Calendar

In this time of COVID-19 …
If you find an event that appears to be taking place in person rather than online – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE ORGANISERS! It may be that they have simply neglected to let us know that their event is cancelled, or it may be taking place under strict pandemic rules and conditions which you’ll need to know about before attending to play, but they may have not told us! Please check first.

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Nov
27
Sat
2021
Cambridgeshire County Closed Chess Championships @ Unit 1, New England Complex, Lincoln Road, Peterborough
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Francis Bowers Email: chessbower@aol.com [MAP] The top 42 players in Cambridgeshire play a 5 round Swiss event – 3 games Saturday, 2 games Sunday. 70 mins plus 15 seconds per move using digital clocks and scoring the game in the presence of a ECF Arbiter | Entry form

YJCA Grand Prix Event 1 @ Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick Park, York
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/ [MAP] Major Section: Open to any player; Intermediate Section: Open to players with an ECF rapidplay grade below 1450; Minor Section: Open to any player with no grade or below 1000; Novice Section: Open to any player with limited experience or first tournament. Prizes in each section including £60 for major winner.

Nov
28
Sun
2021
Online Junior Training and Tournament – most Sundays @ Online
Nov 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: nickpert@hotmail.com Web: http://www.gmchess.co.uk/
This event takes place on most Sundays throghout the year – email Nick to confirm.
Small group junior chess training with GM Nick Pert. 1 hour online training followed by a blitz tournament with a chance to challenge Nick. Cost is £15.00 per session, 4 sessions for the price of 3. Please email Nick for further information or to register – nickpert@hotmail.com | Entry form

Nov
29
Mon
2021
Coulsdon November Blitz Round Robin @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP]
A blitz round robin to enable members of the Coulsdon Junior Club to get FIDE rated at blitz

Coulsdon Juniors Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] A blitz tournament after their club championship matches each week at junior club in an attempt to increase the possibilities of ratings

Dec
1
Wed
2021
Coulsdon Daytime Chess Autumn 2021 @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm [MAP] A tournament run on a Wednesday afternoon at 2pm. The time control is 90 + 30seconds per move starting at move 1.

Dec
3
Fri
2021
Blitz Competition 1 @ Cavendish Conference Centre Cavendish Venues, 22 Duchess Mews, London
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Shohreh Bayat Email: Shohreh_b1987@yahoo.com Web: https://www.londonchessclassic.com/blitz.html [MAP] Entry Fee: £15. Time Control: All moves in 5 minutes. Grades: FIDE Blitz ratings will be used for this event. For players without a current FIDE Blitz rating, the following grades/ratings will be used instead: (1) FIDE rapidplay rating (2) FIDE standard play (3) other national rating

Dec
4
Sat
2021
English Womens Rapidplay @ Cavendish Conference Centre, Duchess Mews, London
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Shohreh Bayat Email: Shohreh_b1987@yahoo.com Web: https://www.londonchessclassic.com/ [MAP] Ten of England’s best female players face off in an invitational weekend all-play-all rapidplay tournament. 15 minutes + 10 seconds increment. 1st £1,500 2nd £1,000 3rd £750, 4th £500

Blitz Competition 2 @ Cavendish Conference Centre Cavendish Venues, 22 Duchess Mews, London
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Shohreh Bayat Email: Shohreh_b1987@yahoo.com Web: https://www.londonchessclassic.com/blitz.html [MAP] Entry Fee: £15. Time Control: All moves in 5 minutes. Grades: FIDE Blitz ratings will be used for this event. For players without a current FIDE Blitz rating, the following grades/ratings will be used instead: (1) FIDE rapidplay rating (2) FIDE standard play (3) other national rating

Dec
5
Sun
2021
North London Grand Prix @ Bishop Douglass School Hamilton Road London
Dec 5 @ 9:45 am – 4:45 pm

Contact: Angela Eyton Email: angelaeyton@aol.com [MAP] London Junior Championship qualifying event with sections for U8, U10 and U12. Open to all U12. Prizes for winners and and runners-up. Certificates for all.
Highest scores from 3 out of the 4 qualifying events are used for the Grand Prix prizes. Link to booking form – https://forms.gle/hhjka5gudn9caztN7

Blitz Competition 3 @ Cavendish Conference Centre Cavendish Venues, 22 Duchess Mews, London
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Shohreh Bayat Email: Shohreh_b1987@yahoo.com Web: https://www.londonchessclassic.com/blitz.html [MAP] Entry Fee: £15. Time Control: All moves in 5 minutes. Grades: FIDE Blitz ratings will be used for this event. For players without a current FIDE Blitz rating, the following grades/ratings will be used instead: (1) FIDE rapidplay rating (2) FIDE standard play (3) other national rating

Dec
6
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Juniors Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] A blitz tournament after their club championship matches each week at junior club in an attempt to increase the possibilities of ratings

Dec
8
Wed
2021
Coulsdon Daytime Chess Autumn 2021 @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm [MAP] A tournament run on a Wednesday afternoon at 2pm. The time control is 90 + 30seconds per move starting at move 1.

