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British Rapidplay Chess 2017 @ Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8RQ
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Brent Kitson Email: Web: [MAP]
British Rapidplay Chess – Open/Major/Intermediate/Minor/Junior and Under 11 events. Saturday 11.oo-18.30 hrs, Sunday 9.30-17.00 hrs | Entry form

Cambridgeshire Closed County Chess Championships @ Peterborough Bridge Club, Unit 1, New England Complex, York Road, Peterborough PE1 2PE
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – Nov 19 @ 10:00 pm

Contact: Francis Bowers Email: [MAP]
Closed event – 5 round Swiss for people born in Cambridgeshire, a member of a club in Cambridgeshire, or who live in Cambridgeshire | Entry form

2017 Warwickshire Junior Championship @ Kenilworth School & Sports College, Leyes Lane, Kenilworth CV8 2DA
Nov 19 all-day

Contact: Alex Holwczak Email: [MAP]
Sections for players aged Under 8/10/12/14/16/18. Entry restricted to players who were born in, go to school in, or who are resident in the county of Warwickshire, and the West Midlands county districts of the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry and Solihull.

Kent Junior Chess Association (KJCA) GP3 @ Bullers Wood School, St Nicolas Lane, Logs Hill, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 5LJ
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Jo Wildman Email: Web: [MAP]
Kent Junior Chess Association GP3 rapidplay tournament. Sections: U9, U11, U18 Minor and U18 Major.
For further details and to register please go to:

Basildon Junior Chess Congress @ Kingswood Primary School, Clay Hill Road Basildon SS16 5DE
Nov 19 @ 9:45 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Nathanael Lutton Email: Web: [MAP]
London Junior Chess Championships Qualifying event. U6, U8, U10, U12, U14 and U18 sections with 20 minutes each plus 10 seconds per move added | Entry form

Basildon Rapidplay Chess Congress @ Kingswood Primary School, Clay Hill Road Basildon SS16 5DE
Nov 19 @ 9:45 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Nathanael Lutton Email: Web: [MAP]
Rapidplay congress with 20 minutes on each clock and 10 seconds added per move. This event is run alongside the Basildon Junior Chess Congress and is combined with the Under 18 section | Entry form

Muswell Hill FIDE WEEKDAY Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Nov 22 all-day

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

Bristol Winter Congress 2017 @ Bristol Grammar School (BGS), University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Nov 24 – Nov 26 all-day

Contact: Alan Papier / Igor Doklestic Email: Web: [MAP]
A 5 round tournament with 3 sections: FIDE rated Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125). Prizes in all sections. Central venue | Entry form

Preston Chess Congress @ Cotton Court, Church St, Preston PR1 3BY
Nov 24 – Nov 26 all-day

Contact: Malcolm Peacock Email: Web: [MAP]
Weekend congress with 4 sections, including a FIDE-rated Open section | Entry form

56th Hampstead FIDE Congress U2200/U1900/U135 @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3 6NS
Nov 25 – Nov 26 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

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Nov 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Web: Postcode for entrance drive – SL6 4QQ
Beginners section and Under 130 rapid play grade section, which may be divided into two or more further sections | Entry form

Norfolk and Norwich Rapidplay @ City of Norwich School, Eaton Road, Norwich NR4 6PP
Nov 25 @ 9:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Stephen Orton Email: Web: [MAP]
Sections – Open, U160, U125, U100; Juniors only – U13, U10, U8 | Entry form

Northampton LJCC Qualifying Event @ Caroline Chisholm School, Wooldale Centre for Learning, Wooldale Road, Northampton, NN4 6TP
Nov 25 @ 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. Doors open at 9.30am and prizes for section winners | Entry form

7th Shenley Junior @ Manor Lodge School, Rectory Lane, Ridge Hill Shenley Herts. WD7 9BG
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: [MAP]
LJCC qualifying event. Under 8, 10 and 12 sections. 6 round Rapidplay event | Entry form

Wiltshire Team Rapidplay Tournament 2017 @ Nationwide Head Office, Pipers Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN38 1NW
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
LJCC Qualifying Event, Graded Junior Tournament & Training Day @ Wellington College, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne Berkshire RG45 7PT
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am

Contact: Nick Pert Email: [MAP]
London Junior Chess Championships Qualifying Event and training day with GM Nick Pert.
Improvers section (ungraded); U10 LJCC qualifying section; U12 LJCC qualifying section; U18 section (graded) | Enter online here –

Northumberland Rapidplay Championships @ Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen's Institute, 26 Crescent Way North, Forest Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9AR
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: Web: [MAP]
A 9-round ‘Fast & Fun’ rapidplay tournament for members of chess clubs affiliated to Northumberland Chess Association. One section for everyone! A minimum of £310.00 in prizes, including several grading prizes, and prizes for top juniors and Over 65 players. Rate of play: 10 minutes plus 5 seconds per move. Entry fee: £10 adults, £8 juniors/OAPs | Entry form

Plymouth Rapid Play @ Plymouth Bridge Club, 1 Moor View Terrace, Mutley Plain, Plymouth PL4 7EB
Dec 3 all-day

Contact: Tony Tatam Email: Web: [MAP]
6 rounds, 30 minutes per player per game. Free beverages and light refreshments throughout the day | Entry form

Woodbridge Junior Open @ Woodbridge School Burkitt Road Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 4JH
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Hunt Email: Web: [MAP]
London Junior Chess Championships qualifying event. Under 8, 10, 12, 14 and 18 | Entry form

Colindale Children’s Chess Tournament @ The Pulse Community Flat, 15 Ostler Court, Charcot Road, Colindale NW9 5XW
Dec 3 @ 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

Twickenham Junior Chess Congress @ Orleans Park School Richmond Road TWICKENHAM TW1 3BB
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

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

Twickenham U18 Congress @ Orleans Park School Richmond Road TWICKENHAM TW1 3BB
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: Web: [MAP]
A junior standard play tournament for 12 to 18 year olds to held alongside our U8/U10/U12 London Junior Chess Congress qualifying events. Guaranteed prize-fund of £200 | Entry form

Kenilworth Junior Open @ Kenilworth School & Sports College, Leyes Lane, Kenilworth CV8 2DA
Dec 10 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web: [MAP]
5 rounds, sections for Under 11 and Under 18, and grade-restricted sections for all juniors.

Sheffield Junior Chess Congress @ Ecclesall Church of England Junior School, Ringinglow Road, Sheffield S11 7PQ
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: Web: [MAP]
Major Section, Intermediate Section, Minor Section and Novice Section | Entry form

10th Northwick Park Five Round Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – Dec 17 @ 9:45 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: Web: [MAP]
Three sections – Open, Major and Minor. The Open and Major are both FIDE rated. The Major is ECF graded only and entry to it is open to those under 115 ECF and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating. The Major is restricted to under 1860 FIDE. The Open starts at 9 am on Saturday and 9.30 on Sunday. Major and Minor start at 9.45 both days | Entry form

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