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Sep
23
Sat
2017
1st Martlesham Heath Thematic Chess Tournament @ St Michael & All Angels Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, IP5 3PL
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Contact: Dagne Ciuksyte Email: mjchessclub@gmail.com [MAP]
Thematic chess event. All games start from the position after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 ( Ruy Lopez Opening). Six round Swiss. 2 sections: Open and Minor (U75 grade). Time Control: 20 minutes for each player per game | Entry form

Irish Rapid and Blitz Championships 2017 @ Plaza Suite, Academy Plaza Hotel, Findlater Place, Dublin 1
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: chairperson@icu.ie Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/972 [MAP]
This event is open to anyone. Guaranteed prize fund of roughly 2,000 euros for the weekend. FIDE-rated 7 round Rapidplay on Saturday (15 minutes +10 second increment) and a FIDE-rated 11 round Blitz on Sunday (3 minutes + 2 second increment) | Entry form

English Rapidplay Championship @ The Cunard Building Liverpool L3 1DS
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am – Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Mike Clarke Email: info@englishrapidplaychampionship.co.uk Web: http://englishrapidplaychampionship.co.uk [MAP]
Total prize fund of £10,000 over the weekend. Open (all players); Major (180 and below); Intermediate (150 and below); Standard (120 and below); Open Liverpool Rapidplay (Sunday only – open to all players 180 and below); Junior Rapidplay tournament (Saturday only); Under 12, 10 and 8 – trophies for winners plus chess equipment worth £50, £25 and £25 in each section. Winners will receive GM coaching worth £150

 

Sep
24
Sun
2017
British Chess U14 Train and Play @ Moulsham Junior School, Princes Road, Chelmsford, CM2 9DG
Sep 24 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Robin Slade Email: chelmsfordjuniorchess@gmail.com Web: http://www.britishchess.co.uk [MAP]
Train and Play days involve 3 ECF rapid graded games and top level coaching. Hosted by International Master Richard Pert with local junior coach Robin Slade and special guest coach Grandmaster Chris Ward | Entry form

Colindale Children’s Chess Tournament @ The Pulse Community Flat, 15 Ostler Court, Charcot Road, Colindale NW9 5XW
Sep 24 @ 1:45 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Marc Shaw Email: marc.shaw.chess@gmail.com [MAP]
Children’s chess tournament with training in-between matches by experienced chess coaches | Entry form

Sep
30
Sat
2017
Hampton Junior Chess Congress @ Twickenham Preparatory School Beveree 43 High Street HAMPTON TW12 2SA
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_junior_chess_club@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk [MAP]
A qualifying tournament for the London Junior Chess Championships | Entry form

3rd Peter Clarke Memorial Rapidplay @ The Royal British Legion Club, 5, Burn View, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8BY
Sep 30 @ 10:15 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: John Constable Email: chess@budechess.co.uk Web: http://www.budechess.co.uk [MAP]
6 round rapidplay, 30 mins each, two sections – Open and U140 | Entry form

CCF Autumn FIDE Rated Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Sep 30 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_Autumn.html [MAP]
A 7 round FIDE-rated Rapid tournament with 20 minutes plus 10 second Fischer increments. An Open section plus an unspecified number of limited sections as entries allow.

Oct
7
Sat
2017
York Rapidplay @ D/L/002, Derwent College, University of York, YO10 5DD
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Yousuf bin-Suhayl Email: yousufbinsuhayl@hotmail.com Web: https://yorkrapidplay.blogspot.co.uk/ [MAP]
ECF Graded 6 round Swiss Rapidplay held at the University of York | Entry form

Oct
8
Sun
2017
Camden LJCC Qualifying Event @ Camden School for Girls, Sandall Road, London, NW5 2DB
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Lateefah Messam-Sparks Email: chesssparks@gmail.com [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. Central Location and prizes for winners | Entry form

Oct
15
Sun
2017
Leicester H.E. Atkins Memorial Rapidplay @ Leicester Grammar School, London Road, Great Glen LE8 9FL
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Andy Morley Email: a.morley953@btinternet.com [MAP]
6 round Swiss rapidplay with 20 mins + 10 secs time control. Sections: Open, U165, U140, U115 and U80 (juniors only). Full details and online entry — https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leicester-he-atkins-memorial-rapidplay-oct-15th-2017-tickets-35243432054

Richmond Rapidplay @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Rd, Twickenham, Greater London TW1 3BB
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_rapidplays@hotmail.com Web: http://rjcc.org.uk/
The continuation of a famous and successful series of rapid play tournaments, suitable for both juniors and adult players [MAP] Entry form

