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CCF Daytime Chess – Summer 2017 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: Web:
Every Wednesday between 19th April 2017 and 19th July 2017 inclusive
Primarily for senior players to play competitive graded and rated chess, allowing them to get home at a civilised hour. This event splits the entry into groups based on ability so that each player will have between 5 and 8 games during the duration of the tournament [MAP]

3rd Muswell Hill FIDE Weekday Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
3 sections, £50 1st and a £30 prize in each section

49th Hampstead FIDE Congress U2200/U1900/U135 @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3 6NS
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hoss Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
Under 2200 and Under 1900 FIDE sections, ECF Under 135 Section, G60+30s a move

4NCL Rounds 9, 10 and 11 / Weekend 5
Apr 29 – May 1 all-day

4NCLPark Inn Telford (Divisions 1 and 2) De Vere Wokefield Park (Divisions 3 South and 4 South) Cedar Court Wakefield (Division 3 North)

6th Hastings and St Leonards Weekend Chess Tournament @ Pelton House 2 Cornwallis Terrace Hastings East Sussex TN34 1EB
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Marc Bryant Email: Web: [MAP]
For any chess player graded 199 and under – one section only. Entry fee Standard=£25, Hastings Chess Club member=£20, Under 18=£15. Prizes guaranteed totalling £265 as follows – 1st £100 2nd £60 3rd £30 with three grading prizes of £25 each – U175 U150 U125 | Entry form

Colchester JuniorTournament @ St Benedict's Catholic College Norman Way Colchester Essex CO3 3US
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: Web: [MAP]
Essex Junior Grand Prix 4 | Entry form

Durham County Congress @ Houghton Sports Centre, Station Road, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 5EF
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – May 7 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Lara Barnes Email: Web: [MAP]
Visit one of the best cities in England! Durham Cathedral is considered the top visitor attraction in England by Trip Advisor. Emergency contact number: Lara Barnes 07527529034 | Entry form

Castle Chess 3rd Harrogate Chess Congress @ The Old Swan Hotel, Swan Rd, Harrogate HG1 2SS
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – May 7 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: Web:
CHAMPIONSHIP U195 incl. Premier U175; MAJOR U155 incl. Intermediate U135; MINOR U115 incl. Challenger U195. Guaranteed Prize Fund minimum £150 per event. 6 rounds [MAP]

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ Golders Green Parish Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG
May 6 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open / Major Under 170 / Minor Under 145 / Amateur Under 120

Graded Junior Tournament & Training Afternoon hosted by Nick Pert @ Heatherside Junior School, Reading Road South Fleet Hampshire GU52 7TH
May 7 @ 12:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: [MAP]
Hosted by GM and former U18 World Champion Nick Pert, the tournament and training day incorporates an ECF graded section as well as a section for improvers to build confidence & gain tournament experience. Training will be provided between rounds by experienced coaches. Online booking available here – | Information leaflet

27th Calderdale Chess Congress 2017 @ Lee Mount Social Club, Lee Mount Rd, Halifax HX3 5BQ
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – May 14 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: Web:
Stars-Barred 3 Section Chess Congress. 1st Prize in Major (U170) is £180, 1st Prize in Intermediate (U150) is £180. Minor (U125) for Silver and above members is only £23 to enter. On top of these prizes is an offer for every 20 players in each section a chance to win a £40 grading prize. The venue is Halifax Chess Club in the heart of Yorkshire up hill from town and the railway. Pie and peas and home made sandwiches usually sold in this large social club [MAP] Entry form

28th Frome Chess Congress @ Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 2EF
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – May 14 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Gerry Jepps Email: Web: [MAP]
Four 5-round Swiss tournaments (Open, U165, U140, U110) with 4-hour playing sessions. The Congress is a WECU designated British Championship qualifying event, part of the Tradewise Grand Prix and includes the Somerset Championships. The Open is FIDE-rated. The restaurant, bookstall and analysis areas are separate from the playing areas and there is ample (free) car parking | Entry form

51st Rhyl Chess Congress @ Town Hall Wellington Road Rhyl LL18 1AB
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – May 14 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Stuart Hamilton Email: [MAP]
A five round Swiss-style event in a comfortable playing venue. Three sections Open – Major (160/below) and Minor (125/below). January 2017 grades or estimated playing strength – FIDE Arbiters Mr Peter Purland and Mr David Welch | Entry form

50th Hampstead FIDE Congress U2200/U1900/U135 @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3 6NS
May 13 – May 14 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

2nd Brentwood U12 Open Tournament / Play the Masters @ Brentwood Prep School, Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8EQ
May 13 @ 9:15 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Richard Pert Email: Web: [MAP]
A 6 round ECF rapid graded tournament with a twist. All players will receive a half point bye during one of the rounds when they will get a chance to take on a team of Masters in a clock simultaneous display. Day hosted by International Master Richard Pert. Simultaneous team led by former World Number 4 Grandmaster Jon Speelman. All children Year 7 or younger welcome. All abilities catered for from national standard players down to total beginners. Fantastic venue. Register online at | Leaflet

10th Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
May 20 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP] G25+5 seconds a move throughout, prize fund £500

Sussex Juniors Worthing Rapidplay @ Worthing College, Sanditon Way, Worthing BN14
May 20 all-day

Contact: Anita McMahon Email: Web:
Open to all aged under 18 on 31/08/2015. 6-round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections – U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major [MAP] Entry form

Huddersfield Six Round Congress @ Huddersfield Ukrainian Club 7, Edgerton Road, Huddersfield HD1 5RA
May 26 – May 28 all-day

Contact: Nigel Hepworth Email: Web: [MAP]
6 round Swiss tournament. 1 game on Friday, 3 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday, Monday Bank Holiday – multiple half point byes allowed. Note new website address | Entry form

Huddersfield Six Round Congress @ Huddersfield Ukrainian Club, 7 Edgerton Rd, Huddersfield HD1 5RA
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – May 28 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Hepworth Email: Web:
6 round Swiss tournament – 1 game Friday, 3 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday. Bank holiday on Monday 29th May [MAP]

49th Cotswold Chess Congress @ The King's School, Gouda Way, Gloucester, GL1 2BG
May 27 @ 10:00 am – May 29 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Gilmour Email: Web: [MAP] 6-round standard play Swiss. Three sections: Open / Major (Under 155 ECF) / Minor (Under 125 ECF). Bookstall provided by The Bude Chess Centre. Refreshments – soup, sandwiches, cakes, snacks and hot and cold drinks, plus a daily cooked special – available throughout; lunchtime barbecue on Monday | Entry form