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First Saturday GM-IM-ELO @ Hotel Berlin
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – Mar 14 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: IO Nagy Laszlo Email: Web:
Closed tournaments for GM-IM-norm possibility and ELO rating in Budapest …

42nd East Devon Chess Congress @ Exeter Corn Exchange, Market St, Exeter EX1
Mar 10 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Dr Tim Paulden Email: Web:
Open, Major (U155) and Minor (U125) sections. Five round Swiss, 4 hour sessions. Venue in Exeter City Centre, close to railway stations and car parks. Website (including entry leaflet): | Online entry form: (pay separately via cheque / bank transfer) [MAP]

41st Blackpool Chess Conference @ The Imperial Hotel, Promenade, Blackpool FY1
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 12 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Simon Woodcock Email: Web:
£6400 prize fund. 5 rounds. All moves in110 minutes with 10 second increment added with each move. Open, under 181 Major, under 155 Intermediate, under 135 Minor and under 115 Standard sections. Closing date for entries Thursday 9th March 2017 [MAP] Entry form

Castle Chess 9th Hereford Congress @ The Green Dragon Hotel, Broad St, Hereford HR4
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: Web:
CHAMPIONSHIP U195 incl. Premier U175; MAJOR U155 incl. Intermediate U135; MINOR U115 incl. Challenger U195. Guaranteed Prize Fund minimum £150 per event. 6 Rounds – An historic chess hotel in the heart of Hereford [MAP]

48th Hampstead FIDE Congress U2200/U1900/U135 @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3 6NS
Mar 11 – Mar 12 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP] Under 2200 and Under 1900 FIDE sections, ECF Under 135 Section, G60+30s a move

EPSCA Under 9 Zones
Mar 11 all-day

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email:

4NCL Rounds 7 and 8 / Weekend 4
Mar 18 – Mar 19 all-day

4NCLDe Vere Wokefield Park (Division 3 South, Division 4 South) Cedar Court Wakefield (Division 3 North)

English Schools Team and Individual Blitz Championships @ The King's School, Brook St, Grantham NG31
Mar 18 all-day

Contact: Phillip Beckett Email: Web:
A trial event for Schools Blitz Chess – Individual event (am), Team event (teams of 4 plus one reserve) [MAP]

EPSCA Under 11 Zones
Mar 18 all-day

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email:

Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Mar 18 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: Web: [MAP] 2 grade band sections – Minor Under 130 and Major Under 171. 30 minutes per player per game. 6 rounds | Entry form

Ackworth Chess Camp @ Ackworth School Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF7 7LT
Mar 19 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Organised by White Rose Junior Chess Academy — Contact: Phillip Beckett Email: Web: [MAP] Training from IM Andrew Ledger and Lateefah Messam-Sparks and a rapid play event | Entry form

2nd Church Crookham Juniors Chess Training Day & Tournament @ Church Crookham Juniors, Tweseldown Road, Church Crookham, Fleet, Hampshire GU52 8BW
Mar 19 @ 12:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: Web/online entry: [MAP] Organised by Grand Master & Former Under 18 World Champion Nick Pert, the Tournament & Training Day presents an excellent opportunity for juniors of all levels to develop and improve their chess ability. Both sections are rapidplay, with 20 minutes on the clock plus a 5 second increment. Training will be provided in a separate training room between rounds by an experienced chess coach from half past each hour until 5 minutes before the start of the round | Entry form

Cumbria Open Individual Championships @ The Duddon Sports & Social Club, James St, Askam-in-Furness, Cumbria LA16 7AH
Mar 24 – Mar 26 all-day

Contact: Peter Hanks Email: [MAP] Cumbria Open Chess event, incorporating the Cumbria Individual Championships | Entry form

43rd Nottingham Chess Congress @ Nottingham High School, Waverley Mount, Nottingham NG7 4ED
Mar 24 @ 9:45 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Robert Richmond Email: Web: [MAP] OPEN / U165 / U135 / U110. 5 rounds. Entry form and online entry on NottsChess website. Open 1st prize £650

29th Nottingham Rapidplay @ Nottingham High School, Waverley Mount, Nottingham NG7 4ED
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Robert Richmond Email: Web: [MAP] OPEN / U160 / U135 / U110. 6 rounds. Entry form and on-line entry on NottsChess website.

EPSCA Girls’ Final
Mar 25 all-day

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email:

Chess Coaching for Kids @ Edenbridge Leisure Centre Stangrove Park Edenbridge Kent TN8 5LU
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Prodigy Chess Academy Email: [MAP]
Couldn’t be a better time, age and method to bring your kids chess knowledge. Please express your interest for any other age groups and we will endeavour to accommodate as and when possible.

Durham County Junior Chess Championships 2017 @ Coxhoe Village Hall,Front Street East, Coxhoe, County Durham DH6 4DB
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Malola Prasath Email: Web: [MAP] Open to all juniors attending school or living in the former Durham County which apart from Co. Durham includes Darlington, Hartlepool, Stockton, Gateshead, Sunderland and South Tyneside (others are welcome to compete but ineligible for Championship titles.) All juniors are welcome – no previous tournament experience is required | Entry form

22nd Birmingham Rapidplay @ Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Rd, Quinton, Birmingham B32
Mar 26 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web:
Four FIDE-rated sections: Open, Max 170, Max 140 and Max 110 [MAP]

Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge – Last Chance Saloon, Leyland @ Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland Lancashire PR25 2EE
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: [MAP] Qualifying event for the Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge. Open to all juniors under the age of 18 on 1st September 2016 | Entry form

SCCU Junior Jamboree U14/U18 @ Orleans Park School Richmond Road Twickenham TW1 3BB
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: [MAP] Open to all members and non-members of SCCU. Teams of 6 players over 4 sections – U18 Open, U18 Minor (U130 grade), U14 Open, U14 Minor (U130 grade) | Entry form

Colindale Chess Tournament @ The Pulse Community Flat, 15 Ostler Court, Charcot Road, Colindale NW9 5XW
Mar 26 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Marc Shaw Email: [MAP] ECF graded childrens’ chess tournament with training in-between matches by experienced chess coaches. Limited availability, please book early | Entry form

Muswell Hill FIDE Daytime Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Mar 28 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP] SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open/Major U160/Amateur U120

English Schools Team Problem Solving Championship Final @ Imperial College Mathematics Department, Imperial College, London SW7
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Phillip Beckett Email: Web:
This is the final of the Team Problem solving event. It is held in conjunction with the Team Challenge Final. Teams are between 2 and 5 Open to all schools with year 7 or above [MAP]

Team Chess Challenge – National Final @ Imperial College Mathematics Department, Imperial College Rd, London SW7
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Neill Cooper Email: Web:
National Final of an event run across the country with the winners of Regional Finals qualifying for the national final. The Team Chess Challenge is a competition open to any British school with pupils in any of years 7 to 13 (English year groups). Each team taking part consists of four pupils who attend the same school and are in year 6 or above. Team Chess Challenge has been developed as a chess tournament which ALL secondary schools might like to enter [MAP]