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FIDE Rating Form – Rapid/BlitzFIDE Rating Form – Standard

Apr
25
Tue
3rd Muswell Hill FIDE Weekday Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk/ [MAP]
3 sections, £50 1st and a £30 prize in each section

May
1
Mon
CCF Bank Holiday Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Blitz_May1.html
A 12 round FIDE-rated Open Blitz event with 3 mins each plus 2 second Fischer increments [MAP]

May
5
Fri
Castle Chess 3rd Harrogate Chess Congress @ The Old Swan Hotel, Swan Rd, Harrogate HG1 2SS
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – May 7 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@mrcorfe.com Web: http://www.castlechess.co.uk
CHAMPIONSHIP U195 incl. Premier U175; MAJOR U155 incl. Intermediate U135; MINOR U115 incl. Challenger U195. Guaranteed Prize Fund minimum £150 per event. 6 rounds [MAP]

May
12
Fri
27th Calderdale Chess Congress 2017 @ Lee Mount Social Club, Lee Mount Rd, Halifax HX3 5BQ
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – May 14 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: nboustred@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://noelschess.weebly.com
Stars-Barred 3 Section Chess Congress. 1st Prize in Major (U170) is £180, 1st Prize in Intermediate (U150) is £180. Minor (U125) for Silver and above members is only £23 to enter. On top of these prizes is an offer for every 20 players in each section a chance to win a £40 grading prize. The venue is Halifax Chess Club in the heart of Yorkshire up hill from town and the railway. Pie and peas and home made sandwiches usually sold in this large social club [MAP] Entry form

28th Frome Chess Congress @ Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 2EF
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – May 14 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Gerry Jepps Email: gnjepps@btinternet.com Web: http://www.somersetchess.org/frome_congress/FromeHome.html [MAP]
Four 5-round Swiss tournaments (Open, U165, U140, U110) with 4-hour playing sessions. The Congress is a WECU designated British Championship qualifying event, part of the Tradewise Grand Prix and includes the Somerset Championships. The Open is FIDE-rated. The restaurant, bookstall and analysis areas are separate from the playing areas and there is ample (free) car parking | Entry form

51st Rhyl Chess Congress @ Town Hall Wellington Road Rhyl LL18 1AB
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – May 14 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Stuart Hamilton Email: hamilstu62@outlook.com [MAP]
A five round Swiss-style event in a comfortable playing venue. Three sections Open – Major (160/below) and Minor (125/below). January 2017 grades or estimated playing strength – FIDE Arbiters Mr Peter Purland and Mr David Welch | Entry form

May
13
Sat
2nd Brentwood U12 Open Tournament / Play the Masters @ Brentwood Prep School, Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8EQ
May 13 @ 9:15 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Richard Pert Email: richpert@hotmail.com Web: http://www.britishchess.co.uk [MAP]
A 6 round ECF rapid graded tournament with a twist. All players will receive a half point bye during one of the rounds when they will get a chance to take on a team of Masters in a clock simultaneous display. Day hosted by International Master Richard Pert. Simultaneous team led by former World Number 4 Grandmaster Jon Speelman. All children Year 7 or younger welcome. All abilities catered for from national standard players down to total beginners. Fantastic venue. Register online at www.britishchess.co.uk | Leaflet

May
26
Fri
Huddersfield Six Round Congress @ Huddersfield Ukrainian Club 7, Edgerton Road, Huddersfield HD1 5RA
May 26 – May 28 all-day

Contact: Nigel Hepworth Email: nigel@huddersfieldchessclub.co.uk Web: http://congress.huddersfieldchess.org.uk [MAP]
6 round Swiss tournament. 1 game on Friday, 3 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday, Monday Bank Holiday – multiple half point byes allowed. Note new website address | Entry form

Huddersfield Six Round Congress @ Huddersfield Ukrainian Club, 7 Edgerton Rd, Huddersfield HD1 5RA
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – May 28 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Hepworth Email: nigel@huddersfieldchessclub.co.uk Web: http://www.huddersfieldchessclub.co.uk
6 round Swiss tournament – 1 game Friday, 3 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday. Bank holiday on Monday 29th May [MAP]

