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Official FIDE events … http://www.fide.com/calendar … and the rest – worldwide chess events from the FIDE website – http://www.fide.com/calendar/tournaments.html

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The links to external websites within the calendar are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the ECF of any of the products and services available or opinions expressed on or accuracy of these other websites …

Aug
15
Tue
2017
Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Junior Coaching @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/JGCI_Junior.htm [MAP]
4 days of various coaching courses, including Beginner Coaching, Basic End Game Coaching, an advanced group on Checkmates, plus Institute of Chess Courses for Levels 1-4 …

Aug
18
Fri
2017
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
19
Sat
2017
Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Open Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 19 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_JGCI.html [MAP]
A 7 round Open FIDE Rated Rapid Play tournament …

Aug
20
Sun
2017
Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – FIDE Open Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Blitz_JGCI.html [MAP]
A 10 round (Sunday afternoon) FIDE-rated Open Blitz event with 8 minutes + 2 second Fischer increments …

Aug
21
Mon
2017
Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Norm Event(s) @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – Aug 25 @ 9:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/JGCI_Norm.htm [MAP]
Round Robin event with 9 rounds in 5 days …

Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Elite Swiss @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 21 @ 2:30 pm – Aug 26 @ 6:30 am

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/JGCI_Elite%20Swiss.htm [MAP]
A 5 round event for anyone who has (at some point) had a published rating of 2000 or above …

Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Sections for All B @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 21 @ 2:30 pm – Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/JGCI_SFA.htm [MAP]
A 5 round event for players rated below 2000; the field will be split in sections as appears to be appropriate …

Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Sections for All C @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 25 @ 11:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/JGCI_SFA.htm [MAP]
A 5 round event for players rated below 2000; the field will be split into sections as appears to be appropriate…

Aug
22
Tue
2017
Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Sections for All A @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/JGCI_SFA.htm [MAP]
A 4 round event for players rated below 2000; the field will be split into as many fields as appears to be reasonably appropriate …

Aug
26
Sat
2017
53rd Berks & Bucks Chess Congress @ St Piran’s School, Gringer Hill, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7LZ
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

Contact: Liam Varnam Email: liamvarnam@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.berksandbuckschess.com/ [MAP]
Six round Swiss. Sections (usually 12-16 players in each) allocated according to ECF grade. Usually 5-6 sections. Top two sections FIDE-rated, all sections ECF-graded | Entry form

Aug
28
Mon
2017
CCF Summer FIDE Open Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 29 @ 10:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Blitz_August.html [MAP]
A 7 round FIDE Open Blitz with 8 minutes plus 2 Second Fischer increments …

Sep
2
Sat
2017
CCF Late Summer LP Congress @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – Sep 3 @ 11:00 pm
Godalming Open Junior @ Aldro School Lombard St. Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6AS
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org [MAP]
5 round Swiss tournament with age group sections U18, U13, U11, U10, U9. Cash prizes for the U18 age group and trophies for the winners of the other age groups with medals for the runners up.
All games will be using clocks, 30 min each, and all games will be graded by the ECF. Light refreshments will be available all day and there is plenty of free parking | Entry form

Sep
16
Sat
2017
Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire; postcode of entrance drive SL6 4QQ
Sep 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite [MAP]
Two sections both ECF graded, one under ECF grade 110, and the other a beginners section for ungraded juniors or under ECF grade 25 | Entry form

32nd Crowborough Chess Congress @ Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1AR
Sep 16 @ 9:45 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: David Fryer Email: secretary@crowboroughchess.org Web: http://crowboroughchess.org [MAP]
6-round Swiss tournament with 25 minutes per player plus 5 seconds per move from start. One section with grading prizes. ENTRY LIMITED TO ECF 215 and FIDE 2300 | Entry form

Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Sep 16 @ 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

SCCU 125 Anniversary Match – North of Thames v South of Thames @ The Hall School, 23 Crossfield Road, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 4NU
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: 125@sccu-chess.com Web: https://sccu-chess.com/index.php/en/125th-celebration [MAP]
Commemorating 125 years of the Southern Counties Chess Union, a multi-board match between the 25 combined past and present SCCU counties – North of the Thames v South of the Thames. Open to all eligible players of all ages and abilities. All moves in 125 minutes. Register your interest for Team North with Chris Majer at 125North@sccu-chess.com or for Team South with Mike Gunn at 125South@sccu-chess.com | Entry form

