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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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Delancey UK Schools Northern Challengers @ Cunard Building, Brunswick Street, Liverpool L3 1AH
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 6:45 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: Web: [MAP]
The Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge is proud to present its prestigious ‘2018 Northern Challengers’ event. Children in all sections (from Under 7s to Under 18s) qualify for the ‘Northern Challengers’ by scoring 4/6 in one of the 2018 Gigafinals.
In addition, there will be parallel Open tournaments for children of all age groups, from Under 7s to Under 18s. There are no pre-qualifications required to enter these tournaments.
Please note – entry for all events is not possible by email or telephone, only online at | Flyer

Cambridgeshire Rapidplay @ Whittlesford Memorial Hall, Mill Lane, Whittlesford, Cambridge CB22 4NE
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul Kemp Email: Web: [MAP]
Four 5-round rapidplay tournaments – Open, U160, U125, U90. Over £700 in prizes

ECF Secondary School Chess Tournament @ Eton College, Windsor SL4 6DW
Sep 23 @ 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 1st Junior Open Rapidplay @ Massey Ferguson Social Club Broad Lane Coventry
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Ed Goodwin Email: [MAP]
Open and Under 120 sections. 5 rounds. All moves in 15 minutes with 10 second increment per move.
Players must be under 18 on 31st August 2018. £3 entry fee | Entry form

Kent Junior Chess Association GP1 & LJCC Qualifier @ Tonbridge Grammar School, Deakin Leas, Tonbridge
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Jo Wildman Email: Web: [MAP]
This event is also a LJCC Qualifier for U8, U10 and U12 sections. All juniors under the age of 18 as of 31 August 2018 are welcome. There is no grading limit – but a rapidplay or equivalent grade (July 2018 list) above 120 is expected to play in the U18 Major section, unless an exception at the discretion of our chief arbiter

CCF Autumn Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Sep 29 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: Web: [MAP]
A FIDE-rated 7 round Rapidplay in up to 3 sections. Open, Major & Minor. Limits to be set the evening before based on entries. Players can specify ‘Open’ or “Prefer Sections’ when they book …

English Chess Challenge 2018 Champion of Champions @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Sep 29 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman / Daniel Gliddon Email: Web: [MAP]
The final stage of the 2018 English Chess Challenge, where the age group winners play off for the ultimate title

English Chess Challenge 2018 Champion of Champions @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Sep 29 @ 10:15 am – 3:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: Web: [MAP]
A play-off between the age group winners of the English Chess Challenge Finals held last month.

BBCA Midlands Rapidplay 2018 @ Broadway Academy Perry Barr Birmingham
Sep 30 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Abu Hasan Email: [MAP]
15-minute Rapidplay – Open and Major (under ECF 147) sections. Entry fee only £10 for both sections and prize money is over £550, including Open 1st prize £200 and Major 1st prize £100. Complimentary lunch and tea/coffee will be served at lunch break. Contact Abu Hasan 07944668603 or Golam Ali Pervez 07765041449 | Entry form

2018 Coventry Junior Open @ King Henry VIII School, Warwick Rd, Coventry
Oct 6 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web: [MAP]
Eight sections: Under 9 Boys, Under 9 Girls, Under 11 Boys, Under 11 Girls, Under 14 Boys, Under 14 Girls, Under 18 Boys, Under 18 Girls | Entry form

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Oct 6 @ 9:45 am – 12:30 pm

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

Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Oct 6 @ 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

Eton College LJCC Qualifying Event + U18 Open @ Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 6DW
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: Web: [MAP]
LJCC qualifying tournament & training day with GM Nick Pert. U18 Open, U12, U10, U8 and improvers sections

Leicester HE Atkins Memorial Rapidplay @ Leicester Grammar School London Road Great Glen Leicester LE8 9FL
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Andy Morley Email: Tel: 0116 2831488/0776 9721980 and for the junior sections Paul Mottram Email: Tel: 0798 9151175) [MAP]
ECF graded 6 round Swiss rapidplay (20 mins + 10 sec) in Open, U165, U140, U115 and Junior U80/U40 sections. Online entry and full details at

Hampton Junior Chess Congress @ Twickenham Preparatory School 43 High Street Hampton
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: Web: [MAP]
U8/U10/U12 qualifying tournament for the London Junior Chess Championships | Entry form

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess Tournament @ St Luke’s Church in Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Oct 13 @ 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; Improvers Under 105; Under 80 My First Tournament

Hampshire Junior Congress @ New Hall, Winchester College, Wharf Hill, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9NF
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: John Upham Email: Web: [MAP]
25 minutes each for all moves. Age groups will be combined into playing sections and notified before round 1 | Entry form | Online entry

Richmond Rapidplay 121 @ Orleans Park School Richmond Road TWICKENHAM TW1 3BB
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: Web: [MAP] Continuation of famous and long-running series of rapidplay events | Entry form

3rd Hope Cup for Juniors @ Lewisham Chess Club, Catford Cricket and Sports Club, Penerley Road, London
Oct 14 @ 12:15 pm – 4:30 pm

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

Aldro Inter Schools team tournament @ Aldro School, Shackleford Godalming, Surrey GU86AS
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: [MAP]
3 round Swiss team tournament for school teams of 4 players arranged in order of ability. U13, U11 and U9 age group sections. Minor sections for B teams if required. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 teams in each section and trophies to the winners | Entry form

2020 Chess Midlands Qualifier @ Birmingham University Underground Dance Studio
Oct 20 @ 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 …

25th Birmingham Rapidplay @ Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Rd, Quinton, Birmingham B32 2TW
Oct 21 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web: [MAP]
Four sections – Open, Max 170, Max 140, Max 110. £1,000 prize fund | Entry form

Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay @ Old Grammar School, Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: John Stubbs Email: Web: [MAP]
ECF and FIDE rated Rapidplay (all three sections). 6 rounds of 20mins plus 5 sec increments per person. Starts 11.00am, finishes 6.00pm. Prizes depends on entries received | Entry form

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess Tournament @ St Luke’s Church in Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Nov 10 @ 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; Improvers Under 105; Under 80 My First Tournament

18th Claires Court PTA Chess Festival @ Claires Court Junior Boys School Sports Hall Cannon Lane, Maidenhead
Nov 10 @ 10:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Web: [MAP]
Tournaments qualifying for the London Junior Championships. Sections U8, U10 and U12; 6 rounds. All moves in 20 minutes plus 10 seconds per move from the start. ECF Rapidplay graded | Entry form

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