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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

1st Corporate Chess Championship @ Asnières Hall of Honor, Paris, France
Nov 24 – Nov 25 all-day

Contact: Jean-Claude Moingt Email: [MAP] More details here

Bristol Winter Congress 2017 @ Bristol Grammar School (BGS), University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Nov 24 – Nov 26 all-day

Contact: Alan Papier / Igor Doklestic Email: Web: [MAP] A 5 round tournament with 3 sections: FIDE rated Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125). Prizes in all sections. Central venue | Entry form

Preston Chess Congress @ Cotton Court, Church St, Preston PR1 3BY
Nov 24 – Nov 26 all-day

Contact: Malcolm Peacock Email: Web: [MAP] Weekend congress with 4 sections, including a FIDE-rated Open section | Entry form

56th Hampstead FIDE Congress U2200/U1900/U135 @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3 6NS
Nov 25 – Nov 26 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

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Nov 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Web: Postcode for entrance drive – SL6 4QQ
Beginners section and Under 130 rapid play grade section, which may be divided into two or more further sections | Entry form

Norfolk and Norwich Rapidplay @ City of Norwich School, Eaton Road, Norwich NR4 6PP
Nov 25 @ 9:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Stephen Orton Email: Web: [MAP] Sections – Open, U160, U125, U100; Juniors only – U13, U10, U8 | Entry form

Northampton LJCC Qualifying Event @ Caroline Chisholm School, Wooldale Centre for Learning, Wooldale Road, Northampton, NN4 6TP
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Lateefah Messam-Sparks Email: [MAP] London Junior Chess Championships Qualifying Event and training day with FIDE Instructor and ECF Accredited Coach Lateefah Messam-Sparks. U8 LJCC qualifying section; U10 LJCC qualifying section; U12 LJCC qualifying section; U18 section All sections graded. Doors open at 9.30am and prizes for section winners | Entry form

South East England Girls and Boys Chess Championships @ Grey Court Secondary School Ham Street, Ham, Richmond TW107HN
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Marie Gledhill Email: [MAP] The South East England Girls and Boys Chess Championships are open to everyone it is an individual competition as well as a school team competition. There are separate sections for the girls and boys. Players can enter as a school team or an individual with 17 individual trophies and trophies for the top three girls and top three boys schools. Five rounds will be played and no one is knocked out …

6th Richmond Blitz Blast @ Orleans Park School Richmond Road TWICKENHAM TW1 3BB
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: Web: [MAP] FIDE rated Blitz Open, with a £300 guaranteed prize-fund, including a £100 first prize, £60 second prize, £40 third prize and several grading prizes of £25 each | Entry form

7th Shenley Junior @ Manor Lodge School, Rectory Lane, Ridge Hill Shenley Herts. WD7 9BG
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: [MAP] LJCC qualifying event. Under 8, 10 and 12 sections. 6 round Rapidplay event | Entry form

Wiltshire Team Rapidplay Tournament 2017 @ Nationwide Head Office, Pipers Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN38 1NW
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
BBCA 2nd International Rapidplay Tournament @ London Enterprise Academy 81-91Commercial Road, London E1 1RD
Nov 26 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Mostaque Choudhury Email: [MAP] Two sections — Open (open to all players); Major (only open to players under FIDE 1800/ ECF 147 or to non-rated players). Entry fees — £20 per entry; £15 per entry for BBCA members only | Entry form

LJCC Qualifying Event, Graded Junior Tournament & Training Day @ Wellington College, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne Berkshire RG45 7PT
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am

Contact: Nick Pert Email: [MAP] London Junior Chess Championships Qualifying Event and training day with GM Nick Pert.
Improvers section (ungraded); U10 LJCC qualifying section; U12 LJCC qualifying section; U18 section (graded) | Enter online here –