Dec
11
Sat
2021
Training Event with IM Andrew Ledger @ Southern Light Community Church, Tannery Street, Woodhouse, Sheffield
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Jonathan Arnott Email: jwauk02@aol.com Web: https://form.jotform.com/212835885000352 [MAP] Primarily for players of ECF 1600+ rating strength; that said, it’s up to you. If you don’t have a rating, or think you’re playing better/worse than your rating you’re welcome to attend. For adults and juniors. Cost: £25 (we hope to reduce to £20 depending on number of players). Numbers: strictly limited to a maximum of 16.

English Rapidplay Chess Championship 2021 @ Cavendish Conference Centre, Duchess Mews, London
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Shohreh Bayat Email: Shohreh_b1987@yahoo.com Web: https://www.londonchessclassic.com/ [MAP] Ten of England’s top Grandmasters and International Masters face off in a weekend all-play-all rapidplay tournament. Live commentary in the auditorium with GM Nigel Short and GM Stuart Conquest

Blitz Competition 4 @ Cavendish Conference Centre Cavendish Venues, 22 Duchess Mews, London
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Shohreh Bayat Email: Shohreh_b1987@yahoo.com Web: https://www.londonchessclassic.com/blitz.html [MAP] Entry Fee: £15. Time Control: All moves in 5 minutes. Grades: FIDE Blitz ratings will be used for this event. For players without a current FIDE Blitz rating, the following grades/ratings will be used instead: (1) FIDE rapidplay rating (2) FIDE standard play (3) other national rating

Dec
13
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Juniors Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] A blitz tournament after their club championship matches each week at junior club in an attempt to increase the possibilities of ratings

Dec
15
Wed
2021
Coulsdon Daytime Chess Autumn 2021 @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm [MAP] A tournament run on a Wednesday afternoon at 2pm. The time control is 90 + 30seconds per move starting at move 1.

7th Seaton Jurassic Blitz Tournament @ Seaton Chess Club, Seaton Gateway, Fore Street, Seaton
Dec 15 @ 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Contact: Paul Hampton Email: admin@seatonchessclub.co.uk Web: http://www.seatonchessclub.co.uk [MAP] 7 min + 3 sec increment per player for all moves. Entry fee £3.00 (£2.00 juniors) on the evening. Trophy and prize for the winner and many other prizes | Entry form

Dec
17
Fri
2021
2nd EJCOA Forest Hall IM Tournament @ Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://northumbriamasters.com/
IM norm all-play-all (10 players). Supported by the English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA). Entry fee: £150. Prizes: £200, £150, £100. Time control: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds per move | Entry form

2nd EJCOA Forest Hall Junior Training Tournament @ Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://ejcoa.co.uk/ [MAP] FIDE-rated Junior All-Play-All Training Tournament (10 players). Supported by the English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA). Entry fee: £75
Prizes: £150, £100, £50. Junior Coaching: Post-game analysis with an ECF Registered Coach. Time control: All moves in 60 minutes, plus 30 seconds per move increment | Entry form

Dec
18
Sat
2021
London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 18 @ 8:30 am – Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: jalutton@aol.com Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This prestigious event has sections for Under 10 and Under 14. There are also sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21 on 28th, 29th, and 30th December at the same venue. Competitors must gain qualification to play in the Under 10 as detailed at www.ljcc.co.uk

13th Richmond Blitz Blast Rik Thomas Memorial @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM
Dec 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
13th Richmond Blitz Blast Rik Thomas Memorial @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_blitz@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk/ [MAP] 13th Richmond Rapidplay Blitz Blast, held this time in memory of a Richmond Juniors’ staff member, Rik Thomas, who passed away during the pandemic. £3,000 prize fund to mark this occasion. 1st £500, 2nd £375, 3rd, £275, 4th £200, 5th £150, Female 1st £375, 2nd £275, U2000 £100, £60, U1500 £100, £60. Also RJCC, former RJCC, and King’s Head prizes | Entry form

Dec
28
Tue
2021
London Christmas Chess Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This established three day, six round Congress consists of three sections – OPEN, MAJOR and MINOR. The Open and Major are FIDE-rated. The Minor is ECF rated only and is restricted to players under ECF 1600 and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating. The Major is under 1940 FIDE

London Junior Chess Championships @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 28 @ 9:45 am – Dec 30 @ 8:45 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This prestigious event has sections for Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21. The Under 18/21 is combined with the LJCC Christmas Open.
The Under 8 is held over two days, 29th and 30th December. The other sections play on all three days. The Under 18/21 and Under 16 are both FIDE rated. The Under 12 attracts a very large entry and is run as Major and Minor sections. Competitors must gain qualification to play in the Under 8 and Under 12 as detailed at www.ljcc.co.uk
There are also sections for Under 10 and Under 14 on 12th and 13th December at the same venue.