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Keith Richardson Memorial Rapidplay @ Camberley Baptist Church Hall, 15 Frimley Road, Camberley, Surrey
Sep 14 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: John Upham Email: | Web [MAP]
Rapidplay tournament consisting of six rounds. The time control is R20′ + 10″. Trophy for the event winner and the winner’s name will be added to the Keith Richardson Chess Board trophy

Maidenhead Junior Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead
Sep 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Web: [MAP] (postcode of entrance drive SL6 4QQ)
Beginners section and other sections for more advanced players. Open to all under the age of 18 | Entry form

34th Crowborough Chess Congress @ Crowborough Community Centre Pine Grove, Crowborough
Sep 14 @ 9:45 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: David Fryer Email: Web: [MAP]
6 round Swiss tournament with 25 minutes per player plus 5 seconds per move from start. One section with grading prizes
Entry limited to ECF 215 and FIDE 2300 | Entry form

Peter & Peggy Clarke Memorial Rapidplay @ Rooms 2/3, The Parkhouse Centre, Ergue-Gaberic Way, Bude
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: John Constable Email: Web: [MAP]
Six round rapidplay 25min + 10sec move. In memory of Peter & Peggy Clarke | Entry form

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
Monthly, 6 rounds, 5 sections – Open, Under 170, Under 145, Under 120 plus NEW Improvers Under 105 section, and an ECF Graded Under 80 Section! 25 minutes each plus 5 seconds a move –

UK Open Blitz 2019 Regional Qualifiers @ London, Manchester
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email:
The UK Blitz 2019 is being staged as a series of qualifiers over two weekends in September followed by an all play all final in November. The Finals and qualifiers combined will have a total prize fund in excess of £5,000. This will be an Open Championship and there is no geographic or citizenship restriction on entry
Details and online entry here

ECF Secondary School Chess Tournament @ Eton College, Windsor SL4 6DW
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Neill Cooper Email: Web: [MAP]
Teams will consist of 6 players in school years 7 to 13. Schools can enter one or two teams. Squads can have up to 8 players with 6 playing in any match.
5 round Swiss rapidplay tournament. Digital chess clocks: all moves in 20 minutes + 5 sec/move. Play will be in the spacious school hall; team rooms will be shared and in the maths department | Flier

Coventry Chess Club 2nd Junior Open Rapidplay @ Massey Ferguson Social Club Broad Lane Coventry
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Ed Goodwin Email: [MAP]
For players under 18 on 31st August 2019. Open, Under 120 and Under 80 sections. All moves in 15 minutes plus 10 second increment per move. 5 rounds | Entry form

1st Berkshire SAE @ Langley Grammar School, Reddington Drive, Langley, Berkshire
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nidhi Gogia Email: Web: [MAP]
Junior Rapidplay afternoon event with 6 graded games and an ungraded section for beginners. 4 sections to suit all skill levels – Elite (above ECF 120); U120; U60 and ungraded Beginners section. Cash prizes for the Elite winners; trophies / medals for 1st / 2nd / 3rd place winners for all other sections. DGT clocks will be used | Entry form

3rd Chess & Bridge Blitz Tournament @ Chess & Bridge Shop, 44 Baker Street, London
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Joao Santos Email: Web: [MAP]
Round Robin Blitz Tournament, 5min KO (no increment), limited to a maximum of 10 players, all ages and levels welcome. Registration in store at 2.30 pm (first come, first served, pay on the day) – £10 entry fee (£5 entry for Chess Magazine subscribers)
1st prize – £30 gift voucher; 2nd prize – £20 gift voucher; 3rd prize – £5 chess bargain book
Tiebreak – a) head to head b) most wins c) most black games
All participants receive latest issue of Chess Magazine and get a 10% discount with any purchase on the day in-store

Wiltshire 5 Minute Championship @ Maud Heath Committee Room, Langley Burrell Village Hall, Manor Farm Lane, Chippenham
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Tony Ransom Email: [MAP]
There will be 1 overall tournament with prizes determined by the entry level. All entry fees will be returned as prize money. The entry fee is £3 adults / £1.50 juniors (cash only, NO CHEQUES). Entries will only be accepted on the night, so bring along a completed form. Please arrive between 7.15 and 7.30 to allow for a prompt start. It is expected that there will be 7 rounds, but this will depend on how promptly we can start and size of the entry | Entry form

9th Harrogate Chess Congress @ Apley Grange, 35 Oatlands Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 6:45 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: Web: [MAP]
The original Harrogate Congress in the beautiful chess club grounds has increased its prize money to £160 for 1st in each section and reduced its entry fee to £25 (see leaflets for further reductions). 2 sections – Under 171 Major and Under 141 Minor on July 2018 or January 2019 grades (your choice) | Entry form

