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Aug
9
Fri
2019
2019 Midland Open Championship @ Ramada Hotel Telford Ironbridge Forge Gate, Telford
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day

Contact: Alex Holwczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com [MAP] The 2019 Midland Open Championships, the winner of the Midland Championship title qualifies for the 2020 British Championships | Entry form

Aug
23
Fri
2019
Northumbria Masters @ Novotel Newcastle Airport, Ponteland Road, Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://www.northumbriamasters.com [MAP] Three FIDE-rated, 9-round tournaments: NORTHUMBRIA MASTERS (eligible for title norms), CHALLENGERS (Under 2050, 180 ECF), MAJOR (Under 1825, 150 ECF). Plus a one-day JUNIOR RAPIDPLAY (Under 11 and Under 14 sections). Total prize fund: £5,100. Superb new hotel venue 4 miles from Newcastle City Centre, 3 miles from Newcastle Airport. Special room rates when booked through Guaranteed Events Ltd | Entry form

Oct
13
Sun
2019
North East League Round 1 @ Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen's Institute, 26 Crescent Way North, Newcastle upon Tyne
Oct 13 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk [MAP] 6 teams of 5 players each. The League will be all-play-all. Five rounds, each on a Sunday from October to February. Matches start 2:30pm, finish 6:30pm. Time limit: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds increment per move. All games will be FIDE-rated (Players will need to be ECF Gold members) Teams will receive a total of 1 extra bonus game point per match if they include a minimum of a) 1 junior player under 18 years old; and additionally b) one male and one female player. (Each category will give 0.5 bonus points) The winning team will be awarded a trophy and receive medals, and there will be medals for the best individual performances | Entry form

Nov
10
Sun
2019
North East League Round 2 @ Lynn Jordison House, 34 Broomside Lane, Belmont, Durham
Nov 10 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk [MAP] 6 teams of 5 players each. The League will be all-play-all. Five rounds, each on a Sunday from October to February. Matches start 2:30pm, finish 6:30pm. Time limit: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds increment per move. All games will be FIDE-rated (Players will need to be ECF Gold members) Teams will receive a total of 1 extra bonus game point per match if they include a minimum of a) 1 junior player under 18 years old; and additionally b) one male and one female player. (Each category will give 0.5 bonus points) The winning team will be awarded a trophy and receive medals, and there will be medals for the best individual performances | Entry form

Jan
26
Sun
2020
North East League Round 3 @ Gosforth Empire Club & Institute, 32 Salters Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jan 26 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk [MAP] 6 teams of 5 players each. The League will be all-play-all. Five rounds, each on a Sunday from October to February. Matches start 2:30pm, finish 6:30pm. Time limit: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds increment per move. All games will be FIDE-rated (Players will need to be ECF Gold members) Teams will receive a total of 1 extra bonus game point per match if they include a minimum of a) 1 junior player under 18 years old; and additionally b) one male and one female player. (Each category will give 0.5 bonus points) The winning team will be awarded a trophy and receive medals, and there will be medals for the best individual performances | Entry form

Feb
23
Sun
2020
North East League Round 4 @ Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen's Institute, 26 Crescent Way North, Newcastle upon Tyne
Feb 23 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk [MAP] 6 teams of 5 players each. The League will be all-play-all. Five rounds, each on a Sunday from October to February. Matches start 2:30pm, finish 6:30pm. Time limit: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds increment per move. All games will be FIDE-rated (Players will need to be ECF Gold members) Teams will receive a total of 1 extra bonus game point per match if they include a minimum of a) 1 junior player under 18 years old; and additionally b) one male and one female player. (Each category will give 0.5 bonus points) The winning team will be awarded a trophy and receive medals, and there will be medals for the best individual performances | Entry form

Mar
22
Sun
2020
North East League Round 5 – POSTPONED @ Leam Lane WMC, Fewster Square, Leam Lane, Gateshead TBC
Mar 22 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The final round of the league will be rearranged after the public health situation re: Coronavirus improves


Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk [MAP] 6 teams of 5 players each. The League will be all-play-all. Five rounds, each on a Sunday from October to February. Matches start 2:30pm, finish 6:30pm. Time limit: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds increment per move. All games will be FIDE-rated (Players will need to be ECF Gold members) Teams will receive a total of 1 extra bonus game point per match if they include a minimum of a) 1 junior player under 18 years old; and additionally b) one male and one female player. (Each category will give 0.5 bonus points) The winning team will be awarded a trophy and receive medals, and there will be medals for the best individual performances | Entry form

