Calendar

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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Nov
27
Sat
2021
Sussex Junior Eastbourne Rapidplay @ Eastbourne College, Old Wish Rd, Eastbourne BN21 4JY
Nov 27 all-day

Contact: Carol Graham Email: info@sussexjuniorchess.org Web: https://sussexjuniorchess.org/ [MAP] 6 round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections; U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major | Entry form

YJCA Grand Prix Event 1 @ Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick Park, York
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/ [MAP] Major Section: Open to any player; Intermediate Section: Open to players with an ECF rapidplay grade below 1450; Minor Section: Open to any player with no grade or below 1000; Novice Section: Open to any player with limited experience or first tournament. Prizes in each section including £60 for major winner.

Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre Ettrick Street, Poplar London E14 0QD
Nov 27 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP] 6 round Swiss pairing tournament. U2000 Major and U1650 Minor. 25+5 second increment – Fischer timing. Major ECF & FIDE rated. Minor ECF rated only | Entry form

Nov
28
Sun
2021
Hampshire Junior Open Chess Tournament @ Badger Farm Community Centre, 2 Badger Farm Road, Winchester
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dec
4
Sat
2021
Coulsdon Chess Junior Grand Prix @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] A junior grand prix series of events at Coulsdon Chess. Fully FIDE rated and ECF rated over 7 rounds with 25 minutes each on the clock. Sections will be split by Institute of Chess level

Twickenham Junior Chess Congress @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_junior_chess_club@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk/ [MAP] Qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championships with U8, U10 and U12 sections | Entry form

English Womens Rapidplay @ Cavendish Conference Centre, Duchess Mews, London
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Shohreh Bayat Email: Shohreh_b1987@yahoo.com Web: https://www.londonchessclassic.com/ [MAP] Ten of England’s best female players face off in an invitational weekend all-play-all rapidplay tournament. 15 minutes + 10 seconds increment. 1st £1,500 2nd £1,000 3rd £750, 4th £500

PRO University Chess League @ Lichess.org and venue TBA
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

PUCL is an all-play-all rapidplay team competition for Universities across the UK to compete in monthly fixtures. The top teams from each fixture qualify for the knockout playoffs, hopefully taking place OTB in Central London. The playoff games will be ECF rated; the group-stage games will not.
Group Stages Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8; Playoffs Round of 16: Feb. 5; Quarter Finals: Mar. 5; Semi-Finals: Apr. 2; Grand Finals: Apr. 3

Dec
5
Sun
2021
North London Grand Prix @ Bishop Douglass School Hamilton Road London
Dec 5 @ 9:45 am – 4:45 pm

Contact: Angela Eyton Email: angelaeyton@aol.com [MAP] London Junior Championship qualifying event with sections for U8, U10 and U12. Open to all U12. Prizes for winners and and runners-up. Certificates for all.
Highest scores from 3 out of the 4 qualifying events are used for the Grand Prix prizes. Link to booking form – https://forms.gle/hhjka5gudn9caztN7

Dec
11
Sat
2021
English Rapidplay Chess Championship 2021 @ Cavendish Conference Centre, Duchess Mews, London
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Shohreh Bayat Email: Shohreh_b1987@yahoo.com Web: https://www.londonchessclassic.com/ [MAP] Ten of England’s top Grandmasters and International Masters face off in a weekend all-play-all rapidplay tournament. Live commentary in the auditorium with GM Nigel Short and GM Stuart Conquest

Dec
18
Sat
2021
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: jalutton@aol.com Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [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 www.ljcc.co.uk

14th Northwick Park Five Round Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: jalutton@aol.com Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This popular five round event consists of three sections, Open, Major and Minor. The Open and Major are both FIDE rated. The Minor is ECF rated only and entry to it is open to those under 1500 ECF and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating above 1500. The Major is restricted to under 1860 FIDE. The Open starts at 9 am on Saturday and 9.30 on Sunday. Major and Minor start at 9.45 both days

Dec
28
Tue
2021
London Christmas Chess Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This established three day, six round Congress consists of three sections – OPEN, MAJOR and MINOR. The Open and Major are FIDE-rated. The Minor is ECF rated only and is restricted to players under ECF 1600 and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating. The Major is under 1940 FIDE

London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:45 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This prestigious event has sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21. The Under 18/21 is combined with the LJCC Christmas Open.
The Under 8 is held over two days, 29th and 30th December. The other sections play on all three days. The Under 18/21 and Under 16 are both FIDE rated. The Under 12 attracts a very large entry and is run as Major and Minor sections. Competitors must gain qualification to play in the Under 8 and Under 12 as detailed at www.ljcc.co.uk
There are also sections for Under 10 and Under 14 on 12th and 13th December at the same venue.

