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Aug
22
Wed
2018
Open Sochi 2018 @ Sochi, Russia
Aug 22 – Aug 26 all-day

Contact: Sergey Email: ccmoiseev@mail.ru Web: http://opensochi.vphs.ru [MAP] The Pedagogical Chess Union invites all chess players in Sochi in August. The Pedagogical Chess Union will organize the Open Sochi 2018 chess festival from August 21 (arrival day) to August 26 (Rapid / departure day) 2018. This project is being held for the third consecutive year.
Within the framework of the chess project, there will be tournaments in classical chess, in rapid chess, as well as a challenge contest.

Aug
24
Fri
2018
12th Steve Boniface Memorial @ Bristol Grammar School (BGS), 6th Form Common Rooms, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Aug 24 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Igor Doklestic Email: chessinbristol@gmail.com Web: https://www.bristolcongress.co.uk/ [MAP] 5 round Swiss tournament with three sections: Open (FIDE rated), Major (U160), Minor (U120). Prizes in all sections. Central Bristol venue. Further information and entry form on the Congress website | Entry form

Aug
25
Sat
2018
14th Dieppe International Festival @ Casino et Salle des Congrès, Boulevard de Verdun, 76200 Dieppe
Aug 25 – Sep 1 all-day

Details here [MAP]

54th Berks & Bucks Chess Congress @ St Piran’s School, Gringer Hill, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 7LZ
Aug 25 – Aug 27 all-day

Contact: Liam Varnam Email: liamvarnam@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.berksandbuckschess.com [MAP] Six round Swiss. Sections (usually 12-16 players in each) allocated according to ECF grade. Usually 5-6 sections. Top two sections FIDE-rated, all sections ECF-graded | Entry form

7th Brainstormchess Junior Rapidplay @ The Rugby Portobello 221 Walmer Road, Holland Park, London W11 4EY
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Kishan Pattni Email: kishanpattni84@gmail.com Web: https://form.jotformeu.com/80987319096370 [MAP] A London Junior Chess Championship qualifier. All games will be submitted for ECF (rapidplay) grading. There will be an U8, U10, U12 and an Open section suitable for children and adults of all abilities | Entry form

12th Leyland Chess Congress @ Brownedge St Mary's Catholic High School Station Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Web: http://congress.popmalc.org.uk/congress/35/home [MAP] FIDE Open, Major U170, Minor U135

8th Brainstormchess FIDE Blitz @ The Rugby Portobello Trust 221 Walmer Road Holland Park London
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Kishan Pattni Email: kishanpattni84@gmail.com Web: https://form.jotformeu.com/73506022496354 [MAP] 9 rounds using Swiss pairing. Time controls are 3 mins for all moves with a 2 second increment per move from move 1. The latest FIDE blitz rules will be used. 2 illegal moves lose. Guaranteed cash prizes of 1st place £120 2nd place £60 and 3rd £40 4th £20 5th £10 | Online entry

Aug
27
Mon
2018
CCF Bank Holiday Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Blitz_August.html [MAP] A 7 round open FIDE-rated Blitz

Aug
31
Fri
2018
2018 English Women’s Championships @ St Johns Hotel, Solihull
Aug 31 – Sep 2 all-day

More details to follow … [MAP]

Sep
1
Sat
2018
Godalming Open Junior Tournament @ Aldro School, Lombard St ,Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey GU86AS
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org [MAP] 5 round Swiss with U18, U13, U11, U10 and U9 sections. Trophies and medals for the top players in the younger sections and cash prizes for the top 3 players in the U18 age group. All games will be graded – 30 MINUTES EACH ON THE CLOCKS | Entry form

Darnall & Handsworth 3rd FIDE-rated Rapidplay @ Stradbroke Community Centre, Richmond Road, Stradbroke, Sheffield S13 8LT
Sep 1 @ 10:15 am – 6:15 pm

Contact: Geoff Brown Email: secretary@dhchessclub.co.uk Web: http://www.dhchessclub.co.uk [MAP] Rapidplay tournament with four sections: Open, Major (U170), Intermediate (U145), Minor (U120). All sections to be ECF graded and FIDE rated. Prize Fund £850 | Entry form

Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Sep 1 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP] Minor Under 130 – Major Under 171. 6 rounds of rapid chess. Half an hour per player per game | Entry form

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Radstock Lane Community Centre, Radstock Lane, Earley, Reading RG6 5UL
Sep 1 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite [MAP] Beginners section and other sections for more advanced players open to all under the age of 18 | Entry form

