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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: Web: [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
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

Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Jun 23 @ 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

Leek Rapidplay @ St. Edward’s CE Academy, Westwood Road, Leek, Staffs. ST13 8DN
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Matthew Carr Email: [MAP] A 6 round tournament with Fischer timings. All moves in 20 minutes + 10 seconds added per move …

UKI Girls and Boys Chess Championships @ Sandown Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9AJ
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Marie Gledhill Email: [MAP] The UKI Chess Championships are open to all children in the UK and Ireland. This is an individual event as well as a school team event – you can enter as an individual or a school team. There are trophies for the top three girls and boys schools according to the scores of their top four players. The girls play separately to the boys with trophies for the overall champions and rosettes awarded for those scoring 11 points or more. No one is knocked out all 5 rounds are played | Entry form

3rd Brighton Rapidplay @ Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QF
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Will Ellinger Email: Web: [MAP] Rapidplay tournament near Brighton – 6 round Swiss tournament with each round lasting 60 minutes | Entry form


4 Way Chess Tournament @ St Michael & All Angels Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk IP5 3PL
Jun 24 @ 12:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Contact: Dagne Ciuksyte Email: [MAP] Social friendly event to enjoy an unusual version of chess. 4 Way Chess is a fun version of standard chess played on a special chessboard by four players. No age limits | Entry form

Šolta Amateur Open 2018 @ Grohote, Šolta Island, Croatia 21430
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 1 @ 9:30 pm

Contact: Mateo Ivić Email: Web: [MAP] Amateur open tournament on beautiful Šolta Island in Croatia. 90 minutes + 30 seconds for every move

8th Whitby Chess Congress @ Conservative Club, Upgang Lane, Whitby, Yorkshire. Y021 3DT
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: Web: [MAP] Who can resist Whitby’s beautiful beach, harbour and world-class fish and chips? Also – Whitby inspired Bram Stoker to write ‘Dracula’. July 2017 grades will be used. ECF Silver members can enter the Minor U136 for £23. Major U166 – 1st prize of £170.00 | Entry form

2018 UK Chess Challenge – Southern Gigafinal @ TBC
Jun 30 – Jul 1 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

Greater London Chess Club FIDE Summer Rapidplay @ St George's Bloomsbury 6 Little Russell Street London WC1A 2HR
Jun 30 all-day

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: Web: [MAP] Five round Swiss tournament with Open, U160ECF and U120ECF sections. Rate of play: each player has 25 minutes + 5 second increments. First and second cash prizes in each section
There is a lift to the venue via the Church but not directly from outside to the Upper Vestry Hall. The venue has a disabled toilet.

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

Chess Summer School for Teachers @ The Science and Technological Park University of Girona Spain
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – Jul 6 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: John Foley Email: Web: [MAP] The ECU Education Commission in conjunction with the Erasmus Plus CHAMPS (Chess and Mathematics in Primary Schools) project to deliver the first professional development course for teachers of chess in schools across Europe. The course takes place at the University of Girona, Spain, on 2-6 July 2018. Attendees will learn from leading professors and educationists in the fields of pedagogy, psychology, mathematics, game theory and thinking skills. Those successfully completing the course will receive 3 ECTS points under the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System.
Potential participants should be highly motivated to improve and broaden their chess teaching skills and materials. The course fee is €300 if booked by 15th April. Accommodation at the university starts at €19 for single occupancy and €27 for double occupancy. Places on the course are limited.

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)

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

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

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

19th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ Holiday Inn Birmingham-Walsall, M6 Jct. 10
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm

FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135 [MAP] – for entry forms, information visit

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

International Chess Festival of Friendship @ Yerevan, Armenia
Jul 14 – Jul 22 all-day

Contact: Meri Grigoryan Email: Tel: 07734 629931 [MAP] Open to every junior aged below 20. It’s a 3 day event of FIDE-rated blitz and rapid tournaments, also master classes and simultaneous exhibitions given by top Armenian GMs, and 4 days of tourism: sightseeing, learning Armenian culture, history and cuisine. If interested please contact FIDE Trainer Miss Meri Grigoryan. More details will follow after Christmas 2017.

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

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

6th Brainstormchess Junior Rapidplay @ The Rugby Portobello 221 Walmer Road, Holland Park, London W11 4EY
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
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