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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]

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.

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

7th Pimlico Summer Tournament @ St Saviours Church Hall, St George's Square, Pimlico, London SW1
Jun 29 @ 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

2nd North Wales FIDE Open @ St David's Room, Venue Cymru, Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 1BB
Jun 30 – Jul 2 all-day

— (incorporating 4th Colwyn Bay Congress) Contact: Syringa Camp Email: [MAP] £1,625 guaranteed prize fund. FIDE-rated Open, FIDE-rated Major (U1900/U160), Minor (U120/U1600). Prizes in each section: 1st-£250, 2nd-£150, 3rd-£75, Grading Prize-£50. Also £50 junior prize for highest scoring U18 as at 1st Jan 2017 (any section) | Entry form


7th Whitby Chess Congress @ Whitby Chess Club, (Conservative Club), Upgang Lane, Whitby, Yorkshire YO21 3DT
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 3 @ 6:00 am

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: Web:
Two sections – INTER (159 AND UNDER) and FOUNDATION (UNDER 120). Some prizes are a percentage of the entry fee but the “points for prizes” is scrapped. Only £17 for ECF Silver members to enter the Foundation. It is slightly more to enter the Inter, but the 1st prize is £160 this year.
Whitby is well known for Dracula and Captain Cook, and is a beautiful seaside resort, with a lively harbour area with many bars and restaurants. The venue sells drink and some food. You can bring your own to the room upstairs in what was Whitby Chess Club, by the petrol station half a mile from the train/bus station. There are local buses to Scarborough and Middlesborough | Entry form

52nd Hampstead FIDE Congress U2200/U1900/U135 @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3 6NS
Jul 1 – Jul 2 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

County Championships Finals
Jul 1 all-day

Trident Park, Poseidon Way, Leamington Spa CV34 6SW – starts 1:30pm.

Greater London Chess Club Summer Rapidplay @ St George's Bloomsbury, 6 Little Russell St, London WC1A 2SD
Jul 1 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: Web:
Five round rapidplay tournament with Open, Major (U160 ECF/U1900 FIDE) and Minor (U120 ECF/U1600 FIDE) sections. ECF graded and FIDE rated. Rate of play: 25 minutes + 5 second increments per player per game [MAP]

Commonwealth Chess Championship 2017 @ Hotel Park Plaza, Shahdara, New Delhi, India
Jul 2 – Jul 10 all-day

Total cash prizes: Rs. 10,00,000/- (approx USD 15000); registration and details here