Calendar

In this time of COVID-19 …
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Aug
16
Tue
2016
Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival 2016 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – Aug 28 @ 10:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/JessieGilbertCeleb_info.htm – starts 10:00AM ends 10:00PM. Including a Swiss Open event for norms, shorter events for players below 2000, and junior coaching events

Aug
20
Sat
2016
Portes du Soleil Open International @ Club la Foret
Aug 20 – Aug 27 all-day

Contact: Albert Vasse Email: info@portesdusoleilchess.com Web: www.portesdusoleilchess.com
Swiss over 7 rounds. The results count for FIDE-rating. The rate of play is 90 minutes per person for the whole game with a 15 seconds increment | details

Jessie Gilbert Celebration International 2016 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 10:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/JessieGilbertCeleb_info.htm
In memory of Jessie Gilbert WIM, a norm event plus other shorter tournaments for those rated below 2000 – plus some junior/adult/family coaching events.

Aug
26
Fri
2016
Bristol Steve Boniface Memorial Congress @ Sixth Form Common Room
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

Contact: Alan Papier Email: chinadoc@chinadoc.force9.co.uk Web: http://tim1949jones.wix.com/bristolchesscongress
5 round tournament in 3 sections — Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125). Central location with free parking | Entry form

e2e4 Crawley Late Summer Congress @ Arora Hotel
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: gatwick@e2e4.org.uk Web: http://www.e2e4.org.uk/crawley/aug2016/index.htm
Three FIDE rated sections – Open; U2000 (175 ECF); U1700 (140 ECF) – with 7 rounds in each. FREE ENTRY for women and girls.

Aug
27
Sat
2016
52nd Berks & Bucks Chess Congress @ St Piran's School
Aug 27 – Aug 29 all-day

Contact: Liam Varnam Email: liamvarnam@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.berksandbuckschess.com
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

Leyland FIDE Chess Congress @ Wellfield Business and Enterprise College
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm

FIDE Open, Major U170 & Minor U135 | Entry form

Aug
28
Sun
2016
Friends of Chess AGM @ Arora Hotel
Aug 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Contact: Chris Majer Email: cemajer@aol.com
Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Chess. The objects of the Society are to advance, encourage, support, sponsor and promote the playing of chess and all activities and interests concerned with chess.

Website

Aug
29
Mon
2016
English Chess Challenge Finals 2016 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Results/2016-08-29_ECC_Final_Qualifiers.htm
Those primary school ages players who qualified from the semi-finals at the start of June are joined by the secondary school aged children who qualified for the final battle in each gender and age group.

CCF Open Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Blitz_info.html – starts 7:30PM ends 10:15PM. Open Blitz – with 8 minutes plus 2 second Fischer increments

Sep
1
Thu
2016
Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz Chess Tournament @ Golders Green Unitarians Church
Sep 1 @ 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.

Sep
3
Sat
2016
CCF Late Summer Congress @ Coulsdon Chess Federation
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – Sep 4 @ 11:00 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web:
http://ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Longplays_Late_Summer.htm – starts 10:00AM ends 11:00PM. Long play congress over 5 rounds (3 Saturday & 2 Sunday)

Godalming Chess Club Open Junior Tournament @ Aldro School
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org
5 round Swiss tournament with 5 sections – U18,U13,U11,U10,U9. Cash prizes for the U18 section,  trophies for the winners of the other sections with medals for the runners-up | Entry form

Darnall & Handsworth 1st FIDE-rated Rapidplay @ Stradbroke Community Centre
Sep 3 @ 10:15 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Geoff Brown Email: secretary@dhchessclub.co.uk Web: http://www.dhchessclub.co.uk

Six round Rapidplay, four sections: Open, U170, U145 and U120. All sections ECF graded and FIDE rated. Discounts for juniors and for those who already have a FIDE Rapidplay rating | Entry form

Sep
4
Sun
2016
66th DCCA ‘Paignton’ Congress @ Livermead House Hotel
Sep 4 – Sep 10 all-day

Contact: Linda Crickmore Tel: 01752 768206 (before 9.00pm, please)
Ron Bruce Premier (Open), Rowena Bruce Challengers U180, Walker Minor U135, Boniface Morning 5 Round U180 and Thynne Morning 5 Round U135 (2 sections)

Sep
5
Mon
2016
Wiltshire 5 Minute Championship @ The Brown Jack Pub
Sep 5 @ 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Tony Ransom Email: chesssalsa@aol.com
There will be one overall tournament with prizes determined by the entry level. All entry fees will be returned as prize money. There might be a chilli (free of charge) TBC. The entry fee is £3 adults / £1.50 juniors (cash only, NO CHEQUES) | Entry form

CCF Winter Chess Club – Season 2016-17 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Contact: CCF Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/letter2016-17.htm
Every Monday between 5th September 2016 and 22nd May 2017 except the two Mondays around Christmas & the New Year

Sep
9
Fri
2016
10th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ Cedar Court Hotel
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm

4NCL
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_10.htm

Sep
10
Sat
2016
Golders Green FIDE Rapid @ Golders Green Church Hall
Sep 10 all-day

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Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.co.uk/
Open, Under 170, Under 145 and Under 120 sections, 6 round Swiss open, £700.00 prize fund

Sep
11
Sun
2016
ECF NW Girls Rapidplay Championship @ Arnside Educational Institute
Sep 11 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Matt Bridgeman Email: matt_bridgeman1845@yahoo.co.uk Web (incl. online entry): https://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/girls/ecf-nw-girls-rapidplay-championship/
A one-day rapidplay Championships for girls – open to any girl chess players below the age of 18 on the 1st September 2016. U8, U10, U12, U14, U15/U18 – the winners of each age group receive the title of ECF North West Girls’ Rapidplay Champion 2016

Brentwood Under 12 Train & Play @ Bardswell Social Club
Sep 11 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Richard Pert Email: richpert@hotmail.com
The day involves a combination of 2 training sessions from highly ranked coaches, and 3 ECF rapid graded games against opposition of a similar standard. All players will be placed in coaching groups and assigned teams for their rapid games. Day hosted by International Master & current English Open Rapidplay Champion Richard Pert. Richard will be supported by 2 other highly ranked coaches. Email richpert@hotmail.com to enter / pay on the day – £20 per child (£5 sibling discount). Free parents tournament to be run alongside. All members of the winning team receive book prizes. An excellent way to improve your chess | Entry form

Sep
14
Wed
2016
CCF Daytime Chess – Autumn 2016 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Sep 14 @ 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
16
Fri
2016
Bradford Chess Congress @ Latvian Welfare Club
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Stuart Swire Email: bradfordchess@blueyonder.co.uk Web: http://www.bradfordchess.co.uk
OPEN TOURNAMENT – Open to all players, entry fee £25; MAJOR TOURNAMENT grading of 170 or below, entry fee £23; MINOR TOURNAMENT grading of 135 or below, entry fee £23 | Entry form

Sep
17
Sat
2016
Braintree Pre-Season Warmup Rapidplay @ Bures Community Hall
Sep 17 @ 9:15 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Eddie Banks Email: banksy.eddie@gmail.com
Open 7 Round Swiss, 25 minutes for all moves. Entry fee of £18.00 includes free light refreshments and a simple lunch. Entries by Monday 5th September. Late entries subject to a £2.00 surcharge.
Prizes for overall, grading and juniors. Max 100 participants | Entry form

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School
Sep 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite
Two sections – Under 110 ECF graded section, and beginners section not ECF graded | Entry form