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Apr
20
Wed
2016
CCF Daytime Chess – Summer Event @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubSeniorsIndex.htm – starts 2:00PM ends 6:00PM. Wednesday afternoons aimed at senior players (but allowing others who happen to be available). Players have a minimum of 5 matches (recently 7-8) during each tournament cycle (there are 3 per year)

May
27
Fri
2016
Huddersfield Six Round Congress @ Huddersfield Ukrainian Club
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – May 29 @ 12:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Hepworth Email: nigelhepworth@me.com Web: http://www.huddersfieldchessclub.co.uk
6 round Swiss tournament (1 game Friday, 3 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday). Multiple half-point byes allowed for those not wanting/able to play all the games. 3 sections – Open, Major (U166) & Minor (U126) | Entry form

e2e4 Gatwick Whitsun Congress @ Crowne Plaza London-Gatwick Hotel
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – May 30 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: gatwick@e2e4.org.uk Web: http://www.e2e4.org.uk/gatwick/may2016/index.htm
Four FIDE rated sections – Open; U2050; U1850; U1650. FREE ENTRY for women and girls.

May
28
Sat
2016
48th Cotswold Chess Congress @ Kings School
May 28 @ 10:00 am – May 30 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John Harris Email: jibs@dmshome.co.uk Web: http://cotswoldcongress.co.uk/
Accommodation – http://www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk/
Refreshments throughout the day. Bookstall. Ample free parking available in the school grounds. Both bus and train stations are only ten minutes walk away | Entry form

Castle Chess 12th Potters Bar Congress (1st FIDE-rated) @ Potters Bar United Reformed Church
May 28 @ 10:00 am – May 30 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe / Marc Shaw Email: tony@castlechess.co.uk Website: http://castlechess.co.uk
OPEN (FIDE), MAJOR (FIDE) U1800, MINOR (non-FIDE) U120 incl Challenger U100. Guaranteed prize fund minimum £150 per event. 6 rounds – two per day. Played in a modern church hall. Grassed area and plenty of parking.

Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub
6 round Swiss seeded rapidplay tournament with two grade banded sections – Minor, Under 130 and Major Under 171 | Entry form

May
29
Sun
2016
23rd Atherton Rapidplay @ ST. RICHARD’S JUBILEE HALL
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Simon Woodcock Email: blitzchess2001@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.athertonchess.org.uk/
THREE 6-ROUND SWISS TOURNAMENTS – OPEN Open to all players Prizes: £150 £60 £30 INTER Restricted to players graded below 165 Prizes: £100 £40 £20 MINOR Restricted to players graded below 120 Prizes: £70 £30 £10. BEST UNGRADED PLAYER PRIZE £10. ENTRY FEE IN ALL SECTIONS ECF Silver, Gold, Platinum Members – £15 & ECF Bronze or Non-Members – £22
Each player has 25 minutes for all their moves | Entry form

May
30
Mon
2016
CCF Open Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – May 31 @ 10:15 am

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

Jun
2
Thu
2016
6th Pimlico Summer Tournament @ St Saviour's Church Hall
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Steve Sonnis Email: pimlicochess@aol.com Web: http://www.pimlicochessclub.com/summer-open-tournament/
A 5 round Swiss standard play tournament – starts Thursday 26 May and held every Thursday evening until 30 June, excluding 23 June due to the referendum. 3 ECF graded sections – Open,U150 and U120. Tradewise Grand Prix qualifier. ECF silver members and above. £25 to enter

Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz Chess Tournament @ Golders Green Unitarians Church
Jun 2 @ 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.

Jun
3
Fri
2016
Castle Chess – 2nd Potters Bar Junior Rapidplay @ Potters Bar United Reformed Church
Jun 3 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe / Marc Shaw Email: tony@castlechess.co.uk Website: http://castlechess.co.uk
This event is for juniors under 18 on the day of the tournament. The groupings will be done by grade. Over 120, Under 120, Under 100 and Ungraded. Players looking for their first tournament are welcome, but space will be limited to 50 players in total. There is a grassed area and plenty of parking at the church.

