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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 …

Jan
19
Fri
2018
17th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm

4NCLFIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm [MAP] – for entry forms, information – www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_17.htm

Jan
21
Sun
2018
Barnet Junior Chess Individual Championships @ Bishop Douglass School, Hamilton Road, East Finchley, London N2 0SQ
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tony1n@yahoo.com Web: http://www.barnetjuniorchess.com [MAP] Barnet Junior Chess individual championships. 6 round rapidplay event with age sections from under 7 to under 19. Please apply quickly as we usually fill up | Entry form

Jan
27
Sat
2018
Leeds Junior Chess Congress @ Fountain Primary School, Fountain Street Leeds LS27 0AW
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org [MAP] Major section open to any player. Prizes: 1st £60, 2nd £30, 3rd £15. Trophy for the winner.
Intermediate section open to players with an ECF/YCA grade below 110. Trophies for the top 3 and best girl. Age group prizes will be awarded depending on entry.
Minor Section open to any player with no grade or below 40. Trophies for the top 3. Best girl medal. Medals in each age group.
Novice Section (age limit U11 years of age on 1st September 2017) open to any player with limited experience or first tournament. Trophy for the top three and best girl, with age group medals | Entry form

Jan
28
Sun
2018
32nd Stockport Rapidplay @ The GUILDHALL 168 Wellington Road South (A6) Stockport SK1 3UA
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Peter Taylor Email: peterht20@gmail.com [MAP] 6 round Swiss tournament. Each player has 30 minutes for all moves in each round.
4 Sections, Open (open to all), Major ( U 170), Intermediate ( U 140), Minor ( U 110).
Prizes each section £140, £90, £40 and £40 grading prize. plus Buxton, Veteran and Junior prizes and Stockport League Major, Intermediate and minor trophies | Entry form

Feb
4
Sun
2018
2020 Chess Grand Final @ Underground Dance Studio Hall, Birmingham University B15 2SA
Feb 4 @ 12:15 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: director@2020chess.com Web: http://www.2020chess.com [MAP] The best teams that have qualified from the regions will compete. All the details can be found here at www.2020chess.com

Feb
17
Sat
2018
Wiltshire & West of England Junior Open Championships @ UTC Swindon, Bristol Street, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 5ET
Feb 17 @ 9:45 am – Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Bev Schofield Email: bev@schofieldhall.co.uk Web: http://wiltshirejuniorchess.com
Although this (32nd) Junior Open Congress is organised by Wiltshire Junior Chess, it is open to ANY chess player under 18 on the 31st August 2017 | MAP | Entry form

Feb
23
Fri
2018
43rd East Devon Chess Congress @ Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter EX1 1BW
Feb 23 @ 6:45 pm – Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Dr Tim Paulden Email: timpaulden@gmail.com Web: http://www.eastdevonchesscongress.com [MAP] One of the most popular Congresses in the South West – our 2017 event attracted over 150 entrants!
Venue in Exeter City Centre, close to railway stations, car parks, and accommodation. Please visit our new website www.eastdevonchesscongress.com for full details, including the tournament leaflet and link to our online entry system | Entry form

25th Annual Bunratty Chess Festival @ Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty, Co. Clare, Ireland
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Paul Carey Email: info@bunrattychess.com Web: http://www.bunrattychess.com/ [MAP] The 25th edition of Ireland’s largest and most celebrated event. Renowned as one of the top and most popular weekenders in Europe and referred to by GM Nigel Short as the “… Rolls-Royce of weekenders”

26th Doncaster Congress @ Hall Cross School, Thorne Road, Doncaster DN1 2HY
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Steve Mann Email: sjmann@gmx.co.uk Web: http://mannchess.org.uk/doncong.htm [MAP] Sections: Open; Major (U171); Intermediate (U146); Minor (U126). Prizes in each section: 1st £300, 2nd £150, 3rd £100, + grading prizes. Entry fee £32 | Entry form

Feb
24
Sat
2018
2018 BUCA Championship @ Park Inn by Radisson Telford, Forge Gate, Telford TF3 4NA
Feb 24 – Feb 25 all-day

Contact: Daniel Young Email: djyoung1994@gmail.com Web: http://www.buca.org.uk [MAP] A 5-round Team Swiss with four divisions to determine the British Universities’ Champions of 2018. The top 4 teams will qualify for the European Universities’ Chess Championship in 2018.

