Calendar

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May
13
Fri
2016
Rhyl Chess Congress – 50th Jubilee @ Town Hall
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – May 15 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Mr S Hamilton Email: hamilstu62@outlook.com Tel: 07444355871
The 50th Jubilee year of the Rhyl Chess Congress. Entry fee remains at £26 for Platinum, Gold and Silver ECF members. For any player who is a member of a national federation, the standard fee is applicable. Bronze or unregistered players please add an extra £6 for grading fees. There is an increase in the prize fund from the reserve.
The format is a Swiss style 5 round event – 2 hours to complete the game – 3 sections – Open for all – Major players below 170 and a Minor players below 125. All games subject to ECF grading – The Arbiters decision is final. Entry forms can be requested

May
28
Sat
2016
48th Cotswold Chess Congress @ Kings School
May 28 @ 10:00 am – May 30 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John Harris Email: jibs@dmshome.co.uk Web: http://cotswoldcongress.co.uk/
Accommodation – http://www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk/
Refreshments throughout the day. Bookstall. Ample free parking available in the school grounds. Both bus and train stations are only ten minutes walk away | Entry form

Jul
23
Sat
2016
British Chess Championships @ Bournemouth Pavilion
Jul 23 – Aug 6 all-day

Contact: Kevin Staveley / Alex Holowczak Email: manager.british@englishchess.org.uk Web: www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk
Includes – the British Championships, the British Seniors Championships, the British Graded Championships, the British Junior Championships, Major Open, Open Morning and Afternoon Tournaments, the English Open Rapidplay, the British Blitz and Weekend Tournaments – all details on the website

Jan
29
Sun
2017
31st Stockport Rapidplay @ The Guildhall, 169-171 Wellington Rd South, Stockport SK1 3UA
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Peter Taylor Email: pht@rover12.wanadoo.co.uk
6 round Swiss event. Players will have 30 minutes for all moves. 4 sections: Open, Major (U170), Intermediate (U140), Minor (U110)
Prizes: 1st £140; 2nd £90; 3rd £40 and Grading £40 each section. Veteran and Buxton prizes, junior prizes in the Minor. Stockport League Major, Intermediate and Minor Trophies [MAP] Entry form

May
12
Fri
2017
51st Rhyl Chess Congress @ Town Hall Wellington Road Rhyl LL18 1AB
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – May 14 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Stuart Hamilton Email: hamilstu62@outlook.com [MAP] A five round Swiss-style event in a comfortable playing venue. Three sections Open – Major (160/below) and Minor (125/below). January 2017 grades or estimated playing strength – FIDE Arbiters Mr Peter Purland and Mr David Welch | Entry form

Jun
30
Fri
2017
2nd North Wales FIDE Open @ St David's Room, Venue Cymru, Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 1BB
Jun 30 – Jul 2 all-day

— (incorporating 4th Colwyn Bay Congress) Contact: Syringa Camp Email: northwaleschess@aol.com [MAP] £1,625 guaranteed prize fund. FIDE-rated Open, FIDE-rated Major (U1900/U160), Minor (U120/U1600). Prizes in each section: 1st-£250, 2nd-£150, 3rd-£75, Grading Prize-£50. Also £50 junior prize for highest scoring U18 as at 1st Jan 2017 (any section) | Entry form

 

Jul
28
Fri
2017
2017 British Chess Championships @ Venue Cymru, The Promenade, Vaughan St, Llandudno LL30 1AN
Jul 28 – Aug 6 all-day
Oct
13
Fri
2017
Crewe Chess Congress @ IBIS Styles Hotel, Emperor Way, Crewe Business Park, Crewe CW1 6BD
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Neville Layhe Email: Leshall1021@gmail.com Web: http://www.crewechessclub.co.uk [MAP] 4 sections: Open, Major U165, Intermediate U135, Minor U105. 4 prizes per section: 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £50 Grading £25. Entry form on the website at https://crewechessclub.co.uk/congress2017/

Mar
16
Fri
2018
Castle Chess 10th Hereford Congress @ The Green Dragon Hotel, Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9BG
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@mrcorfe.com Web: http://www.castlechess.co.uk [MAP] 6 round event – Open including Premier U175, Major U155 including Intermediate U135, Minor U115 including Challengers U95. Prizes dependent on entries as agreed at players review 2017 | Entry form

May
11
Fri
2018
Rhyl Chess Congress @ Rhyl Town Hall, Wellington Road, Rhyl LL18 1AR
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – May 13 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Stuart Hamilton Email: Stuarth240462@outlook.com [MAP] A Swiss style tournament, with 5 rounds | Entry form

May
26
Sat
2018
50th Cotswold Chess Congress @ The Kings School. Gloucester GL1 2BG
May 26 @ 10:00 am – May 28 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Gilmour Email: dracofelsinae@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://cotswoldcongress.co.uk [MAP] This is the 50th Cotswold Chess Congress, held at the popular Kings School venue in Gloucester. Free onsite parking | Entry form

Jun
22
Fri
2018
3rd North Wales FIDE Open (incorporating 5th Colwyn Bay) @ Venue Cymru, Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 1BB
Jun 22 – Jun 24 all-day

Contact: Syringa Camp Email: northwaleschess@aol.com Web: http://www.colwynbaychess.org.uk/nwcongress.html [MAP] Once again to be held at the lovely Venue Cymru in Llandudno (as per the British Chess Championships 2017) – £1,625 guaranteed prize fund, with thanks to our sponsors www.wholesaleschess.co.uk
Three sections, FIDE-rated Open and Major (U1900 / 160) and ECF/WCU graded Minor (U120 / 1600)
1st: £250 2nd: £150 3rd: £75 and grading prize of £50 in each section, plus £50 junior prize
Entry fees including member discounts* are Open/Major £28 and Minor £26. Further £5 discount for juniors (U18 as at 1/1/2018). Late entry fee applies for entries received after 15th June 2018 | Entry form