20th South Lakes Congress @ The Cumbria Grand Hotel
Jun 3 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 5 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Mr T R Blower Tel: 01229 472100
Four sections – Open, Major, Minor I and Minor II – three British Championship places up for grabs!
Entry form

Jun
4
Sat
2016
Golders Green FIDE Rapid @ Golders Green Church Hall
Jun 4 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

EACU Newmarket Chess Congress @ The Turner Hall
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am – Jun 5 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com Tel: 01603 861140
A five round Swiss tournament with three sections – Open, Under 170 and Under 130. Also featuring the final leg of the EACU’s British Championship nomination process, as well as a separate British Championship qualifying place | Entry form

Castle Chess – 2nd Potters Bar Rapidplay @ Potters Bar United Reformed Church
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe / Marc Shaw Email: tony@castlechess.co.uk Website: http://castlechess.co.uk
Played in grading bands according to entrants. Guaranteed Prize Fund minimum £100 per event. 6 Rounds – 30 minutes Played in a modern church hall. Grassed area and plenty of parking.

English Chess Challenge Semi-Final (Surrey) @ Chipstead Valley Primary School
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.englishchesschallenge.co.uk/ – starts 11:00AM ends 5:00PM. Semi-Final of English Chess Challenge – players have a choice of today’s event or tomorrow’s event in Kent

Jun
5
Sun
2016
English Chess Challenge S-F (Kent) @ Unicorn Primary School
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.englishchesschallenge.co.uk/ – starts 11:00AM ends 5:00PM. Semi-Final of the English Chess Challenge. All qualifiers have a choice of this event or yesterday’s in Surrey

Grand Master Simultaneous with Luke McShane @ Edwardian Suite, Mercure Hull Royal Hotel
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Stephen Greep Email: sjgreep@gmail.com
Simultaneous exhibition with GM Luke McShane. Entry £15 (£10 juniors). Excellent venue. Morning blitz event 11.00 (by invitation but spectators welcome). Booking essential | Entry form

Jun
6
Mon
2016
CCF Cup 2016 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 18 @ 11:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/ChessClubIndex.htm – 7 consecutive Mondays, starts 7:30PM ends 11:00PM. Open to anyone, our club’s Summer tournament. 7 rounds over 7 consecutive Mondays with 5 different sections, all FIDE Rated

Jun
7
Tue
2016
17th Sam Black Memorial Blitz @ Wanstead House
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Gary Cook Email: ncclsecretary@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.northcircularchess.co.uk/samblackentry.html
Open Blitz – 12 games – 6 rounds – each round two 5 minute games

Jun
9
Thu
2016
6th Pimlico Summer Tournament @ St Saviour's Church Hall
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Steve Sonnis Email: pimlicochess@aol.com Web: http://www.pimlicochessclub.com/summer-open-tournament/
A 5 round Swiss standard play tournament – starts Thursday 26 May and held every Thursday evening until 30 June, excluding 23 June due to the referendum. 3 ECF graded sections – Open,U150 and U120. Tradewise Grand Prix qualifier. ECF silver members and above. £25 to enter

GM Danny Gormally Simultaneous Display @ Blackburn Northern Sports Club
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Contact: Gordon Glover Email: gglover62@gmail.com Web: http://crusaderschessclub.webs.com
Simul by GM Danny Gormally. Tickets £10 a board. Spectators free

Jun
10
Fri
2016
Bristol Summer Congress @ 6th Form Common Room
Jun 10 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Alan Papier Email: chinadoc@chinadoc.force9.co.uk Web: http://tim1949jones.wix.com/bristolchesscongress
A congress with three sections. FIDE Open, Major for players graded below 155, and Minor for players graded under 125. Set in the heart of Bristol close to shops, pubs, restaurants and hotels, with free parking for 100 cars | Entry form

Jun
11
Sat
2016
40th Hampstead Congress U1900/U2200/U135 @ Henderson Court Day Centre
Jun 11 – Jun 12 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)

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School
Jun 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://www.maidenheadchess.btik.com
Section for beginners and section for juniors rated below 110 rapid play | Entry form