Calendar

In this time of COVID-19 …
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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
CCF Late Summer LP Congress @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – Sep 3 @ 11:00 pm
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

Sep
16
Sat
2017
Kent Junior Chess Association GP1 @ Tonbridge Grammar School, Deakin Leas, Tonbridge TN9 2JR
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Rapidplay & LJCC Qualifier – Contact: Jo Wildman Email: webmaster@kjca.org Web: http://www.kjca.org/event/162 [MAP] The first 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/162

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire; postcode of entrance drive SL6 4QQ
Sep 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite [MAP] Two sections both ECF graded, one under ECF grade 110, and the other a beginners section for ungraded juniors or under ECF grade 25 | Entry form

32nd Crowborough Chess Congress @ Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1AR
Sep 16 @ 9:45 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: David Fryer Email: secretary@crowboroughchess.org Web: http://crowboroughchess.org [MAP] 6-round Swiss tournament with 25 minutes per player plus 5 seconds per move from start. One section with grading prizes. ENTRY LIMITED TO ECF 215 and FIDE 2300 | Entry form

Staffordshire Congress @ St Edwards Academy Westwood Road Leek ST13 8DN
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Matthew Carr Email: mattcarr2700@gmail.com Web: https://goo.gl/zRkW47 [MAP] 5 round Open tournament, incorporating the Staffordshire Closed Championship (for the highest placed Staffordshire player) and the Staffordshire U21 Championship | Entry form

Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP] 2 grade band sections – Minor Under 130 and Major Under 171. 30 minutes per player per game. 6 rounds | Entry form

SCCU 125 Anniversary Match – North of Thames v South of Thames @ The Hall School, 23 Crossfield Road, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 4NU
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: 125@sccu-chess.com Web: https://sccu-chess.com/index.php/en/125th-celebration [MAP] Commemorating 125 years of the Southern Counties Chess Union, a multi-board match between the 25 combined past and present SCCU counties – North of the Thames v South of the Thames. Open to all eligible players of all ages and abilities. All moves in 125 minutes. Register your interest for Team North with Chris Majer at 125North@sccu-chess.com or for Team South with Mike Gunn at 125South@sccu-chess.com | Entry form

Sep
17
Sun
2017
ECF Secondary School Rapidplay Chess Tournament @ Eton College, Windsor SL4 6DW
Sep 17 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Neill Cooper Email: manager.secondary@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/ [MAP] 5 round Swiss rapidplay tournament. Digital chess clocks: all moves in 20 minutes + 5 sec/move. All games will be ECF graded. Teams will consist of 6 players in school years 7 to 13. Schools can enter one or two teams. Squads can have up to 8 players with 6 playing in any match. Schools which have no pupils beyond year 8 are allowed up to 2 players from years 5 and 6.

LJCC Qualifying Event, Graded Junior Tournament & Training Day @ Horris Hill, Newtown, Newbury RG20 9DE
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: fleetchess@gmail.com [MAP] London Junior Chess Championships Qualifying Event and training day with GM Nick Pert.
Improvers section (ungraded); U10 LJCC qualifying section; U12 LJCC qualifying section | Enter online here – www.picatic.com/horris-hill
**Please note – the U18 section has been cancelled**

Sep
23
Sat
2017
1st Medway Chess Congress *** CANCELLED *** @ Chatham Grammar School for Girls, Rainham Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 7EH
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day

*** CANCELLED *** Contact: David Lettington Email: invicta_chess@outlook.com *** CANCELLED ***

54th Hampstead FIDE Congress U2200/U1900/U135 @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3 6NS
Sep 23 – Sep 24 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