Calendar


In this time of COVID-19 …
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A new badge system has been introduced whenever possible from 26/3/18 onwards. An amber wheelchair (below) means that the venue has at least some disability-friendly aspects, whereas a green wheelchair (also below) means it’s particularly so. In all cases, but especially where no badge is evident, PLEASE contact the organisers for more details …


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Apr
19
Wed
2017
CCF Daytime Chess – Summer 2017 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm
Every Wednesday between 19th April 2017 and 19th July 2017 inclusive
Primarily for senior players to play competitive graded and rated chess, allowing them to get home at a civilised hour. This event splits the entry into groups based on ability so that each player will have between 5 and 8 games during the duration of the tournament [MAP]

Jul
14
Fri
2017
14th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ De Vere Wokefield Estate, Goodboys Lane, Mortimer, Reading RG7 3AE
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm

[MAP] FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm. For entry forms and information visit www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_14.htm

Jul
15
Sat
2017
Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ Golders Green Parish Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG
Jul 15 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open / Major Under 170 / Minor Under 145 / Amateur Under 120

Scottish Chess Championship & International Open @ Bonar Hall, Park Place, Dundee DD14HN
Jul 15 – Jul 23 all-day

Contact: Alex McFarlane Email: scottishchamps@ChessScotland.com Web: http://www.ScottishChessChamp.co.uk [MAP]
Scottish Championship incorporated in a 9 round International Open event, norm opportunities available – 15th-23rd July; Scottish Blitz Championship – Saturday 15th July; Under 1850 event – Sunday 16th – Friday 21st; Under 1850 Senior event -Sunday 16th – Friday 21st; Schools’ Individual event – Sunday 16th – Friday 21st; Rapidplay – Sat 22nd – Sunday 23rd July | Entry form

UKCC Northern Gigafinals @ TBC
Jul 15 – Jul 16 all-day

Contact: Sarah and Alex Longson – qualification required

Weald Chess Congress @ The Sports Centre, Copthorne Prep School, Effingham Lane, Copthorne, West Sussex RH10 3HR
Jul 15 – Jul 16 all-day

Contact: Carol Graham Email: info@wealdchesscongress.org Web: http://www.wealdchesscongress.org [MAP] 5 round standardplay Swiss in 4 sections; Open, U175, U140, U110. Incorporating the SCCU Individual Championship (BCC qualifying place). Discount for entry before 3rd July | Entry form

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire; postcode of entrance drive SL6 4QQ
Jul 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite [MAP]
Two sections both ECF graded, one under ECF grade 110, and the other a beginners section for ungraded juniors or under ECF grade 25 | Entry form

Messy Chess @ Edenbridge Leisure Centre, Stangrove Park, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 5LU
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Contact: Ashok Damodaran Email: ashokmca@gmail.com Web: http://www.ProdigyChessAcademy.com [MAP]
All the children get a chance to play in an informal way, which will help them to improve their chess. This event will be an opportunity to meet other chess parents. The children will be fed by professional caterers, providing a finger buffet!

Jul
21
Fri
2017
Leeds Chess Congress ** CANCELLED ** @ Wellington Hill Residents Association Club House, 21-23 Ringwood Drive, Leeds, LS14 1AR
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – Jul 23 @ 5:45 pm

** This event has been cancelled **
Contact: Philip Higgins Email: congress@leedschessclub.co.uk
** This event has been cancelled **

Jul
22
Sat
2017
UKCC Southern Gigafinals @ TBC
Jul 22 – Jul 23 all-day

Contact: Sarah and Alex Longson – qualification required

Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP]
2 grade band sections – Minor Under 130 and Major Under 171. 30 minutes per player per game. 6 rounds | Entry form

Jul
24
Mon
2017
U14 British Chess Holiday Training Camp @ Writtle Community House, 12-14 Redwood Drive, Writtle, Chelmsford CM1 3LY
Jul 24 @ 8:30 am – Jul 25 @ 3:30 pm