Sep
17
Sun
2017
LJCC Qualifying Event, Graded Junior Tournament & Training Day @ Horris Hill, Newtown, Newbury RG20 9DE
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: fleetchess@gmail.com [MAP]
London Junior Chess Championships Qualifying Event and training day with GM Nick Pert.
Improvers section (ungraded); U10 LJCC qualifying section; U12 LJCC qualifying section | Enter online here – www.picatic.com/horris-hill
**Please note – the U18 section has been cancelled**

Sep
23
Sat
2017
1st Medway Chess Congress @ Chatham Grammar School for Girls, Rainham Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 7EH
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day

Contact: David Lettington Email: invicta_chess@outlook.com Web: http://www.invictachess.co.uk [MAP]
5 round Swiss tournament. Open Section, Major Section (U165), Minor Section (U125). Prize fund of £700 will be increased if there are more than 60 entrants. Online entry or downloadable form on website | Entry form

Sep
30
Sat
2017
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.

English Chess Challenge Champion of Champions’ Event @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Sep 30 @ 10:15 am – 4:15 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.englishchesschallenge.co.uk/2017.htm [MAP]
A 5 round final stage to the 2017 English Chess Challenge, where the winners of each section play off for the ultimate title!

Oct
7
Sat
2017
Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Oct 7 @ 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

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Aldro Inter Schools Tournament @ Aldro School Shackleford Godalming Surrey GU8 6AS
Oct 21 @ 7:15 am – 1:00 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org [MAP]
Three round Swiss tournament for teams of 4 players. School team event. U13, U11 and U9 age groups.
Major and Minor sections for the U11 and U9 age groups(numbers permitting). Medals for the top 3 teams in each section | Entry form

Nov
3
Fri
2017
Central London Chess Congress @ Imperial College Union Beit Quadrangle Prince Consort Road London SW7 2BB
Nov 3 – Nov 5 all-day

Contact: John Sargent Email: JohnSargent@GMail.com Web: http://union.ic.ac.uk/rcc/chess [MAP]
A weekend of competitive chess in an excellent central London location. The eighth Central London Chess Congress will be held from the 3rd to the 5th of November 2017 in the shadow of the Royal Albert Hall. Open, Major and Minor sections. Round 1 starts 19.00 Friday, Rounds 2/4 at 10.00 Sat/Sun and Rounds 3/5 at 15.00 Sat/Sun
***Note: No U18s allowed due to Westminster Council restrictions on venue***

Hampshire Congress 2017 @ Eastleigh College, Eastleigh, SO50 5EJ
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 5 @ 11:00 pm

Contact: Gillian Moore Email: gam2012@btinternet.com Web: http://www.hampshirechess.co.uk [MAP]
Open, Major (Under 160) and Minor (Under 125); also John Dunleavy Memorial Best Game Prize £100 – open to all | 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
18
Sat
2017
Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Nov 18 @ 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

Nov
26
Sun
2017
LJCC Qualifying Event, Graded Junior Tournament & Training Day @ Wellington College, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne Berkshire RG45 7PT
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am

Contact: Nick Pert Email: fleetchess@gmail.com [MAP]
London Junior Chess Championships Qualifying Event and training day with GM Nick Pert.
Improvers section (ungraded); U10 LJCC qualifying section; U12 LJCC qualifying section; U18 section (graded) | Enter online here – www.picatic.com/wellington

Dec
16
Sat
2017
National Prep School Rapidplay @ Aldro School Shackleford Godalming Surrey GU8 6AS
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org [MAP]
Five round Swiss tournament with individual sections for U13, U12, U11, U10 and U9 players. All games will be graded. There will be trophies for the winners of each age group and medals for the runners up.
The Team Cup will be awarded to the top school. Only four players from each school will count towards the team cup | 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/
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 [MAP]

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