Calendar

In this time of COVID-19 …
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Official FIDE events … http://www.fide.com/calendar … and worldwide chess events from the FIDE website – http://www.fide.com/calendar/tournaments.html
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Jul
28
Fri
2017
2017 British Chess Championships @ Venue Cymru, The Promenade, Vaughan St, Llandudno LL30 1AN
Jul 28 – Aug 6 all-day
Aug
1
Tue
2017
Kent Junior Chess Association GP2
Aug 1 @ 1:33 pm – 2:33 pm

Rapidplay and LJCC Qualifier – Contact: Jo Wildman Email: webmaster@kjca.org Web: http://www.kjca.org/event/163 [MAP] The second tournament of the Kent Junior Chess Association (KJCA) Grand Prix 2017-18. Rapidplay and ECF graded. The U8, U10 and U12 sections are qualifiers for the LJCC. Also U18 Minor and U18 Major sections for older players. Please register at http://www.kjca.org/event/163

Aug
3
Thu
2017
Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Aug 3 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

Aug
5
Sat
2017
Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ Golders Green Parish Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG
Aug 5 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

Aug
11
Fri
2017
2017 Midland Open Championships @ Park Inn by Radisson Birmingham West, Birmingham Rd, West Bromwich B70 6RS
Aug 11 – Aug 13 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://www.mccu.org.uk/m_congress/entryform.htm [MAP] Three sections, FIDE Open, FIDE U1900, ECF U130. The leading player from an MCCU county will be MCCU Champion and qualify for the 2018 British Championship. The Open will be part of the British Championship Qualifying Grand Prix | Entry form

Aug
12
Sat
2017
53rd Hampstead FIDE Congress U2200/U1900/U135 @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3 6NS
Aug 12 – Aug 13 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP] Under 2200 and Under 1900 FIDE sections, ECF Under 135 Section, G60+30s a move

UKCC Terafinal @ Daventry Court Hotel, Sedgemoor Way NN11 0SG
Aug 12 – Aug 13 all-day

Contact: Sarah and Alex Longson [MAP]

South Bristol Rapidplay @ Whitchurch Folk House, East Dundry Road, Whitchurch, Bristol BS14 0LN
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Roy Day Email: royday39@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.chessit.co.uk/Rapidplay%20Events/South%20Bristol%20Rapidplay/2017/SBRapid17.pdf [MAP] 6 round Rapidplay, 25 mins for all moves, free tea and coffee available throughout. Regrettably, the venue is at the top of a staircase, and unsuitable for disabled players | Entry form

Aug
13
Sun
2017
Suffolk Junior Chess Train and Play @ Moreton Hall Community Centre
Aug 13 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Train and Play event – coaching in the morning and team chess in the afternoon

Richmond Rapidplay @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Rd, Twickenham, Greater London TW1 3BB
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_rapidplays@hotmail.com Web: http://rjcc.org.uk/
The continuation of a famous and successful series of rapid play tournaments, suitable for both juniors and adult players [MAP] Entry form

Aug
14
Mon
2017
Richmond Juniors Summer Camp @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM. TW1 3BB
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_junior_chess_club@hotmail.com Web: http://ww.rjcc.org.uk [MAP] Quality training for young players, tailored to their level of experience, with a maximum of 6 students per coach. Each day includes an ECF rapid graded game in the afternoon | Entry form

Aug
15
Tue
2017
Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Junior Coaching @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/JGCI_Junior.htm [MAP] 4 days of various coaching courses, including Beginner Coaching, Basic End Game Coaching, an advanced group on Checkmates, plus Institute of Chess Courses for Levels 1-4 …

Aug
17
Thu
2017
7th Gibraltar Junior International @ Caleta Hotel, Sir Herbert Miles Rd, Gibraltar GX11 1AA, Gibraltar
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am

Contact: Peter Purland, Stuart Conquest Email: petepurland@btopenworld.com Web: http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.com/junior
Junior international – 6 rounds. Excursions and master classes. Blitz on 17/8 [MAP]

Aug
18
Fri
2017
Chester-le-Street Congress @ Park View Community Centre, Church Chare, Chester-le-Street, County Durham DH3 3PZ
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: http://foresthallchess.org.uk [MAP] Events for players of all ages and abilities, £1300 prize fund.
FIDE-RATED OPEN: £250, £125, £75, & Grading, Junior prize. MAJOR (U160 ECF): £200, £100, £50 & Grading, Junior prize. CHALLENGERS (U120 ECF): £150, £75, £40 & Grading, Junior prize. Please note: ALL EVENTS NOW HAVE THE SAME TIME LIMIT: 90 minutes for all moves, plus 30 seconds increment per move. (The Junior tournament has also been included in the Challengers.) | Entry form

Manchester Summer Congress @ Owens Park 293 Wilmslow Road Manchester M14 6HD
Aug 18 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Harry Lamb Email: gmccacongress@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://boltonchessclub.webs.com/apps/blog/ [MAP] Weekend tournament with three sections. Large prize fund. £450 first prize in each section. Accommodation on site. Lots of free car parking. Manchester is rapidly developing into a major weekend tourist resort. A wide choice of hotels. Lively pubs. Fantastic restaurants. Especially the Curry Mile (a short walk away) and Chinatown areas | Entry form

48th Thanet Congress @ Canterbury Christ Church University Broadstairs Campus, Northwood Road Broadstairs Kent CT10 2WA
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Andrew Flood Email: aflood@sspp.co.uk Web: http://www.thanetchesscongress.co.uk [MAP] Five individual categories of entry including the Kent Individual Chess Championship and the Southern Counties Chess Union Championship with 2018 British Championship qualification. Over £2300 in prize money with entry only £5 for U15s and free for GMs and IMs. Pre-booked accommodation is available at the venue together with ample free parking …

Aug
19
Sat
2017
Worcestershire Closed Congress @ The King's School, Castle Place, Worcester WR1 2NB
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – Aug 20 @ 10:30 pm

Contact: Ray Collett Email: wmf@collett.net Web: http://www.raycollett.net/ [MAP] Closed congress for players resident or attending education in Worcestershire, and members of Worcestershire-affiliated clubs. Five rounds with half-point bye available in rounds 1 to 4; Swiss pairing with three rounds on Saturday and two on Sunday with prize-giving at about 6:30pm. Compete for county titles and trophies, low entry fee and no cash prizes | Entry form

Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Open Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 19 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_JGCI.html [MAP] A 7 round Open FIDE Rated Rapid Play tournament …

Aug
20
Sun
2017
Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – FIDE Open Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Blitz_JGCI.html [MAP] A 10 round (Sunday afternoon) FIDE-rated Open Blitz event with 8 minutes + 2 second Fischer increments …

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 – Norm Event(s) @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – Aug 25 @ 9:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/JGCI_Norm.htm [MAP] Round Robin event with 9 rounds in 5 days …

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 …

Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Sections for All B @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 21 @ 2:30 pm – Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/JGCI_SFA.htm [MAP] A 5 round event for players rated below 2000; the field will be split in sections as appears to be appropriate …

Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Sections for All C @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 25 @ 11:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/JGCI_SFA.htm [MAP] A 5 round event for players rated below 2000; the field will be split into sections as appears to be appropriate…

Aug
22
Tue
2017
Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Sections for All A @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/JGCI_SFA.htm [MAP] A 4 round event for players rated below 2000; the field will be split into as many fields as appears to be reasonably appropriate …