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Dec
10
Sun
2017
H+H Fire U14 Train and Play Christmas Special @ Moulsham Junior School, Princes Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 9DG
Dec 10 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Robin Slade Email: chelmsfordjuniorchess@gmail.com Web: http://www.britishchess.co.uk [MAP]
This H+H Fire U14 Train and Play Christmas Special will be hosted as usual by IM Richard Pert with local junior coach Robin Slade. Our Guest Coach for the event will be Women’s Grandmaster Dagne Ciuksyte. There will be a formal coaching session and a chance to analyse games after they finish but the main event of the day is a 4 round, 16 team rapidplay competition. Juniors will be joined in the teams by their adult relatives for this (ungraded) event and the teams will be balanced to try and ensure an even contest. The emphasis will be on a fun day’s chess to finish off the year.
Please also see the calendar entry for 8th December | Entry form

Sheffield Junior Chess Congress @ Ecclesall Church of England Junior School, Ringinglow Road, Sheffield S11 7PQ
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org [MAP]
Major Section, Intermediate Section, Minor Section and Novice Section | Entry form

Dec
16
Sat
2017
10th Northwick Park Five Round Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – Dec 17 @ 9:45 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP]
Three sections – Open, Major and Minor. The Open and Major are both FIDE rated. The Major is ECF graded only and entry to it is open to those under 115 ECF and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating. The Major is restricted to under 1860 FIDE. The Open starts at 9 am on Saturday and 9.30 on Sunday. Major and Minor start at 9.45 both days | Entry form

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Dec 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite Postcode for entrance drive – SL6 4QQ
Beginners section and Under 130 rapid play grade section, which may be divided into two or more further sections | Entry form

The 3rd Martlesham Heath Thematic Chess Tournament @ St Michael & All Angels Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, IP5 3PL
Dec 16 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Contact: Dagne Ciuksyte Email: mjchessclub@gmail.com [MAP]
Thematic chess event – Sicilian Defence, Scheveningen variation – 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cd 4. Nd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6. Six round Swiss. 2 sections: Open and Minor (U75 grade). Time Control: 20 minutes for each player per game | Entry form

London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus Northwick Park HA1 3TP
Dec 16 @ 9:45 am – Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: J Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk [MAP]
This prestigious event has sections for Under 10 and Under 14. There are also sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21 on 28th, 29th and 30th December at the same venue.
The Under 10 play 7 rounds over the two days. Competitors must gain qualification to play in the Under 10 as detailed at www.ljcc.co.uk. The Under 14 play six rounds. These sections attract a large entry and both are run with Major and Minor divisions. The LJCC Charitable Trust also run the Northwick Park Congress at the same venue and at the same time. This has Open, Major and Minor sections and Open and Major are FIDE rated | Entry form

CCF Christmas FIDE LP Congress @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – Dec 17 @ 11:00 pm
Harrow Under 12 LJCC Qualifying Event @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk [MAP]
This is the last opportunity to qualify for the LJCC Under 12 finals, to be held on 28th, 29th, 30th December 2017. It is an open rapidplay event. Competitors play in all six rounds | Entry form

National Prep School Rapidplay @ Aldro School Shackleford Godalming Surrey GU8 6AS
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org [MAP]
Five round Swiss tournament with individual sections for U13, U12, U11, U10 and U9 players. All games will be graded. There will be trophies for the winners of each age group and medals for the runners up.
The Team Cup will be awarded to the top school. Only four players from each school will count towards the team cup | Entry form

Dec
27
Wed
2017
36th Ludwik Zamenhof International Chess Memorial @ Bialystok City Stadium 15-323 Bialystok, ul. Sloneczna 1
Dec 27 – Dec 31 all-day

Contact: Krzysztof Jaszczuk Email: karius@poczta.onet.pl [MAP]
Details here

Dec
28
Thu
2017
London Christmas Chess Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:30 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk [MAP]
This established congress consists of three sections – OPEN, MAJOR and MINOR. The Open and Major are FIDE-rated. The Minor is ECF graded only and is restricted to players under ECF 125 and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating. The Major is under 1940 FIDE | Entry form

London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:30 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk [MAP]
Sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21. The Under 18/21 is combined with the LJCC Christmas Open. The Under 8 is held over two days, 29th and 30th December. The other sections play on all three days. The Under 18/21 and Under 16 are both FIDE rated. There are also sections for Under 10 and Under 14 on 17th and 18th December at the same venue | Entry form

