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

PLEASE NOTE – where an event is marked as ‘ALL DAY’ it may be best to check with the organisers in case they have not submitted a start and end time to us …

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FIDE Rating Form – Rapid/BlitzFIDE Rating Form – Standard

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. Free WiFi. [MAP]

Warwick Junior Open @ Bridge Field, Banbury Road, Warwick CV34 6PL
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web: [MAP]
For players aged under 11, divided into sections by ability/grade rather than age | Entry form

Sheffield Chess Congress 2017 @ King Edward VII Upper School Glossop Road Sheffield S10 2PW
Jun 23 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Brian Stephenson Email: Web: [MAP]
Five round Swiss – Open Section, Major (Under 171), Inter (Under 146), Minor (Under 121) Prizes £200, £100, £60 plus grading prizes | Entry form

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]

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]
One day rapidplay tournament commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Independence of Pakistan.
Four sections for maximum rating – Open, 170, 140, 110