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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Coulsdon Daytime Chess Autumn 2021 @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: Web: [MAP] A tournament run on a Wednesday afternoon at 2pm. The time control is 90 + 30seconds per move starting at move 1.

2nd EJCOA Forest Hall IM Tournament @ Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: Web:
IM norm all-play-all (10 players). Supported by the English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA). Entry fee: £150. Prizes: £200, £150, £100. Time control: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds per move | Entry form

2nd EJCOA Forest Hall Junior Training Tournament @ Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: Web: [MAP] FIDE-rated Junior All-Play-All Training Tournament (10 players). Supported by the English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA). Entry fee: £75
Prizes: £150, £100, £50. Junior Coaching: Post-game analysis with an ECF Registered Coach. Time control: All moves in 60 minutes, plus 30 seconds per move increment | Entry form

EACU Individual Championship @ The Turner Hall, Church Lane, Newmarket, Suffolk
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Richard Freeman Email: [MAP] Open to all EACU players only (definition on entry form). A five-round Swiss tournament, with three sections: Open, U1950 and U1650 | Entry form

South of England Junior Chess Congress @ Yateley Manor School 51 Reading Road Yateley
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Amy Grieve Email: Web: [MAP] Prestigious annual junior chess tournament, sections from U7 up to U15. Counts towards ECF Youth Grand Prix. Open event – all welcome! Please contact us if you have any special requirements.

Norfolk Rapidplay Congress 2022 @ Horstead Tithe Barn, Rectory Road, Horstead, Norwich
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: [MAP] 6 round Swiss. 3 sections – Championship, Challengers (U1750) and U1450. Limited to 50 entrants | Entry form

YJCA Grand Prix Event 2 @ Hymers College, Hymers Avenue, Hull
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: Web: [MAP] 4 sections for Juniors – Major (any player) cash prizes for top 3; Intermediate (grades below 1450) trophies for top 3 and age group prizes; Minor (grades below 1000) trophies for top 3 and age group prizes; Novice (inexperienced players) trophies for top 3 and age group prizes and certificates to every player.

38th St.Albans Congress @ St. Columba's College King Harry Lane St.Albans Herts
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Terry Douse Email: Web: [MAP] 5 round Swiss split over 5 sections. Large playing area. Hot and cold refreshments available. Free parking on site for over 200 cars. Close to M1 and M25 motorways. On St.Pancras main line.

Durham Chess Congress @ Dolphin Centre, Horse Market, Darlington DL1 5RP
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – May 8 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Mick Riding Email: [MAP] Three Sections – Open, Major (ECF 1900 and below), Minor (ECF 1675 and below)

Cotswold Chess Congress @ The King's School, Gloucester Pitt Street, Gloucester
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Gilmour Email: Web: [MAP] Local amenities are within walking distance and the dock area is no more than a fifteen minute walk. The venue is within fifteen minutes walk of the train and bus station. For those arriving on foot, entrance is by Pitt Street. The Open section will include the Gloucestershire Individual Championship for qualified participants | Entry form