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Sep
23
Fri
2016
52nd Northumberland Chess Congress @ The Parks Leisure Centre
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: David Watson Email: davidmwatson@blueyonder.co.uk
Weekend Congress with 5 Rounds. 1st round Friday Evening, Rounds 2 & 3 Saturday, Rounds 4 & 5 Sunday. Open FIDE rated, Major restricted to ECF grade 165 and below, Minor restricted to ECF grade 135 and below plus Foundation event 10 rounds restricted to players ECF grade 105 and below who have never won a major prize in a congress | Entry form

Sep
24
Sat
2016
43rd Hampstead Congress U1900/U2200/U135 @ Henderson Court Day Centre
Sep 24 – Sep 25 all-day

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An Under 2200 (ECF 200) / Under 1900 (ECF 160) / Under 135 (ECF graded not FIDE rated) congress every month! NOW IN SECTIONS. All moves in 60 minutes each PLUS 30 seconds a move throughout. £150 1st, £75 2nd in each section PLUS rating prizes. Space STRICTLY limited space, so enter early! http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk for details of times and fees (ECF Gold Membership required for ENGLISH players)

5th Hastings & St Leonards Weekend Chess Tournament @ Pelton House
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Marc Bryant Email: bryant8830@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.hastingschess.club/category/events/
For any chess player graded 150 and under – one section only. Entry fee — Standard=£25, Hastings Chess Club member=£20, Under 18=£15 – prizes guaranteed, total £265 as follows —
1st £100 2nd £60 3rd £30 with three grading prizes of £25 each – U125, U100, U75
Enter by post to Marc Bryant, the arbiter, at 88 Manor Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3LP. Only the first 30 entries will be accepted | Entry form

York Junior Chess Day @ Archbishop C of E Junior School
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Email: cloudsdale_c@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 01904-624958
Entry fee £5.00 – training with International Master, James Adair and other experienced coaches with DBS certification, and a chess competition on a Swiss system (NOT A KNOCKOUT EVENT) | Entry form

CCF Autumn FIDE Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Sep 24 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_Autumn.html
Open Rapid Play and Graded Sections below it according to entries

English Chess Challenge – Champion of Champions’ Event @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Sep 24 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.englishchesschallenge.co.uk/2016.htm
Open to the age group winners of the English Chess Challenge Finals (August 2016)

Sep
25
Sun
2016
Witney Rapidplay @ The Batt School
Sep 25 all-day

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Sections: Senior, Junior Major and Junior Minor

Cambridgeshire Rapidplay @ Whittlesford Memorial Hall
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul Kemp Email: paulkemp64@gmail.com
Five round rapidplay over four tournaments: Open, U160, U120 and Junior (Under 12). £700 prize fund | Entry form

Colindale Children’s Chess Tournament @ The Pulse Community Flat
Sep 25 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Marc Shaw Email: marc.shaw.chess@gmail.com
ECF graded childrens’ chess tournament with training in-between matches by experienced chess coaches | Entry form

Sep
28
Wed
2016
CCF Daytime Chess – Autumn 2016 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm
Daytime chess is primarily for senior players to have rated and graded chess which enables them to return home at a civilised time of day. The players who enter will be split into sections according to ability in the hope of giving between 5 and 8 matches each during the duration of the event.

Sep
30
Fri
2016
6th New Harrogate Chess Congress @ Harrogate Chess Club
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: nboustred@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://noelschess.weebly.com
2 weeks later than planned – it’s on the only weekend available in the month for venue. This is the longest standing recent Harrogate Congress, with Open and Minor sections. 1st prize in the Minor is £155 due to sponsorship from ‘Chess Essentials’ Bookstall and www.referandearn.co.uk. It takes place in Harrogate, across the park from the town centre, which is about a mile from railway station | Entry form

Castle Chess – 2nd Harrogate Chess Congress @ The Old Swan Hotel
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe / Marc Shaw Email: tony@castlechess.co.uk Website: http://castlechess.co.uk
OPEN incl Premier U180, MAJOR U160 incl Intermediate U140, MINOR U120 incl Challenger U100. Guaranteed Prize Fund minimum £150 per event. 6 Rounds – Played in a special hotel with lots of character. Ample parking. Special Rates offered for the chess well below their normal charges. Early booking suggested via Tony Corfe.

