25 mins per game. 3 sections – U150, U115 and U80/ungraded. Limited to 75 entrants | Entry form

Colindale Chess Tournament @ The Pulse Community Flat, 15 Ostler Court, Charcot Road, Colindale NW9 5XW
Jul 9 @ 1:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Contact: Marc Shaw Email: [MAP]
ECF graded childrens’ chess tournament with training in-between matches by experienced chess coaches. Limited availability, please book early | Entry form

14th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ De Vere Wokefield Estate, Goodboys Lane, Mortimer, Reading RG7 3AE
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm

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

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ Golders Green Parish Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG
Jul 15 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open / Major Under 170 / Minor Under 145 / Amateur Under 120

Scottish Chess Championship & International Open @ Bonar Hall, Park Place, Dundee DD14HN
Jul 15 – Jul 23 all-day

Contact: Alex McFarlane Email: Web: [MAP]
Scottish Championship incorporated in a 9 round International Open event, norm opportunities available – 15th-23rd July; Scottish Blitz Championship – Saturday 15th July; Under 1850 event – Sunday 16th – Friday 21st; Under 1850 Senior event -Sunday 16th – Friday 21st; Schools’ Individual event – Sunday 16th – Friday 21st; Rapidplay – Sat 22nd – Sunday 23rd July | Entry form

UKCC Northern Gigafinals @ TBC
Jul 15 – Jul 16 all-day

Contact: Sarah and Alex Longson – qualification required

Weald Chess Congress @ The Sports Centre, Copthorne Prep School, Effingham Lane, Copthorne, West Sussex RH10 3HR
Jul 15 – Jul 16 all-day

Contact: Carol Graham Email: Web: [MAP] 5 round standardplay Swiss in 4 sections; Open, U175, U140, U110. Incorporating the SCCU Individual Championship (BCC qualifying place). Discount for entry before 3rd July | Entry form

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire; postcode of entrance drive SL6 4QQ
Jul 15 @ 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

Leeds Chess Congress @ Wellington Hill Residents Association Club House, 21-23 Ringwood Drive, Leeds, LS14 1AR
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – Jul 23 @ 5:45 pm

Contact: Philip Higgins Email: Web: [MAP]
5 round Swiss – Open (All)/Major (U165)/Intermediate (U140)/Minor (U115). Entry – ECF Silver and above £25; other £35. Prizes in each section. See booking form for full details …