In this time of COVID-19 …
If you find an event that appears to be taking place in person rather than online – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE ORGANISERS! It may be that they have simply neglected to let us know that their event is cancelled, or it may be taking place under strict pandemic rules and conditions which you’ll need to know about before attending to play, but they may have not told us! Please check first.

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96th Caplin Hastings International Chess Congress @ Horntye Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1EX
Dec 29 2021 – Jan 7 2022 all-day

Contact: Marc Bryant Email: Web: [MAP] Masters, Christmas and New Year tournaments | Entry form

Hastings Christmas Tournament @ Horntye Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1EX
Dec 29 2021 @ 9:30 am – Jan 2 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Marc Bryant Email: Web: [MAP] 5 round Swiss Tournament over 5 days. Morning event will be graded in sections of OPEN FIDE rated, U1900/U1600. Afternoon event rating sections: U2125/U1825/U1525

38th Caplin Hastings Weekend Tournament @ Horntye Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1EX
Jan 8 – Jan 9 all-day

Contact: Marc Bryant Email: Web: [MAP] Major – U1975; Intermediate – U1750; Minor – U1525 | Entry form

ECF Schools Girls Semi-Finals South @ St Catherine’s School, Bramley, Surrey GU5 0DF
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Martin Email: [MAP] School teams of three. U11 and U19 sections.

3rd Crewe Rapidplay @ Ibis Styles Hotel, Emperor Way, Crewe
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm

Contact: Les Hall Email: Web: [MAP] Our popular 7 round ECF / FIDE rated Rapidplay. Free parking & light refreshments. 4 sections – Open, Major U1950, Inter U1725, Minor U1500. Prize fund £1240 inc. Grading Prize. Online entry form at | Entry form