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A new badge system has been introduced whenever possible from 26/3/18 onwards. An amber wheelchair (below) means that the venue has at least some disability-friendly aspects, whereas a green wheelchair (also below) means it’s particularly so. In all cases, but especially where no badge is evident, PLEASE contact the organisers for more details …

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Warwickshire Open Chess Championships @ Alan Higgs Centre Allard Way Coventry CV3 1JP
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Ed Goodwin Email: Web: [MAP]
FIDE Open; FIDE Under 1975; ECF graded Under 140; ECF graded Under 110

2019 British Universities Championship @ Park Inn by Radisson Telford, Forge Gate, Telford
Feb 23 – Feb 24 all-day

Contact: Alex Holwczak Email: Web: [MAP]
The 2019 British Universities’ Championship, with four divisions based on ability and an evening FIDE-rated Blitz tournament. The top 4 teams will qualify for the 2019 European Universities’ Championships | Entry form

*** 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 …

Northern Junior Championship @ Merchant Taylors' Boys' School 186 Liverpool Road Crosby Liverpool
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Julian Clissold Email: [MAP]
Junior tournament. Age groups Under 8, Under 9, under 10, under 11, under 12, under 14, under 16, under 18.
Under 8 will be rapidplay time control, all others will be standard time control of 50 minutes plus 10 second increments | Entry form

3rd Brainstormchess U2200 Weekend Congress @ The Rugby Portobello Trust 221 Walmer Road Holland Park London
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – Feb 24 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Kishan Pattni Email: Web: [MAP]
2 FIDE-rated sections (Under 2200 and Under 1850) and 2 ECF standard play graded sections (Under 130 and Under 90). The Under 90 section is ideal for newcomers to standard-play chess. Time controls for all games are 60 mins per player with a 30 second increment per move starting from move 1 for the whole game | Online entry

Leyland Chess Club Rapidplay 2019 @ Banqueting Suite, South Ribble Borough Council, Civic Centre, Leyland
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: Web: [MAP]
A six round Rapidplay event. Major (Under 195), Intermediate (Under 150) and Minor (Under 105). Grading prizes in all sections. Everything on one level with close disabled car parking space | Entry form

Bielski Cup @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: Web: [MAP]
Croydon League’s Annual Team Blitz tournament

Junior 4NCL @ Mercure Daventry Court Hotel
Mar 2 – Mar 3 all-day
Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London
Mar 2 @ 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 ECF Graded Under 80 Section of 5 rounds! 25 minutes each plus 5 seconds a move –

Grand Chess Tournament London Redbridge @ The Hainault Room, Fullwell Cross Library, 140 High Street, Ilford
Mar 2 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Soumya Chatterjee Email: [MAP]
Rapidplay 6 rounds, Swiss system, UKCA & FIDE support with prizes for winners | Entry form

British Chess Junior Train and Play Day @ Brentwood Senior School Middleton Hall Lane Brentwood
Mar 3 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Robin Slade Email: Web: [MAP]
British Chess Train and Play days are hosted by IM Richard Pert and local junior coach Robin Slade. Our guest coaches this time are GM Matthew Sadler and WIM Natasha Regan. All the juniors will enjoy 2 formal coaching sessions and 4 graded matches within their coaching groups along with a rolling programme of analysis as games finish | Entry form

Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
One section, Swiss system tournament. 1st prize £20, 2nd prize £10 and £10 prize for the highest Hendon Chess Club member. 10 minutes per player per game, digital clocks. Held on the first Thursday of every month

43rd Blackpool Chess Conference @ The Imperial Hotel Blackpool North Promenade Blackpool FY1 3HB
Mar 8 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 10 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Bill O’Rourke Email: Web: [MAP]
£6700 in prizes. Five sections – Lancashire Open, The Imperial Major (U181), The Intermediate (U155), The Minor (U135) & The Standard (U115) | Live games at

44th East Devon Chess Congress at Exeter @ Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter EX1 1BW
Mar 9 @ 9:30 am – Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm

Contact Dr Tim Paulden Email: Web: [MAP]
One of the most popular Congresses in the South West – our 2016 and 2017 events both attracted over 140 entrants! The venue is in Exeter city centre, close to railway stations, car parks, and accommodation.
*** Please note the new TWO-DAY FORMAT for 2019 – three rounds on Saturday, two rounds on Sunday! ***
Full details, including the tournament leaflet, will be released in Summer 2018 …

Hampstead FIDE Chess Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London
Mar 9 @ 10:30 am – Mar 10 @ 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

EPSCA Under 11 Zones @ TBA
Mar 9 @ 11:45 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Web:
For associations affiliated to EPSCA participating in three zones qualifying for the final on 30th March 2019

Fischer Random Chess Tournament @ St Michael & All Angels Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath
Mar 10 @ 12:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Dagne Ciuksyte Email: [MAP]
6 round Swiss fun chess tournament. The starting position of the pieces is random. Time control: 10 minutes each with 10 seconds added per move. All ages are welcome! | Entry form

CCF Champions League Surrey West Zone 2nd Leg @ Wimbledon Park Primary School Havana Road Wimbledon
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: [MAP]
2nd leg of the Champions League Chess Surrey West Zone …

4NCL Weekend 4 Rounds 7-8
Mar 16 – Mar 17 all-day

Divisions 1 & 2 Park Inn Telford; Division 3 North Holiday Inn Doncaster

CCF Champions League Surrey East 2nd Leg @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: | Web [MAP]
The 2nd leg of the Surrey East Zone of the Champions League Chess tournament. This is primarily a school’s team tournament.

EPSCA Under 9 Zones @ TBA
Mar 16 @ 11:45 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Web:
For associations affiliated to EPSCA participating in three zones qualifying for the final on 27th April 2019

East Anglian Chess Union Closed Championships @ Whittlesford Memorial Hall, Mill Lane, Whittlesford
Mar 23 @ 9:30 am – Mar 24 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Richard Freeman Email: [MAP]
The 2019 EACU Individual Championships, incorporating the EACU Junior Championships, and open only to EACU players (see entry form for definitions). A 5 round Swiss congress, with three sections – Open, Under-170 and Under-130 | Entry form

44th Nottingham Congress @ Nottingham High School Waverley Mount Nottingham NG7 4ED
Mar 23 @ 9:45 am – Mar 24 @ 5:45 pm

Contact: Robert Richmond Email: Web: [MAP]
5 rounds, OPEN, U165, U135, U110. OPEN first prize £1,000. Free entry to GMs, IMs, WGMs & WIMs. Online entry via the NottsChess website

2nd Kingston Rapidplay Chess Tournament @ Richard Mayo Centre Kingston United Reform Church Eden Street Kingston
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Edward Mospan Email: Web: [MAP]
The event is divided into three sections by ECF rapidplay grade – Group A – Open; Group B – Under 160; Group C – Under 120. This tournament is FIDE rated and ECF graded.

EPSCA Under 11 Girls’ Final @ TBA
Mar 23 @ 11:45 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Web:
For associations affiliated to EPSCA

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