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Nov
3
Fri
2017
Central London Chess Congress @ Imperial College Union Beit Quadrangle Prince Consort Road London SW7 2BB
Nov 3 – Nov 5 all-day

Contact: John Sargent Email: JohnSargent@GMail.com Web: http://union.ic.ac.uk/rcc/chess [MAP]
A weekend of competitive chess in an excellent central London location. The eighth Central London Chess Congress will be held from the 3rd to the 5th of November 2017 in the shadow of the Royal Albert Hall. Open, Major and Minor sections. Round 1 starts 19.00 Friday, Rounds 2/4 at 10.00 Sat/Sun and Rounds 3/5 at 15.00 Sat/Sun
***Note: No U18s allowed due to Westminster Council restrictions on venue***

16th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ Holiday Inn, Coventry
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm

[MAP] FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm. For entry forms and information visit www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_16.htm

Hampshire Congress 2017 @ Eastleigh College, Eastleigh, SO50 5EJ
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 5 @ 11:00 pm

Contact: Gillian Moore Email: gam2012@btinternet.com Web: http://www.hampshirechess.co.uk [MAP]
Open, Major (Under 160) and Minor (Under 125); also John Dunleavy Memorial Best Game Prize £100 – open to all | Entry form

Nov
5
Sun
2017
36th Bolton Rapidplay @ Bolton Ukrainian Club 99 Castle Street Bolton BL2 1JP
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Rod Middleton Email: roderickmiddleton@yahoo.co.uk [MAP]
3 sections: Open; Major; Knights | Entry form

Nov
6
Mon
2017
18th Royal Beacon Seniors Congress @ Royal Beacon Hotel, The Beacon, Exmouth EX8
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: RH Jones Email: jones_r53@sky.com Web: http://keverelchess.com
A well-established event for “Juniors” (50 – 64) and Seniors (65+). The event has hosted 34 top class congresses since 1999 and is well-known as one of the best venues on the circuit for smaller events … [MAP]

Nov
10
Fri
2017
Torbay Congress @ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay Road, Torquay TQ2 6QJ
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Phil McConnell Email: secretary@torbaycongress.com Web: http://www.torbaycongress.com [MAP] A five round congress with four sections — Open, U170, U140 and U120 | Entry form

Irish Women’s Championship 2017 @ Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2, Ireland
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: chairperson@icu.ie Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/866 [MAP]
The Irish Women’s Championship 2017 will take place from November 10-12 in Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2. The event features the best female Irish chess players and has a prize fund of 800 euro. The event will be contested over 5 FIDE-rated rounds | Entry form

Nov
11
Sat
2017
4NCL Rounds 1 and 2 / Weekend 1
Nov 11 – Nov 12 all-day

Divisions 1 and 2 – Park Inn Telford
Divisions 3 South and 4 – De Vere Wokefield Estate
Division 3 North – Holiday Inn, Doncaster

ECF Chess Academy @ TBC
Nov 11 – Nov 12 all-day

Contact: Director of Junior Chess and Education Email: director.juniorchess@englishchess.org.uk
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 @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Nov 11 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open / Major Under 170 / Minor Under 145 / Amateur Under 120 / Under 80 (ECF graded)

17th Claires Court PTA Chess Festival @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 4QQ
Nov 11 @ 10:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite [MAP]
U12, U10 and U8 Sections qualifying for the London Junior Championships; 6 rounds, and all moves in 20 minutes plus 10 seconds per move from the start | Entry form

2020 Chess Scotland Qualifier @ Edinburgh University Row House EH8 9AJ
Nov 11 @ 2:45 pm – 7:15 pm

Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: director@2020chess.com Web: http://www.2020chess.com [MAP]
2020 Chess continues for another season! It’s a team of four rapid-play with 20 minutes on the clock each in a Swiss system, with the winners and next-best placed teams across the UK qualifying for the 2020 Chess Grand Final. All the details can be found here at www.2020chess.com

Nov
12
Sun
2017
3rd Annual Lowestoft Rapidplay @ Parkhill Hotel Oulton Broad Lowestoft NR32 5DQ
Nov 12 @ 9:15 am – 6:15 pm

Contact: Stephen Cotterell Email: stephenjcotterell@aol.com [MAP]
6 round Swiss – 2 sections : Open & U150 | Entry form