May
27
Sat
49th Cotswold Chess Congress @ The King's School, Gouda Way, Gloucester, GL1 2BG
May 27 @ 10:00 am – May 29 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Gilmour Email: dracofelsinae@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://cotswoldcongress.co.uk [MAP] 6-round standard play Swiss. Three sections: Open / Major (Under 155 ECF) / Minor (Under 125 ECF). Bookstall provided by The Bude Chess Centre. Refreshments – soup, sandwiches, cakes, snacks and hot and cold drinks, plus a daily cooked special – available throughout; lunchtime barbecue on Monday | Entry form

Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP]
2 grade band sections – Minor Under 130 and Major Under 171. 30 minutes per player per game. 6 rounds | Entry form

May
29
Mon
CCF Bank Holiday Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Blitz_May2.html
A 7 round open FIDE rated blitz for players of all standards [MAP]

Jun
1
Thu
7th Pimlico Summer Tournament @ St Saviours Church Hall, St George's Square, Pimlico, London SW1
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Steve Sonnis Email: pimlicochess@aol.com Web: https://pimlicochessclub.com/ [MAP]
A 5 round Swiss standard play tournament – starts Thursday 1 June and held every Thursday evening until 6 July, excluding 8 June due to the general election. 3 ECF graded sections – Open,U150 and U120. Tradewise Grand Prix qualifier. ECF silver members and above. £25 to enter | Entry form

Jun
2
Fri
21st South Lakes Chess Congress @ Kendal Leisure Centre Burton Road Kendal Cumbria LA9 7HX
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Trevor Blower Email: trevor.blower@talktalk.net [MAP]
5 round Swiss, 5 sections — please note the change in venue for 2017 to Kendal in Cumbria
Entry form

Jun
3
Sat
East Anglian Chess Union 2017 Congress @ The Turner Hall, Church Lane, Newmarket CB8 0HL
Jun 3 @ 9:30 am – Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Richard Freeman Email: richard@fcasolutions.co.uk [MAP]
A five round Swiss tournament with three sections – Open, U170 and U130. Time control 36 moves in 80 minutes, plus 10 minutes, plus 15 seconds per move from move 1. The Open is a British Championship qualifier, and is also the final event in the EACU’s 2017 British Championship nomination process | Entry form

Jun
15
Thu
7th Pimlico Summer Tournament @ St Saviours Church Hall, St George's Square, Pimlico, London SW1
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Steve Sonnis Email: pimlicochess@aol.com Web: https://pimlicochessclub.com/ [MAP]
A 5 round Swiss standard play tournament – starts Thursday 1 June and held every Thursday evening until 6 July, excluding 8 June due to the general election. 3 ECF graded sections – Open,U150 and U120. Tradewise Grand Prix qualifier. ECF silver members and above. £25 to enter | Entry form

Jun
17
Sat
Heywood Chess Congress @ Heywood Civic Centre, LCpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood OL10
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – Jun 18 @ 6:15 pm

Open, U180, U160, U140 and U120. Free parking all weekend, 5 minutes from M62 or M66. Hot and cold food available all weekend. £2200 prize fund and two ECF championship qualifying places in the Open [MAP] | Entry form | ECF Congress of the Year 2014

Jun
22
Thu
7th Pimlico Summer Tournament @ St Saviours Church Hall, St George's Square, Pimlico, London SW1
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Steve Sonnis Email: pimlicochess@aol.com Web: https://pimlicochessclub.com/ [MAP]
A 5 round Swiss standard play tournament – starts Thursday 1 June and held every Thursday evening until 6 July, excluding 8 June due to the general election. 3 ECF graded sections – Open,U150 and U120. Tradewise Grand Prix qualifier. ECF silver members and above. £25 to enter | Entry form

Jun
24
Sat
Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP]
2 grade band sections – Minor Under 130 and Major Under 171. 30 minutes per player per game. 6 rounds | Entry form

Jun
27
Tue
4th Muswell Hill FIDE Weekday Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk/ [MAP]
3 sections, £50 1st and a £30 prize in each section