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43rd Scarborough Chess Congress @ The Ocean Room Spa Complex South Bay Scarborough
Oct 25 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 27 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Maggie Butterworth Email: Web: [MAP]
5 round weekend congress with 5 sections and almost £6000 in prize money. Hot & cold food available at the Spa | Entry form

37th Bury St Edmunds Congress @ The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Steve Lovell Email: Web: [MAP]
5 round Swiss in four sections – Open, Major (U170), Intermediate (U140) and Minor (U110) | Entry form


52nd Berkshire Junior Chess Championship @ The Abbey Junior School, 30 Christchurch Road, Reading
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Nidhi Gogia Email: [MAP]
The U8, U10 and U12 sections are qualifying events for the London Junior Chess Championships. U14/U18 sections for older players | Flyer

Central London Chess Congress @ Imperial College Union, Beit Quadrangle, Prince Consort Road, London
Nov 1 – Nov 3 all-day

Contact: John Sargent Email: Web: [MAP]
A weekend of competitive chess in an excellent central London location, in the shadow of the Royal Albert Hall. Open, Major and Minor sections. Round 1 starts 18.00 Friday, Rounds 2/4 at 10.00 Sat/Sun and Rounds 3/5 at 15.00 Sat/Sun
**Please note – No U18s allowed due to Westminster Council restrictions on the venue**

Hampshire Congress @ Lysses House Hotel, 51 High Street, Fareham
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Gillian Moore Email: Web: [MAP]
Open, Major (Under 160), and Minor (Under 125). Ladies prize and £100 Best Game Prize | Entry form

Hull 4NCL International Congress @ Royal Hotel Hull,170 Ferensway, Hull, East Yorkshire
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: Web: [MAP]
FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7.00pm – Sunday 7.00pm

7th Witney Congress @ Cokethorpe School, Witney OX29 7PU
Nov 2 – Nov 3 all-day

Web: [MAP]
There are four main sections: Open, U170, U145 and U120

6th West London Junior Chess Championship @ St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Cadogan Street, London
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: [MAP]
6 round junior rapidplay event. Under 8, 10 and 12 sections. ECF graded and an LJCC qualifying event | Entry form

1st First Weekend Chess @ St. Stephen’s Indian Orthodox Church Brays Road Birmingham
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – Nov 3 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Ravi Sandhu Email: Web: [MAP]
First Weekend Chess in Birmingham every quarter | Entry form

Cheadle Hulme Junior Rapidplay @ Cheadle Hulme School, Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: Web: [MAP]
5 round junior rapidplay event. 3 sections (U9, U11 and U18). Open to all juniors. ECF graded

Preston Chess Congress @ University of Central Lancashire, Adelphi Street, Preston
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Malcolm Peacock Email: Web: [MAP]
5 round Swiss, FIDE rated open

19th Claires Court PTA Chess Festival @ Claires Court Junior Boys School Sports Hall Cannon Lane, Maidenhead
Nov 16 @ 10:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Web: [MAP]
Sections U8, U10 and U12 qualifying for London Junior Championships | Entry form

Girls’ Chess Day @ Queen Margaret's School, Escrick Park, York
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Email: Web: http://www.whiterosejuniorchessacademy [MAP]
Good chess training at all levels of ability. We are showing various chess tactics and problems, combined with chess games which are recorded and analysed. The main aim is to learn more and have fun | Entry form

Basildon Junior Chess Congress @ Kingswood Primary School Clay Hill Road Basildon
Nov 17 @ 9:45 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Nathanael Lutton Email: [MAP]
A London Junior Chess Championships qualifying event. Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 18/Open with guaranteed first prize of £90 for U18 and £130 for the Open section | Entry form

Basildon Rapidplay Chess Congress @ Kingswood Primary School Clay Hill Road Basildon
Nov 17 @ 9:45 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Nathanael Lutton Email: [MAP]
Under 18/Open with guaranteed first prize of £90 for U18 and £130 for the Open section. All moves in 20 minutes plus 10 seconds added per move. Runs alongside the Basildon Junior Chess Congress which is an LJCC qualifying event | Entry form

7th Potters Bar Junior Chess Tournament @ Pope Paul RC Primary School, Baker Street, Potters Bar
Nov 17 @ 11:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: [MAP]
Local coaching event with graded and ungraded sections. For graded players and those new to competitive chess | Entry form

Castle Chess 7th Dudley Congress @ The Quality Hotel, Birmingham Road, Dudley
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: Web: [MAP]
One of a series of events held around the country. A small, relaxed event. 6 round event, Open including Premier U175, Major U155 including Intermediate U135, Minor U115 including Challengers U95. PRIZES – Expected £180 per section – but not guaranteed, plus at least one grading prize in each section. Prizes are dependent on entries

Cambridgeshire County Closed Chess Championships @ Peterborough Bridge Club Unit 1, Lincoln Road, Peterborough
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Francis Bowers Email: Web: [MAP]
Closed event for Cambridgeshire players 32 players seeded Swiss event with junior prizes and Under 140 prizes. County trophy and title for the winner, plus additional prizes maybe added. 5 rounds, 1/2 point bye may be selected in advance in rounds 1-4. Digital clocks will be used and scoring of the game. 70 minutes each on the clock plus 15 seconds increment per move from move one | Entry form

3rd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament @ Warwick University, Library Road, Warwick
Nov 23 @ 10:30 am

Contact: Simeon Bott Email: [MAP]
7 rounds- each players has 15 minutes + 10 seconds increment per move per round. 3 sections – Open, Major (U140), Minor (U105). Entry £5, all entry fees go to prize fund! Open to the public and University players!

Hereford Chess Congress @ The Green Dragon Hotel, Broad Street, Hereford
Nov 30 @ 9:30 am – Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Rebecca & Colin Gardiner Email: Web: [MAP]
Five round seeded Swiss tournament. 3 sections U175, U145 & U120 | Entry form

Leeds Junior Chess Congress @ Whingate Primary School, Whingate Road, Leeds
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: Web: [MAP]
Major Section, Intermediate Section, Minor Section, Novice Section | Entry form

Maidenhead Junior Tournament @ Cox Green Community Centre, 51 Highfield Lane, Cox Green, Maidenhead
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Web: [MAP]
Beginners section and other sections for more advanced players. Open to all under the age of 18 | Entry form

38th Bolton Rapidplay @ Bolton Ukrainian Club 99 Castle Street Bolton
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 6:45 pm

Contact: Rod Middleton Email: [MAP]
6 round rapidplay – Open, Major & Minor sections | Entry form

6th Plymouth Rapidplay Chess Congress @ Plymouth Bridge Club, 1 Moor View Terrace, Mutley Plain, Plymouth
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Tatam Email: Web: [MAP]
6 round Swiss rapidplay (30 mins each – max 1 hour game). Entry fee £14.50 for ECF Silver and above members. Bronze or non ECF members add £7.50 | Entry form

Coventry and District Chess League 2nd Rapidplay @ Massey Ferguson Social Club, Broad Lane, Coventry
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 6:15 pm

Contact: Hok Yin Stephen Chiu Email: Web: [MAP]
6 rounds – each player has 20 minutes + 10 second increment per round. 3 sections – Open, Major (U145), Minor (U110). Entry £15.00 (Juniors £10.00). All players welcome, from both inside and outside the League!