Calendar

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Aug
25
Wed
2021
Coulsdon Chess August Chess School RP Afternoons @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior Home Page/Summer Holiday 21 Chess School.htm [MAP] Afternoon events at our training course. All under 18s welcome providing they book in and are an ECF Silver Member or higher.

Aug
26
Thu
2021
Coulsdon Chess August Chess School RP Afternoons @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior Home Page/Summer Holiday 21 Chess School.htm [MAP] Afternoon events at our training course. All under 18s welcome providing they book in and are an ECF Silver Member or higher.

Aug
27
Fri
2021
Coulsdon Chess August Chess School RP @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior Home Page/Summer Holiday 21 Chess School.htm [MAP] As part of our August training camp. All under 18s welcomed as long as they book in and have ECF Silver membership or above.
Rapidplay – 25 minutes each – as many rounds as possible.

Aug
28
Sat
2021
Sheffield Junior Open @ Stradbroke Community Centre Stradbroke Richmond Road Sheffield S13 8LT
Aug 28 @ 10:45 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Jonathan Arnott Email: jwauk02@aol.com [MAP] Open Under-18 competition for juniors of all standards. Will be split into age group sections depending on number of entries | Entry form

Sep
4
Sat
2021
Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre Ettrick Street, Poplar London E14 0QD
Sep 4 @ 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

Sep
7
Tue
2021
Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London N2 9HR
Sep 7 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Nasim Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://muswellhillchess.blogspot.com/ [MAP] Six rounds of FIDE-rated chess, all Tuesdays. Limited to 30 players. One section.

Sep
12
Sun
2021
Barnet Knights LJCC Qualifier @ Garden Suburb School, Childs Way, London NW11 6XU
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Robert Frederick Willmoth Email: robwillmoth@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://www.barnetknights.com/ [MAP]
This is a London Junior qualifying event. All details plus registration are on https://barnetknights.com/online-registration/barnet-knights-tournament | Entry form

Sep
14
Tue
2021
Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London N2 9HR
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Nasim Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://muswellhillchess.blogspot.com/ [MAP] Six rounds of FIDE-rated chess, all Tuesdays. Limited to 30 players. One section.

Sep
17
Fri
2021
Hendon FIDE 2300 Plus @ Hendon London NW4 4NA
Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Adam Nasim Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://bit.ly/chessinhendon
3 days / 5 standard games. Entry fee £50.00 (ENG must be GOLD ECF or above). Time control = 90m+30s
Rounds – Day 1 = (1) 5.00pm to 9.00pm, Day 2 = Venue will be open approximately 10.30am, (2) 11.00am to 3pm, (3) 3.30pm to 7.30pm. Day 3 = (4) 11.00am to 3pm, (5) 3.30pm to 7.30pm.

Sep
25
Sat
2021
Cambridgeshire Rapidplay @ Whittlesford Memorial Hall Mill Lane Whittlesford Cambridge
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Oliver Lenton Email: ollie__lenton@hotmail.co.uk [MAP] Cambs & East Anglia Grand Prix event; four five-round tournaments
Open; Major (Under 1900); Challengers (Under 1650); Minor (Under 1400) | Entry form

Peter & Peggy Clarke Memorial @ The Parkhouse Centre Ergue-Gaberic Way, Bude EX23 8LD
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: John Constable Email: chess@budechess.co.uk Web: http://www.budechess.co.uk/ [MAP] Six round rapidplay, 25min +5 sec/move, Open & U1750

Oct
3
Sun
2021
1st Shark Tank LJCC @ Bishop Douglass School Hamilton Road London
Oct 3 @ 9:45 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tonyniccolichess@gmail.com [MAP] London Junior Championship Qualifying event for the London Junior Championship finals held in December. Sections U8, U10, U12.
Qualifying scores – U10 / U12 – 3.5 Minor Finals, 4.5 Major Finals. U8 -4 points
Prizes for winners and runners up. This event has supervision if you do not want to stay onsite with your child.
Google form to complete to enter – https://forms.gle/Wxsu4tpd2fv7u9Vf7 | Brochure

Oct
16
Sat
2021
Sussex Junior Worth Rapidplay @ Worth School, Paddockhurst Road, Turners Hill RH10 4SD
Oct 16 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Carol Graham Email: info@sussexjuniorchess.org Web: http://sussexjuniorchess.org/ [MAP] 6 round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections – U8, U10, U12 & U18. LJCC qualifier.

Coulsdon Chess Junior Grand Prix @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Oct 16 @ 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

Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre Ettrick Street, Poplar London E14 0QD
Oct 16 @ 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

Oct
29
Fri
2021
Coulsdon Chess Junior Grand Prix @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Oct 29 @ 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

Nov
5
Fri
2021
1st Ribble FIDE Rapidplay @ South Ribble Borough Council Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, Lancashire
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: http://congress.org.uk/congress/69/home [MAP] A Friday afternoon event, 6 rounds, Major U2000, Minor U1650

Nov
6
Sat
2021
Coulsdon Chess Junior Grand Prix @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Nov 6 @ 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

PRO University Chess League @ Lichess.org and venue TBA
Nov 6 @ 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

Nov
13
Sat
2021
British Junior Rapid & Blitz Championship @ Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Swallow House, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK7 6BZ
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day

MAP Alternative postcode for SatNav MK7 6TT – Official British Junior Rapid & Blitz Championships 2021, in various age groups

Nov
20
Sat
2021
1st Bristol Autumn Rapidplay Tournament @ BGS, University Road, Bristol
Nov 20 @ 9:45 am – 5:30 pm
1st Bristol Autumn Rapidplay Tournament @ BGS, University Road, Bristol

Contact: Igor Doklestic Email: chessinbristol@gmail.com Web: https://www.bristolcongress.co.uk/ [MAP] A 6 round tournament with one section U2300 limited to 40 players | Rules

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