Calendar

In this time of COVID-19 …
If you find an event that appears to be taking place in person rather than online – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE ORGANISERS! It may be that they have simply neglected to let us know that their event is cancelled, or it may be taking place under strict pandemic rules and conditions which you’ll need to know about before attending to play, but they may have not told us! Please check first.

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Aug
20
Sun
2017
Split Open 2017 @ Hotel Zagreb, 21000 Split, Croatia
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 27 @ 11:00 pm

Contact: Mateo Ivić Email: splitchessopen@gmail.com Web: http://www.splitchessopen.com [MAP] 7th Split Open chess tournament in Split, Croatia. Prize fund: 6500 euros

Aug
21
Mon
2017
Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Elite Swiss @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 21 @ 2:30 pm – Aug 26 @ 6:30 am

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/JGCI_Elite%20Swiss.htm [MAP] A 5 round event for anyone who has (at some point) had a published rating of 2000 or above …

Aug
25
Fri
2017
Bristol Steve Boniface Memorial Congress @ Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Aug 25 – Aug 27 all-day

Contact: Alan Papier Email: chinadoc@chinadoc.force9.co.uk Web: http://tim1949jones.wix.com/bristolchesscongress [MAP] A 5 round tournament with 3 sections: FIDE rated Open, Major (under 155), and Minor (under125)
Grading prizes in all sections | Entry form

Aug
26
Sat
2017
11th Leyland FIDE Chess Congress @ Wellfield High School, Yewlands Drive, Leyland PR25 2TP
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

Contact: David Clayton Email:leylandchesscongress2017@gmail.com Web: http://www.leylandchess.org.uk/congress [MAP] FIDE Open, Major U170 & Minor U135 – six rounds over three days, including August Bank Holiday Monday | Entry form

53rd Berks & Bucks Chess Congress @ St Piran’s School, Gringer Hill, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7LZ
Aug 26 – Aug 28 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

Aug
28
Mon
2017
CCF Summer FIDE Open Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 29 @ 10:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Blitz_August.html [MAP] A 7 round FIDE Open Blitz with 8 minutes plus 2 Second Fischer increments …

Sep
1
Fri
2017
English Women’s Championship 2017 @ Park Inn by Radisson Birmingham West, West Bromwich
Sep 1 – Sep 3 all-day
Sep
2
Sat
2017
1st Brainstormchess Junior LJCC qualifier @ St Johns Church Rectory Lane Stanmore London HA7 4AQ
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Kishan Pattni Email: kishanpattni84@gmail.com [MAP] Junior Rapidplay and London Junior Chess Championship qualifier | Entry form

CCF Late Summer LP Congress @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – Sep 3 @ 11:00 pm
Godalming Open Junior @ Aldro School Lombard St. Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6AS
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org [MAP] 5 round Swiss tournament with age group sections U18, U13, U11, U10, U9. Cash prizes for the U18 age group and trophies for the winners of the other age groups with medals for the runners up.
All games will be using clocks, 30 min each, and all games will be graded by the ECF. Light refreshments will be available all day and there is plenty of free parking | Entry form

Darnall & Handsworth 2nd FIDE-rated Rapidplay @ Stradbroke Community Centre, Richmond Road Stradbroke SHEFFIELD S13 8LT
Sep 2 @ 10:15 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Geoff Brown Email: secretary@dhchessclub.co.uk Web: http://www.dhchessclub.co.uk [MAP] Six round Swiss rapidplay with time control of 25 minutes + 5 second increment per move. Four sections (all ECF graded and FIDE rated) based on ECF rapidplay grades: Open / Major Under 170 / Intermediate Under 145 / Minor Under 120 | Entry form

Azaadi Rapidplay Chess Championship @ Moseley All Services Club, 91 Church Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9EA
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Terry Walker Email: terry.harewalker118@btinternet.com [MAP] Web/entry form: http://southbirminghamchessclub.com/SBCC-Rapidplay.htm – one day rapidplay tournament commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Independence of Pakistan. Four sections for maximum rating – Open, 170, 140, 110. 7 round Swiss with a time control of 15 mins + 10 secs per move. Guaranteed prize fund of £1,415.00

Sep
3
Sun
2017
67th DCCA Congress @ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay TQ2 6QJ
Sep 3 – Sep 9 all-day

Contact: Alan Crickmore Tel: 01752 768206 (before 9.00pm, please)
Ron Bruce Premier (FIDE-rated Open), Rowena Bruce Challengers U180, Bloodworth Intermediate U150, Walker Minor U120, Boniface Morning 5 Round U180 and Thynne Morning 5 Round U135. Bookstall by Keverel Chess.

