Calendar

In this time of COVID-19 …
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Aug
6
Fri
2021
VIII Summer Prague Open @ Prague
Aug 6 – Aug 13 all-day

Master Open with IM norm, FIDE Open with rapid and blitz tournaments | Details

Aug
8
Sun
2021
European Women’s Chess Championship @ UNIREA Hotel, Iasi, Romania
Aug 8 – Aug 21 all-day
Solta Open 2021 @ Grohote, Solta Island, Croatia 21430
Aug 8 – Aug 15 all-day

Contact: Mateo Ivic Email: ivic32@yahoo.com [MAP] 4th Solta Chess Open tournament at beautifull Solta Island near Split, Croatia. Tournament starts just one day after the finish of the Split Open

Aug
9
Mon
2021
1st Muswell Hill International @ Muswell Hill, London N10
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm
Aug
12
Thu
2021
Coulsdon Chess August Chess School RP Afternoons @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior Home Page/Summer Holiday 21 Chess School.htm [MAP] Afternoon events at our training course. All under 18s welcome providing they book in and are an ECF Silver Member or higher.

Aug
13
Fri
2021
Coulsdon Chess August Chess School RP @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior Home Page/Summer Holiday 21 Chess School.htm [MAP] As part of our August training camp. All under 18s welcomed as long as they book in and have ECF Silver membership or above.
Rapidplay – 25 minutes each – as many rounds as possible.

10th 4NCL Online Congress @ Lichess.org
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm
Aug
14
Sat
2021
Golders Green Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ [MAP] 10 sections of 6 players, all-play-all

Yorkshire Junior Chess Association Event 4 @ Lichess.org
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org/
There are 4 ability sections – Premier (any players); Championship ( ECF below 1450 (100 old system)); League 1 (ECF below 1000 (40 old system)); League 2 (no grade or first season). Not sure? Tick the ‘not sure’ box on entry and we will help to place you in the right section. Prizes guaranteed in EACH section are – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and more depending on entry

Essex Back to Chess Festival @ Wanstead House 21 The Green Wanstead E11 2NT
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: eca-festival@essexchess.org.uk Web: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/essex-back-to-real-chess-festival/ [MAP] Essex U18s-only closed event (including London Boroughs that are north of the River Thames and east of the River Lea) run by Essex Chess Association. Choice of a 5 round ECF rapid rated G10/5 Swiss or an unrated beginners tournament (no clocks save for deadlock) | Entry form

Aug
15
Sun
2021
Cheney Rapidplays Event 8 @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: http://www.cheneychess.com/ [MAP] U16 Over-the-Board Junior Rapidplay; capacity 48; sections divided into 8 player all-play-alls; plenty of trophies. I will FIDE rate the top and (subject to entries) and second sections. Entry form is https://forms.gle/ovQ3EK9xeBnKJjvv5

ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @ Lichess.org
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2021-online-grand-prix-series/
The ECF Rapid Grand Prix consists of monthly Swiss and Arena tournaments on the third Sunday of each month from March to November 2021. The ECF will be publishing a leaderboard, which will be updated monthly, with prizes for the winners in a number of categories at the end of the events.

Abbots Bromley Blitz @ Coach & Horses, High St, Abbots Bromley, WS15 3BN
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm
Abbots Bromley Blitz @ Coach & Horses, High St, Abbots Bromley, WS15 3BN

Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: abbotsbromleychessclub@gmail.com Web: https://www.chess.com/club/abbots-bromley [MAP] Free entry ungraded matches welcome to all. Please email if you would like to attend in advance or if you have any questions.

Aug
16
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Chess CCF Cup @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubIndex.htm [MAP] Coulsdon Chess’s internal Summer tournament in sections based on ability. Players must play in the section their grade places them but may apply to be in a higher section. If 90% of the players in that section agree, they may play in that section.

Aug
19
Thu
2021
Wood Green Invitational @ Oddfellows Hall, 17 Greengate Street, Stafford ST16 2HP
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Lawrence Cooper Email: lozcooper@hotmail.com [MAP] Ten player round robin eligible for title norms – GM, IM, WGM, WIM

Aug
20
Fri
2021
Coulsdon Chess August Chess School RP @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior Home Page/Summer Holiday 21 Chess School.htm [MAP] As part of our August training camp. All under 18s welcomed as long as they book in and have ECF Silver membership or above.
Rapidplay – 25 minutes each – as many rounds as possible.

Aug
21
Sat
2021
National 1400 @ Chess.com
Aug 21 @ 6:30 am – 9:00 am

Contacy: Mark Murrell Email: controller.counties@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/online-counties-championships-2021/
1400 & under classical chess inter-region team competition drawn with players allocated to a regional team according to county allegiance.

CCS LJCC Qualifier @ John Keble Church Church Close London HA8 9NS
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Robert Frederick Willmoth Email: robwillmoth@hotmail.co.uk Web: https://chesscoachingservices.net/ [MAP] A London Junior qualifying event. All details are on https://chesscoachingservices.net/online-payments/london-junior-qualifier

Chess Centre Ilkley June Mini Congress @ The Chess Centre 8 Crescent Court Ilkley LS29 8DE
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – Aug 22 @ 2:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Wainwright Email: info@chesscentre.online Web: https://www.chesscentre.online/events [MAP] Players will be placed in a group of 6, based on rating, and will play all others within their group during the 5 rounds of the tournament. 5 rounds, 60 mins per player on the clock. All games will be ECF standard play rated. Entries are currently limited to 18 players.

Aug
22
Sun
2021
Chalfont Junior Rapidplay @ The Reading Room High Street Chalfont St Giles Buckinghamshire HP8 4QH
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Raymond Sayers Email: sayers-r@sky.com [MAP] Junior Rapidplay tournament, numbers limited to 16 players. 25 minutes per player, 5 rounds. Entry fee £25 (£20 ECF Silver level and above members) | Entry form

Aug
23
Mon
2021
Coulsdon Chess CCF Cup @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubIndex.htm [MAP] Coulsdon Chess’s internal Summer tournament in sections based on ability. Players must play in the section their grade places them but may apply to be in a higher section. If 90% of the players in that section agree, they may play in that section.

Aug
24
Tue
2021
Coulsdon Chess August Chess School RP Afternoons @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior Home Page/Summer Holiday 21 Chess School.htm [MAP] Afternoon events at our training course. All under 18s welcome providing they book in and are an ECF Silver Member or higher.

Aug
25
Wed
2021
Coulsdon Chess August Chess School RP Afternoons @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior Home Page/Summer Holiday 21 Chess School.htm [MAP] Afternoon events at our training course. All under 18s welcome providing they book in and are an ECF Silver Member or higher.

Aug
26
Thu
2021
European Open Chess Championship @ Hotel Natura, Reykjavik, Iceland
Aug 26 – Sep 5 all-day
Coulsdon Chess August Chess School RP Afternoons @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior Home Page/Summer Holiday 21 Chess School.htm [MAP] Afternoon events at our training course. All under 18s welcome providing they book in and are an ECF Silver Member or higher.