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CCF FIDE Rated Summer Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Jun 30 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: Web: [MAP]
A 7 round FIDE-rated rapidplay Tournament with an Open section plus as many other sections as entries allow

63rd Hampstead FIDE Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead, London NW3 6NS
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
THREE SECTIONS – Under 2200 & Under 1900 plus a section for players who are graded Under 135 on the ECF list

Rugby Junior Open @ Lawrence Sheriff School, Clifton Road, Rugby CV21 3AG
Jul 1 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web: [MAP]
Two Under 18 sections and three Under 11 sections | Entry form

Civil Service Chess Championship @ Carrs Lane Conference Centre, The Church at Carrs Lane, Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX
Jul 4 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: John Conway Email: Web: [MAP]
The competition is open to Civil Servants and will will be a rapid play event with 25minutes each on the chess clock under the FIDE rules of Chess. Players will get multiple games over the day. There will be section for people graded 100 and over under the English Chess Federation grading system and for those from 99 down to ungraded. If there are a limited number of entries then there will be one group only. We welcome both experienced players and people new to competitive chess. Applicants must be Civil Servants and be members of the Civil Service Sports Council …

Hendon First Thursday Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Jul 5 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
Time control : G10 (all in ten minutes each); Swiss 6 round Open (one section)

ICCD 18th Deaf Chess Olympiad @ Manchester Deaf Centre, Crawford House, Booth Street East, Manchester M13 9GH
Jul 6 – Jul 16 all-day

Contact: Stephen Gibson Email: Web: [MAP]
Deaf Chess Olympiad – Men’s Team, Women’s Team, Open Individual, Open Blitz

2018 UK Chess Challenge – Midlands Gigafinal @ TBC
Jul 7 – Jul 8 all-day

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: Tel: 07786260301 Web:
The Gigafinals of the 2018 UK Chess Challenge, open to qualifiers from Megafinals around the country

2nd Hope Cup for Beginners @ Stratford Campus, University of East London, Water Lane, London E15 4LZ
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contact: Jude Ranga Samarasinghe Email: [MAP]
Ungraded chess tournament for beginners aged 5 to 13. Participation fee £30 per person or £50 for 2 siblings

Bughouse (Exchange) Tournament @ Cass Seminar Room, University of East London, Water Lane, London
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contact: JR Samarasighe Email: Web:
Bughouse (Exchange) chess is a variation of chess played with two teams of two people on two chess boards.
Entry fee is £15.00 per person or £30.00 per team. Both individual and team applications are accepted. Individuals who do not have a teammate can still enroll and they will be paired on the day of the tournament. A maximum of 10 teams will be accepted. The prize fund will total about 60% of the entry fees taken and will be set during the first round

6th DeMontford Bell Kings Place Festival @ 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS – Open/Major U170/Minor U145/Amateur U120/Under 85

2nd Ashton Rapidplay @ Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 8RS
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: David Hardy Email: Web: [MAP]
6 round Swiss with section for U150, U115 and U80/ungraded – 25 minutes per game | Entry form

Graeme Thomson Memorial Rapidplay Tournament @ 6th Form Common Room, Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: David Collier Email: Web: [MAP]
6 round Swiss tournament with two sections – Open and Major (U145). Central Bristol venue. There will be cash prizes for 1st and 2nd in each section | Entry form

4th Martlesham Heath Chess Open @ St Michael & All Angels Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk IP5 3PL
Jul 8 @ 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Dagne Ciuksyte Email: [MAP]
Six round Swiss tournament. Time control: 10 minutes each with 10 seconds added per move | Entry form

South Shields FIDE Blitz @ Customs House Mill Dam South Shields NE33 1ES
Jul 8 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Brian Towers Email: Web: [MAP]
9 round FIDE-rated blitz. Time control: 5 minutes + 2 second increment | Entry form

19th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ Ramada Telford, Forgegate, Telford, Shropshire TF3 4NA
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm

FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135 [MAP]
Web: | Entry form

2018 UK Chess Challenge – Northern Gigafinal @ Abbey Hey Lane, Manchester M18 8RL
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day

[MAP] Contact: Sarah Longson Email: Tel: 07786260301 Web:
The Gigafinals of the 2018 UK Chess Challenge, open to qualifiers from Megafinals around the country

Weald Chess Congress @ The Sports Centre, Copthorne Prep School, Effingham Lane, Copthorne, West Sussex RH10 3HR
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day

Contact: Carol Graham Email: Web: [MAP]
5 round Swiss in 4 sections – Open, U175, U140, U110. £1750 prize fund. Discount for early entry before 3rd July | Entry form

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Jul 14 @ 9:45 am – 12:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Web: [MAP]
Beginners section and other sections for more advanced players | Entry form

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess Tournament @ St Luke’s Church in Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
Five sections based on English Chess Federation Rapidplay grades – Open to All (the strongest section); Under 170 Major; Under 145 Minor; Under 120 Amateur; Under 80 My First Tournament

Muswell Hill FIDE WEEKDAY Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Summer Chess League Round 2 @ Battersea Chess Club 81-83 Falcon Road London SW11 2PF
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Leon Watson Email: Web: [MAP]
The SCL is London’s lighter league. We are a new league hosted by Battersea Chess Club at their venue near Clapham Junction railway station | Flyer

6th Brainstormchess Junior Rapidplay @ The Rugby Portobello 221 Walmer Road, Holland Park, London W11 4EY
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: Web: [MAP]
Minor Under 130 – Major Under 171. 6 rounds of rapid chess. Half an hour per player per game | Entry form

7th Brainstormchess FIDE Blitz @ The Rugby Portobello 221 Walmer Road, Holland Park, London W11 4EY
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Contact: Kishan Pattni Email: Web: [MAP]
A social FIDE rated blitz evening.

CCS Midweek FIDE Evening Blast @ John Keble Church, Edgware, London HA8 9NS
Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 27 @ 10:30 pm

Contact: Rob Willmoth Email: Web: [MAP]
This is a five round weekday evening event on Sunday 22nd, Monday 23rd, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th, Friday 27th July. Each player will play 5 FIDE-rated games. Sections – FIDE-rated Over 2000, FIDE-rated 1850 to 1999, FIDE-rated 1700 to 1849, FIDE-rated 1550 to 1699, Under 1550 | Entry form

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