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Frodsham Chess Congress @ Frodsham Community Centre Fluin Lane Frodsham Cheshire WA6 7QN
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 4 @ 6:45 pm

Contact: Pat Ridley Email: Web: [MAP]
A 5 round Swiss standard play tournament with a FIDE-rated Open and Under 160 and Under 120 sections. The Open is part of the British Championship Qualifying Grand Prix. Discounts for junior (under 18) and senior (over 65) playes, and special discount for players in the parallel Cheshire Go tournament at the same venue on Saturday 3rd Feb. Free car parking. Good road and rail access | Entry form

41st Annual Kidlington Chess Tournament @ Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington OX5 1AB
Feb 3 @ 9:30 am – Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Gerard O’Reilly Email: Web: [MAP]
4 sections – Open, U180, U145, U120. 5 rounds in each section – 3 on Saturday (starting 9.30am, 2pm, 6.30pm), 2 on Sunday (starting 9.30am, 2pm). Half-point bye available in any one of first four rounds.
Time allowance – 90 minutes, plus 15 seconds increment per move from move 1.
Prize fund over £2000.00 | Entry form

Sussex Junior Eastbourne Rapidplay @ St Catherine's College, Priory Road, Eastbourne, BN23 7BL
Feb 3 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Anita McMahon Email: Web: [MAP]
6 round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections — U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major | Entry form

Petts Wood and Orpington Tournament @ Holy Innocents' Catholic Primary School, Mitchell Rd, Orpington BR6 9JT
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Jean-Baptiste Jugand Email: [MAP]
Free car park. £1400 prize fund (will be 70% of entry fees) subject to change depending on number of entry fees. Open – 1st £275, 2nd £125, 3rd £75; U160 – 1st £225, 2nd £100, 3rd £65; U120 – 1st £150, 2nd £75, 3rd £50; Junior tournament – minimum of £100 of prizes and cups. Rating prizes of £50 (i.e. Under 180, Under 140 and Under 100) | Web and online entry

Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament @ Warwick University Library 2 Library Road CV4 7AL
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am

Contact: Jack Huffer Email: Web: [MAP]
Warwick University rapidplay tournament. 7 rounds of 15+10. Open to all players | Entry form

EPSCA Rapidplay @ Broadgreen International School Liverpool L13 5UQ
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Julian Clissold Email: Web: [MAP]
English Primary Schools Chess Association (EPSCA) Rapidplay for children aged up to age 11 | Entry form

Northumbria Blitz Championship @ The Chillingham, 86 Chillingham Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE6 5XL
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: Web: [MAP]
A 7-round FIDE-rated blitz Open tournament. One section for all players, with various rating, junior & senior prizes. Time control: 5 minutes, plus 2 seconds per move. Entry fee: £2.00 – 75% of entry fees will be returned as prizes. Games will count toward FIDE Blitz ratings. Ratings: FIDE ratings will be used, in this order: Blitz and then Standard Play | Entry form
(Please note: Players should have a FIDE ID code to enter, or be affiliated with the ECF).

Leicestershire Open Junior Congress @ Leicester Grammar School London Road Great Glen Leicester LE8 9FL
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Paul Mottram Email: Web:  [MAP]
Open Junior Congress 6 round swiss Rapidplay in Open, U80 and U30 sections. Time control: 25 mins + 5s. Full details and online entry at

Wey Valley Chess Training @ Therfield School, Dilston Road, Leatherhead KT22 7NZ
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Wey Valley Chess Training Email: Web: [MAP]
Chess training day, led by GM Nick Pert. The day will consist of group lessons led by a coach, ECF graded games which will then be analysed with a coach on a 1-1 basis and a fun event (e.g. blitz tournament, simultaneous display against the coaches or something similar) to end the day. This event is open to any junior who is under 13 as at 31 August 2017.

2020 Chess Grand Final @ Underground Dance Studio Hall, Birmingham University B15 2SA
Feb 4 @ 12:15 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: Web: [MAP]
The best teams that have qualified from the regions will compete. All the details can be found here at

4th Brainstormchess Blitz Victoria @ The Shakespeare, 99 Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria SW1W 0RP
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Over £300 in prizes! Venue is right outside Victoria station. For more details and to enter online please go to

4NCL Rounds 5 and 6 / Weekend 3
Feb 10 – Feb 11 all-day

Divisions 1 and 2 – Park Inn, Northampton
Divisions 3 South and 4 – De Vere Wokefield Estate
Division 3 North – North Mercure Hotel, Bolton