Apr
19
Sun
2020
North East Individual Championships – POSTPONED @ Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen's Institute, 26 Crescent Way North, Newcastle upon Tyne
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 7:30 pm

All rounds of the North East Individual Championships will be rearranged after the public health situation re: Coronavirus improves


Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk/ [MAP] Three 6-round Swiss tournaments – Open, Major (Under 1975 FIDE / 170 ECF), Minor (Under 1700 FIDE / 140 ECF). Open to all players born in, or resident in, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland. Rounds to be played at the same venue on 3 Sundays in Spring 2020, 2 rounds per day. Round times: 10:30am-2:30pm, 3:30pm-7:30pm.
Time limit: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds increment per move. All games will be FIDE-rated (Players will need to be ECF Gold members). There will be a combination of cash and non-cash prizes, to be announced in June 2019.
The winner of each section will additionally be awarded a trophy and receive a medal. There will be additional prizes for Best Rating Performance (compared to published grade/rating), Best Junior (Under 18) and Best Female Player in each tournament | Entry form

May
17
Sun
2020
North East Individual Championships – POSTPONED @ Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen's Institute, 26 Crescent Way North, Newcastle upon Tyne
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 7:30 pm

All rounds of the North East Individual Championships will be rearranged after the public health situation re: Coronavirus improves


Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk/ [MAP] Three 6-round Swiss tournaments – Open, Major (Under 1975 FIDE / 170 ECF), Minor (Under 1700 FIDE / 140 ECF). Open to all players born in, or resident in, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland. Rounds to be played at the same venue on 3 Sundays in Spring 2020, 2 rounds per day. Round times: 10:30am-2:30pm, 3:30pm-7:30pm.
Time limit: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds increment per move. All games will be FIDE-rated (Players will need to be ECF Gold members). There will be a combination of cash and non-cash prizes, to be announced in June 2019.
The winner of each section will additionally be awarded a trophy and receive a medal. There will be additional prizes for Best Rating Performance (compared to published grade/rating), Best Junior (Under 18) and Best Female Player in each tournament | Entry form

Jun
14
Sun
2020
North East Individual Championships – POSTPONED @ Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen's Institute, 26 Crescent Way North, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jun 14 @ 10:30 am – 7:30 pm

All rounds of the North East Individual Championships will be rearranged after the public health situation re: Coronavirus improves


Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk/ [MAP] Three 6-round Swiss tournaments – Open, Major (Under 1975 FIDE / 170 ECF), Minor (Under 1700 FIDE / 140 ECF). Open to all players born in, or resident in, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland. Rounds to be played at the same venue on 3 Sundays in Spring 2020, 2 rounds per day. Round times: 10:30am-2:30pm, 3:30pm-7:30pm.
Time limit: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds increment per move. All games will be FIDE-rated (Players will need to be ECF Gold members). There will be a combination of cash and non-cash prizes, to be announced in June 2019.
The winner of each section will additionally be awarded a trophy and receive a medal. There will be additional prizes for Best Rating Performance (compared to published grade/rating), Best Junior (Under 18) and Best Female Player in each tournament | Entry form

Aug
27
Thu
2020
Northumbria Chess Masters – SUSPENDED @ Novotel Newcastle Airport, Ponteland Road, Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm
Northumbria Chess Masters - SUSPENDED @ Novotel Newcastle Airport, Ponteland Road, Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne

*** SUSPENDED: No entries are currently being accepted for the 2020 Northumbria Masters. A decision on a postponement (and any new dates for the event) will be taken by July 1 ***
Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com [MAP]

Apr
25
Sun
2021
U12 OTB Junior Tournament @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
May
16
Sun
2021
Cheney Junior U12 OTB Event 5 @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Oxford OX3 7QH
May 16 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: https://forms.gle/bsM8pmTo8ZQGXXCWA [MAP] Junior over-the-board event, max. age group U12 (year 7). Capacity 32 (48 with sufficient parental volunteers) divided into 8 player all-play-all sections.

May
29
Sat
2021
Over The Board Returns! @ Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
May 29 – May 30 all-day

Contact: Wadih Khoury Email: wadih.khoury@wanadoo.fr Web: https://tinyurl.com/4m64mr23 [MAP] Over the board Standard (60+30) event, limited to Under 18 players, in line with the law and government guidance.

