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Official FIDE events … http://www.fide.com/calendar … and the rest – worldwide chess events from the FIDE website – http://www.fide.com/calendar/tournaments.html

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FIDE Rating Form – Rapid/BlitzFIDE Rating Form – Standard

The links to external websites within the calendar are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the ECF of any of the products and services available or opinions expressed on or accuracy of these other websites …

Sep
30
Sat
2017
Norfolk County Chess Championships @ The Tithe Barn, Horstead
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – Oct 1 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com [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

CCF Autumn FIDE Rated Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Sep 30 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_Autumn.html [MAP]
A 7 round FIDE-rated Rapid tournament with 20 minutes plus 10 second Fischer increments. An Open section plus an unspecified number of limited sections as entries allow.

English Chess Challenge Champion of Champions’ Event @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Sep 30 @ 10:15 am – 4:15 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.englishchesschallenge.co.uk/2017.htm [MAP]
A 5 round final stage to the 2017 English Chess Challenge, where the winners of each section play off for the ultimate title!

Oct
5
Thu
2017
3rd World Chess Championship for the Disabled @ Wyndham Garden Dresden Wilhelm-Franke-Straße 90 01219 Dresden
Oct 5 – Oct 13 all-day

Contact: Zbigniew Pilimon Email: zpilimon@interia.pl Web: www.worldchess-disabled.com [MAP]
Invitation [PDF] | Entry form

Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Oct 5 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.hendonchessclub.com [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open (one section) – prize fund £50.00

Oct
7
Sat
2017
4NCL Team and Individual Rapidplay Championships @ De Vere Venues, Wokefield Park, Reading RG7
Oct 7 – Oct 8 all-day

4NCLCheck out the entry guidelines here – MAP]

York Junior Chess Day @ Archbishop of York C Of E Junior School, Copmanthorpe Lane, York YO23 2QT
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Email: cloudsdale_c@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://whiterosejuniorchessacademy.org.uk [MAP]
Junior training and competitions. Entry fee £10.00, payable to White Rose Junior Chess Academy.
Training with Andrew Ledger IM from Sheffield and Lateefah Messam-Sparks from London, a full time chess teacher. A quality event for juniors aged 6-18. All levels of experience. Beginners are welcome. Event to be opened by Lord Mayor of York | Entry form

Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Oct 7 @ 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

Oct
8
Sun
2017
Camden LJCC Qualifying Event @ Camden School for Girls, Sandall Road, London, NW5 2DB
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Lateefah Messam-Sparks Email: chesssparks@gmail.com [MAP]
London Junior Chess Championships Qualifying Event and training day with FIDE Instructor and ECF Accredited Coach Lateefah Messam-Sparks. U8 LJCC qualifying section; U10 LJCC qualifying section; U12 LJCC qualifying section; U18 section All sections graded. Central Location and prizes for winners | Entry form

Oct
13
Fri
2017
52nd Dorset Chess Congress @ The Elstead Hotel, 12-14 Knyveton Road, Bournemouth BH1 3QP
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Ian Clark Email: ianclark@dorsetchess.co.uk Web: http://www.dorsetchess.co.uk [MAP]
Chess tournament with 4 sections. Back in Elstead Hotel after 2 years absence. Plenty of free parking in and outside hotel. Near railway station | Entry form

Crewe Chess Congress @ IBIS Styles Hotel, Emperor Way, Crewe Business Park, Crewe CW1 6BD
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Neville Layhe Email: Leshall1021@gmail.com Web: http://www.crewechessclub.co.uk [MAP]
4 sections: Open, Major U165, Intermediate U135, Minor U105. 4 prizes per section: 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £50 Grading £25. Entry form on the website at https://crewechessclub.co.uk/congress2017/

Oct
14
Sat
2017
Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ Golders Green Parish Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG
Oct 14 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

Oct
15
Sun
2017
Leicester ‘Atkins’ Rapidplay @ Leicester Grammar School London Road Great Glen LE8 9FL
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Paul Mottram Email: chess@paulmottram.com [MAP]
6 round Swiss rapidplay with 25 mins + 5 secs time control. Sections: Open, U165, U140, U115 and U80 (juniors only). Full details and online entry to follow shortly …

