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A new badge system has been introduced whenever possible from 26/3/18 onwards. An amber wheelchair (below) means that the venue has at least some disability-friendly aspects, whereas a green wheelchair (also below) means it’s particularly so. In all cases, but especially where no badge is evident, PLEASE contact the organisers for more details …

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European Individual Chess Championship @ Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton, Skopje, Macedonia
Mar 17 – Mar 30 all-day

Website: [MAP]

Edenbridge FIDE Standard U1600 @ Edenbridge Leisure Centre, Stangrove Park, Edenbridge
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – Mar 24 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: Web: [MAP]
2 days, 5 games – U1600 Section. 10.30am start Saturday, 11am Sunday. 30 mins per player + 30 secs a move. 5 rounds FIDE Standard | Entry form

Surrey Last Chance Saloon & 10th West Surrey Championships @ Tormead School, Cranley Road, Guildford
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Emma-Jane Billington-Phillips Email: Web: [MAP]
If your child has already qualified through their club or is over 11 (from and including year 7 upwards as they qualify automatically for the Megafinal) but would like to practice for the Megafinal, improve their grade or gain their first grade then this is also the event for them …

Junior Chess Tournament and Training Day @ King Edward's School Witley, Wormley, Godalming
Mar 24 @ 10:45 am – 5:15 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: Web: [MAP]
The tournament will be played in four sections with training between rounds. ECF graded open U18 section for experienced juniors up to the age of 18, with no maximum grade (ECF graded); ECF graded U11 section for those under 11 on 31st August 2018 (year 6 and below) (ECF graded); Improvers’ section for those under 18 on 31st August 2018 and under 80 ECF grade (ungraded); Beginners’ section for those under 9 on 31st August 2018 (year 4 and below), who have no ECF grade and playing in their first few tournaments (ungraded)
20 players taking part in this event will qualify for a free place at a simultaneous exhibition in the summer against a top Grandmaster, likely to be Michael Adams! This has been provided by a private sponsor.

CCF Champions League Middx and the Rest Zone 2nd Leg @ Millbank Primary Academy, Erasmus Street, Pimlico
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: [MAP]
2nd leg of the Champions League Chess Middx and the Rest Zone …

CCF Junior Club RP Round Robin J @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Mar 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: [MAP]
Another FIDE rated Round Robin for junior club

26th Birmingham Rapidplay @ Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Road, Birmingham
Mar 31 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web: [MAP]
Four Sections – Open, 170, 140, 110. Prize fund £1,000 | Entry form

English Seniors Championship @ St Johns Hotel Solihull B91 1AT
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Ed Goodwin Email: [MAP]
Seniors event – two 6-round events — Over 50 and Over 65. ECF graded and FIDE-rated
Online entry and full details —

Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
One section, Swiss system tournament. 1st prize £20, 2nd prize £10 and £10 prize for the highest Hendon Chess Club member. 10 minutes per player per game, digital clocks. Held on the first Thursday of every month

Edinburgh Congress @ St Thomas of Aquin's High School, Chalmers Street, Edinburgh
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: David Stewart Email: Web: [MAP]
The largest annual weekend Chess Congress in Scotland. The venue is located in the city centre of Edinburgh and is suitable for disabled players including wheelchair users. The top event, the Premier Event is FIDE rated. A group discount is available: when six players enter together, only pay for five entries. The time control for each of the four sections are 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move. The top games in the Premier Event will be broadcast live during the Congress. A Chess Bookstall will be provided by Jim Fisher of Chess and Bridge, London.
Four Training Sessions, free of charge, will be available to Coaches mainly for Teachers and Parents on both Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon from Sean Marsh of Chess in Schools and Communities | Entry form

37th St. Albans Chess Congress 2019 @ St. Columba's College, King Harry Lane, St.Albans, Herts AL3 4AW
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Terry Douse Email: [MAP]
Congress website for entry form –
Prize fund over £3400. Good selection of hot and cold food.
5 round Swiss, 5 graded sections. Large playing hall with an extensive free car park

CCF English Chess Challenge 2019 Qualifier @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Apr 6 @ 10:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: | Web [MAP]
Another chance to qualify for the ECC semi-finals (up to year 6) or ECC final (year 7 or above)

Grand Chess Tournament London Redbridge @ The Hainault Room, Fullwell Cross Library, 140 High Street, Ilford
Apr 6 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Soumya Chatterjee Email: [MAP]
Rapidplay 6 rounds, Swiss system, UKCA & FIDE support with prizes for winners | Entry form

Chester Chess Club Centenary Rapidplay @ Upton-by-Chester High School St James’s Avenue Upton
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Michael McDonagh Email: Web: [MAP]
Chester Chess Club are celebrating their centenary in 2019 and to celebrate this milestone are holding a FIDE-rated one day rapidplay event on Sunday the 7th of April 2019. The event comprises 3 sections – an OPEN, an U1900 (160) and an U1600 (U120) | Entry form

4NCL Weekend 4 Rounds 7-8
Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day
Poplar Rapid Chess Tournament @ St. Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: Web: [MAP]
6 rounds, 2 sections. Major Under 171 and Minor Under 130 | Entry form

2019 Midland Open Junior Championship @ St. Nicholas Hall Leicester Grammar School London Road, Leicester
Apr 16 – Apr 18 all-day

Contact: Alex Holwczak Email: Web: [MAP]
ECF graded Under 9 section, ECF graded and FIDE-rated Under 11, 14 and 18 sections. £1,675 prize fund | Entry form

The Irish Easter Open 2019 @ Dublin, Ireland
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: Web:
A 9-round FIDE open played over 6 days

Southend Masters @ Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive, Southend-on-Sea
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Email: [MAP]
9 round Swiss tournament eligible for GM and IM norms

West of England Chess Union Congress @ Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth, Devon
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: Meyrick Shaw Email: Web: [MAP]
West of England Open, which is FIDE registered & a qualifying event for the British Championships; features a FIDE rateds major section U1950, an ECF graded minor section U130. These also incorporate the West of England Ladies Championship | Entry form

Southend Easter Bank Holiday Congress @ Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive, Southend
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
FIVE 7 ROUND SECTIONS – FIDE Open to all, NEW FIDE Under 1900 (and must be Under ECF 160), ECF Under 145, ECF Under 120, ECF Under 95

2019 Bolton Easter Congress @ Ukrainian Social Club 99 Castle Street Bolton
Apr 19 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 21 @ 6:45 pm

Contact: Rod Middleton Email: [MAP]
5 rounds, FIDE Open section, Major U170 and Knights U130. Busy Persons Blitz on Saturday 20th from 14:30 | Entry form

1st 4NCL Easter FIDE Rated Congress @ Holiday Inn Stevenage
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm

FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U120. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm [MAP]
Information —

CCF Easter Rapidplay @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Apr 22 all-day
CCF Easter Monday 2019 Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: Web: [MAP]

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