2019 UK Chess Challenge Terafinal @ Mercure Daventry Hotel, Sedgemoor Way, Daventry
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day
Hampstead FIDE Chess Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am – Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP – entrance on Prince Arthur Road]
2 days, 5 games – U2200, U1900 and ECF Under 135 Sections. 10.30am start Saturday, 11am Sunday. Held a short walk from Hampstead Underground (Northern Line). 60 mins per player + 30 secs a move :: 5 rounds

North London Schools Grand Prix #1 @ Bishop Douglass School Hamilton Road London
Sep 22 @ 9:45 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Angela Eyton Email: [MAP]
LJCC qualifying event. 6 rounds. Time control – 20 mins plus 5 sec increment per player. There will be four Grand Prix meetings this term with the best three results counting towards the final scores | Entry form

East Finchley / Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
We split all entrants into three rated and graded sections on the day – Open / Major and Minor

Crewe Chess Congress 2019 @ Ibis Styles Hotel, Emperor Way, Crewe
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Les Hall Email: Web: [MAP]
Our popular 5 round, 4 section congress at The Ibis Styles Hotel – FIDE Open, Major U165, Intermediate U135, Minor U105. Increased prize money in all sections (dependent on entries) | Entry form

Northumberland Congress @ The Parks Leisure Centre Howdon Road, Royal Quays North Shields
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Mick Riding Email: Web: Online entry – [MAP]
Weekend Congress – modern venue is the same one as for the British Championships. Great area, near to the coast and Newcastle City | Entry form

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: Web: [MAP]
A mixture of tuition together with a Swiss competition in various sections, based on experience. Various prizes | Entry form

CCF Autumn Rapidplay @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Sep 28 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: | Web [MAP]
1 day FIDE-rated Rapidplay in as many sections as numbers reasonably allow


English Chess Challenge Champion of Champions @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Sep 28 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: Web: [MAP]
The final event of the 2019 English Chess Challenge – where the winners of each age group come together to play off for the ultimate title

Cambridgeshire Rapidplay @ Whittlesford Memorial Hall Mill Lane Whittlesford
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul Kemp Email: [MAP]
A 5-round rapidplay in four graded tournaments. £950 prize fund | Entry form

Letchworth FIDE Rapid @ Broadway Hotel, Letchworth Garden City
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm
BBCA Monthly Rapidplay 2019 @ The Hason Raja Centre, Spitalfields Housing Association, 117 Vallance Road, London
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact: Mostaque Choudhury Email: [MAP]
In response to the popular demand BBCA has switched to incremental time control replacing the previous fixed time control system.  All rounds of the ECF graded Open & Major sections will be played with 10-minute plus five-second incremental time control. Entry fee is only £20 for adults and £15 for juniors for both sections.  However, all players are required to be ECF Silver and above members. All other players, including foreign players with FIDE ID, must pay an additional £7.50 with the entry fee. Discounted entry fee is available for BBCA members. Attractive 1st and 2nd prizes along with several grading prizes are available in Open and Major sections.
Chief Arbiter – Michael Flatt

Wiltshire Championship 2019-20 @ N/A
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am

Contact: Tony Ransom Tel: 01225 774538
Games will be played at a venue convenient to the players. The first named player being white who will contact the other player to arrange venue and submit the result to me —
Round 1 – to be completed by 15th November 2019 | Round 2 – to be completed by 1st January 2020 | Round 3 – to be completed by 7th February 2020 | Round 4 – to be completed by 14th March 2020 | Round 5 – to be completed by 21st April 2020 | Details

39th Surrey Chess Congress @ Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Russell Granat Email: Web: [MAP]
Revival of a prestigious weekend congress after a successful event at the same venue in 2018. All three sections now FIDE-rated – Open, U1900/160, U1675/130. Online entry available at

23rd 4NCL FIDE-rated Congress @ Holiday Inn South Normanton, Carter Lane East, South Normanton, Alfreton
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: Web: [MAP]
FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7 pm

Castle Chess 15th Fareham Congress @ The Lysses House Hotel, 51 High Street, Fareham
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: Web: [MAP]
One of a series of events held around the country. A small, relaxed event. 6 round event, Open including Premier U175, Major U155 including Intermediate U135, Minor U115 including Challengers U95. PRIZES – Expected £180 per section – but not Guaranteed, plus at least one grading prize in each section. Prizes are dependent on entries

Norfolk County Championships @ Tithe Barn, Rectory Road, Horstead
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: [MAP]
A closed event for those born in Norfolk, or those who have been resident in the county of Norfolk for 6 months, or those who are a member of a club registered with NCCA | Entry form

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