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Jan
24
Wed
2018
10th Muswell Hill FIDE WEEKDAY Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Jan 24 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk/ [MAP] SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open/Major U160/Amateur U120

Jan
26
Fri
2018
The Simon Bartlett Memorial Congress @ The Livermead House Hotel, Seafront, Torquay, TQ2 6QJ
Jan 26 – Jan 28 all-day

Contact: John Constable Email: chess@budechess.co.uk Web: http://www.budechess.co.uk [MAP] 5 round long play congress in memory of popular South West player Simon Bartlett who passed away in January 2017. £2300 guaranteed prize fund. Open, U170, U140 & U120 sections | Entry form

Jan
27
Sat
2018
South of England Junior Chess Congress @ Yateley Manor, 51 Reading Rd, Yateley GU46 7UQ
Jan 27 – Jan 28 all-day

Contact: Amy Grieve Email: amy@southofenglandjunior.com Web: http://www.southofenglandjunior.com [MAP] Junior weekend chess congress covering U7 to U15 sections. England half-norm and Junior Grand Prix qualifier | Entry form

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

Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP] Minor Under 130 – Major Under 171. 6 rounds of rapid chess. Half an hour per player per game | Entry form

Jan
28
Sun
2018
Norfolk Rapidplay @ Gas Social Club Roundtree Way Sprowston Norwich NR7 8SQ
Jan 28 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com [MAP] 6 round Swiss, 3 sections – Championship, Challengers and U100. Limited to 60 entrants | Entry form/details

29th Nottingham Rapidplay @ Nottingham High School, Waverley Mount, Nottingham NG7 4ED
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Robert Richmond Email: robrchmnd@aol.com Web: http://NottsChess.org [MAP] OPEN / U160 / U135 / U100; Entry form and online entry available on the Notts Chess website

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
2
Fri
2018
Frodsham Chess Congress @ Frodsham Community Centre Fluin Lane Frodsham Cheshire WA6 7QN
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 4 @ 6:45 pm

Contact: Pat Ridley Email: patrick.ridley@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.kisekigo.com/frodsham18.html [MAP] A 5 round Swiss standard play tournament with a FIDE-rated Open and Under 160 and Under 120 sections. The Open is part of the British Championship Qualifying Grand Prix. Discounts for junior (under 18) and senior (over 65) playes, and special discount for players in the parallel Cheshire Go tournament at the same venue on Saturday 3rd Feb. Free car parking. Good road and rail access | Entry form

Feb
3
Sat
2018
41st Annual Kidlington Chess Tournament @ Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington OX5 1AB
Feb 3 @ 9:30 am – Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Gerard O’Reilly Email: gerard@fianchetto.co.uk Web: https://www.kidlingtonchess.org.uk/ [MAP] 4 sections – Open, U180, U145, U120. 5 rounds in each section – 3 on Saturday (starting 9.30am, 2pm, 6.30pm), 2 on Sunday (starting 9.30am, 2pm). Half-point bye available in any one of first four rounds.
Time allowance – 90 minutes, plus 15 seconds increment per move from move 1.
Prize fund over £2000.00 | Entry form

Sussex Junior Eastbourne Rapidplay @ St Catherine's College, Priory Road, Eastbourne, BN23 7BL
Feb 3 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Anita McMahon Email: sjcentrymanager@gmail.com Web: http://sussexjuniorchess.org [MAP] 6 round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections — U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major | Entry form

Petts Wood and Orpington Tournament @ Holy Innocents' Catholic Primary School, Mitchell Rd, Orpington BR6 9JT
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Jean-Baptiste Jugand Email: treasurer@pwchessclub.org.uk [MAP] Free car park. £1400 prize fund (will be 70% of entry fees) subject to change depending on number of entry fees. Open – 1st £275, 2nd £125, 3rd £75; U160 – 1st £225, 2nd £100, 3rd £65; U120 – 1st £150, 2nd £75, 3rd £50; Junior tournament – minimum of £100 of prizes and cups. Rating prizes of £50 (i.e. Under 180, Under 140 and Under 100) | Web and online entry

Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament @ Warwick University Library 2 Library Road CV4 7AL
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am

Contact: Jack Huffer Email: warwickunichess@gmail.com Web: http://warwickchess.com/index.php/tournament/ [MAP] Warwick University rapidplay tournament. 7 rounds of 15+10. Open to all players | Entry form

EPSCA Rapidplay @ Broadgreen International School Liverpool L13 5UQ
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Julian Clissold Email: julian.clissold@outlook.com Web: http://www.epsca.org.uk/ [MAP] English Primary Schools Chess Association (EPSCA) Rapidplay for children aged up to age 11 | Entry form

