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Teesside International Women’s Invitation Chess Championship @ The Links Primary School, 19 Carnoustie Dr, Stockton-on-Tees
Jun 20 – Jun 21 all-day

Contact: Chris Fegan Email: [MAP] All-play-all tournament with 25 minutes per clock. On Day Two, the chess players will work with groups of children at The Links Primary School, acting as mentors, tutors and role models

4th North Wales FIDE Open / 6th Colwyn Bay Congress @ Venue Cymru, Promenade, Llandudno LL30 1BB
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Syringa Camp Email: [MAP] Three sections, FIDE-rated Open and Major (U1900 / 160), and ECF/WCU graded Minor (U120 / 1600)
1st: £250 2nd: £150 3rd: £75 and grading prize of £50 in each section, plus £50 junior prize | Entry form

European Youth Smart Kids Championship @ Culture House AH - Veľká Dvorana, A. Bernoláka 1, 034 01 Ružomberok, Slovakia
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day
[MAP] Website –

5th West London Junior Chess Championships @ St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Cadogan Street London
Jun 22 @ 9:15 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: [MAP] 6 round junior rapidplay event – Under 7, under 9 and under 11 sections | Entry form

Desert Penguins Summer Cup @ Harris Primary Academy Shortlands Kingswood Road, Bromley
Jun 22 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Contact: Augustin Madan Email: [MAP] Junior Rapidplay event in South East London (Bromley) with 3 sections – U8, U10, U14. 6 rounds with a time control of 15 minutes per each player | Entry form

Hampshire Junior Chess Training and Tournament Day @ Boldre War Memorial Hall Pilley Street Lymington
Jun 22 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Ollie Blacklock Email: Register online here [MAP] The event is designed for players of all abilities, from those who are just starting to learn the rules, to those who already play in tournaments. The event is for juniors who reside or go to school in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Jersey or Guernsey

Brainstormchess U2200 Congress @ The Rugby Portobello 221 Walmer Road Holland Park
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm
Petts Wood & Orpington 2nd Rapidplay @ Holy Innocents' Catholic Primary School, Mitchell Road, Orpington
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Jean-Baptiste Jugand Email: Web: [MAP] Open – 1st £250, 2nd £125, 3rd £75; U160 – 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £65; U120 – 1st £150, 2nd £75, 3rd £50. Junior tournament – minimum of £100 of prizes and trophies. Rating prizes of £40 (under 180, under 140 and under 100) | Entry form

Poplar Rapid Chess Tournament @ St. Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London
Jun 22 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: Web: [MAP] 6 rounds, 2 sections. Major Under 171 and Minor Under 130 | Entry form

English Chess Challenge Semi-Final @ Chipstead Valley Primary School Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: | Web [MAP] 5 round tournaments for players of primary school age who have qualified from the opening round of the English Chess Challenge. Players play in separate age groups and gender groups to qualify for the final

Chelmsford Junior Summer Tournament @ Moulsham Junior School Princes Road Chelmsford
Jun 23 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

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

English Chess Challenge Semi-Final @ Wimbledon Park Primary School Havana Road London
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: | Web [MAP] 5 round tournaments for players of primary school age who have qualified from the opening round of the English Chess Challenge. Players play in separate age groups and gender groups to qualify for the final

BBCA Monthly Rapidplay 2019 @ The Hason Raja Centre, Spitalfields Housing Association, 117 Vallance Road, London
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact: Mostaque Choudhury Email: [MAP] In response to the popular demand BBCA has switched to incremental time control replacing the previous fixed time control system.  All rounds of the ECF graded Open & Major sections will be played with 10-minute plus five-second incremental time control. Entry fee is only £15 for adults and £10 for juniors for both sections.  However, all players are required to be ECF Silver and above members. All other players, including foreign players with FIDE ID, must pay an additional £7.50 with the entry fee. Discounted entry fee is available for BBCA members. Attractive 1st and 2nd prizes along with several grading prizes are available in Open and Major sections.
Chief Arbiter – Michael Flatt | Flyer | Enter online here

East Finchley / Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London
Jun 25 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP] We split all entrants into three rated and graded sections on the day – Open / Major and Minor

Greater London Chess Club Evening Blitz Tournament @ St George's Bloomsbury 6 Little Russell Street London
Jun 25 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: Web: [MAP] Single section Swiss tournament, open to all players. 10 rounds at 3 minutes + 2 sec increments. FIDE rated, 40% of entry fees returned as prizes, remainder to club funds

19th IPCA World Individual Chess Championships @ A. Bernoláka 1397/1, 034 01 Ružomberok, Slovakia
Jun 27 – Jul 7 all-day
[MAP] Website: Details [PDF]
Pimlico Summer Tournament @ Community Hall, Under Morgan House, 57 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Nick Faulks Email: Web: [MAP] 5 rounds, consecutive Thursday evenings, one round per Thursday. New Pimlico premises, including anaysis room. Time control G/75′ plus 15″ increment. Three sections – Open, U150 and U120 | Entry form

9th Whitby Chess Congress @ Whitby Chess Club, Conservative Club, Upgang Lane, Whitby, Yorkshire
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 5:45 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: Web: [MAP] In the beautiful seaside resort of Whitby near Scarborough. Repeat customers get money off (ask about £10 vouchers). Under £30 for silver ECF members Major (U182) players and under £25 for similar Minor (U147) entry. Two sections with respectively £160 and £150 first prizes. See leaflet for early entry details with accommodation enquiries | Entry form

2019 UK Chess Challenge London Gigafinal @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, Twickenham
Jun 29 – Jun 30 all-day

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: Web: [MAP] The Gigafinals of the 2019 UK Chess Challenge. Entry by qualification from Megafinals only

CCF Summer Rapidplay 2019 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Jun 29 all-day
CCF Summer Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Jun 29 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: | Web [MAP] 7 round rapidplay over up to 3 sections – Elite, Major, Minor (exact rating/grading limits TBA once we know the entry)

SCCU / London Club Championships @ St Luke's Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: David Gilbert Email: Web: [MAP] A new Club Championship for the SCCU/London Region. Teams of four players in three sections with average grades not exceeding ECF 120, 150 and 180. Six rounds of rapidplay chess. Players with grades more than 50 points below the section maximum average will count as exactly 50 points below the average. Individual trophies for the winning teams. Download the event brochure from the SCCU website | Entry form

Grandmaster Simul @ Salesian College, 119 Reading Road, Farnborough GU14 6PA
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Tim Cutter Email: Web: [MAP] Grand Master Simul with cash prizes for both juniors and adults. Grading – U160 £50, U140 £50, U120 £50

Commonwealth Chess Championship 2019 @ Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Central Business District, Delhi
Jun 30 – Jul 7 all-day

Contact: AK Verma Email: [MAP] Click to read / download – 2019 Prospectus

Solihull Junior Open @ Chapelhouse Road, Birmingham B37 5JS
Jun 30 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web: [MAP] Four sections for players under 11; two sections for players under 18 | Entry form