Hastings International Chess Congress @ Horntye Park Sport Complex, Bohemia Road Hastings TN34 1EX
Dec 28 2017 @ 2:15 pm – Jan 7 2018 @ 9:30 pm

Contact: Alan Hustwayte Email: alan.b.hustwayte@tesco.net Web: http://www.hastingschess.com [MAP]
The annual (93rd) Hastings International Chess Congress includes 9-round FIDE Masters tournament, Christmas and New Year 4 and 5 round tournaments and the 5 round 35th Hastings Weekend Congress with a FIDE Rated Open and Intermediate and Under-130 tournaments | Entry form

Jan
3
Wed
2018
Irish 50+/65+ Championships 2018 @ Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: mcmorrowjohn@gmail.com Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/981 [MAP]
A tournament open to anyone over 50 years of age on 12/31/2018. 7 rounds over 5 days in a 1-2-1-2-1 format

Irish New Year Norm Events @ Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: mcmorrowjohn@gmail.com Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/983 [MAP]
GM Norm event – 6 IRL players + GM Korneev: space for 1 GM and 2 IMs; IM Norm event – 6 IRL players + IM Sodoma + IM Escobar: space for 1IM

Jan
4
Thu
2018
Hendon First Thursday Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Jan 4 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.hendonchessclub.com [MAP]
Time control : G10 (all in ten minutes each); Swiss 6 round Open (one section)

Jan
5
Fri
2018
Shropshire Chess Congress @ Wrekin Housing Trust, Colliers Way, Telford TF3 4AW
Jan 5 @ 9:30 am

Contact: Steve Rooney Email: steve.rooney@busandcoach.com Web: http://www.shropshirechesscongress.co.uk [MAP]
A friendly and warm welcome awaits at the Shropshire Congress. Great chess, excellent venue and scrumptious food! New for 2018 – additional section. FIDE-rated Open with £1,000 top prize, plus Major, Intermediate and Minor

Jan
6
Sat
2018
ECF Chess Academy Study Weekend @ TBA
Jan 6 – Jan 7 all-day

ECF Chess Academy Study Weekend for the International Programme (Years 1, 2 and 3) and the Academy Plus Programme (Year 3). 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 Juniors website although you may email the ECF Director of Junior Chess directly if you wish. These study weekends are for advanced players.

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite Postcode for entrance drive – SL6 4QQ
Beginners section and Under 130 rapid play grade section, which may be divided into two or more further sections | Entry form

Sussex Junior Hastings Rapidplay @ St Mary Star of the Sea Primary School, Magdalen Rd, St Leonards on Sea TN37 6EU
Jan 6 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Anita McMahon Email: sjcentrymanager@gmail.com Web: http://sussexjuniorchess.org [MAP]
6 round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections — U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major | Entry form

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess Tournament @ St Luke’s Church in Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Jan 6 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
Five sections based on English Chess Federation Rapidplay grades – Open to All (the strongest section); Under 170 Major; Under 145 Minor; Under 120 Amateur; Under 80 My First Tournament

Jan
9
Tue
2018
GLCC Evening Blitz Tournament @ Upper Vestry House, St George's Bloomsbury Little Russell Street London WC1A 2HR
Jan 9 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: tournaments@glcc.org.uk Web: http://www.glcc.org.uk [MAP]
Single section FIDE rated Swiss tournament, 10 rounds, 3 minutes + 2 second increments per player per game. Open to all players, 40% of entry fees returned as 1st, 2nd and rating prizes | Entry form

Jan
12
Fri
2018
50th Mulcahy Memorial 2018 @ Gresham Metropole Hotel, McCurtain Street, Cork
Jan 12 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Pat Twomey Email: ptwomey@hotmail.com Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/973 [MAP]
The 50th Mulcahy Memorial looks set to be one of the strongest in the recent history of the event. The tournament takes place in the Metropole Hotel from Friday 12th January to Sunday 14th January 2018

Jan
13
Sat
2018
4NCL Rounds 3 and 4 / Weekend 2
Jan 13 – Jan 14 all-day

Divisions 1 and 2 – St Johns Hotel, Solihull
Divisions 3 South and 4 – De Vere Wokefield Estate
Division 3 North – Mercure Bolton Georgian House

Somerset New Year Congress @ Walton Park Hotel, Wellington Terrace, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 7BL
Jan 13 @ 9:30 am – Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Rebecca Gardiner Email: congresssecretary@hotmail.com Web: http://somersetchesscongress.webs.com/ [MAP]
Five round seeded Swiss tournament with 3 sections – U175, U145 & U120 | Entry form

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