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38th Bury St Edmunds Congress @ Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Road, Bury St Edmunds
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Steve Lovell Email: Web: [MAP] NEW VENUE! Five round Swiss tournament. Three sections – Open, Major (U1900) & Minor (U1600) | Entry form

Central London Chess Congress @ Imperial College Union, Prince Consort Road, London
Nov 12 – Nov 14 all-day

Contact: John Sargent Email: Web: [MAP] IMPORTANT NOTES: Due to council regulations, U18s are not allowed, sorry. Mask wearing while indoors/moving around will be mandatory, at boards masks must be worn unless both players agree to play without. One board per table instead of the usual two.
A weekend of chess in a prestigious central London location in the shadow of the Royal Albert Hall. This will be Imperial College’s 11th hosted chess congress since they were revived in the 2000’s.

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

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: Web: [MAP] Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700. Five rounds. Entry fee £30.00. Prize fund £3,000

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: Web: [MAP] Open, Major (U2000), Intermediate (U1800), Minor (U1600), all 5 rounds. Number of entries limited to 180 | Entry form