Colindale Children’s Chess Tournament @ The Pulse Community Flat, 15 Ostler Court, Charcot Road, Colindale NW9 5XW
Oct 15 @ 1:45 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Marc Shaw Email: marc.shaw.chess@gmail.com [MAP]
Children’s chess tournament with training in-between matches by experienced chess coaches | Entry form

Oct
21
Sat
2017
2nd Newham Community Chess Tournament @ The Old Town Hall, 29 Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Young Email: danielyoung@chessinschools.co.uk Web: http://www.chessinschools.co.uk/newham_tournament_2017.htm [MAP]
A six-round rapidplay Swiss for players of all ages and abilities, organised by Newham Council and Chess in Schools & Communities. Three sections (Open, U140 Major and U80 Challengers) with a £1,500 prize fund in the Open/Major and trophies, book prizes etc. in the Challengers. Free entry for London Borough of Newham residents | Entry form

Oct
28
Sat
2017
2nd Brainstormchess Rapidplay and LJCC qualifier @ The Rugby Portobello 221 Walmer Road Holland Park London W11 4EY
Oct 28 @ 9:45 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Kishan Pattni Email: kishanpattni84@gmail.com [MAP]
Junior LJCC qualifier, Open rapidplay, FIDE rated blitz in the evening | Entry form

Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay @ Old Grammar School, Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury BS376AH
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: John Stubbs Email: jcdstubbs@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.chessit.co.uk
A six round rapidplay event. Each round 20 minutes per player with 5 sec increments. This event includes 3 sections: Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125). Open Section guaranteed 1st prize of at least £100. 1st and 2nd place in each section, grading prizes, and one overall Junior prize. Juniors under 16 £12 entry fee | Entry form

Nov
5
Sun
2017
36th Bolton Rapidplay @ Bolton Ukrainian Club 99 Castle Street Bolton BL2 1JP
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Rod Middleton Email: roderickmiddleton@yahoo.co.uk [MAP]
3 sections: Open; Major; Knights | Entry form

Nov
11
Sat
2017
17th Claires Court PTA Chess Festival @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 4QQ
Nov 11 @ 10:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite [MAP]
U12, U10 and U8 Sections qualifying for the London Junior Championships; 6 rounds, and all moves in 20 minutes plus 10 seconds per move from the start | Entry form

Nov
12
Sun
2017
3rd Annual Lowestoft Rapidplay @ Parkhill Hotel Oulton Broad Lowestoft NR32 5DQ
Nov 12 @ 9:15 am – 6:15 pm

Contact: Stephen Cotterell Email: stephenjcotterell@aol.com [MAP]
6 round Swiss – 2 sections : Open & U150 | Entry form

6th H+H Fire U14 Train and Play @ Moulsham Junior School Princes Road Chelmsford, CM2 9DG
Nov 12 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Robin Slade Email: chelmsfordjuniorchess@gmail.com Web: http://www.britishchess.co.uk [MAP]
H+H Fire Train and Play days combine top level junior coaching with 3 graded rapidplay games. They are organised and hosted by International Master Richard Pert (grade 235) and local junior coach Robin Slade. In November we’ll be joined by two guest coaches – WGM Dagne Ciuksyte (grade 214) and popular junior coach Lateefah Messam-Sparks. The format of the whole day is designed to work for players of all levels and the emphasis is on a fun day’s chess | Entry form

Nov
17
Fri
2017
Colindale Children’s Chess Tournament @ The Pulse Community Flat, 15 Ostler Court, Charcot Road, Colindale NW9 5XW
Nov 17 @ 1:45 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Marc Shaw Email: marc.shaw.chess@gmail.com [MAP]
Children’s chess tournament with training in-between matches by experienced chess coaches | Entry form

Nov
18
Sat
2017
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: kitson453@btinternet.com Web: http://www.british-rapidplay.org.uk [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

Nov
25
Sat
2017
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: chesssparks@gmail.com [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

Nov
26
Sun
2017
Wiltshire Team Rapidplay Tournament 2017 @ Nationwide Head Office, Pipers Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN38 1NW
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Dec
2
Sat
2017
2020 Chess Yorkshire Qualifier @ Michael Sadler Building, Leeds University LS2 9JT
Dec 2 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: director@2020chess.com Web: http://www.2020chess.com [MAP]
2020 Chess continues for another season! It’s a team of four rapid-play with 20 minutes on the clock each in a Swiss system, with the winners and next-best placed teams across the UK qualifying for the 2020 Chess Grand Final, with Warwick seeking to defend their title …

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