Mar
2
Fri
2018
39th County Durham Open Chess Congress @ Houghton Sports Centre
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 4 @ 5:30 pm
Warwickshire Open Chess Championships @ Alan Higgs Centre Allard Way Coventry CV3 1HW
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Ed Goodwin Email: enquiries@congress.warwickshirechess.org Web: http://www.congress.warwickshirechess.org [MAP] FIDE rated Open, FIDE rated Under 1975 (U170), ECF Under 140, ECF Under 110 | Entry form

Mar
9
Fri
2018
Wiltshire Open Championship 2018 @ Wiltshire Sight, St Lucy’s, The Beeches, Browfort, Bath Road, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2AT
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Tony Ransom Email: chesssalsa@aol.com [MAP] One overall tournament with 3 sections – Major (players graded above 145), Intermediate (players graded 116 to 145) and Minor (players graded under 116) | Entry form

Apr
7
Sat
2018
National Club Championships 2018 @ Park Inn by Radisson Telford Hotel Forgegate Telford Centre Telford, Shropshire TF3 4NA
Apr 7 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm
Apr
13
Fri
2018
18th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ Holiday Inn, Doncaster
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm

4NCLFIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm [MAP] – for entry forms, information – www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_18.htm

May
11
Fri
2018
4th Castle Chess Harrogate @ Old Swan Hotel, Swan Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2SR
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – May 13 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@mrcorfe.com Web: http://www.castlechess.co.uk [MAP] 6 round event – Open including Premier U175, Major U155 including Intermediate U135,
Minor U115 including Challengers U95. Guaranteed prize fund minimum £180 per event | Entry form

Jun
30
Sat
2018
2018 UK Chess Challenge – Southern Gigafinal @ TBC
Jun 30 – Jul 1 all-day

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: sarah@ukchess.co.uk Tel: 07786260301 Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com
The Gigafinals of the 2018 UK Chess Challenge, open to qualifiers from Megafinals around the country

Jul
7
Sat
2018
2018 UK Chess Challenge – Midlands Gigafinal @ TBC
Jul 7 – Jul 8 all-day

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: sarah@ukchess.co.uk Tel: 07786260301 Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com
The Gigafinals of the 2018 UK Chess Challenge, open to qualifiers from Megafinals around the country

Jul
14
Sat
2018
2018 UK Chess Challenge – Northern Gigafinal @ Abbey Hey Lane, Manchester M18 8RL
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day
[MAP] Contact: Sarah Longson Email: sarah@ukchess.co.uk Tel: 07786260301 Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com
The Gigafinals of the 2018 UK Chess Challenge, open to qualifiers from Megafinals around the country

Aug
3
Fri
2018
Irish Championships 2018 First Weekend @ The Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: chairperson@icu.ie Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/990 [MAP] Open to all – entries from abroad do not require any membership | Entry form

Sep
8
Sat
2018
2018 British Blitz Championship – Qualifiers @ Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Newcastle
Sep 8 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/?page_id=43678
The Finals are at a date TBC. There will be eight 15-round qualifying Swiss tournaments played in different cities around the United Kingdom on Saturday, 8th September. Eligible players will be able to enter one qualifying tournament of their choice. The top two players in each qualifier will qualify for the Final in November 2018, played at a date and venue to be announced. The top two female players in each qualifier will qualify for a Women’s Final, held concurrently. Both Finals and the qualifiers combined will have a total prize fund in excess of £5,000.

Sep
15
Sat
2018
2018 UK Chess Challenge Terafinal @ TBC
Sep 15 – Sep 16 all-day

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: sarah@ukchess.co.uk Tel: 07786260301 Web:
https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com
The Terafinal of the UK Chess Challenge, open to qualifiers from the three Gigafinals

Nov
24
Sat
2018
Cambridgeshire County Closed Chess Championships @ Peterborough Bridge Club, New England Complex, Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE1 2PE
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – Nov 25 @ 10:00 pm

Contact: Francis Bowers Email: chessbower@aol.com Web: http://www.chessbower.com [MAP] 5 round seeded Swiss Tournament. All games played on digital clocks, 70 minutes each plus 15 second increment. Entry limited to the first 32 players to enter. Entrants must be a member of a local chess club in the Cambridgeshire League. Open prize, Under 140 prize, Junior prize | Entry form

British Rapidplay Chess Championships @ Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8RQ
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – Nov 25 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Brent Kitson Email: kitson453@btinternet.com Web: http://www.british-rapidplay.org.uk [MAP] 10 round Swiss rapidplay under the auspices of the ECF

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