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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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CCF Junior Club FIDE-rated Premiership November @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Oct 29 @ 4:30 pm – Nov 26 @ 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: Web: [MAP]
November round of the Coulsdon Junior Club FIDE-rated Premiership

Cambridgeshire Closed County Chess Championships @ Peterborough Bridge Club, New England Complex, Lincoln Road, Peterborough
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Francis Bowers Email: Web: [MAP]
Limited to 32 players on a first come first served basis living in Cambridgeshire. 5 round seeded Swiss event. Open, Under 140, Junior Championships. Prizes available based on score – additional prizes may be added as well | Entry form

67th Hampstead FIDE Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead, London NW3 6NS
Nov 24 @ 10:30 am – Nov 25 @ 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

British Rapidplay Chess Championships @ Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8RQ
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – Nov 25 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Brent Kitson Email: Web: [MAP]
10 round Swiss rapidplay under the auspices of the ECF

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Radstock Lane Community Centre, Radstock Lane, Earley, Reading
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Web: [MAP]
Beginners section, and other sections for more advanced players. Open to all under the age of 18 | Entry form

Hatton Garden Chess Festival @ 120 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Haran Rasalingam Email: Web: [MAP]
New format – am Team league match (teams of 4, at least 2 female players); pm Expert coaching and game analysis. Combining match play and coaching. The organisers will help you form teams if required

2nd ECF SE Girls’ Rapidplay Championship @ Chislehurst School for Girls, Beaverwood Road, Chislehurst
Nov 25 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Jo Wildman Email: Web: [MAP]
A one-day rapidplay championships for girls. Open to any girl chess players below the age of 18 on the 1st September 2018. Part of the English Youth Grand Prix. Sections – U8, U10, U12, U14, U15-U18. The winners of each age group receive the title of ECF South East Girls’ Rapidplay Champion 2018

1st Bristol League Open Blitz Championship @ Bristol Grammar School (BGS) University Road, Bristol
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Igor Doklestic Email: Web: [MAP]
All moves to be completed in 5 minutes, plus a 3 second increment after each move. Tournament is FIDE Blitz rated | Entry form

National Schools Team and Junior Team Challenge @ King Edward VI School, Broomfield Road, Chelmsford
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Contact: Robin Slade Email: [MAP]
This is an ECF National Schools double event designed as an introduction for senior schools to competitive chess. The Junior Team Challenge is for Years 6 to 8, the Team Challenge for Years 6 to 13. Teams of 4 from the same senior school.
This is run on a Sunday to make it easier for students to participate. The competition winners will progress to a National Final | Flyer

CCF Champions League Surrey West Zone 1st Leg @ Wimbledon Park Primary School Havana Road Wimbledon
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: [MAP]
1st leg of the Champions League Chess Surrey West Zone …

Preston Chess Congress @ University Of Central Lancashire, Harrington Refectory, Adelphi Street, Preston PR17BE
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Malcolm Peacock Email: Web: [MAP]
5 round Swiss, FIDE-rated open

UK Open Blitz Championship – Finals @ TBC
Dec 1 all-day
Wiltshire Championship Round 2 @ N/A
Dec 1 all-day

Contact: Tony Ransom Email: Tel: 01225 774538
To be completed by 31st January 2019. Knockout tournament with 3 sections – Major (players graded above 145), Intermediate (players graded 116 to 145) and Minor (players graded under 116). 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. The number of rounds will be dependent on the entry size which will be divided into North and South sections with the final being played at a mutual venue | Entry form

London Winter Chess Congress and Training Day @ Camden School for Girls Sandall Road London
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 4:45 pm

Contact: Lateefah Messam-Sparks Email: Web: [MAP]
Open to all, adults and juniors. The junior event is also a qualifying tournament for the London Junior Chess Championships. Prizes for all tournaments, cash prizes available for the adult section. Chess coaching available throughout | Entry form

Norfolk Junior Championships @ City of Norwich School, Eaton Road, Norwich
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Stephen Orton Email: [MAP]
Open to all juniors. Sections for U18, U14, U11, U9

Leeds Junior Chess Congress 2018-19 @ Whingate Primary School, Whingate Road, Leeds
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: Web: [MAP]
Four sections – Major, Intermediate, Minor, Novice (U11). Trophy for the top three and then medals in each age group. Medal for the best girl. The highest placed Leeds player overall (lives or attends a school with a Leeds’ post code) will receive the Leeds Champion Trophy | Entry form

2020 Chess London Qualifier @ London University of Law Moorgate, 2 Bunhill Row, London
Dec 1 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: Web: [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 …

Champions League Chess Kent Zone Autumn Term 1st Leg @ Unicorn Primary School, Creswell Drive, Beckenham
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: Web: [MAP]
Schools team tournament – 1st leg of qualifying. Scores from Autumn and Spring term added together to qualify for the final in the Summer term. We also run a Schools Individual Challenge section for the reserve players from each school so everyone can take part if they want to

Grand Chess Tournament London Redbridge @ The Hainault Room, Fullwell Cross Library, 140 High Street, Ilford
Dec 1 @ 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

Woodbridge Junior Open @ Woodbridge School Burkitt Road Woodbridge
Dec 2 @ 9:30 am – 5:15 pm

Contact: Adam Hunt Email: Web: [MAP]
Under 8, 10, 12 and 18 sections. A London Junior Qualifying event | Entry form

5th Plymouth Rapidplay @ Plymouth Bridge Club 1 Moor View Terrace Mutley Plain Plymouth
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Tony Tatam Email: Web: http://PLYMOUTHCHESS.UK [MAP]
A 6 round ECF graded Swiss Rapidplay tournament commencing at 10am. Time control is 30 minutes each for all moves. Entries are limited so timely entry is essential. As usual free beverages and snacks etc are available throughout the day | Entry form

CCF Junior Club FIDE-rated Premiership December @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Dec 3 @ 4:30 pm – Dec 10 @ 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: Web: [MAP]
December rounds of the Coulsdon Junior Club FIDE-rated Premiership

Hendon First Thursday Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Dec 6 all-day

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

County Durham Congress @ Houghton Miners Welfare Hall, Brinkburn Crescent, Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham
Dec 7 @ 6:45 pm – Dec 9 @ 6:45 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: Web: [MAP]
A very hospitable chess congress in County Durham, the Land of the Prince Bishops. Includes 4 sections – FIDE-rated Open, Major (Under 165), Minor (Under 135) and Foundation (Under 100) | Entry form

3rd Twickenham Junior Chess Congress @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road Twickenham
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: Web: [MAP]
FIDE Rated Junior Standard Play event, held at the same time as the Twickenham U8, U10 and U12 qualifying events for the London Junior Championship. Cash prizes in several age categories | Entry form

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