In this time of COVID-19 …
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Online Junior Training and Tournament – most Sundays @ Online
Sep 26 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: Web:
This event takes place on most Sundays throughout the year – email Nick to confirm.
Small group junior chess training with GM Nick Pert. 1 hour online training followed by a blitz tournament with a chance to challenge Nick. Cost is £15.00 per session, 4 sessions for the price of 3. Please email Nick for further information or to register – | Entry form

British Chess Championships 2021 – Open Championships @ Canham Turner Conference Centre, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX
Oct 2 @ 2:30 pm – Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: Web: [MAP] British Championships Open Finals 2021. The Championship Finals will take place at Hull University and are open to eligible exempted players (GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs) and qualifiers from the Online Championships. The Finals will be played over 9 rounds between 2nd and 10th October | Entry form

British Senior Championships 2021 @ Kents Hill Park Hotel, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes
Oct 4 @ 2:30 pm – Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: Web: [MAP] This is a 7 round championship event with one round per day from Monday 4th October to Sunday 10th October at Kent’s Park Hotel in Milton Keynes. There will be two Senior Championships – 50+ and 65+ with entry open to eligible players who meet the age requirements for the events | Entry form

11th 4NCL Online Congress @
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm
Judit Polgar’s Global Chess Festival @ Budapest
Oct 9 all-day

Registration is open at All events will be added under the menu EVENTS Oct 9 on the official Global Chess Festival’s website, with a separate page for each event. (We can guarantee your appearance only if we get the registrations by the deadline. We encourage organizers to register their own online or offline program. Please send your event registration no later than the 20th September.

UK Chess Challenge Terafinal @ Blenheim Palace Woodstock OX20 1PP
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: [MAP] Finals of the largest junior competition. Entry is by qualification only.

Golders Green FIDE Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP] FIDE and ECF rated | 6 games | 20 mins +5 secs a move | 11am start

World 20/20 Chess Championships @
Oct 10 all-day
World 20/20 Chess Championships @

All teams welcome, you just need any four players to be in one with prizes of $3000 for 1st, $1500 for 2nd and $500 for 3rd. One team match of 10+5 time controls on each month and you can join late. Email if you have any questions. Full details at | Entry form
Games will be streamed live throughout the day on Twitch TV Streamers –

Cheney Rapidplays Event 10 @ Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: Web: [MAP] Junior rapidplays; 48 players capacity; arranged by strength in all-play-all groups of 8; 7 rounds; lots of trophies; ECF Congress of the Year 2021;

Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Oct 11 @ 10:03 am – 11:03 am

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: Web: [MAP] Internal Dicky White competition. All players must be ECF Gold members. Please email to enquire if not an existing member

Coulsdon Chess Autumn Junior Premiership @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Oct 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: [MAP] Internal Junior Club Championship – Top Division

Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London N2 9HR
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP] Six rounds of FIDE rated chess, all TUESDAYS. Limited to 36 players. ONE SECTION

Coulsdon Daytime Chess Autumn 2021 @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: Web: [MAP] A tournament run on a Wednesday afternoon at 2pm. The time control is 90 + 30seconds per move starting at move 1.

British Championships 2021 – Women’s Championship @ Canham Turner Conference Centre, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX
Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: Web: [MAP] The British Womens Championship Final – 2021 – will take place at Hull University with 7 rounds between 14th and 17th October. The event is open to eligible WGMs or WIMs and qualifiers from the British Online Championships Womens Final in August | Entry form

Hendon FIDE Blitz @ Hendon Chess Club The Holly Bush, 22 Holly Mount, Hampstead, London
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP] 6 rounds, 10 minutes per player per game

Aldro Inter-school Tournament @ Aldro School Lombard St Shackleford Godalming Surrey GU8 6AS
Oct 16 @ 7:45 am – 1:00 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: [MAP] School teams of 4 players; three sections U13, U11, U9; B teams can play in a minor section if enough teams are entered.
Medals for the top 3 teams in each section. If interested please contact me at Limited places available.

Sussex Junior Worth Rapidplay @ Worth School, Paddockhurst Road, Turners Hill RH10 4SD
Oct 16 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Carol Graham Email: Web: [MAP] 6 round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections – U8, U10, U12 & U18. LJCC qualifier.

Coulsdon Chess Junior Grand Prix @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: [MAP] A junior grand prix series of events at Coulsdon Chess. Fully FIDE rated and ECF rated over 7 rounds with 25 minutes each on the clock. Sections will be split by Institute of Chess level

Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre Ettrick Street, Poplar London E14 0QD
Oct 16 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: Web: [MAP] 6 round Swiss pairing tournament. U2000 Major and U1650 Minor. 25+5 second increment – Fischer timing. Major ECF & FIDE rated. Minor ECF rated only | Entry form

29th Birmingham Rapidplay @ Quinborne Community Centre Ridgacre Rd, Quinton, Birmingham B32 2TW
Oct 17 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web: [MAP] Four ECF-rated and FIDE-rated Rapidplay tournaments – Open, Major, Inter, Minor. £1,000 prize fund.

Junior Master Series @
Oct 17 all-day

Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: Web:
Autumn Cup challenge qualifier. Qualification event for the Autumn Cup finals on 31/10/21 –

North London Grand Prix 2 LJCC Qualifier @ Bishop Douglass School Hamilton Road London
Oct 17 @ 9:45 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Angela Eyton Email: [MAP] Three sections – U8, U10, U12. Trophies for winners and runners up.
Time control 20+10. Fully supervised – parents do not need to stay.
Qualification scores: U8=4, U10/ U12 = 3.5 for Minor, 4.5 for Major
Link to booking form: | Brochure

ECF Online Rapid Grand Prix 2021 @
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Towers Email: Web:
The ECF Rapid Grand Prix consists of monthly Swiss and Arena tournaments on the third Sunday of each month from March to November 2021. The ECF will be publishing a leaderboard, which will be updated monthly, with prizes for the winners in a number of categories at the end of the events.

Wilson’s School FIDE Rapidplay @ Wilson's School Mollison Drive, Wallington
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Contact: Rejean Dupuis Email: [MAP] First FIDE / ECF rated Rapidplay event for Wilson’s School students. Please contact Dr Cooper for admission.

Coulsdon Chess Dicky White @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Oct 18 @ 10:03 am – 11:03 am

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: Web: [MAP] Internal Dicky White competition. All players must be ECF Gold members. Please email to enquire if not an existing member