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A new badge system has been introduced whenever possible from 26/3/18 onwards. An amber wheelchair (below) means that the venue has at least some disability-friendly aspects, whereas a green wheelchair (also below) means it’s particularly so. In all cases, but especially where no badge is evident, PLEASE contact the organisers for more details …

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OPEN Doprastav 2018 @ Bratislava, Slovakia
Mar 29 – Apr 1 all-day

Contact: Denis Nemsak Email: – 7 rounds, 90min+30sec
Details here

Southend Easter Bank Holiday Congress @ Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive, Southend SS1 2UN
Mar 30 – Apr 2 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web:
FIVE SECTIONS. FIDE Open to all / Under 170 / Under 145 / Under 120 / Under 95. ALL tournaments consist of 7 rounds

West of England Chess Union Congress @ The Manor Hotel, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2A
Mar 30 @ 9:45 am – Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: Meyrick Shaw Email: Web: [MAP]
West of England Championships to include sections: Open, which carries a British Championship qualifying place and is FIDE-rated; FIDE-rated Major under 1950 (ECF 170); ECF graded Minor under 130 | Entry form

CCF Easter FIDE Rated LP Congress @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – Mar 31 @ 11:00 pm
Bolton Easter Congress and Busy Persons Blitz @ Ukrainian Social Club 99 Castle Street Bolton BL2 1JP
Mar 30 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 1 @ 6:45 pm

Contact: Rod Middleton Email: [MAP]
Open, Major & Knights sections. FIDE rated Open. 2 rounds Friday & Sunday, 1 round Saturday morning. Blitz tournament on Saturday afternoon | Entry form

4th Polar Capital Jersey International Chess Tournament @ Hotel Ambassadeur La Grand route de la Cote St.Clement Jersey JE2 6SB
Mar 31 – Apr 7 all-day

Contact: Paul Wojciechowski Email: Web: [MAP]
9 round Open/Holiday/Minor Tournament and UBS Blitz Tournament. Chief Arbiter Adam Raoof (IA)

2nd Martlesham Heath Chess Open @ St Michael & All Angels Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk IP5 3PL
Mar 31 @ 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Contact: Dagne Ciuksyte Email: [MAP]
Six round Swiss tournament. Time control:10 min plus 10 sec per move | Entry form

Surrey Junior Easter Congress @ Aldro School Shackleford Godalming Surrey GU8 6AS
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: [MAP]
5 round Swiss tournament with five age group sections – U13, U11, U10, U9, U8 on 01/09/17. Trophies for the winner of each section and medals for players scoring 3 points or more. Refreshments available all day and free parking | Entry form

CCF Easter FIDE Rated Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Apr 2 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: Web: [MAP]
A 7 round FIDE-rated rapidplay with an Open Section and as many lower sections as entries allow. 20 mins for all moves plus 30 second Fischer increments.

CCF Easter FIDE Rated Open Blitz @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 3 @ 10:30 am

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: Web: [MAP]
A 7 round Open FIDE-rated blitz with 8 minutes each and 2 second Fischer increments

2018 Midland Open Junior Championships @ Kenilworth School, Leyes Lane, Kenilworth CV8 2DA
Apr 3 – Apr 5 all-day

Contact: Alex Holwczak Email: Web: [MAP]
Under 9 ECF graded section. Under 11, 14 and 18 sections ECF graded and FIDE-rated. £2,375.00 prize fund. Part of the English Youth Grand Prix | Entry form

Edinburgh Congress @ St Thomas of Aquin's High School, 2 - 20 Chalmers Street, Edinburgh EH3 9ES
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: David Stewart Email: Web: [MAP]
The largest annual weekend event in Scotland. The venue is suitable for disabled and wheelchair users and is located in the city centre of Edinburgh. The top event, the Premier Event is FIDE rated in which there are four events. A group discount is available, submit six entries together and only pay for five entries. The time control for all events is 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move. The Chess Bookstall will be supplied by Jim Fisher of Chess and Bridge, London | Entry form

9th West Surrey Championships 2018 @ Tormead School Cranley Road Guildford GU1 2JD
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:45 pm

Contact: Emma-Jane Billington-Phillips Email: [MAP]
Six sections: U7, U8, U9, U10, U12 and Open (U150 ECF). All sections have 7 timed rounds 20 minutes each (40 minutes total). The whole tournament will be paired using Swiss-Manager | Entry form

National Chess Junior Squad Championships @ Mercure Daventry Court Hotel, Sedgemoor Way, Daventry NN11 0SG
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Peter Purland Email: Web: [MAP]
Squad championship but open to all juniors | Entry form

Rugeley Rapidplay @ Lea Hall Social Club Sandy Lane Rugeley Staffordshire WS15 2LB
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Matthew Carr Email: Web: [MAP]
50th Anniversary RAPIDPLAY TOURNAMENT. Three sections for max. grade Open, 160, 120. Time control in all sections will be all moves in 15 minutes plus 10 seconds increment per move | Entry form

National Club Championships 2018 @ Park Inn by Radisson Telford Hotel Forgegate Telford Centre Telford, Shropshire TF3 4NA
Apr 7 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm
Warwick Junior Open @ Warwick Preparatory School, Bridge Field, Banbury Road, Warwick CV34 6PL
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web: [MAP]
Four ECF graded sections – Under 25, Under 50, Under 75 and Open. Under 11s on 01/09/2017 (i.e. Year 6 and under) only | Entry form

Hendon First Thursday Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Apr 12 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
Time control : G10 (all in ten minutes each); Swiss 6 round Open (one section)

Maidenhead Junior Congress @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Web: [MAP]
One day junior congress during the Easter holidays with sections U14, U11 and U9 | Entry form

18th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ Holiday Inn, Doncaster
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm

4NCLFIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm [MAP] – for entry forms, information –

ECF Chess Academy Study Weekend @ TBA
Apr 14 – Apr 15 all-day

ECF Chess Academy Study Weekend for the International Programme (Years 1, 2 and 3) and the Academy Plus Programme (Year 3). 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 Juniors website although you may email the ECF Director of Junior Chess directly if you wish. These study weekends are for advanced players.

Teignmouth Rapidplay @ The Salle, Trinity School, Buckeridge Road, Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8LY
Apr 14 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Mark Cockerton Email: Web: [MAP]
One day rapidplay Swiss tournament – 6 rounds. 30 minutes each. Two sections: Open (Over 140) and Graded (Under 140) | Entry form

36th St. Albans Congress @ St.Columba's College, King Harry Lane, St.Albans, Herts AL1 4RU
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Terry Douse Email: Web: [MAP]
Over £3,250 in prizes; Swiss tournament over 5 rounds; 5 sections – Minor Under 121, Intermediate Under 141, Major Under 161, Challengers Under 181, Open (no grade limits); large playing hall; hot and cold refreshments; large free car park; good transport links

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess Tournament @ St Luke’s Church in Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Apr 14 @ 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

Parent+Child Chess Coaching Event @ St Michael & All Angels Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk IP5 3PL
Apr 15 @ 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Dagne Ciuksyte Email: [MAP]
Coaching event for the parents/relatives (Group 1) and their chess-playing children (Group 2). Topics for Group 1: A) How to help your child in his/her chess career. B) Improve your knowledge about chess game in general. Led by IM/WGM Dagne Ciuksyte (ECF accredited coach) | Entry form