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Castle Chess 10th Hereford Congress @ The Green Dragon Hotel, Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9BG
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: Web: [MAP] 6 round event – Open including Premier U175, Major U155 including Intermediate U135, Minor U115 including Challengers U95. Prizes dependent on entries as agreed at players review 2017 | Entry form

4NCL Rounds 7 and 8 / Weekend 4
Mar 17 – Mar 18 all-day

Divisions 1 and 2 – De Vere Wokefield Estate
Division 3 North – Mercure Bolton Georgian House

Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Mar 17 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: Web: [MAP] Minor Under 130 – Major Under 171. 6 rounds of rapid chess. Half an hour per player per game | Entry form

English Primary Schools Chess Association Under 11 Zones @ Various in the North, South and East of England
Mar 17 @ 11:45 am – 6:00 pm

Three zones qualifying for a final …

Desert Penguins UKCC Last Chance Saloon @ Barnes Sports Club, 261 Lonsdale Road, Barnes SW13 9QL
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Contact: Augustin Madan Email: [MAP] Delancey UK Chess Qualifying Tournament for MEGAFINALS. There will be 3 sections: U7, U9 and U11. Children scoring 17 points or more will qualify for the Megafinal stage. There will be prizes for winners in all sections. Entry by email with bank transfer available | Entry form

11th Muswell Hill FIDE WEEKDAY Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Mar 21 all-day

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

Muswell Hill / East Finchley Weekday FIDE Rapid @ Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London N2 9HR
Mar 21 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

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

4NCL Rounds 7 and 8 / Weekend 4
Mar 24 – Mar 25 all-day

Division 3 South and 4 – De Vere Wokefield Estate

English Primary Schools Chess Association Under 11 Girls’ Final @ TBA
Mar 24 @ 11:45 am – 6:00 pm

EPSCA Associations can enter a team without playing in a qualifying zone …

24th Birmingham Rapidplay @ Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Road, Quinton, Birmingham B32 2TW
Mar 25 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web: [MAP] Four sections: Open, Max. 170, Max. 140, Max. 110 | Entry form

Wellington College Graded Junior Tournament & Training Day @ Wellington College, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7PT
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

… with GM Nick Pert Email: Web:
6 round graded rapidplay tournament and training day. Three available sections – U18 Open, U11 & Improvers (ungraded section for less experienced players). Training provided between each round by experienced coaches including GM Nick Pert. All U18 and U11 games submitted for grading to ECF | Entry form

Fischer Random Chess Tournament @ St Michael & All Angels Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk IP5 3PL
Mar 25 @ 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Dagne Ciuksyte Email: [MAP] 6 round Swiss Fischer Random tournament. A random starting position will be generated before each round | Entry form

OPEN Doprastav 2018 @ Bratislava, Slovakia
Mar 29 – Apr 1 all-day

Contact: Denis Nemsak Email: – 7 rounds, 90min+30sec
Details here

Southend Easter Bank Holiday Congress @ Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive, Southend SS1 2UN
Mar 30 – Apr 2 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web:
FIVE SECTIONS. FIDE Open to all / Under 170 / Under 145 / Under 120 / Under 95. ALL tournaments consist of 7 rounds

West of England Chess Union Congress @ The Manor Hotel, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2A
Mar 30 @ 9:45 am – Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: Meyrick Shaw Email: Web: [MAP] West of England Championships to include sections: Open, which carries a British Championship qualifying place and is FIDE-rated; FIDE-rated Major under 1950 (ECF 170); ECF graded Minor under 130 | Entry form

CCF Easter FIDE Rated LP Congress @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – Mar 31 @ 11:00 pm
Bolton Easter Congress and Busy Persons Blitz @ Ukrainian Social Club 99 Castle Street Bolton BL2 1JP
Mar 30 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 1 @ 6:45 pm

Contact: Rod Middleton Email: [MAP] Open, Major & Knights sections. FIDE rated Open. 2 rounds Friday & Sunday, 1 round Saturday morning. Blitz tournament on Saturday afternoon | Entry form

4th Polar Capital Jersey International Chess Tournament @ Hotel Ambassadeur La Grand route de la Cote St.Clement Jersey JE2 6SB
Mar 31 – Apr 7 all-day

Contact: Paul Wojciechowski Email: Web: [MAP] 9 round Open/Holiday/Minor Tournament and UBS Blitz Tournament. Chief Arbiter Adam Raoof (IA)

2nd Martlesham Heath Chess Open @ St Michael & All Angels Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk IP5 3PL
Mar 31 @ 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Dagne Ciuksyte Email: [MAP] Six round Swiss tournament. Time control:10 min plus 10 sec per move | Entry form

Surrey Junior Easter Congress @ Aldro School Shackleford Godalming Surrey GU8 6AS
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: [MAP] 5 round Swiss tournament with five age group sections – U13, U11, U10, U9, U8 on 01/09/17. Trophies for the winner of each section and medals for players scoring 3 points or more. Refreshments available all day and free parking | Entry form

CCF Easter FIDE Rated Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Apr 2 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: Web: [MAP] A 7 round FIDE-rated rapidplay with an Open Section and as many lower sections as entries allow. 20 mins for all moves plus 30 second Fischer increments.

CCF Easter FIDE Rated Open Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 3 @ 10:30 am

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: Web: [MAP] A 7 round Open FIDE-rated blitz with 8 minutes each and 2 second Fischer increments

2018 Midland Open Junior Championships @ Kenilworth School, Leyes Lane, Kenilworth CV8 2DA
Apr 3 – Apr 5 all-day

Contact: Alex Holwczak Email: Web: [MAP] Under 9 ECF graded section. Under 11, 14 and 18 sections ECF graded and FIDE-rated. £2,375.00 prize fund. Part of the English Youth Grand Prix | Entry form

Edinburgh Congress @ St Thomas of Aquin's High School, 2 - 20 Chalmers Street, Edinburgh EH3 9ES
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: David Stewart Email: Web: [MAP] The largest annual weekend event in Scotland. The venue is suitable for disabled and wheelchair users and is located in the city centre of Edinburgh. The top event, the Premier Event is FIDE rated in which there are four events. A group discount is available, submit six entries together and only pay for five entries. The time control for all events is 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move. The Chess Bookstall will be supplied by Jim Fisher of Chess and Bridge, London | Entry form

9th West Surrey Championships 2018 @ Tormead School Cranley Road Guildford GU1 2JD
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:45 pm

Contact: Emma-Jane Billington-Phillips Email: [MAP] Six sections: U7, U8, U9, U10, U12 and Open (U150 ECF). All sections have 7 timed rounds 20 minutes each (40 minutes total). The whole tournament will be paired using Swiss-Manager | Entry form