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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Cheney U12 Junior Event 6 @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: Web: [MAP] 6th Cheney U12 Rapidplay; 48 capacity; sections will be divided into 8 player all-play-alls. I hope to FIDE rate the top (or possibly top two) sections

Cheney U16 Junior Rapidplay Event 7
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: Web:
Junior OTB Rapidplay, 7th event in a series of pandemic events that started in October 2020. I hope to FIDE rate the top (or top two) sections.

Split Open 2021 @ Hotel Zagreb, Split, Croatia
Jul 31 all-day

Contact: Mateo Ivić Email: Web:
9 rounds, 90 min. + 30 sec. Prize fund: 6300 euros, 32 prizes

Wood Green Invitational @ Oddfellows Hall, 17 Greengate Street, Stafford ST16 2HP
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Lawrence Cooper Email: [MAP] Ten player round robin eligible for title norms – GM, IM, WGM, WIM

Northumbria Masters @ Marriott MetroCentre, Marconi Way, Gateshead NE11 9XF
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: Web: [MAP] GM norm & IM norm All-Play-Alls (All-Play-All entries by invitation only). 9-round Swiss tournaments (with over £5,500 in prizes)
Northumbria Masters (Open to All, eligible for title norms, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Challengers (U2000, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Major (U1750, ECF-rated); Minor (U1500, ECF-rated) | Entry form

57th Northumberland Chess Weekender @ The Parks Leisure Centre Howdon Road, North Shields, North Tyneside NE29 6TL
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Mick Riding Email: Website: [MAP] Featuring FIDE rated OPEN, MAJOR, MINOR and FOUNDATION sections with a prize fund of £1700 | Entry form

29th Birmingham Rapidplay @ Quinborne Community Centre Ridgacre Rd, Quinton, Birmingham B32 2TW
Oct 17 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: [MAP] Four ECF-rated and FIDE-rated Rapidplay tournaments – Open, Major, Inter, Minor. £1,000 prize fund.

Scarborough Chess Congress @ The Ocean Room, Spa Complex South Bay Scarborough North Yorkshire YO11 2HD
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Maggie Butterworth Email: Web: [MAP] It is hoped that it will be possible to run the Scarborough Congress this year. We do not intend to distribute entry forms until there is a bit more certainty about the numbers that will be able to take part.