Jan
2
Sun
2022
Sussex Junior Hastings Rapidplay @ St Mary Star of the Sea, Magdalen Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea
Jan 2 all-day

Contact: Carol Graham Email: info@sussexjuniorchess.org Web: https://sussexjuniorchess.org/ [MAP] 6 round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections; U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major | Entry form

Jan
8
Sat
2022
PRO University Chess League @ Lichess.org and venue TBA
Jan 8 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

PUCL is an all-play-all rapidplay team competition for Universities across the UK to compete in monthly fixtures. The top teams from each fixture qualify for the knockout playoffs, hopefully taking place OTB in Central London. The playoff games will be ECF rated; the group-stage games will not.
Group Stages Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8; Playoffs Round of 16: Feb. 5; Quarter Finals: Mar. 5; Semi-Finals: Apr. 2; Grand Finals: Apr. 3

Jan
9
Sun
2022
Hull Rapid 2022 @ Canham Turner Conference Centre, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX
Jan 9 @ 10:15 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Douglas Vleeshhouwer Email: douglas.vleeshhouwer@gmail.com Web: https://www.hullchess.com/Rapid+Play+2022 [MAP] 5 round Swiss rapid tournament – FIDE-rated Open, U1900 and U1600. 20 mins + 10 secs increment from move 1. Per section: 1st place £120, 2nd place £60, 3rd place £30. 1st Performance prize £30, 2nd performance prize £20 | Entry form

Jan
21
Fri
2022
27th 4NCL Congress @ The Old Swan Hotel, Swan Road, Harrogate HG1 2SR
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/ [MAP] Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700. Five rounds. Entry fee £30.00. Prize fund £3,000

Jan
22
Sat
2022
2nd EJCOA Weekend Masterclass @ Zoom & Tornelo
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://ejcoa.co.uk/
Interactive Online Coaching for juniors & adults (in separate groups). Coaches include FIDE Trainers IM Andrew Martin, IM Lorin D’Costa, FM Tim Wall & other EJCOA coaches TBA | Entry form

Jan
29
Sat
2022
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: amy@southofenglandjunior.com Web: http://www.southofenglandjunior.com [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.

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

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

Feb
5
Sat
2022
PRO University Chess League @ Lichess.org and venue TBA
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

PUCL is an all-play-all rapidplay team competition for Universities across the UK to compete in monthly fixtures. The top teams from each fixture qualify for the knockout playoffs, hopefully taking place OTB in Central London. The playoff games will be ECF rated; the group-stage games will not.
Group Stages Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8; Playoffs Round of 16: Feb. 5; Quarter Finals: Mar. 5; Semi-Finals: Apr. 2; Grand Finals: Apr. 3

Feb
6
Sun
2022
Sussex Junior Horsham Rapidplay @ Millais School, Depot Rd, Horsham RH13 5HR
Feb 6 all-day

Contact: Carol Graham Email: info@sussexjuniorchess.org Web: https://sussexjuniorchess.org/ [MAP] 6 round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections; U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major | Entry form

Feb
20
Sun
2022
31st Nottingham Rapidplay @ Nottingham High School Waverley Mount Nottingham
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: rapidplay@nottschess.org Web: https://www.nottinghamshirechess.org/competitions/ [MAP] We are hoping to restart our long-running Rapidplay in 2022. More details about sections, prizes and how to enter will be available from our website in due course

Feb
25
Fri
2022
Doncaster Congress 2022 @ Hall Cross School, Thorne Road, Doncaster DN1 2HY
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Peter Ackley Email: peterackley@hotmail.com Web: http://mannchess.org.uk/doncong.htm [MAP] Open, Major (U2000), Intermediate (U1800), Minor (U1600), all 5 rounds. Number of entries limited to 180 | Entry form