Contact: Richard Pert Email: richpert@hotmail.com Web: http://www.britishchess.co.uk [MAP]
Ideal preparation for children playing in the British Chess Championships. Training camp run by International Master Richard Pert and experienced coach Robin Slade. Guest coach is Grandmaster Chris Ward. Children aged 14 or younger – must have a chess grade of 30 or higher in order to attend. Parents stay is optional ~ for this course we are allowing children to be left for the day providing that you believe they are mature enough to be left alone. A low adult-child ratio will be maintained | Entry form

Jul
25
Tue
2017
Muswell Hill FIDE WEEKDAY Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Jul 25 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk/ [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open/Major U160/Amateur U120; G25 plus 5 seconds a move throughout

Jul
28
Fri
2017
2017 British Chess Championships @ Venue Cymru, The Promenade, Vaughan St, Llandudno LL30 1AN
Jul 28 – Aug 6 all-day
Aug
1
Tue
2017
Kent Junior Chess Association GP2
Aug 1 @ 1:33 pm – 2:33 pm

Rapidplay and LJCC Qualifier – Contact: Jo Wildman Email: webmaster@kjca.org Web: http://www.kjca.org/event/163 [MAP]
The second tournament of the Kent Junior Chess Association (KJCA) Grand Prix 2017-18. Rapidplay and ECF graded. The U8, U10 and U12 sections are qualifiers for the LJCC. Also U18 Minor and U18 Major sections for older players. Please register at http://www.kjca.org/event/163

Aug
3
Thu
2017
Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Aug 3 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.hendonchessclub.com [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open (one section) – prize fund £50.00

Aug
5
Sat
2017
Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ Golders Green Parish Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG
Aug 5 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open / Major Under 170 / Minor Under 145 / Amateur Under 120

Aug
11
Fri
2017
2017 Midland Open Championships @ Park Inn by Radisson Birmingham West, Birmingham Rd, West Bromwich B70 6RS
Aug 11 – Aug 13 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://www.mccu.org.uk/m_congress/entryform.htm [MAP]
Three sections, FIDE Open, FIDE U1900, ECF U130. The leading player from an MCCU county will be MCCU Champion and qualify for the 2018 British Championship. The Open will be part of the British Championship Qualifying Grand Prix | Entry form

Aug
12
Sat
2017
53rd Hampstead FIDE Congress U2200/U1900/U135 @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3 6NS
Aug 12 – Aug 13 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
Under 2200 and Under 1900 FIDE sections, ECF Under 135 Section, G60+30s a move

UKCC Terafinal @ Daventry Court Hotel, Sedgemoor Way NN11 0SG
Aug 12 – Aug 13 all-day

Contact: Sarah and Alex Longson [MAP]

South Bristol Rapidplay @ Whitchurch Folk House, East Dundry Road, Whitchurch, Bristol BS14 0LN
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Roy Day Email: royday39@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.chessit.co.uk/Rapidplay%20Events/South%20Bristol%20Rapidplay/2017/SBRapid17.pdf [MAP]
6 round Rapidplay, 25 mins for all moves, free tea and coffee available throughout. Regrettably, the venue is at the top of a staircase, and unsuitable for disabled players | Entry form

Aug
13
Sun
2017
Suffolk Junior Chess Train and Play @ Moreton Hall Community Centre
Aug 13 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Train and Play event – coaching in the morning and team chess in the afternoon

Richmond Rapidplay @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Rd, Twickenham, Greater London TW1 3BB
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_rapidplays@hotmail.com Web: http://rjcc.org.uk/
The continuation of a famous and successful series of rapid play tournaments, suitable for both juniors and adult players [MAP] Entry form

Aug
14
Mon
2017
Richmond Juniors Summer Camp @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM. TW1 3BB
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_junior_chess_club@hotmail.com Web: http://ww.rjcc.org.uk [MAP]
Quality training for young players, tailored to their level of experience, with a maximum of 6 students per coach. Each day includes an ECF rapid graded game in the afternoon | Entry form

Aug
15
Tue
2017
Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Junior Coaching @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/JGCI_Junior.htm [MAP]
4 days of various coaching courses, including Beginner Coaching, Basic End Game Coaching, an advanced group on Checkmates, plus Institute of Chess Courses for Levels 1-4 …