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Timur Gareyev Simultaneous @ The Prince Pub, Stoke Newington, London, N16 0EB
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: John Reid Email: Web: [MAP]
We are hosting a sighted simultaneous display by the Blindfold King, GM Timur Gareyev. Timur is a very strong GM with a FIDE rating of 2609. In addition to the simultaneous display, GM Gareyev will also give a demonstration. Tickets to play are £20 with a £5 discount for Hackney Chess Club members and a further £5 discount when purchased before April 25th. To purchase tickets, please message us on Facebook or contact the club through its web page. There are a limited number of places …

Dame Allan’s Edition of ‘Experience Magnus’s Middlegames’ @ Dame Allan’s Junior School and Nursery, Hunter’s Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4NG
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Mrs J Needham Email: Web:
The distinct thematic chess Tournament around Magnus Carlsen’s World Chess Championship Games is designed by Enhance Institute of Chess Excellence, and organised by Dame Allan’s schools, Newcastle, as community outreach initiative | Entry form [MAP]

Michael Uriely’s 11th Birthday / 2nd Memorial Chess Tournament @ Westminster Under School, 27 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P 2NN
May 7 all-day

Contact: Roy Uriely Email:
Following the success and the very special atmosphere of the memorial event for Michael in April 2016, we have been inspired to run it again in 2017 and Michael’s school, Westminster Under, has kindly agreed to host it again. For further details about the event and to register please go to

Ackworth Girls Chess Training Day @ Ackworth School Pontefract West Yorkshire WF7 7LT
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Email: Web: [MAP]
Training day for all ages for girls. 3 ECF coaches – Phil Beckett from Retford, Peter Cloudsdale from York and Pat Sutcliffe from Harrogate. The aim is to have fun and improve your chess skills | Entry form

18th Sam Black Memorial Open Blitz @ Wanstead House 21 The Green Wanstead E11 2NT
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:45 pm

Contact: Gary Cook Email: Web: [MAP]
6 double rounds = 12 5 minute games. Open with 7 prizes. 1st = £100, 2nd = £50, 3rd = £40. Three grading prizes. Slow starter prize for those starting with four losses! Entry fee £10 or £13 if you turn up on the night with no prior email.

RailSport Chess @ Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough LE11 3TU
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm

RailSport Chess is a very popular part of RailSport and we’re delighted to continue this tournament at Loughborough University. All Group Stage games will take place on Saturday 8th between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm. But depending on numbers, the knockout stages and finals may run on Sunday from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm. Ages 18+. Register online at

Kilkenny Congress 2017
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Maurice Buckley Email: Web: [MAP]
One of Ireland’s biggest weekenders with some of Europe’s strongest players and a 40+ year tradition of excellence. We would expect a strong contingent from the UK as usual including past winners such as Michael Adams, Gawain Jones and Mark Hebden …

25th Annual Bunratty Chess Festival @ Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty, Co. Clare, Ireland
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Paul Carey Email: Web: [MAP]
The 25th edition of Ireland’s largest and most celebrated event. Renowned as one of the top and most popular weekenders in Europe and referred to by GM Nigel Short as the “… Rolls-Royce of weekenders”