200th Anniversary of club chess in Britain @ Albert Square Chop House, 14 Albert Square, Manchester M2 5PF
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm

Contact: Alan Burke Email: haybeesea@hotmail.com [MAP] The Manchester Chess Federation are organising a “friendly” match against the Liverpool Chess Club, which itself will be 180 years old in December 2017 and is the oldest EXISTING chess club in England.  (NB: Manchester v Liverpool as a friendly isn’t what you might often read elsewhere !)
The match will be played over 25 boards of various grades with an additional 10 board junior challenge and whilst food and drink will be provided by the hosts for all in attendance, the Liverpool team are playing their part in celebrating the history of the event by travelling to Manchester on the day by train, just as many of their predecessors would have done all those years ago.

Sep
4
Mon
2017
2017 Wiltshire 5-Minute Quickplay Tournament @ Brown Jack, 1 Prior Hill, Wroughton, Wiltshire, SN4 0RS
Sep 4 @ 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Tony Ranson [MAP] There will be one overall tournament with prizes determined by the entry level. All entry fees will be returned as prize money. The entry fee is £3 adults / £1.50 juniors (cash only, NO CHEQUES). Entries will only be accepted on the night, so bring along a completed form. Please arrive between 7.15 and 7.30 to allow for a prompt start. It is expected that there will be 7 rounds, but this will depend on how promptly we can start and size of the entry | Entry form

Sep
7
Thu
2017
Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Sep 7 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.hendonchessclub.com [MAP] SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open (one section) – prize fund £50.00

Sep
8
Fri
2017
15th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ Holiday Inn, Doncaster
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm

[MAP] FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm. For entry forms and information visit www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_15.htm

The City Of Dublin 2017 @ Gresham Hotel, Lower O' Connell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Pat Fitzsimons Email: mastergame100@hotmail.com Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/885 [MAP] The City of Dublin Championships features something for everyone with 4 sections played over 6 rounds including a FIDE Rated Masters section

Sep
9
Sat
2017
ECF Chess Academy @ TBC
Sep 9 – Sep 10 all-day

Contact: Director of Junior Chess and Education Email: director.juniorchess@englishchess.org.uk
ECF Chess Academy Study Weekend for the International Programme (Years 1 and 2) and the Academy Plus Programme (Year 2). 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 Junior website. These study weekends are for advanced players.

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ Golders Green Parish Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG
Sep 9 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP] SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open / Major Under 170 / Minor Under 145 / Amateur Under 120

Sep
10
Sun
2017
2017 Leamington Rapidplay @ Cottage Square, Leamington Spa CV31 1PT
Sep 10 all-day

Contact: Ed Goodwin Email: edgoodwin@live.com Web: http://www.leamingtonchessleague.org.uk/
Sections – Open, U170, U140, U110 [MAP] | Entry form

Leamington Junior Open @ SYNDI Centre, Cottage Square, Leamington Spa CV31 1PT
Sep 10 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://www.warwickshirechess.org/ [MAP] Two 5-round tournaments for Under 9s and Under 11s. Held alongside the Leamington Rapidplay.

Sep
11
Mon
2017
GM Danny Gormally Simul Display @ Darlington Chess Club Cockerton band and Musical Institute Club Woodland Road, Darlington, DL3 9AB
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Carl Stephens Email: carlstephens32@hotmail.com Web: https://www.facebook.com/groups/167216543772174/ [MAP] A fun evening playing chess in a maximum 30 board simultaneous display against one of the Northeast’s only Grandmasters – GM Danny Gormally! The event starts at 7.00pm, and entry fee is £12 for adults and £6 for juniors 16 and under | Entry form

Sep
12
Tue
2017
Greater London Chess Club Evening Blitz Tournament @ St George's Bloomsbury 6 Little Russell Street London WC1A 2HR
Sep 12 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Blades Email: tournaments@glcc.org.uk Web: http://www.glcc.org.uk [MAP] Open and U1825 FIDE (U150 ECF) Tournaments, 10 round Swisses, rate of play 3 minutes + 2 sec increments, incorporating the London Public Service Chess League Individual Blitz Championships. 40% of entry fees returned as 1st and 2nd prizes in each section, remainder to club funds | Entry form

Sep
15
Fri
2017
Bradford Congress @ Latvian Welfare Club Clifton Villas Manningham Bradford BD8 7BY
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Stuart Swire Email: bradfordchess@blueyonder.co.uk Web: http://www.bradfordchess.co.uk/ [MAP] 3 sections: OPEN TOURNAMENT – open to all players, entry £25; MAJOR TOURNAMENT – open to players with a grading of 170 or below, entry £23; MINOR TOURNAMENT – open to players with a grading of 135 or below, entry £23 | Entry form