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In this time of COVID-19 …
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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
10
Fri
2021
12th 4NCL Online Congress @ Lichess.org
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm
Dec
11
Sat
2021
Oxted Blitz Friendly – Head @ Oxted Library 12 Gresham Road Oxted Surrey
Dec 11 – Dec 12 all-day

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com [MAP] The aim is to run this event those who have completed their Standard round and play against whoever is available.

Oxted Blitz Friendly – Tail @ Oxted Library 12 Gresham Road Oxted Surrey
Dec 11 – Dec 12 all-day

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com [MAP] The aim is to run this event those who have completed their Standard round and play against whoever is available.

Oxted Rapid Friendly – Head @ Oxted Library 12 Gresham Road Oxted Surrey
Dec 11 – Dec 12 all-day

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com [MAP] The aim is to run this event those who have completed their Standard round and play against whoever is available.

Oxted Rapid Friendly – Tail @ Oxted Library 12 Gresham Road Oxted Surrey
Dec 11 – Dec 12 all-day

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com [MAP] The aim is to run this event those who have completed their Standard round and play against whoever is available.

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

Dec
12
Sun
2021
Hope Chess Christmas Open @ Lichess.org
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Contact: Madara Orlovska Email: hopechessclublondon@gmail.com
Christmas online rapidplay tournament for juniors organised via Lichess.org. Juniors are eligible to play if they were born on or after 1 August 2003.
To enter, please email the full name, DOB, and ECF/FIDE chess rating (if any) and Lichess.org username. The tournament is free of charge. The champion will be awarded a trophy and a certificate and the 2nd and 3rd place will receive medals and certificates.

Dec
13
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Dec 13 @ 10:03 am – 11:03 am

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess [MAP] Internal Dicky White competition. All players must be ECF Gold members. Please email chess@ccfworld.com to enquire if not an existing member

Coulsdon Chess Autumn Junior Premiership @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Dec 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] Internal Junior Club Championship – Top Division

Dec
14
Tue
2021
Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London N2 9HR
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://muswellhillchess.blogspot.com/ [MAP] Six rounds of FIDE rated chess, all TUESDAYS. Limited to 36 players. ONE SECTION

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.

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

14th Northwick Park Five Round Congress @ University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Contact: Arnold Lutton Email: jalutton@aol.com Web: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/ [MAP] This popular five round event consists of three sections, Open, Major and Minor. The Open and Major are both FIDE rated. The Minor is ECF rated only and entry to it is open to those under 1500 ECF and to ungraded players who do not have a FIDE rating above 1500. The Major is restricted to under 1860 FIDE. The Open starts at 9 am on Saturday and 9.30 on Sunday. Major and Minor start at 9.45 both days

National Prep Schools Rapidplay @ Aldro School Lombard Street, Shackleford, Godalming
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org [MAP] 5 round Swiss, five age group sections. Prep schools only | Entry form

Dec
20
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Dec 20 @ 10:03 am – 11:03 am

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess [MAP] Internal Dicky White competition. All players must be ECF Gold members. Please email chess@ccfworld.com to enquire if not an existing member

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.

Dec
29
Wed
2021
96th Caplin Hastings International Chess Congress @ Horntye Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1EX
Dec 29 2021 – Jan 7 2022 all-day

Contact: Marc Bryant Email: Hiccchairman@hastingschess.club Web: https://hastingschess.com/ [MAP] Masters, Christmas and New Year tournaments | Entry form

Hastings Christmas Tournament @ Horntye Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1EX
Dec 29 2021 @ 9:30 am – Jan 2 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Marc Bryant Email: bryant8830@yahoo.co.uk Web: https://hastingschess.com/ [MAP] 5 round Swiss Tournament over 5 days. Morning event will be graded in sections of OPEN FIDE rated, U1900/U1600. Afternoon event rating sections: U2125/U1825/U1525

Jan
2
Sun
2022
Sussex Junior Hastings Rapidplay @ St Mary Star of the Sea, Magdalen Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea
Jan 2 all-day

Contact: Carol Graham Email: info@sussexjuniorchess.org Web: https://sussexjuniorchess.org/ [MAP] 6 round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections; U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major | Entry form

Jan
8
Sat
2022
38th Caplin Hastings Weekend Tournament @ Horntye Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1EX
Jan 8 – Jan 9 all-day

Contact: Marc Bryant Email: Hiccchairman@hastingschess.club Web: https://hastingschess.com/ [MAP] Major – U1975; Intermediate – U1750; Minor – U1525 | Entry form

EACU Individual Championship @ The Turner Hall, Church Lane, Newmarket, Suffolk
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Richard Freeman Email: richard@fcasolutions.co.uk [MAP] Open to all EACU players only (definition on entry form). A five-round Swiss tournament, with three sections: Open, U1950 and U1650 | Entry form

PRO University Chess League @ Lichess.org and venue TBA
Jan 8 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

PUCL is an all-play-all rapidplay team competition for Universities across the UK to compete in monthly fixtures. The top teams from each fixture qualify for the knockout playoffs, hopefully taking place OTB in Central London. The playoff games will be ECF rated; the group-stage games will not.
Group Stages Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8; Playoffs Round of 16: Feb. 5; Quarter Finals: Mar. 5; Semi-Finals: Apr. 2; Grand Finals: Apr. 3

Jan
9
Sun
2022
Hull Rapid 2022 @ Canham Turner Conference Centre, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX
Jan 9 @ 10:15 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Douglas Vleeshhouwer Email: douglas.vleeshhouwer@gmail.com Web: https://www.hullchess.com/Rapid+Play+2022 [MAP] 5 round Swiss rapid tournament – FIDE-rated Open, U1900 and U1600. 20 mins + 10 secs increment from move 1. Per section: 1st place £120, 2nd place £60, 3rd place £30. 1st Performance prize £30, 2nd performance prize £20 | Entry form

Jan
10
Mon
2022
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Jan 10 @ 10:03 am – 11:03 am

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess [MAP] Internal Dicky White competition. All players must be ECF Gold members. Please email chess@ccfworld.com to enquire if not an existing member

Jan
16
Sun
2022
ECF Schools Girls Semi Final North @ Nottingham High School 53-61 Forest Road East Nottingham NG1 4HH
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Martin Email: a.martin2007@yahoo.co.uk [MAP] 5 round Swiss. U11 and U19 sections. School teams of three. Girls only. The number of teams qualifying for the final is dependent on the number of entries

ECF Schools Girls Semi-Finals South @ St Catherine’s School, Bramley, Surrey GU5 0DF
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Martin Email: a.martin2007@yahoo.co.uk [MAP] 5 round Swiss. U11 and U19 sections. School teams of three. Girls only. The number of teams qualifying for the final is dependent on the number of entries

Jan
17
Mon
2022
Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Jan 17 @ 10:03 am – 11:03 am

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess [MAP] Internal Dicky White competition. All players must be ECF Gold members. Please email chess@ccfworld.com to enquire if not an existing member

Jan
21
Fri
2022
27th 4NCL Congress @ The Old Swan Hotel, Swan Road, Harrogate HG1 2SR
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Web: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/ [MAP] Sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700. Five rounds. Entry fee £30.00. Prize fund £3,000