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Sep
29
Fri
2017
7th Original Harrogate Chess Congress @ Harrogate Chess Club, Apley Grange, 35 Oatlands Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8PU
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: noelschess@gmail.com Web: http://noelschess.weebly.com
This, the original Harrogate Chess Congress, is the only one with an invitation to bring food and drink so you don’t have to buy anything (but you can if you want)! £1.50 off the entry fee if you have entered before. £150 1st prize in each section. 2 sections – Minor U135 and Major U170. Harrogate is a beautiful part of Yorkshire. Lots of free parking outside the venue gates (over 150 spaces) | Entry form

Castle Chess 12th Fareham Congress @ The Lysses House Hotel, 51 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7BQ
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@mrcorfe.com Web: http://www.castlechess.co.uk [MAP]
Event held in a popular 3* hotel: CHAMPIONSHIP U195 incl. Premier U175; MAJOR U155 incl. Intermediate U135; MINOR U115 incl. Challenger U95. Guaranteed prize fund minimum £180 per event. 6 rounds | Entry form

Northumberland Chess Congress @ The Parks Leisure Centre Howdon Road Royal Quays North Shields NE26 3BL
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 11:00 pm

Contact: David Watson Email: davidmwatson@blueyonder.co.uk Web: http://www.northumberlandchesscongress.webs.com [MAP]
4 events: Open FIDE rated 5 rounds; Major 165 ECF and below 5 rounds; Minor 135 ECF and below 5 rounds – rate of play for all the above – 110 minutes plus 10 seconds increment from the start.
Foundation 105 ECF and below who have never won a main prize in a congress – rate of play 1 hour each- playing each opponent twice once with White and once with Black – 10 rounds | Entry form

Sep
30
Sat
2017
Junior 4NCL @ De Vere Wokefield Estate
Sep 30 – Oct 1 all-day
Norfolk County Chess Championships @ The Tithe Barn, Horstead
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – Oct 1 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com [MAP]
Closed event for those born in Norfolk, or those who have been resident in the county of Norfolk for 6 months, or those who are a member of a club registered with NCCA. 5 round Swiss limited to 48 entrants | Entry form

Hampton Junior Chess Congress @ Twickenham Preparatory School Beveree 43 High Street HAMPTON TW12 2SA
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_junior_chess_club@hotmail.com Web: http://www.rjcc.org.uk [MAP]
A qualifying tournament for the London Junior Chess Championships | Entry form

3rd Peter Clarke Memorial Rapidplay @ The Royal British Legion Club, 5, Burn View, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8BY
Sep 30 @ 10:15 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: John Constable Email: chess@budechess.co.uk Web: http://www.budechess.co.uk [MAP]
6 round rapidplay, 30 mins each, two sections – Open and U140 | Entry form

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

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_Autumn.html [MAP]
A 7 round FIDE-rated Rapid tournament with 20 minutes plus 10 second Fischer increments. An Open section plus an unspecified number of limited sections as entries allow.

English Chess Challenge Champion of Champions’ Event @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Sep 30 @ 10:15 am – 4:15 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: http://www.englishchesschallenge.co.uk/2017.htm [MAP]
A 5 round final stage to the 2017 English Chess Challenge, where the winners of each section play off for the ultimate title!

Oct
5
Thu
2017
3rd World Chess Championship for the Disabled @ Wyndham Garden Dresden Wilhelm-Franke-Straße 90 01219 Dresden
Oct 5 – Oct 13 all-day

Contact: Zbigniew Pilimon Email: zpilimon@interia.pl Web: www.worldchess-disabled.com [MAP]
Invitation [PDF] | Entry form

Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Oct 5 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

Oct
7
Sat
2017
4NCL Team and Individual Rapidplay Championships @ De Vere Venues, Wokefield Park, Reading RG7
Oct 7 – Oct 8 all-day

4NCLCheck out the entry guidelines here – MAP]

