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Torbay Congress @ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay Road, Torquay TQ2 6QJ
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Phil McConnell Email: Web: [MAP] A five round congress with four sections — Open, U170, U140 and U120 | Entry form

Irish Women’s Championship 2017 @ Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2, Ireland
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: Web: [MAP] The Irish Women’s Championship 2017 will take place from November 10-12 in Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2. The event features the best female Irish chess players and has a prize fund of 800 euro. The event will be contested over 5 FIDE-rated rounds | Entry form

4NCL Rounds 1 and 2 / Weekend 1
Nov 11 – Nov 12 all-day

Divisions 1 and 2 – Park Inn Telford
Divisions 3 South and 4 – De Vere Wokefield Estate
Division 3 North – Holiday Inn, Doncaster

ECF Chess Academy @ TBC
Nov 11 – Nov 12 all-day

Contact: Director of Junior Chess and Education Email:
ECF Chess Academy Study Weekend for the International Programme (Years 1 and 2) and the Academy Plus Programme (Year 2). Spare places may be available for those not on either the programme who wish to attend as a one off event. These will be advertised on the ECF Junior website. These study weekends are for advanced players.

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Nov 11 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP] SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open / Major Under 170 / Minor Under 145 / Amateur Under 120 / Under 80 (ECF graded)

Second South Wales Junior Rapidplay Congress @ Chepstow Leisure Centre, Welsh St, Chepstow NP16 5LR
Nov 11 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: Web: [MAP] Four sections – Open, Premiership, Major and Starters. Note that the starters begins at 1:30 p.m. See entry form for details | Entry form

17th Claires Court PTA Chess Festival @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 4QQ
Nov 11 @ 10:45 am – 6:00 pm

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

2020 Chess Scotland Qualifier @ Edinburgh University Row House EH8 9AJ
Nov 11 @ 2:45 pm – 7:15 pm

Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: Web: [MAP] 2020 Chess continues for another season! It’s a team of four rapid-play with 20 minutes on the clock each in a Swiss system, with the winners and next-best placed teams across the UK qualifying for the 2020 Chess Grand Final. All the details can be found here at

3rd Annual Lowestoft Rapidplay @ Parkhill Hotel Oulton Broad Lowestoft NR32 5DQ
Nov 12 @ 9:15 am – 6:15 pm

Contact: Stephen Cotterell Email: [MAP] 6 round Swiss – 2 sections : Open & U150 | Entry form

6th H+H Fire U14 Train and Play @ Moulsham Junior School Princes Road Chelmsford, CM2 9DG
Nov 12 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Robin Slade Email: Web: [MAP] H+H Fire Train and Play days combine top level junior coaching with 3 graded rapidplay games. They are organised and hosted by International Master Richard Pert (grade 235) and local junior coach Robin Slade. In November we’ll be joined by two guest coaches – WGM Dagne Ciuksyte (grade 214) and popular junior coach Lateefah Messam-Sparks. The format of the whole day is designed to work for players of all levels and the emphasis is on a fun day’s chess | Entry form

Sussex Junior Horsham Rapidplay @ The Forest School, Comptons Lane, Horsham RH13 5NW
Nov 12 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Anita McMahon Email: Web: [MAP] 6 round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections — U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major | Entry form

KJCA Coaching Days 2017-18 @ Sevenoaks Primary School Bradbourne Park Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3LB
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Jo Wildman Email: Web: [MAP] Kent Junior Chess Association (KJCA) Coaching Days – Led by GM Chris Ward and GM John Emms. The KJCA Coaching days follow the Institute of Chess levels and exams. For further details and to register go to our website at

Hull Rapidplay 2017 @ The Lawns Centre University of Hull Cottingham HU16 5SQ
Nov 12 @ 10:15 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Douglas Vleeshhouwer Email: [MAP] Six round Swiss, two sections. 80% of entry monies to be returned as prizes | Entry form

Colindale Children’s Chess Tournament @ The Pulse Community Flat, 15 Ostler Court, Charcot Road, Colindale NW9 5XW
Nov 17 @ 1:45 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Marc Shaw Email: [MAP] Children’s chess tournament with training in-between matches by experienced chess coaches | Entry form

Kilkenny Congress 2017
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Maurice Buckley Email: Web: [MAP] One of Ireland’s biggest weekenders with some of Europe’s strongest players and a 40+ year tradition of excellence. We would expect a strong contingent from the UK as usual including past winners such as Michael Adams, Gawain Jones and Mark Hebden …

British Rapidplay Chess 2017 @ Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8RQ
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Brent Kitson Email: Web: [MAP] British Rapidplay Chess – Open/Major/Intermediate/Minor/Junior and Under 11 events. Saturday 11.oo-18.30 hrs, Sunday 9.30-17.00 hrs | Entry form

Cambridgeshire Closed County Chess Championships @ Peterborough Bridge Club, Unit 1, New England Complex, York Road, Peterborough PE1 2PE
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – Nov 19 @ 10:00 pm

Contact: Francis Bowers Email: [MAP] Closed event – 5 round Swiss for people born in Cambridgeshire, a member of a club in Cambridgeshire, or who live in Cambridgeshire | Entry form

ECF Arbiters’ course @ Wyboston Lakes Resort, Great North Road, Wyboston, Bedfordshire MK44 3AL
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm
Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Nov 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

2017 Warwickshire Junior Championship @ Kenilworth School & Sports College, Leyes Lane, Kenilworth CV8 2DA
Nov 19 all-day

Contact: Alex Holwczak Email: [MAP] Sections for players aged Under 8/10/12/14/16/18. Entry restricted to players who were born in, go to school in, or who are resident in the county of Warwickshire, and the West Midlands county districts of the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry and Solihull.

Kent Junior Chess Association (KJCA) GP3 @ Bullers Wood School, St Nicolas Lane, Logs Hill, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 5LJ
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Jo Wildman Email: Web: [MAP] Kent Junior Chess Association GP3 rapidplay tournament. Sections: U9, U11, U18 Minor and U18 Major.
For further details and to register please go to:

Basildon Junior Chess Congress @ Kingswood Primary School, Clay Hill Road Basildon SS16 5DE
Nov 19 @ 9:45 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Nathanael Lutton Email: Web: [MAP] London Junior Chess Championships Qualifying event. U6, U8, U10, U12, U14 and U18 sections with 20 minutes each plus 10 seconds per move added | Entry form

Basildon Rapidplay Chess Congress @ Kingswood Primary School, Clay Hill Road Basildon SS16 5DE
Nov 19 @ 9:45 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Nathanael Lutton Email: Web: [MAP] Rapidplay congress with 20 minutes on each clock and 10 seconds added per move. This event is run alongside the Basildon Junior Chess Congress and is combined with the Under 18 section | Entry form

Yorkshire Junior Problem Solving Day @ Centre Library, Ackworth School, Pontefract West YorkshireWF7 7LT
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Email: Web: [MAP] Problem solving chess puzzles set by BPSS. Rapidplay event, not a knock out event | Entry form

Muswell Hill FIDE WEEKDAY Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Nov 22 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP] SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open/Major U160/Amateur U120; G25 plus 5 seconds a move throughout