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Official FIDE events … … and the rest – worldwide chess events from the FIDE website

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2020 Birmingham Qualifier @ Birmingham University, Birmingham B15 2TT
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2020Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: Web:
A National Rapidplay Team Championship open to all! Kindly sponsored by Chess & Bridge
Events taking place across the country including: Edinburgh: 22nd October; London: 29th October; Leeds: 12th November; York 21st January; Birmingham 28th January; February 4th February.
Leading to a Super-Final next summer to determine the best 20/20 Chess team of four in the UK with cash prizes trophies and medals up for grabs along the way! Just £10 per person to participate!
(Don’t have a team? Don’t worry, you can also sign up as an individual and be randomly allocated into a mixed Barbarians side on the day) Recognised by the English Chess Federation [MAP] Flyer

31st Stockport Rapidplay @ The Guildhall, 169-171 Wellington Rd South, Stockport SK1 3UA
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Peter Taylor Email:
6 round Swiss event. Players will have 30 minutes for all moves. 4 sections: Open, Major (U170), Intermediate (U140), Minor (U110)
Prizes: 1st £140; 2nd £90; 3rd £40 and Grading £40 each section. Veteran and Buxton prizes, junior prizes in the Minor. Stockport League Major, Intermediate and Minor Trophies [MAP] Entry form

Birmingham Junior Open @ King Edward's School, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2UA
Feb 19 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web:
Tournaments for Under 9s, 11s and 18s, plus a Masters tournament | Entry form

Warwickshire Open Chess Championships @ Coventry Rugby Club, Butts Rd, Coventry CV1
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Ed Goodwin Email: Web:
There will be four sections – Open, Under 170, Under 145 and Under 120. All events 5 rounds. Time control 30 moves in 70 mins, plus 20 mins, plus 10 secs per move throughout. The open section is a qualifier for the 2017 British Championships [MAP]

Midlands and North Girls 8-16 years Tournament @ Nottingham High School, Forest Rd W, Nottingham NG7
Mar 5 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Crawley and David Levens Email:
Girls tournament for ages 8 to 16 in 4 separate sections – Under 10, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16.
Graded tournament, with prizes in each section. Entry only to residents in the Midlands or North of England. This is the first time this tournament has been run but we hope to make it an annual event if this one is successful [MAP]

22nd Birmingham Rapidplay @ Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Rd, Quinton, Birmingham B32
Mar 26 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web:
Four FIDE-rated sections: Open, Max 170, Max 140 and Max 110 [MAP]

35th St. Albans Chess Congress (ECF Congress of the Year) @ St. Columba's College, King Harry Ln, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4AW
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day

Contact: Terry Douse Email: Web:
5 round Swiss with 5 sections – Minor 120 and below, Intermediate 140 and below, Major 160 and below, Challengers 180 and below, Open – no grade limits. Over £3250 prize fund, large playing hall, ample free car parking, hot and cold food available. Easy access to M1 and M25, also good rail links [MAP]

MCCU Grand Prix Chess Congress @ RyeCroft Community Hub,New Forest Rd, Walsall WS3 1TR
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Ray Dolan Email: Web:
Open, Major Under 160, Intermediate Under 140, Minor Under 120.
Last known grade. Prize fund in each section – First £200.00 Second £100.00 Third £50.00 [MAP]