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Darnall & Handsworth 2nd FIDE-rated Rapidplay @ Stradbroke Community Centre, Richmond Road Stradbroke SHEFFIELD S13 8LT
Sep 2 @ 10:15 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Geoff Brown Email: Web: [MAP]
Six round Swiss rapidplay with time control of 25 minutes + 5 second increment per move. Four sections (all ECF graded and FIDE rated) based on ECF rapidplay grades: Open / Major Under 170 / Intermediate Under 145 / Minor Under 120 | Entry form

Azaadi Rapidplay Chess Championship @ Moseley All Services Club, 91 Church Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9EA
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Terry Walker Email: [MAP] Web/entry form: – one day rapidplay tournament commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Independence of Pakistan. Four sections for maximum rating – Open, 170, 140, 110. 7 round Swiss with a time control of 15 mins + 10 secs per move. Guaranteed prize fund of £1,415.00

67th DCCA Congress @ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay TQ2 6QJ
Sep 3 – Sep 9 all-day

Contact: Alan Crickmore Tel: 01752 768206 (before 9.00pm, please)
Ron Bruce Premier (FIDE-rated Open), Rowena Bruce Challengers U180, Bloodworth Intermediate U150, Walker Minor U120, Boniface Morning 5 Round U180 and Thynne Morning 5 Round U135. Bookstall by Keverel Chess.

2017 Wiltshire 5-Minute Quickplay Tournament @ Brown Jack, 1 Prior Hill, Wroughton, Wiltshire, SN4 0RS
Sep 4 @ 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Tony Ranson [MAP]
There will be one overall tournament with prizes determined by the entry level. All entry fees will be returned as prize money. The entry fee is £3 adults / £1.50 juniors (cash only, NO CHEQUES). Entries will only be accepted on the night, so bring along a completed form. Please arrive between 7.15 and 7.30 to allow for a prompt start. It is expected that there will be 7 rounds, but this will depend on how promptly we can start and size of the entry | Entry form

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.

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

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 @ Chatham Grammar School for Girls, Rainham Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 7EH
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day

Contact: David Lettington Email: Web: [MAP]
5 round Swiss tournament. Open Section, Major Section (U165), Minor Section (U125). Prize fund of £700 will be increased if there are more than 60 entrants. Online entry or downloadable form on website | Entry form

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

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


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

Muswell Hill FIDE WEEKDAY Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Sep 26 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open/Major U160/Amateur U120; G25 plus 5 seconds a move throughout

7th Original Harrogate Chess Congress @ Harrogate Chess Club, Apley Grange, 35 Oatlands Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8PU
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: Web:
This, the original Harrogate Chess Congress, is the only one with an invitation to bring food and drink so you don’t have to buy anything (but you can if you want)! £1.50 off the entry fee if you have entered before. £150 1st prize in each section. 2 sections – Minor U135 and Major U170. Harrogate is a beautiful part of Yorkshire. Lots of free parking outside the venue gates (over 150 spaces) | Entry form

Castle Chess 12th Fareham Congress @ The Lysses House Hotel, 51 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7BQ
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: Web: [MAP]
Event held in a popular 3* hotel: CHAMPIONSHIP U195 incl. Premier U175; MAJOR U155 incl. Intermediate U135; MINOR U115 incl. Challenger U95. Guaranteed prize fund minimum £180 per event. 6 rounds | Entry form

Northumberland Chess Congress @ The Parks Leisure Centre Howdon Road Royal Quays North Shields NE26 3BL
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 11:00 pm

Contact: David Watson Email: Web: [MAP]
4 events: Open FIDE rated 5 rounds; Major 165 ECF and below 5 rounds; Minor 135 ECF and below 5 rounds – rate of play for all the above – 110 minutes plus 10 seconds increment from the start.
Foundation 105 ECF and below who have never won a main prize in a congress – rate of play 1 hour each- playing each opponent twice once with White and once with Black – 10 rounds | Entry form

Junior 4NCL @ De Vere Wokefield Estate
Sep 30 – Oct 1 all-day
Norfolk County Chess Championships @ The Tithe Barn, Horstead
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – Oct 1 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: [MAP]
Closed event for those born in Norfolk, or those who have been resident in the county of Norfolk for 6 months, or those who are a member of a club registered with NCCA. 5 round Swiss limited to 48 entrants | Entry form

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