Calendar

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Sep
30
Sun
2018
BBCA Midlands Rapidplay 2018 @ Broadway Academy Perry Barr Birmingham
Sep 30 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Abu Hasan Email: hasanamm@hotmail.com [MAP] 15-minute Rapidplay – Open and Major (under ECF 147) sections. Entry fee only £10 for both sections and prize money is over £550, including Open 1st prize £200 and Major 1st prize £100. Complimentary lunch and tea/coffee will be served at lunch break. Contact Abu Hasan 07944668603 or Golam Ali Pervez 07765041449 | Entry form

Oct
27
Sat
2018
2020 Chess Midlands Qualifier @ Birmingham University Underground Dance Studio
Oct 27 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: director@2020chess.com Web: http://www.2020chess.com [MAP] The top teams from clubs, schools and universities will battle it out for a place at the 2020 Grand Final. All the details can be seen in the attachment and at the website …

Feb
22
Fri
2019
Bunratty Chess Festival 2019 @ Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty, Co. Clare
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Paul Carey Email: info@bunrattychess.com Web: http://bunrattychess.com/ [MAP] Biggest weekender in Ireland. 350 entrants annually with many top GMs

Mar
3
Sun
2019
Special Interest Chess Holiday @ Rothay Manor Hotel, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 OEH
Mar 3 – Mar 8 all-day

Contact: Jamie Shail Email: jamie@rothaymanor.co.uk Web: https://rothaymanor.co.uk/ [MAP] This event’s main aim is for guests to enjoy themselves whilst increasing their knowledge of chess and gaining confidence in using various tactics. The holiday includes –
A seven-round Swiss competition; a look at some games from the past; tutorial sessions covering Opening principles, Middle Game, Endgame techniques; chess tactics (pin, skewer, fork and discovered check); analysis of games played at the hotel.
We will be joined for a day by Raymond Keene OBE, Grandmaster, FIDE international arbiter, journalist and author. The holiday is suitable for anyone from the inexperienced (ungraded) player to local club players, though not for anyone above 150 grading | Accessibility statement

Mar
10
Sun
2019
Solihull Chess Club 1st Rapid Play Chess 960 Tournament @ Solihull School Warwick Road Solihull West Midlands
Mar 10 @ 9:30 am – 6:15 pm

Contact: John Green Email: johnsidneygreen@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://www.solihullchess.org/chess960 [MAP] A rapid play Chess 960 tournament organised by Solihull Chess Club. An Open competition with no sections, 5 rounds Swiss. 30 minutes for all moves with 10 seconds increments. Main prize of £250, with two additional equal valued ECF grading grizes for U165 and U120. Entrance fee £15 | Entry form

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Yorkshire Junior Chess Day @ Archbishop of York Junior School, Copmanthorpe Road, Bishopthorpe, York
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Email: cloudsdale_c@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://whiterosechessacademy.org.uk [MAP] A mixture of tuition together with a Swiss competition in various sections, based on experience. Various prizes | Entry form

Oct
19
Sat
2019
Oxfam 2020 Chess Yorkshire @ University of Leeds Woodhouse Lane Leeds
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: director@2020chess.com Web: http://www.2020chess.com [MAP] An exhilarating National Team (four players) Rapidplay Competition! This competition is a one-day rapid play event, with 20 minutes for each player to make their moves per game, with five rounds taking place across the day. The entry price is just £10 for adults and £8 for students and under-eighteens

Nov
16
Sat
2019
Girls’ Chess Day @ Queen Margaret's School, Escrick Park, York
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Email: cloudsdale_c@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://www.whiterosejuniorchessacademy [MAP] Good chess training at all levels of ability. We are showing various chess tactics and problems, combined with chess games which are recorded and analysed. The main aim is to learn more and have fun | Entry form

Jan
25
Sat
2020
Oxfam 2020 Chess Birmingham Qualifier @ The Guild Underground Basement, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Park Rd, Birmingham
Jan 25 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: director@2020chess.com Web: http://www.2020chess.com [MAP] An exhilarating National Team (four players) Rapidplay Competition! This competition is a one-day rapid play event, with 20 minutes for each player to make their moves per game, with five rounds taking place across the day. The entry price is just £10 for adults and £8 for students and under-eighteens, the top teams qualify for the Grand Final taking place in February | Entry form

Oxfam 2020 Chess Midlands Qualifier @ University of Birmingham, Student Guild, Debating Hall B15 2TU
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: director@2020chess.com Web: http://www.2020chess.com [MAP] An exhilarating National Team (four players) Rapidplay Competition! This competition is a one-day rapid play event, with 20 minutes for each player to make their moves per game, with five rounds taking place across the day. The entry price is just £10 for adults and £8 for students and under-eighteens, the top teams qualify for the Grand Final taking place in February | Entry form

Feb
20
Sat
2021
vPlus Festival 2021 @ https://virtualplusfestival.org/
Feb 20 all-day

Contact: Catherine Holden Email: stillthinkinguk@aol.com Web: https://virtualplusfestival.org/
Join us for a fun festival for curious and enquiring minds! This 12 day online festival from Potential Plus UK provides a programme of live presentations and creative challenges, some especially for children, some specifically for parents, and others for the whole family to enjoy. We are delighted to say that we are able to offer all of our 2021 vPlus Festival events FREE OF CHARGE due to funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. Thanks to the Government for making this possible.
Full Access to over 50 sessions for children, families, schools and parents
Over 40 Brilliant Presenters including: Bobby Seagull, Jeff Forshaw, Roma Agrawal, Simon Singh, Alex Bellos, Jonathan Hare, Ben England, Barry Hymer, Peter Wells, Verity Jones, Helen Dennis and Bob Cox. Saturday and Sunday Challenges, social sessions, chess exhibition and a Private Minecraft Server.

May
20
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 10 @ Lichess.org
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

May
27
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 10 @ Lichess.org
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Jun
3
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 10 @ Lichess.org
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Jun
10
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 10 @ Lichess.org
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Jun
17
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 11 @ Lichess.org
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Jun
24
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 11 @ Lichess.org
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Jul
1
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 11 @ Lichess.org
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Jul
8
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 11 @ Lichess.org
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Jul
15
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 12 @ Lichess.org
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Jul
22
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 12 @ Lichess.org
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Jul
29
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 12 @ Lichess.org
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Aug
5
Thu
2021
Blackpool & Fylde League Online Rapidplay Tournament 12 @ Lichess.org
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: https://lichess.org/team/blackpool–fylde-league
Open to all players in the Blackpool & Flyde League area (Leyland to Lancaster) and also open to Central Lancs League players. Friendly games, not ECF rated. Played on Thursdays, although re-arrangements are allowed. A continuous 4 double round (playing both black and white) event.

Aug
14
Sat
2021
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: eca-festival@essexchess.org.uk Web: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/essex-back-to-real-chess-festival/ [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

Aug
15
Sun
2021
Abbots Bromley Blitz @ Coach & Horses, High St, Abbots Bromley, WS15 3BN
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm
Abbots Bromley Blitz @ Coach & Horses, High St, Abbots Bromley, WS15 3BN

Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: abbotsbromleychessclub@gmail.com Web: https://www.chess.com/club/abbots-bromley [MAP] Free entry ungraded matches welcome to all. Please email if you would like to attend in advance or if you have any questions.