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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UK Chess Challenge Challengers
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day

Contact: Pauline Whitehead Email: Web:
Challenger event is one of the final stages of the UK Chess Challenge

Castle Chess 17th ‘A’ Fareham Congress @ The Lysses House Hotel, 51 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7BQ
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: [MAP] 3 sections, 6 round Swiss – OPEN, MAJOR – Under 1901 (ECF 160), MINOR – Under 1601 (ECF 120)
Prizes expected £180 per section but not guaranteed | Entry form

British Juniors Championships 2021 @ Kents Hill Park Hotel, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes
Oct 2 @ 12:30 pm – Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: Web: [MAP] The Junior Championships will include separate sections for U18, U16, U14, U12, U10, and U8. The U18 to U12 sections will be based on 5 rounds over the two days. The U10 and U8 sections will be based on 7 rounds | Entry form

UK Chess Challenge Terafinal @ Blenheim Palace Woodstock OX20 1PP
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: [MAP] Finals of the largest junior competition. Entry is by qualification only.

London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 18 @ 8:30 am – Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: Web: [MAP] This prestigious event has sections for Under 10 and Under 14. There are also sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21 on 28th, 29th, and 30th December at the same venue. Competitors must gain qualification to play in the Under 10 as detailed at

ECF Schools Girls Semi Final North @ Nottingham High School 53-61 Forest Road East Nottingham NG1 4HH
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Martin Email: [MAP] 5 round Swiss. U11 and U19 sections. School teams of three. Girls only. The number of teams qualifying for the final is dependent on the number of entries

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.

ECF Schools Girls Team Championship Finals @ St Catherine's School, Bramley, Surrey GU50DF
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Martin Email: Web: [MAP] U19 and U11 finals. 8 qualifying slots for each final. Teams of three.