6th H+H Fire U14 Train and Play @ Moulsham Junior School Princes Road Chelmsford, CM2 9DG
Nov 12 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Robin Slade Email: chelmsfordjuniorchess@gmail.com Web: http://www.britishchess.co.uk [MAP]
H+H Fire Train and Play days combine top level junior coaching with 3 graded rapidplay games. They are organised and hosted by International Master Richard Pert (grade 235) and local junior coach Robin Slade. In November we’ll be joined by two guest coaches – WGM Dagne Ciuksyte (grade 214) and popular junior coach Lateefah Messam-Sparks. The format of the whole day is designed to work for players of all levels and the emphasis is on a fun day’s chess | Entry form

Sussex Junior Horsham Rapidplay @ The Forest School, Comptons Lane, Horsham RH13 5NW
Nov 12 @ 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

KJCA Coaching Days 2017-18 @ Sevenoaks Primary School Bradbourne Park Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3LB
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Jo Wildman Email: jowildman@hotmail.com Web: http://www.kjca.org [MAP]
Kent Junior Chess Association (KJCA) Coaching Days – Led by GM Chris Ward and GM John Emms. The KJCA Coaching days follow the Institute of Chess levels and exams. For further details and to register go to our website at http://www.kjca.org/site/page?view=training

Nov
17
Fri
2017
Colindale Children’s Chess Tournament @ The Pulse Community Flat, 15 Ostler Court, Charcot Road, Colindale NW9 5XW
Nov 17 @ 1:45 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Marc Shaw Email: marc.shaw.chess@gmail.com [MAP]
Children’s chess tournament with training in-between matches by experienced chess coaches | Entry form

Kilkenny Congress 2017
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Maurice Buckley Email: Lee-cat@hotmail.com Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/876 [MAP]
One of Ireland’s biggest weekenders with some of Europe’s strongest players and a 40+ year tradition of excellence. We would expect a strong contingent from the UK as usual including past winners such as Michael Adams, Gawain Jones and Mark Hebden …

Nov
18
Sat
2017
British Rapidplay Chess 2017 @ Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8RQ
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Brent Kitson Email: kitson453@btinternet.com Web: http://www.british-rapidplay.org.uk [MAP]
British Rapidplay Chess – Open/Major/Intermediate/Minor/Junior and Under 11 events. Saturday 11.oo-18.30 hrs, Sunday 9.30-17.00 hrs | Entry form

Cambridgeshire Closed County Chess Championships @ Peterborough Bridge Club, Unit 1, New England Complex, York Road, Peterborough PE1 2PE
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – Nov 19 @ 10:00 pm

Contact: Francis Bowers Email: info@premierengravinguk.com [MAP]
Closed event – 5 round Swiss for people born in Cambridgeshire, a member of a club in Cambridgeshire, or who live in Cambridgeshire | Entry form

Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Nov 18 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP]
2 grade band sections – Minor Under 130 and Major Under 171. 30 minutes per player per game. 6 rounds | Entry form

Nov
19
Sun
2017
2017 Warwickshire Junior Championship @ Kenilworth School & Sports College, Leyes Lane, Kenilworth CV8 2DA
Nov 19 all-day

Contact: Alex Holwczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com [MAP]
Sections for players aged Under 8/10/12/14/16/18. Entry restricted to players who were born in, go to school in, or who are resident in the county of Warwickshire, and the West Midlands county districts of the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry and Solihull.

Nov
22
Wed
2017
Muswell Hill FIDE WEEKDAY Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Nov 22 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk/ [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open/Major U160/Amateur U120; G25 plus 5 seconds a move throughout

Nov
24
Fri
2017
Bristol Winter Congress 2017 @ Bristol Grammar School (BGS), University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Nov 24 – Nov 26 all-day

Contact: Alan Papier / Igor Doklestic Email: chinadoc@chinadoc.force9.co.uk Web: http://tim1949jones.wixsite.com/bristolchesscongress [MAP]
A 5 round tournament with 3 sections: FIDE rated Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125). Prizes in all sections. Central venue | Entry form

Preston Chess Congress @ Cotton Court, Church St, Preston PR1 3BY
Nov 24 – Nov 26 all-day

Contact: Malcolm Peacock Email: malcolm@popmalc.org.uk Web: http://chess.popmalc.org.uk/congress [MAP]
Weekend congress with 4 sections, including a FIDE-rated Open section

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