Chelmsford Junior Tournament @ Moulsham Junior School Princes Road Chelmsford CM2 9DG
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com Web: http://www.ejca.co.uk [MAP]
Essex Junior Grand Prix 2017/18 Round One

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Web: http://nigelwdennis.wixsite.com/mysite Postcode for entrance drive – SL6 4QQ
Beginners section and Under 130 rapid play grade section, which may be divided into two or more further sections | Entry form

York Rapidplay @ D/L/002, Derwent College, University of York, YO10 5DD
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Yousuf bin-Suhayl Email: yousufbinsuhayl@hotmail.com Web: https://yorkrapidplay.blogspot.co.uk/ [MAP]
ECF Graded 6 round Swiss Rapidplay held at the University of York | Entry form

York Junior Chess Day @ Archbishop of York C Of E Junior School, Copmanthorpe Lane, York YO23 2QT
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Email: cloudsdale_c@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://whiterosejuniorchessacademy.org.uk [MAP]
Junior training and competitions. Entry fee £10.00, payable to White Rose Junior Chess Academy.
Training with Andrew Ledger IM from Sheffield and Lateefah Messam-Sparks from London, a full time chess teacher. A quality event for juniors aged 6-18. All levels of experience. Beginners are welcome. Event to be opened by Lord Mayor of York | Entry form

Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Oct 7 @ 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

CCF Junior Rapid Play – LJCC Qualifier @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Oct 7 @ 10:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web [MAP]
A 6 round qualification event for the London Junior Championships – plus an Under 18 section (with prize money)

Coventry Junior Open @ King Henry VIII School, Warwick Rd, Coventry CV3 6AQ
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://coventryjunioropen.warwickshirechess.org/ [MAP]
5-round graded tournaments for — Under 9 Boys, Under 9 Girls, Under 11 Boys, Under 11 Girls, Under 14 Boys, Under 14 Girls, Under 18 Boys, Under 18 Girls | Entry form

Oct
8
Sun
2017
Camden LJCC Qualifying Event @ Camden School for Girls, Sandall Road, London, NW5 2DB
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Lateefah Messam-Sparks Email: chesssparks@gmail.com [MAP]
London Junior Chess Championships Qualifying Event and training day with FIDE Instructor and ECF Accredited Coach Lateefah Messam-Sparks. U8 LJCC qualifying section; U10 LJCC qualifying section; U12 LJCC qualifying section; U18 section All sections graded. Central Location and prizes for winners | Entry form

KJCA Coaching Days 2017-18 @ Sevenoaks Primary School Bradbourne Park Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3LB
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Jo Wildman Email: jowildman@hotmail.com Web: http://www.kjca.org [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 http://www.kjca.org/site/page?view=training

Oct
13
Fri
2017
52nd Dorset Chess Congress @ The Elstead Hotel, 12-14 Knyveton Road, Bournemouth BH1 3QP
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Ian Clark Email: ianclark@dorsetchess.co.uk Web: http://www.dorsetchess.co.uk [MAP]
Chess tournament with 4 sections. Back in Elstead Hotel after 2 years absence. Plenty of free parking in and outside hotel. Near railway station | Entry form

Crewe Chess Congress @ IBIS Styles Hotel, Emperor Way, Crewe Business Park, Crewe CW1 6BD
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Neville Layhe Email: Leshall1021@gmail.com Web: http://www.crewechessclub.co.uk [MAP]
4 sections: Open, Major U165, Intermediate U135, Minor U105. 4 prizes per section: 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £50 Grading £25. Entry form on the website at https://crewechessclub.co.uk/congress2017/

Oct
14
Sat
2017
Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Oct 14 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 / Under 80 (ECF graded)

English Under 11 Closed Championship @ Nottingham High Junior School Waverley Mount, off Waverley Street, Nottingham
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: David Levens Email: davidlevens@chesscoach.co.uk Web: http://www.epsca.org.uk/ [MAP]
Annual EPSCA event; first qualifying event for EPSCA England U11 trial in April 2018 | Entry form