British Chess FIDE-Rated Chelmsford Junior Long Play Tournament @ Moulsham Junior School, Princes Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 9DG
Feb 10 @ 9:15 am – Feb 11 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Robin Slade Email: Web: [MAP]
This is a two section, two day junior long play event hosted by International Master Richard Pert. The top section will be a 5-round FIDE-rated Long Play tournament (90 minutes per player for all moves). The bottom section (U100) will be 6 rounds at a faster time limit (60 minutes per player). As games finish there will be coaching and analysis sessions. These will be led by IM Richard Pert, local junior coach and co-organiser Robin Slade and other coaches. As at our previous Train and Play events the coaching and social side will form an important part of the event | Entry form

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess Tournament @ St Luke’s Church in Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
Five sections based on English Chess Federation Rapidplay grades – Open to All (the strongest section); Under 170 Major; Under 145 Minor; Under 120 Amateur; Under 80 My First Tournament

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Postcode of entrance drive is RG9 1QY [MAP] Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Website:
Includes Delancey UK Chess Qualifying Tournaments for children under 11. Graded sections, if suitable according to entries. Entry by email with bank transfer available | Entry form

EduChess Kids Chess Tournament Chiswick 2018 @ The Crown & Anchor 374 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London W4 5TA
Feb 11 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Contact: Daria Terenteva Email: Web: [MAP]
Fun and educational family Sunday morning. All levels of chess players are welcome!
Kids have an opportunity to improve their chess skills playing with their peers under the supervision of our professional chess coaches. Parents are invited for a drink or a Sunday roast in a pub downstairs while watching the game. All the participants are awarded toys, diplomas and sweet trophies.
Chess made fun even for the most active kids! Register here –

Northumbria Chess Masters @ The Chillingham, 86 Chillingham Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5XL
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: Web: [MAP]
A 9-round FIDE-rated Swiss with excellent opportunities for international title norms, sponsored by Capital Bridging Finance Solutions Ltd.
Prize fund: £3,150, including: 1st £1,200, 2nd £600, 3rd £400, 4th £300, 5th £200, 6th £150. Top Junior (born 1.1.2000 or after) £100, Top <2400 £100, Top <2200 £100. Entry fee: £60, junior discount £10. GMs, IMs, WGMs free. A total of 6 GMs & 8 IMs have so far confirmed their participation. Places in the tournament are being taken up fast, so enter early to avoid disappointment. PLEASE NOTE: Direct online entries are welcome from players rated 2200+, but players rated
<2200 must contact the organiser and will be placed on a waiting list to enter. This is to ensure that international title norms criteria are met | Entry form

47th Dyfed Chess Congress @ Fishguard Bay Hotel, Quay Rd, Goodwick SA64 0BT
Feb 16 @ 6:45 pm – Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Paul Orton Email: Web: [MAP]
Open Section – 1st: £300, 2nd: £180, 3rd: £120
Grading Prizes: 2049 – 1900; 1899 – 1750; 1749 & below: £120 per band
Major Section – open to players graded below 1600 (ECF 121)
1st: £150. The 2nd, 3rd and grading prizes (U1400 (ECF 96) & U1200 (ECF 71) will be announced at the Congress | Entry form

Midland Open Rapid & Blitz Championships @ Holiday Inn Birmingham, 20 Wolverhampton Road West, Walsall WS2 0BS
Feb 17 – Feb 18 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web: [MAP]
Four rapidplay sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1750, Under 1500; One Blitz tournament | Entry form

Wiltshire & West of England Junior Open Championships @ UTC Swindon, Bristol Street, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 5ET
Feb 17 @ 9:45 am – Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Bev Schofield Email: Web:
Although this (32nd) Junior Open Congress is organised by Wiltshire Junior Chess, it is open to ANY chess player under 18 on the 31st August 2017 | MAP | Entry form

Northern Junior Championship @ Excelsior Academy Denton Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 6AF
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Julian Clissold Email: [MAP]
Sections for Under 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 18 – depending on numbers the older age group will be under 14 and open sections. Age eligibility at 1st January 2018 | Entry form

58th Hampstead FIDE Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead, London NW3 6NS
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – Feb 18 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
THREE SECTIONS – Under 2200 & Under 1900 plus a section for players who are graded Under 135 on the ECF list

Barnet Junior Chess Girls Only event @ St Paul’s C of E Primary School The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London NW7 1QU
Feb 18 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Jason Bennett Email: Web: [MAP]
GIRLS ONLY junior event – 6 round Rapidplay event | Entry form

Bury St Edmunds Junior Chess Congress @ Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7EE
Feb 18 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Bob Jones Email: [MAP]
Six rounds x 30 minutes per player. Sections for U18, U11, U9 and Novices | Entry form

KJCA Coaching Days 2017-18 @ Sevenoaks Primary School Bradbourne Park Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3LB
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Jo Wildman Email: Web: [MAP]
Kent Junior Chess Association (KJCA) Coaching Days – Led by GM Chris Ward and GM John Emms. The KJCA Coaching days follow the Institute of Chess levels and exams. For further details and to register go to our website at