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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2016 Isle of Man International – Masters @ Villa Marina
Oct 1 @ 1:30 pm – Oct 9 @ 9:00 pm

Contact: Alan Ormsby Email: Web:
£50,000 prize fund. Likely to be one of Europe’s strongest open tournaments in 2016. See website for details | Entry form

2016 Isle of Man International – Major & Minor @ Villa Marina
Oct 3 @ 1:30 pm – Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Brian Woodard Email: Web:
Major: FIDE 2100 and below, prize fund £2,800. Minor: FIDE 1750 and below, prize fund £2,000. See website for full details and to register

2018 Isle of Man International @ Villa Marina Harris Promenade Douglas Isle of Man
Oct 20 @ 2:30 pm – Oct 28 @ 10:30 pm

Contact: Alan Ormsby Email: Web: [MAP] 174 players expected from around 35 countries, including 9 of the world’s top 12 players on the July FIDE rating list. Entries closed with a long waiting list | Terms & conditions

EPSCA Rapidplay 2019 @ Broadgreen International School Queens Drive Liverpool
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Julian Clissold Email: Web: [MAP] Rapidplay tournament – Under 8, Under 9, Under 10 and Under 11 age groups | Entry form

Manx Chess Championship @ Claremont Hotel 18-22 Loch Promenade Douglas Isle of Man IM1 2LX
Oct 9 @ 6:15 pm – Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Alan Ormsby Email: Web: [MAP]
FOR IOM CHESS CLUB MEMBERS ONLY | 6 round, FIDE-rated Swiss, 2020 Manx Championship, incorporating the Candidates and Challengers events. £1,500 in prize money | Entry form

Hendon FIDE Quads @ Hendon ...
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Nasim Raoof Email: Web:
4 player all-play-all/round robin for Under 1600 FIDE standard players only.

Essex Back to Chess Festival @ Wanstead House 21 The Green Wanstead E11 2NT
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: Web: [MAP] Essex U18s-only closed event (including London Boroughs that are north of the River Thames and east of the River Lea) run by Essex Chess Association. Choice of a 5 round ECF rapid rated G10/5 Swiss or an unrated beginners tournament (no clocks save for deadlock) | Entry form

Guildford 125 Years Simultaneous @ Guildford High Street GU1 3RR
Sep 11 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Mike Gunn Email: Web: [MAP] Free simultaneous display celebrating 125 years of Guildford Chess Club. Play against masters and champions including GM Gawain Jones, GM Nick Pert etc. Tables will be set in the High Street near Holy Trinity Church, only retiring under cover if it rains. Please register at the website so we can make sure we bring enough equipment tables and chairs.