Jun
20
Sun
2021
Cheney U12 Junior Event 6 @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: https://forms.gle/NaoKJkBawKsXNrVG8 [MAP] 6th Cheney U12 Rapidplay; 48 capacity; sections will be divided into 8 player all-play-alls. I hope to FIDE rate the top (or possibly top two) sections

Jun
26
Sat
2021
Over The Board Returns 2 @ Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Jun 26 – Jun 27 all-day

Contact: Wadih Khoury Email: wadih.khoury@wanadoo.fr Web: https://tinyurl.com/58jnfjcx [MAP] Over the board, 5 rounds, 60+30. Initially open to all under 18s. If the government lifts pandemic restrictions on June 21st, registration will be open for adults too.
In the meantime, adults are welcome to pre-register.

Jul
18
Sun
2021
Cheney U16 Junior Rapidplay Event 7
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: https://forms.gle/d2pbLyxocPJsfU9QA
Junior OTB Rapidplay, 7th event in a series of pandemic events that started in October 2020. I hope to FIDE rate the top (or top two) sections.

Aug
7
Sat
2021
Over The Board Returns 3 @ Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day

Contact: Wadih Khoury Email: wadih.khoury@wanadoo.fr Web: https://tinyurl.com/9398mpdm [MAP] 6 rounds, 60+30 ECF and FIDE rated event. Capacity of 48, could be extended depending on pandemic evolution. Depending on the numbers of entrants, there will be 2 to 4 section (10 to 16 players each) with allocation based on strength (ECF and FIDE). Cash prizes depending on number of entrants | Rules and protocols

Aug
19
Thu
2021
Wood Green Invitational @ Oddfellows Hall, 17 Greengate Street, Stafford ST16 2HP
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Lawrence Cooper Email: lozcooper@hotmail.com [MAP] Ten player round robin eligible for title norms – GM, IM, WGM, WIM

Aug
26
Thu
2021
Northumbria Masters @ Marriott MetroCentre, Marconi Way, Gateshead NE11 9XF
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://northumbriamasters.com/ [MAP] GM norm & IM norm All-Play-Alls (All-Play-All entries by invitation only). 9-round Swiss tournaments (with over £5,500 in prizes)
Northumbria Masters (Open to All, eligible for title norms, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Challengers (U2000, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Major (U1750, ECF-rated); Minor (U1500, ECF-rated) | Entry form

Sep
12
Sun
2021
Cheney Rapidplays Event 9 @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: https://forms.gle/h9oh2tjk34DBLNbn6 [MAP] Junior rapidplays; 48 players capacity; arranged by strength in all-play-all groups of 8; 7 rounds; lots of trophies; ECF Congress of the Year 2021; http://www.cheneychess.com/

Sep
24
Fri
2021
57th Northumberland Chess Weekender @ The Parks Leisure Centre Howdon Road, North Shields, North Tyneside NE29 6TL
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Mick Riding Email: mickriding@hotmail.co.uk Website: https://northumberlandchess.wixsite.com/congress [MAP] Featuring FIDE rated OPEN, MAJOR, MINOR and FOUNDATION sections with a prize fund of £1700 | Entry form

Oct
2
Sat
2021
British Chess Championships 2021 – Open Championships @ Canham Turner Conference Centre, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX
Oct 2 @ 2:30 pm – Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: manager.british@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/ [MAP] British Championships Open Finals 2021. The Championship Finals will take place at Hull University and are open to eligible exempted players (GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs) and qualifiers from the Online Championships. The Finals will be played over 9 rounds between 2nd and 10th October | Entry form

Oct
10
Sun
2021
Cheney Rapidplays Event 10 @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: https://forms.gle/h9oh2tjk34DBLNbn6 [MAP] Junior rapidplays; 48 players capacity; arranged by strength in all-play-all groups of 8; 7 rounds; lots of trophies; ECF Congress of the Year 2021; http://www.cheneychess.com/

Oct
17
Sun
2021
29th Birmingham Rapidplay @ Quinborne Community Centre Ridgacre Rd, Quinton, Birmingham B32 2TW
Oct 17 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: https://rapidplay.birminghamchess.org.uk/ [MAP] Four ECF-rated and FIDE-rated Rapidplay tournaments – Open, Major, Inter, Minor. £1,000 prize fund.