Sep
2
Sun
2018
68th DCCA (Paignton) Congress @ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay TQ2 6QJ
Sep 2 @ 1:45 pm – Sep 8 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Matthew Wilson Email: mattmrwc@hotmail.com Web: https://dccapaigntonchess.com/ [MAP] Afternoon 7 round tournament – FIDE rated Open, U180, U150 and U120 – plus 5 round morning tournament U180 and U135 | Entry form

Sep
6
Thu
2018
Hendon First Thursday Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Sep 6 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.hendonchessclub.com [MAP] Time control : G10 (all in ten minutes each); Swiss 6 round Open (one section)

Prodigy Standard U100 – Term 1 @ The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com Web: https://tinyurl.com/Prodigy-Standard-2018-19-Term1 [MAP] All (ECF graded Under 100 as well as ungraded) chess players are welcome to play during school term (after school). 25 minutes for the game plus 10 seconds per move from the start; 5 rounds (each round each week) | Entry form

Sep
7
Fri
2018
The City Of Dublin 2018 @ Academy Plaza Hotel, Findlater Place, Dublin 1
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: gordonfreeman@inbox.com Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/922 [MAP] Sections – Masters: 1900+ (5 Rounds FIDE rated); Championship: 1500 –2000 (6 rounds); Major: 1100-1600(6 rounds); Challenger: Below 1200 (6 rounds) – Rate of play all sections: 90 min + 30 secs. 

Sep
8
Sat
2018
2018 British Blitz Championship – Qualifiers @ Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Newcastle
Sep 8 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/?page_id=43678
The Finals are at a date TBC. There will be eight 15-round qualifying Swiss tournaments played in different cities around the United Kingdom on Saturday, 8th September. Eligible players will be able to enter one qualifying tournament of their choice. The top two players in each qualifier will qualify for the Final in November 2018, played at a date and venue to be announced. The top two female players in each qualifier will qualify for a Women’s Final, held concurrently. Both Finals and the qualifiers combined will have a total prize fund in excess of £5,000.

ECF Chess Academy Study Weekend @ TBA
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day

ECF Chess Academy Study Weekend for the International Programme (Years 1, 2 and 3) and the Academy Plus Programme (Year 3). Spare places may be available for those not on either the programme who wish to attend as a one off event. These will be advertised on the ECF Juniors website although you may email the ECF Director of Junior Chess directly if you wish. These study weekends are for advanced players.

CCF Late Summer LP Congress @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Longplays_Late_Summer.htm [MAP] A 5 round weekend LP congress across 4 FIDE-rated sections

Sep
9
Sun
2018
1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial @ Harrow High School, Gayton Road, Harrow
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 7:00 pm

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: sarahhegartychess@outlook.com Web: https://sarahhegartychess.co.uk/product/tournament-entry/ [MAP] Peter was a fantastic chess player – drawing with World Champion Vishy Anand in a simultaneous display aged 8. Peter won the UK Chess Challenge Terafinal twice. Peter’s first IM norm was at the Uxbridge Masters in 2009. Around this time Peter had a remarkable run of nine games against GMs without being defeated. Peter’s second IM norm was achieved at the World University Championships with one round to spare. Peter also had some fantastic results for Millfield School. Grandmaster Matthew Turner recalls 2007-08 where Peter was “by far the best player in our team and in the final we were out graded on every board, but his victory on board 1 clinched it for us.” We have no doubt Peter would have achieved IM and more but in the latter years of his life he was focusing on his career.
Peter also had a passion for helping juniors and for this reason this event is free for juniors – please email sarahhegartychess@outlook.com for a coupon code

Sep
10
Mon
2018
CCF Coulsdon Junior Club First Week Back @ CCF 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Sep 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Sep
13
Thu
2018
Prodigy Standard U100 – Term 1 @ The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com Web: https://tinyurl.com/Prodigy-Standard-2018-19-Term1 [MAP] All (ECF graded Under 100 as well as ungraded) chess players are welcome to play during school term (after school). 25 minutes for the game plus 10 seconds per move from the start; 5 rounds (each round each week) | Entry form

Sep
14
Fri
2018
Bradford Chess Congress @ Latvian Welfare Club Clifton Villas Manningham Bradford BD8 7BY
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: David Barlow Email: davidbar@blueyonder.co.uk Web: http://www.bradfordchess.co.uk/bradford-congress-2018.php [MAP] 3 tournaments — OPEN – open to all players; MAJOR – open to players with a grading of 170 or below; MINOR – open to players with a grading of 135 or below | Entry form
Disabled players are welcome but please contact the Entries Secretary first for details of facilities available

Sep
15
Sat
2018
2018 UK Chess Challenge Terafinal @ TBC
Sep 15 – Sep 16 all-day

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: sarah@ukchess.co.uk Tel: 07786260301 Web:
https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com
The Terafinal of the UK Chess Challenge, open to qualifiers from the three Gigafinals