Feb
4
Sun
2018
Leicestershire Open Junior Congress @ Leicester Grammar School London Road Great Glen Leicester LE8 9FL
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Paul Mottram Email: chess@paulmottram.com Web: http://leicestershirejuniorchess.com  [MAP] Open Junior Congress 6 round swiss Rapidplay in Open, U80 and U30 sections. Time control: 25 mins + 5s. Full details and online entry at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leicestershire-junior-open-congress-february-4th-february-2018-tickets-39494034721

Wey Valley Chess Training @ Therfield School, Dilston Road, Leatherhead KT22 7NZ
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Wey Valley Chess Training Email: weyvalleychesstraining@gmail.com Web: https://www.picatic.com/event15118224256603 [MAP] Chess training day, led by GM Nick Pert. The day will consist of group lessons led by a coach, ECF graded games which will then be analysed with a coach on a 1-1 basis and a fun event (e.g. blitz tournament, simultaneous display against the coaches or something similar) to end the day. This event is open to any junior who is under 13 as at 31 August 2017.

Feb
10
Sat
2018
4NCL Rounds 5 and 6 / Weekend 3
Feb 10 – Feb 11 all-day

Divisions 1 and 2 – Park Inn, Northampton
Divisions 3 South and 4 – De Vere Wokefield Estate
Division 3 North – North Mercure Hotel, Bolton

British Chess FIDE-Rated Chelmsford Junior Long Play Tournament @ Moulsham Junior School, Princes Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 9DG
Feb 10 @ 9:15 am – Feb 11 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Robin Slade Email: chelmsfordjuniorchess@gmail.com Web: http://www.britishchess.co.uk [MAP] This is a two section, two day junior long play event hosted by International Master Richard Pert. The top section will be a 5-round FIDE-rated Long Play tournament (90 minutes per player for all moves). The bottom section (U100) will be 6 rounds at a faster time limit (60 minutes per player). As games finish there will be coaching and analysis sessions. These will be led by IM Richard Pert, local junior coach and co-organiser Robin Slade and other coaches. As at our previous Train and Play events the coaching and social side will form an important part of the event | Entry form

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess Tournament @ St Luke’s Church in Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP] Five sections based on English Chess Federation Rapidplay grades – Open to All (the strongest section); Under 170 Major; Under 145 Minor; Under 120 Amateur; Under 80 My First Tournament

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Postcode of entrance drive is RG9 1QY [MAP] Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Website: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite
Includes Delancey UK Chess Qualifying Tournaments for children under 11. Graded sections, if suitable according to entries. Entry by email with bank transfer available | Entry form

Feb
14
Wed
2018
Northumbria Chess Masters @ The Chillingham, 86 Chillingham Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5XL
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://www.foresthallchess.org.uk [MAP] A 9-round FIDE-rated Swiss with excellent opportunities for international title norms, sponsored by Capital Bridging Finance Solutions Ltd.
Prize fund: £3,150, including: 1st £1,200, 2nd £600, 3rd £400, 4th £300, 5th £200, 6th £150. Top Junior (born 1.1.2000 or after) £100, Top <2400 £100, Top <2200 £100. Entry fee: £60, junior discount £10. GMs, IMs, WGMs free. A total of 6 GMs & 8 IMs have so far confirmed their participation. Places in the tournament are being taken up fast, so enter early to avoid disappointment. PLEASE NOTE: Direct online entries are welcome from players rated 2200+, but players rated
<2200 must contact the organiser and will be placed on a waiting list to enter. This is to ensure that international title norms criteria are met | Entry form

Feb
17
Sat
2018
Midland Open Rapid & Blitz Championships @ Holiday Inn Birmingham, 20 Wolverhampton Road West, Walsall WS2 0BS
Feb 17 – Feb 18 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://www.mccu.org.uk/m_congress/entryform.htm [MAP] Four rapidplay sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1750, Under 1500; One Blitz tournament | Entry form

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

Northern Junior Championship @ Excelsior Academy Denton Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 6AF
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Julian Clissold Email: julian.clissold@englishchess.org.uk [MAP] Sections for Under 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 18 – depending on numbers the older age group will be under 14 and open sections. Age eligibility at 1st January 2018 | Entry form

58th Hampstead FIDE Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead, London NW3 6NS
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – Feb 18 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP] THREE SECTIONS – Under 2200 & Under 1900 plus a section for players who are graded Under 135 on the ECF list

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