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FIDE Rating Form – Rapid/BlitzFIDE Rating Form – Standard

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

Jun
29
Thu
7th Pimlico Summer Tournament @ St Saviours Church Hall, St George's Square, Pimlico, London SW1
Jun 29 @ 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
30
Fri
2nd North Wales FIDE Open @ St David's Room, Venue Cymru, Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 1BB
Jun 30 – Jul 2 all-day

— (incorporating 4th Colwyn Bay Congress) Contact: Syringa Camp Email: northwaleschess@aol.com [MAP] £1,625 guaranteed prize fund. FIDE-rated Open, FIDE-rated Major (U1900/U160), Minor (U120/U1600). Prizes in each section: 1st-£250, 2nd-£150, 3rd-£75, Grading Prize-£50. Also £50 junior prize for highest scoring U18 as at 1st Jan 2017 (any section) | Entry form

 

7th Whitby Chess Congress @ Whitby Chess Club, (Conservative Club), Upgang Lane, Whitby, Yorkshire YO21 3DT
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 3 @ 6:00 am

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: nboustred@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://noelschess.weebly.com
Two sections – INTER (159 AND UNDER) and FOUNDATION (UNDER 120). Some prizes are a percentage of the entry fee but the “points for prizes” is scrapped. Only £17 for ECF Silver members to enter the Foundation. It is slightly more to enter the Inter, but the 1st prize is £160 this year.
Whitby is well known for Dracula and Captain Cook, and is a beautiful seaside resort, with a lively harbour area with many bars and restaurants. The venue sells drink and some food. You can bring your own to the room upstairs in what was Whitby Chess Club, by the petrol station half a mile from the train/bus station. There are local buses to Scarborough and Middlesborough | Entry form

Jul
1
Sat
Greater London Chess Club Summer Rapidplay @ St George's Bloomsbury, 6 Little Russell St, London WC1A 2SD
Jul 1 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: tournaments@glcc.org.uk Web: http://www.glcc.org.uk/summer_rapid2017.html
Five round rapidplay tournament with Open, Major (U160 ECF/U1900 FIDE) and Minor (U120 ECF/U1600 FIDE) sections. ECF graded and FIDE rated. Rate of play: 25 minutes + 5 second increments per player per game [MAP]

Jul
2
Sun
British Chess U14 Train & Play @ Moulsham Primary School, Princes Road, Chelmsford, CM2 9DG
Jul 2 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Richard Pert Email: richpert@hotmail.com [MAP]
Combination of ECF rapid graded games and top quality training. The day is hosted by International Master Richard Pert with special guest coach WGM Harriet Hunt | Entry form

Jul
6
Thu
7th Pimlico Summer Tournament @ St Saviours Church Hall, St George's Square, Pimlico, London SW1
Jul 6 @ 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

Jul
22
Sat
Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Jul 22 @ 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

Jul
28
Fri
2017 British Chess Championships @ Venue Cymru, The Promenade, Vaughan St, Llandudno LL30 1AN
Jul 28 – Aug 6 all-day
Aug
11
Fri
2017 Midland Open Championships @ Park Inn by Radisson Birmingham West, Birmingham Rd, West Bromwich B70 6RS
Aug 11 – Aug 13 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://www.mccu.org.uk/m_congress/entryform.htm [MAP]
Three sections, FIDE Open, FIDE U1900, ECF U130. The leading player from an MCCU county will be MCCU Champion and qualify for the 2018 British Championship. The Open will be part of the British Championship Qualifying Grand Prix | Entry form

Aug
18
Fri
Manchester Summer Congress @ Owens Park 293 Wilmslow Road Manchester M14 6HD
Aug 18 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Harry Lamb Email: gmccacongress@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://boltonchessclub.webs.com/apps/blog/ [MAP]
Weekend tournament with three sections. Large prize fund. £450 first prize in each section. Accommodation on site. Lots of free car parking. Manchester is rapidly developing into a major weekend tourist resort. A wide choice of hotels. Lively pubs. Fantastic restaurants. Especially the Curry Mile (a short walk away) and Chinatown areas | Entry form

48th Thanet Congress @ Canterbury Christ Church University Broadstairs Campus, Northwood Road Broadstairs Kent CT10 2WA
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Flood Email: aflood@sspp.co.uk Web: http://www.thanetchesscongress.co.uk [MAP]
The 48th Thanet Chess Congress has 5 individual categories of entry and is also the Kent Individual Chess Championship. There will be more prize money than ever which is likely to be in the order of £2,500.00. Confirmation relating to the winner of the Open having a 2018 British Championship Qualifier place will be known in April. The congress directly follows on from Broadstairs Folk Week which ends at the start of the congress. Pre-booked accommodation is available at the venue together with ample free parking. There will be special concessionary rates for juniors. Website and printed application forms will be available from April 2017

Aug
26
Sat
11th Leyland FIDE Chess Congress @ Wellfield High School, Yewlands Drive, Leyland PR25 2TP
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

Contact: David Clayton Email:leylandchesscongress2017@gmail.com Web: http://www.leylandchess.org.uk/congress [MAP]
FIDE Open, Major U170 & Minor U135 – six rounds over three days, including August Bank Holiday Monday | Entry form