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~ 1 Sep Godalming Open Junior Tournament, Aldro School, Lombard St, Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6AS MAP Contact: David Archer Email: – 5 round Swiss tournament with U18, U13, U11, U10 and U9 sections with prizes for the top three in each section plus medals for players scoring 50% or more. All games graded, rapidplay 30 mins each on the clock | Entry form
@ 1-2 Sep CCF Late Summer LP Congress (inc. FIDE Open), 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA MAP Contact: Scott Freeman Email: Tel: 020 8645 0302 Website:
~@*# 2-8 Sep 62nd Annual Congress Paignton, Oldway Mansion, Paignton, Devon MAP Contact: Alan Crickmore Email: Tel: 01752 768206 – Six sections: Premier, Challengers, Intermediate, Minor, Morning Tournament, American AM – all play all (if 8 players are available) and one Evening Blitz | Entry form available to download from from mid March
  4 Sep Greater London Chess Club Evening Blitz, Lower Vestry House, St George’s Bloomsbury, 6 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HR MAP Contact: Nigel Blades Email: Website: – Single section Swiss tournament open to all, 10 rounds at 5 minutes per player per game. Start 6.30pm | Entry form
@ 6 Sep ‘First Thursday’ Hendon Blitz Chess Tournaments, Hendon Chess Club, Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London NW11 8BS MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Website: – one section, Swiss system tournament. FIDE rated. 1st prize £20, 2nd Prize £10 and £10 prize for the highest Hendon Chess Club member. Please supply a Date of Birth OR a FIDE ID with your entry
~*@# 7-9 Sep Leek Chess Congress, Westwood Academy, Leek MAP Contact: Roger Edwards Email: – A FIDE-rated open for players rated under 2350, other tournaments of about 30-36 players based on grade
~* 8 Sep Golders Green Rapidplay, Golders Green Parish Church Hall, West Heath Drive, Golders Green, London NW11 7QG MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Website:
~@* 9 Sep 26th Leamington Rapidplay Congress, Town Hall, Parade, Leamington Spa CV32 4AA MAP Contact: Guy Greenland Email: Website: – Six round Swiss tournament, with four sections. One of the first events to be run under the new arrangements for the ECF’s Direct Membership scheme | Entry form
~ 9 Sep Yorkshire Junior Chess Association Championships, The Grammar School at Leeds, Harrogate Road, Leeds LS17 8GS Contact: John Hipshon Email: Website: – Trophies will be awarded to the best player in each of these age group categories: Under 18, Under 14, Under 12, Under 11, Under 10, Under 9 and Under 8 (ages as of 1st September 2012) | Entry form
~* 13 Sep Hendon Rated Swiss, Hendon Chess Club, Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London NW11 8BS MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Website:–1 – four round swiss, 15 minutes per player per game, graded by the ECF in the January 2013 rapidplay list
  14-16 Sep South Wales Autumn Congress, Llanhilleth Miners Institute, Llanhilleth, near Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent NP13 2JT MAP Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: – 5 round Swiss congress – three sections | Entry form
~ 14-16 Sep Bradford Chess Congress, Latvian Welfare Club, Clifton Villas, Manningham, Bradford BD8 7BY MAP Contact: Mr S Swire Email: Website: | Entry form
*~ 15 Sep Docklands (Poplar) Rapid-Play, Langley Hall, St.Nicholas’ Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD MAP Contact: Norman Went Email: Website: – 6 round Swiss Rapidplay tournament, below 205 rating only | Entry form
  15 Sep Ealing Discovering Chess Tournament, Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, London W5 2HL MAP Contact: Alastair Johnstone Email: Website: – Ealing Chess Club in association with London Borough of Ealing is holding a day in celebration of chess. A marquee outside Ealing Town Hall will feature a number of chess activities while a small tournament will be held in the adjoining council building at Perceval House | Entry form
~ 15 Sep 27th Crowborough Chess Congress, The Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough TN6 1FE MAP Contact: Crowborough Chess Club Email: Website: – 9.45am-5.30pm, 6-Round Swiss tournament with 30 minutes per player per game – One section with grading prizes – MAXIMUM RAPIDPLAY GRADE 225 | Entry form
~* 15 Sep Sussex Junior Rapidplay, Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough, East Sussex [Postcode for SatNav TN6 1DP] Contact: Paula Payne Email: Website: – 6 rounds in 4 sections: U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major. Open to all aged under 18 on 31st August 2012 | Entry form
