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

Contact: CCF Email: Web:
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]

35th Balaton International Chess Festival @ Local Community Centre, 2-4 Kossuth Lajos u. 8638 Balatonlelle
Jun 11 – Jun 19 all-day

Contact: IA János RIGÓ Email: Web:
Details here

Heywood Chess Congress @ Heywood Civic Centre, LCpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood OL10
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – Jun 18 @ 6:15 pm

Open, U180, U160, U140 and U120. Free parking all weekend, 5 minutes from M62 or M66. Hot and cold food available all weekend. £2200 prize fund and two ECF championship qualifying places in the Open [MAP] | Entry form | ECF Congress of the Year 2014

Kenilworth Junior Open @ Kenilworth School & Sports College, Leyes Lane, Kenilworth, CV8 2DA
Jun 18 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web: [MAP]
An Under 11 Open, plus three tournaments for Under 11s, Under 9s and Under 7s, for players restricted to a grade less than 50 | Entry form

York Chess Rapidplay @ P/T/005 Exhibition Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD
Jun 18 @ 9:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Yousuf bin-Suhayl Email: [MAP]
An ECF graded, 30 minute Swiss rapidplay held at the University of York. £18 entry fee for ECF silver members (£15 for Juniors U18) – website to be launched shortly | Entry form

Richmond Rapidplay @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Rd, Twickenham, Greater London TW1 3BB
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: Web:
The continuation of a famous and successful series of rapid play tournaments, suitable for both juniors and adult players [MAP] Entry form

18th Sam Black Memorial Open Blitz @ Wanstead House 21 The Green Wanstead E11 2NT
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:45 pm

Contact: Gary Cook Email: Web: [MAP]
6 double rounds = 12 5 minute games. Open with 7 prizes. 1st = £100, 2nd = £50, 3rd = £40. Three grading prizes. Slow starter prize for those starting with four losses! Entry fee £10 or £13 if you turn up on the night with no prior email.

1st FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled @ Park Inn Resort and Conference Center Orlando by Radisson, Orlando, USA
Jun 22 – Jun 29 all-day

Contact: Beatriz Marinello Email: Web: [MAP] 7-round Swiss tournament. 90 min/40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move 1. Default time at the beginning of all rounds will be 30 minutes.

7th Pimlico Summer Tournament @ St Saviours Church Hall, St George's Square, Pimlico, London SW1
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Steve Sonnis Email: Web: [MAP]
A 5 round Swiss standard play tournament – starts Thursday 1 June and held every Thursday evening until 6 July, excluding 8 June due to the general election. 3 ECF graded sections – Open,U150 and U120. Tradewise Grand Prix qualifier. ECF silver members and above. £25 to enter | Entry form

Sheffield Chess Congress 2017 @ King Edward VII Upper School Glossop Road Sheffield S10 2PW
Jun 23 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Brian Stephenson Email: Web: [MAP]
Five round Swiss – Open Section, Major (Under 171), Inter (Under 146), Minor (Under 121) Prizes £200, £100, £60 plus grading prizes | Entry form

Seventh Pixmore Open Junior Chess Tournament @ Pixmore Junior School, Rushby Mead, Letchworth, Herts, SG6 1RS
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Alison Bexfield Email: Web: [MAP]
A friendly chess tournament for young people of school age. The tournament consists of 5 rounds interspersed with training sessions delivered by experienced players form the Letchworth and Hitchin Chess Club | Entry form

7th Hastings & St Leonards Weekend Chess Tournament @ Hastings Chess Club Pelton House, 2 Cornwallis Terrace, Hastings, TN34 1EB
Jun 24 @ 9:30 am – Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Marc A Bryant Email: [MAP]
For any chess player graded under 175 (one section only)
Only the first 30 entries will be accepted | Entry form

UKI Girls and Boys Chess Championships 2017 @ Grey Court Secondary School, Ham Street, Richmond TW10 7HN
Jun 24 @ 9:45 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Marie Gledhill Email: [MAP]
An individual competition as well as a school team competition with separate sections for girls and boys, open to all children in the UK and Ireland. Sections U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U14, U18 plus mixed adult novice U150. Gold, silver and bronze trophies for the top three girls schools and the top three boys schools according to the scores of their top four players | Entry form

Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Jun 24 @ 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

Suffolk Junior Open (CANCELLED) @ Woodbridge School, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4JH
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saffron Walden Junior Tournament @ R A Butler Academy South Road Saffron Walden Essex CB11 3DG
Jun 25 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: Web: [MAP]
Essex Junior Grand Prix 2016/17 Round 5 | Entry form

Wey Valley Training Day @ Therfield School, Dilston Road, Leatherhead KT22 7NZ
Jun 25 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Wey Valley Chess Training Email: Web: [MAP]
An exciting and fun chess training day for juniors (U11) led by Grandmaster Nick Pert. This training day includes 3 dedicated training sessions in groups led by an experienced chess coach; 1 ECF rated standard play game, which will then be analysed on a 1-1 basis by a coach; a fun blitz event to end the day; and prizes! Book online –

Essex Junior Grand Prix Tournament @ RA Butler Academy, South Road, Saffron Walden CB11 3DG
Jun 25 @ 9:45 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: Web: [MAP]
An Essex Open event for U9s, U11s and U18s. Participants need not be from Essex. Swiss tournament with 6 rounds. All U9 and U11 sections – all moves to be made in 30 minutes. U18 sections (minor and major) – 20 minutes plus 10 seconds per move. All results submitted to ECF for grading. Prizes for top 3 players in each of the U9 and U11 sections. Prize fund will be £60 for the minor U18 and £120 for the major U18. Entry fee for all sections is £11 for ECF Silver or Gold and £13 for non members. Deduct £3 from total if 2 siblings entering and £4.50 for 3. Entries must be received before June 21st | Entry form

3rd South Potteries Rapidplay Championship @ Tollgate Hotel & Leisure Centre Ripon Road Blurton Stoke-On-Trent ST3 3BS
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Steve Emmerton Email: Web [MAP]
Closed event restricted to members of clubs affiliated to the North Staffs & District Chess Association.

Bray Rapid 2017 @ Esplanade Hotel, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Contact: Bray-Greystones Chess Club Email: Web: [MAP]
Ireland’s largest rapidplay event with a 1,250 euro prize fund, and with several titled players | Entry form

Colindale Chess Tournament @ The Pulse Community Flat, 15 Ostler Court, Charcot Road, Colindale NW9 5XW
Jun 25 @ 1:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Contact: Marc Shaw Email: [MAP]
ECF graded childrens’ chess tournament with training in-between matches by experienced chess coaches. Limited availability, please book early | Entry form

Šolta Amateur Open Chess Tournament 2017 @ House of Cultures, Grohote, Šolta Island, Croatia Postcode: 21430
Jun 26 – Jul 2 all-day

Contact: Mateo Ivić Email: Web:
International open amateur chess tournament for players with ELO <2300 on beautiful Šolta Island, 9 nautical miles from Split. Swiss system, 9 rounds, 90 minutes + 30 secs for every move

CCF Junior Championships 2017 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: Web:
6 round event only open (strictly) to current/former trainees/members of CCF, held in several age groups. In addition current trainees register points for their trainers towards the Trainers’ title [MAP]

4th Muswell Hill FIDE Weekday Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
3 sections, £50 1st and a £30 prize in each section

Greater London Chess Club Evening Blitz @ St Georges Bloomsbury, 6 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HR
Jun 27 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: Web: [MAP]
Single section FIDE-rated open blitz tournament, 10 rounds, rate of play 3 minutes + 2 second increments. First, second and rating prizes | Entry form