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1st Medway Chess Congress *** CANCELLED *** @ Chatham Grammar School for Girls, Rainham Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 7EH
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day

*** CANCELLED *** Contact: David Lettington Email: *** CANCELLED ***

54th Hampstead FIDE Congress U2200/U1900/U135 @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3 6NS
Sep 23 – Sep 24 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

English Rapidplay Championship @ The Cunard Building Liverpool L3 1DS
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am – Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Mike Clarke Email: Web: [MAP]
Total prize fund of £10,000 over the weekend. Open (all players); Major (180 and below); Intermediate (150 and below); Standard (120 and below); Open Liverpool Rapidplay (Sunday only – open to all players 180 and below); Junior Rapidplay tournament (Saturday only); Under 12, 10 and 8 – trophies for winners plus chess equipment worth £50, £25 and £25 in each section. Winners will receive GM coaching worth £150


British Chess U14 Train and Play @ Moulsham Junior School, Princes Road, Chelmsford, CM2 9DG
Sep 24 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Robin Slade Email: Web: [MAP]
Train and Play days involve 3 ECF rapid graded games and top level coaching. Hosted by International Master Richard Pert with local junior coach Robin Slade and special guest coach Grandmaster Chris Ward | Entry form

Cambridgeshire Rapidplay @ St Faith's School, Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AG
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul Kemp Email: Web: [MAP]
Four 5-round rapidplay tournaments – Open, Major (U160), Challengers (U120), Junior (Under 12). £800 prize fund | Entry form

Colindale Children’s Chess Tournament @ The Pulse Community Flat, 15 Ostler Court, Charcot Road, Colindale NW9 5XW
Sep 24 @ 1:45 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Marc Shaw Email: [MAP]
Children’s chess tournament with training in-between matches by experienced chess coaches | Entry form

Muswell Hill FIDE WEEKDAY Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Sep 27 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open/Major U160/Amateur U120; G25 plus 5 seconds a move throughout

7th Original Harrogate Chess Congress @ Harrogate Chess Club, Apley Grange, 35 Oatlands Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8PU
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: Web:
This, the original Harrogate Chess Congress, is the only one with an invitation to bring food and drink so you don’t have to buy anything (but you can if you want)! £1.50 off the entry fee if you have entered before. £150 1st prize in each section. 2 sections – Minor U135 and Major U170. Harrogate is a beautiful part of Yorkshire. Lots of free parking outside the venue gates (over 150 spaces) | Entry form

Castle Chess 12th Fareham Congress @ The Lysses House Hotel, 51 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7BQ
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: Web: [MAP]
Event held in a popular 3* hotel: CHAMPIONSHIP U195 incl. Premier U175; MAJOR U155 incl. Intermediate U135; MINOR U115 incl. Challenger U95. Guaranteed prize fund minimum £180 per event. 6 rounds | Entry form

Northumberland Chess Congress @ The Parks Leisure Centre Howdon Road Royal Quays North Shields NE26 3BL
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 11:00 pm

Contact: David Watson Email: Web: [MAP]
4 events: Open FIDE rated 5 rounds; Major 165 ECF and below 5 rounds; Minor 135 ECF and below 5 rounds – rate of play for all the above – 110 minutes plus 10 seconds increment from the start.
Foundation 105 ECF and below who have never won a main prize in a congress – rate of play 1 hour each- playing each opponent twice once with White and once with Black – 10 rounds | Entry form

Junior 4NCL @ De Vere Wokefield Estate
Sep 30 – Oct 1 all-day
Norfolk County Chess Championships @ The Tithe Barn, Horstead
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – Oct 1 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: [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

Hampton Junior Chess Congress @ Twickenham Preparatory School Beveree 43 High Street HAMPTON TW12 2SA
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: Web: [MAP]
A qualifying tournament for the London Junior Chess Championships | Entry form

3rd Peter Clarke Memorial Rapidplay @ The Royal British Legion Club, 5, Burn View, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8BY
Sep 30 @ 10:15 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: John Constable Email: Web: [MAP]
6 round rapidplay, 30 mins each, two sections – Open and U140 | 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: Web: [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.

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]

Chelmsford Junior Tournament @ Moulsham Junior School Princes Road Chelmsford CM2 9DG
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: Web: [MAP]
Essex Junior Grand Prix 2017/18 Round One

York Rapidplay @ D/L/002, Derwent College, University of York, YO10 5DD
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Yousuf bin-Suhayl Email: Web: [MAP]
ECF Graded 6 round Swiss Rapidplay held at the University 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: Web: [MAP]
2 grade band sections – Minor Under 130 and Major Under 171. 30 minutes per player per game. 6 rounds | Entry form

Coventry Junior Open @ King Henry VIII School, Warwick Rd, Coventry CV3 6AQ
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web: [MAP]
5-round graded tournaments for — Under 9 Boys, Under 9 Girls, Under 11 Boys, Under 11 Girls, Under 14 Boys, Under 14 Girls, Under 18 Boys, Under 18 Girls | Entry form

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: [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

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: Web: [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: Web: [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

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Oct 14 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open / Major Under 170 / Minor Under 145 / Amateur Under 120 / Under 80 (ECF graded)

English Under 11 Closed Championship @ Nottingham High Junior School Waverley Mount, off Waverley Street, Nottingham
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: David Levens Email: Web: [MAP]
Annual EPSCA event; first qualifying event for EPSCA England U11 trial in April 2018 | Entry form

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