  15-16 Sep ECF Elite Junior Training Weekend, Copthorne Preparatory School, Effingham Lane, Copthorne, West Sussex RH10 3HR – Invitation Only
~*@ 16 Sep 103rd Richmond Rapidplay, The White House Community Association, The Avenue, Hampton TW12 3RN MAP Contact: Sabrina Chevannes Email: Website: | Entry form
  16 Sep Barnet Junior Chess Training Day #1, St Pauls C of E School, The Ridgeway, London NW7 1QU MAP Contact: Angela Eyton Email: Website:  – Barnet Junior Chess training with guest coaches GM Stephen Gordon and IM Ravikumar. Training will take place in small similar ability groups with short breaks between lessons. Fully supervised. Open to all juniors | Entry form
~ 16 Sep KJCA London Qualifier Junior Chess Tournament, Colfe’s School, Horn Park Lane, London SE12 8AW MAP Contact: Krishna Shiatis Email: Website: – U8s, U10s, U12s, U14s and U18s
  19 Sep CCF Daytime FIDE Club – Autumn Event Round 1, 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA MAP Contact: Scott Freeman Email: Tel: 020 8645 0302 Website:
~ 21-23 Sep 48th Northumberland County Chess Congress, The Parks Leisure Centre, Howdon Road, Royal Quays, North Shields NE29 6TL MAP Contact: Lara Barnes Email: – Open, Ian Lambie Major, Nora Hunter Minor and Foundation | Entry form
~*@# 22-23 Sep Hampstead FIDE Chess Congress, Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohns Avenue, London, NW3 6NS MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: – five rounds, games are FIDE rated and graded by the ECF for the national grading database. Maximum 40 players, limited to players rated Under 2200. Unrated players should be Under 190 ECF, or the national equivalent. Swiss format tournaments. PRIZES – 1st £200, 2nd £100. There will be two rating prizes of £50.00 for players Under 1900/150 and Under 1600/120 – Website | Entry form
~ 23 Sep ECF Secondary School Rapidplay Chess Tournament, Eton College, Berkshire MAP Contact: Neill Cooper Email: | More details here
  23 Sep National Youth Chess Association Under 18 / Under 14 Championships, Malcolm Arnold Academy, Northampton MAP Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: – Team Championship. U18 Teams of 8, Under 14 Teams of 12
~ 23 Sep Barnet Knights London Junior Qualifier, Merchant Taylor’ School, Sandy Lodge, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 2HT MAP Contact: Rob Willmoth Email: – a qualifying event for the prestigious London junior finals in December. 6 rounds of 30 mins per player. All games graded with the ECF | Entry form
~* 28-30 Sep Whitby Chess Congress, The Conservative Club, Upgang Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3DT MAP Contact: Noel Boustred Email: – 3 Sections: Minor Limit is 145, Major Limit is 165 and Open has no limit | Entry form
@# 28-30 Sep Leicester Chess Congress (H E Atkins Memorial), Regent College, Regent Road, Leicester LE1 7LW MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: Tel 07883 495758 : 5 round swiss with three sections. The Open is FIDE rated and a British Championship Qualifier
  29 Sep CCF Open FIDE Rapid Play, 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA MAP Contact: Scott Freeman Email: Tel: 020 8645 0302 Website:
  29 Sep English Chess Challenge 2012 – Champion of Champions’ Event, 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA MAP Contact: Scott Freeman Email: Tel: 020 8645 0302 Website:
~ 29 Sep Chelmsford Junior Chess Tournament, Kings Road Primary School, Kings Road, Chelmsford CM1 2BB MAP Contact: James Simpson Email: – Essex Junior Grand Prix 2012-13 Round 1, LJCC Qualifying Event | Entry form
~ 29 Sep 4th West London Junior Rapid Championship (U12), Committee Room, Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick, London W4 MAP Contact: Meri Grigoryan Email: Website: – Rounds: 5 Nobody is knocked out. Clocks to be used on all boards: 10 min each on the clock, 20 min for a game | Entry form
~@ 29-30 Sep 4NCL Team and Individual Rapidplay Championships, De Vere Harben House MAP Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 – The entry guidelines for the forthcoming season can be found here
~ 30 Sep Herts Schools Chess Association – London Junior Qualifier, Skyswood Primary School, Chandlers Road, St Albans, AL4 9RS MAP Contact: Yogesh Jina Email: – 6 round Rapidplay Swiss tournament with U8, U10, U12 and U18 sections – a qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championships | Entry form
  30 Sep ROSNEFT Special Training Day, Isleworth and Syon School, Ridgeway Road, Middlesex TW7 5LJ MAP Contact: The UK Chess Academy Email: Website: – starts 10.00am finishes 4.00pm – please enter online. Places are limited to 200 | Leaflet
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