Richmond Rapidplay @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Rd, Twickenham, Greater London TW1 3BB
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_rapidplays@hotmail.com Web: http://rjcc.org.uk/
The continuation of a famous and successful series of rapid play tournaments, suitable for both juniors and adult players [MAP] Entry form

43rd Guernsey International Chess Festival @ The Peninsula Hotel Les Dicqs Vale Guernsey GY6 8JP
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Fred Hamperl Email: hamperlfred@hotmail.com Web: http://www.guernseychessclub.org.gg/festival/festival.htm [MAP] – the tournament remains at the popular Peninsula Hotel on Guernsey’s sandy west coast | Entry form

Oct
20
Fri
2017
Scarborough Chess Congress @ The Ocean Room, Spa Complex, South Bay, Scarborough YO11 2HD
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Lara Barnes Email: scarboroughchess@gmail.com Web: http://www.scarboroughchesscongress.org.uk [MAP]
Biggest weekend congress in the UK! Please don’t telephone after 9pm. Dates for the future — 2018 = 26th – 28th October; 2019 = 25th – 27th October

Oct
21
Sat
2017
55th Hampstead FIDE Congress U2200/U1900/U135 @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3 6NS
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
Under 2200 and Under 1900 FIDE sections, ECF Under 135 Section, G60+30s a move

Fifth Witney Weekend Congress @ Cokethorpe School, Witney OX29 7PU
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day

thokecorpContact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.witneychess.co.uk/ [MAP]
Sponsored by Cokethorpe School
There are four main sections: Open, U170, U145 and U120, with a prize fund of over £1900.

Aldro Inter Schools Tournament @ Aldro School Shackleford Godalming Surrey GU8 6AS
Oct 21 @ 7:15 am – 1:00 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org [MAP]
Three round Swiss tournament for teams of 4 players. School team event. U13, U11 and U9 age groups.
Major and Minor sections for the U11 and U9 age groups(numbers permitting). Medals for the top 3 teams in each section | Entry form

2nd Newham Community Chess Tournament @ The Old Town Hall, 29 Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Young Email: danielyoung@chessinschools.co.uk Web: http://www.chessinschools.co.uk/newham_tournament_2017.htm [MAP]
A six-round rapidplay Swiss for players of all ages and abilities, organised by Newham Council and Chess in Schools & Communities. Three sections (Open, U140 Major and U80 Challengers) with a £1,500 prize fund in the Open/Major and trophies, book prizes etc. in the Challengers. Free entry for London Borough of Newham residents | Entry form

Oct
24
Tue
2017
Muswell Hill FIDE WEEKDAY Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Oct 24 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

Oct
27
Fri
2017
54th Hull Chess Congress @ Hymers College Hymers Avenue Hull HU3 1LW
Oct 27 – Oct 29 all-day

Contact: Steve King Email: president@hullchess.com Web: http://www.hullchess.com [MAP]
Five round Swiss – Open Section, Major (Under 166), Inter (Under 141), Minor ( Under 116)
Prizes £350, £200, £100, plus 2 x £50 Grading Prizes
For information on how to pay by bank transfer please contact the HDCA Treasurer Steve Hodge at stevehodge657@gmail.com

Oct
28
Sat
2017
35th Bury St Edmunds Congress @ The Apex Charter Square Bury St Edmunds IP33 3FD
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – Oct 29 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Steve Lovell Email: secretary@bsecongress.org.uk Web: http://www.bsecongress.org.uk [MAP]
Five round Swiss. Four sections, Open, Major (U170), Intermediate (U145), Minor (U120) | Entry form

Limerick Open 2017 @ Kilmurray Lodge Hotel, Dublin Rd, Castletroy, Co. Limerick
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John Cassidy Email: ritacassidy16@eircom.net Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/900 [MAP]
Annual open event which attracts some of Ireland’s best players. 2,000 euro prize fund (roughly)

Nov
2
Thu
2017
Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Nov 2 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.hendonchessclub.com [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open (one section) – prize fund £50.00

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

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]

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