Oct
1
Sat
2016
2016 Coventry Junior Open @ King Henry VIII Preparatory School
Oct 1 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com
An ECF-graded junior tournament for players aged under 8, 10 and 12 | Entry form

4NCL Team and Individual Rapidplay Championships @ Harben House
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day

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Check out the entry guidelines here – www.4ncl.co.uk

Junior 4NCL @ De Vere Venues
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day

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Check out the entry guidelines here – http://www.4ncl.co.uk/jn_entry.htm

Norfolk County Chess Championships @ Tithe Barn
Oct 1 @ 9:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com
Closed event – eligibility & rules on www.norfolkchess.org
5 round Swiss, Championships + Challengers, top 24 in the Championship

Rainham Hall Rapidplay @ Rainham Hall
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: tournaments@glcc.org.uk Web: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/rainham-hall/features/chess-tournament
Five round rapidplay tournament in the beautiful and historic setting of Rainham Hall’s old stables. Open and Minor (U130ECF / U-1675 FIDE) sections, ECF graded and FIDE rated, 30 minutes per player per game.

Peter Clarke Memorial Rapidplay @ Oceans Community Centre
Oct 1 @ 10:15 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: John Constable Email: john@budetrophies.co.uk Web: http://www.budechess.co.uk
One day 6 round rapidplay with Open & U140 sections | Entry form

8th Muswell Hill / East Finchley FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk/
There are three FIDE rated sections of six rounds; an OPEN, a Major Under 160 and a Minor Under 120. The venue is a very short walk from East Finchley underground station on the Northern Line

Chess.com Isle of Man International – Masters @ Villa Marina
Oct 1 @ 1:30 pm – Oct 9 @ 9:00 pm

Contact: Alan Ormsby Email: masters@iominternationalchess.com Web: http://www.iominternationalchess.com
£50,000 prize fund. Likely to be one of Europe’s strongest open tournaments in 2016. See website for details | Entry form

Oct
3
Mon
2016
Chess.com Isle of Man International – Major & Minor @ Villa Marina
Oct 3 @ 1:30 pm – Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Brian Woodard Email: major@iomintrenationalchess.com Web: http://www.iominternationalchess.com
Major: FIDE 2100 and below, prize fund £2,800. Minor: FIDE 1750 and below, prize fund £2,000. See website for full details and to register

Oct
5
Wed
2016
CCF Daytime Chess – Autumn 2016 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm
Daytime chess is primarily for senior players to have rated and graded chess which enables them to return home at a civilised time of day. The players who enter will be split into sections according to ability in the hope of giving between 5 and 8 matches each during the duration of the event.

Oct
6
Thu
2016
Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz Chess Tournament @ Golders Green Unitarians Church
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hendonchessclub.com/blitz/
One section, Swiss system tournament. 1st prize £20, 2nd Prize £10 and £10 prize for the highest Hendon Chess Club member.

Oct
7
Fri
2016
Dundee and Angus Chess Congress @ David Lloyd Leisure
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Keith Rose Email: director@dundee-congress.co.uk Web: http://www.dundee-congress.co.uk
Open, Major (<=162), Minor (<=122). All moves in 1 hour 30 minutes plus 30 secs per move from move 1. Reduced price DLL facilities pass players & companions | Entry form

Oct
8
Sat
2016
Chelmsford Junior Tournament @ Kings Road Primary School
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com Web: http://www.ejca.co.uk
Essex Junior Grand Prix 2016/17 Round One. LJCC Qualifying Event | Entry form