*see entry form for full details

Oct
12
Fri
2018
Crewe Chess Congress 2018 @ Ibis Styles Hotel, Emperor Way, Crewe CW1 6BD
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Les Hall Email: Nevillelayhe@gmail.com Web: http://www.crewechessclub.co.uk/ Tel: 01270 361747 [MAP] We are once again holding our popular 5 round Swiss tournament, with 4 sections – Open, U165 Major, U135 Inter, U105 Minor | Flyer

Feb
23
Sat
2019
*** CANCELLED Wiltshire & West of England Junior Open Championships CANCELLED *** @ UTC Swindon, Bristol Street, Swindon SN1 5ET
Feb 23 @ 9:45 am – Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm

Many apologies but we have had to cancel our Feb ‘19 Congress due to late loss of venue …

May
10
Fri
2019
Rhyl Chess Congress @ Rhyl Town Hall, Wellington Road, Rhyl
May 10 – May 12 all-day

Contact: Stuart Hamilton Email: stuarthamilton41@yahoo.com Web: http://rhylandprestatynchessclub.com [MAP] Five rounds, three sections (Minor U120, Major U160, Open) Swiss style tournament | Entry form

May
19
Sun
2019
2nd Crewe Rapidplay @ Ibis Styles Hotel, Emperor Way, Crewe
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 8:00 pm

Contact: Neville Layhe Email: nevillelayhe@gmail.com Web: http://www.crewechessclub.co.uk [MAP] Hosted by Crewe Chess Club, a 7 round Rapidplay at the popular Ibis Hotel in Crewe. 4 sections, ALL FIDE rated – Open, Major U165, Inter U135, Minor U 105 **Increased prize money ** and grading prizes in all sections Prizes dependent on entries | Entry form

May
25
Sat
2019
51st Cotswold Chess Congress @ The Kings School, Gouda Way, Gloucester
May 25 @ 10:00 am – May 27 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Gilmour Email: dracofelsinae@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://cotswoldcongress.co.uk [MAP] This year’s Open will incorporate the Gloucestershire Individual County Championship. The event is a traditional old style congress. However we are aiming to use digital clocks for the open section. Look us up on Facebook for the latest details. Venue close to amenities and free parking | Entry form

Jun
21
Fri
2019
4th North Wales FIDE Open / 6th Colwyn Bay Congress @ Venue Cymru, Promenade, Llandudno LL30 1BB
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Syringa Camp Email: northwaleschess@aol.com [MAP] Three sections, FIDE-rated Open and Major (U1900 / 160), and ECF/WCU graded Minor (U120 / 1600)
1st: £250 2nd: £150 3rd: £75 and grading prize of £50 in each section, plus £50 junior prize | Entry form

May
15
Sat
2021
Yorkshire Junior Chess Association Event 1 @ Lichess.org
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
There are 4 ability sections – Premier (any players); Championship ( ECF below 1450 (100 old system)); League 1 (ECF below 1000 (40 old system)); League 2 (no grade or first season). Not sure? Tick the ‘not sure’ box on entry and we will help to place you in the right section. Prizes guaranteed in EACH section are – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and more depending on entry

Jun
5
Sat
2021
Sicilian Defence Lesson & ECF Online Graded Rapid Tournament @ Lichess.org
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Knight Email: UxbridgeJuniorChessClub@hotmail.com
Our first one hour chess lesson with FM Rishpal Singh, CM David Okike followed by a rapid ECF graded online Swiss tournament. We would love you to join us and watch the improvements in your games. We will be hosting numerous fortnightly lessons, tournaments working on different aspects to strengthen your game | Flyer

Jun
19
Sat
2021
Yorkshire Junior Chess Association Event 2 @ Lichess.org
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
There are 4 ability sections – Premier (any players); Championship ( ECF below 1450 (100 old system)); League 1 (ECF below 1000 (40 old system)); League 2 (no grade or first season). Not sure? Tick the ‘not sure’ box on entry and we will help to place you in the right section. Prizes guaranteed in EACH section are – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and more depending on entry

Jul
24
Sat
2021
Yorkshire Junior Chess Association Event 3 @ Lichess.org
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
There are 4 ability sections – Premier (any players); Championship ( ECF below 1450 (100 old system)); League 1 (ECF below 1000 (40 old system)); League 2 (no grade or first season). Not sure? Tick the ‘not sure’ box on entry and we will help to place you in the right section. Prizes guaranteed in EACH section are – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and more depending on entry

Aug
14
Sat
2021
Yorkshire Junior Chess Association Event 4 @ Lichess.org
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
There are 4 ability sections – Premier (any players); Championship ( ECF below 1450 (100 old system)); League 1 (ECF below 1000 (40 old system)); League 2 (no grade or first season). Not sure? Tick the ‘not sure’ box on entry and we will help to place you in the right section. Prizes guaranteed in EACH section are – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and more depending on entry

Sep
18
Sat
2021
UK Chess Challenge Challengers
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day

Contact: Pauline Whitehead Email: pauline@ukchess.co.uk Web: https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/
Challenger event is one of the final stages of the UK Chess Challenge

Oct
9
Sat
2021
UK Chess Challenge Terafinal @ Blenheim Palace Woodstock OX20 1PP
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: sarah@ukchess.co.uk [MAP] Finals of the largest junior competition. Entry is by qualification only.