Calendar

In this time of COVID-19 …
If you find an event that appears to be taking place in person rather than online – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE ORGANISERS! It may be that they have simply neglected to let us know that their event is cancelled, or it may be taking place under strict pandemic rules and conditions which you’ll need to know about before attending to play, but they may have not told us! Please check first.

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Jul
15
Thu
2021
XXXII Czech Open @ Pardubice
Jul 15 – Aug 1 all-day

International Chess and Games Festival – Grandmaster Open with GM and IM norms, 2 FIDE Opens, 4-Member Team Tournament and other side tournaments | Details

Jul
17
Sat
2021
Golders Green Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ [MAP] 10 sections of 6 players, all-play-all

Jul
18
Sun
2021
Cheney U16 Junior Rapidplay Event 7
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Joseph Conlon Email: joseph.p.conlon@gmail.com Web: https://forms.gle/d2pbLyxocPJsfU9QA
Junior OTB Rapidplay, 7th event in a series of pandemic events that started in October 2020. I hope to FIDE rate the top (or top two) sections.

Jul
19
Mon
2021
Hendon FIDE U2200 @ Hendon, London NW4
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.chessengland.com/
2 days = 6 players / All-Play-All = NO BYES / 5 standard games. Entry Fee = £50.00 (ENG must be GOLD ECF or above). Time Control = 60m+30s. Rounds Day 1 = Venue will be open approximately 10.00am, (1) 10.30am to 1.30pm, (2) 2.00pm to 5.00pm, (3) 5.30pm to 8.30pm, Day 2 = Venue will be open approximately 10.30am, (4) 11.00am to 2pm, (5) 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

Jul
31
Sat
2021
Split Open 2021 @ Hotel Zagreb, Split, Croatia
Jul 31 – Aug 8 all-day

Contact: Mateo Ivić Email: splitchessopen@gmail.com Web: https://chessclubbrda.eu/en/split-open/
9 rounds, 90 min. + 30 sec. Prize fund: 6300 euros, 32 prizes

Aug
2
Mon
2021
Brainstormchess Blitz @ not known
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Kishan Pattni Email: kishanpattni84@gmail.com Entry form – https://form.jotform.com/211964321309351?fbclid=IwAR1jxMxisgOsa2OoWOUEpD_-0Hc88A1xeu9buH__E7UEUNAEjyk5t3gqQkI
9 round OTB FIDE-rated blitz. Free entry for female players.

Aug
5
Thu
2021
Peterborough Chess Club Silver Queen @ Peterborough Bridge Club, York Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 2PE
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Francis Bowers Email: chessbower@aol.com Web: http://www.peterboroughchessclub.org/ [MAP] This is a weekly event. 70 minutes each plus 15 seconds per move. ECF rated games played every week

Aug
6
Fri
2021
VIII Summer Prague Open @ Prague
Aug 6 – Aug 13 all-day

Master Open with IM norm, FIDE Open with rapid and blitz tournaments | Details

Coulsdon Chess August Chess School RP @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior Home Page/Summer Holiday 21 Chess School.htm [MAP] As part of our August training camp. All under 18s welcomed as long as they book in and have ECF Silver membership or above.
Rapidplay – 25 minutes each – as many rounds as possible.

Aug
7
Sat
2021
Over The Board Returns 3 @ Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day

Contact: Wadih Khoury Email: wadih.khoury@wanadoo.fr Web: https://tinyurl.com/9398mpdm [MAP] 6 rounds, 60+30 ECF and FIDE rated event. Capacity of 48, could be extended depending on pandemic evolution. Depending on the numbers of entrants, there will be 2 to 4 section (10 to 16 players each) with allocation based on strength (ECF and FIDE). Cash prizes depending on number of entrants | Rules and protocols

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

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ [MAP] 10 sections of 6 players, all-play-all

Aug
8
Sun
2021
European Women’s Chess Championship @ UNIREA Hotel, Iasi, Romania
Aug 8 – Aug 21 all-day
Aug
9
Mon
2021
1st Muswell Hill International @ Muswell Hill, London N10
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm
Aug
10
Tue
2021
Coulsdon Chess August Chess School RP Afternoons @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior Home Page/Summer Holiday 21 Chess School.htm [MAP] Afternoon events at our training course. All under 18s welcome providing they book in and are an ECF Silver Member or higher.

Aug
11
Wed
2021
Coulsdon Chess August Chess School RP Afternoons @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior Home Page/Summer Holiday 21 Chess School.htm [MAP] Afternoon events at our training course. All under 18s welcome providing they book in and are an ECF Silver Member or higher.

Aug
12
Thu
2021
Coulsdon Chess August Chess School RP Afternoons @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior Home Page/Summer Holiday 21 Chess School.htm [MAP] Afternoon events at our training course. All under 18s welcome providing they book in and are an ECF Silver Member or higher.

Aug
13
Fri
2021
Coulsdon Chess August Chess School RP @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior Home Page/Summer Holiday 21 Chess School.htm [MAP] As part of our August training camp. All under 18s welcomed as long as they book in and have ECF Silver membership or above.
Rapidplay – 25 minutes each – as many rounds as possible.

Aug
14
Sat
2021
Golders Green Rapidplay @ St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ [MAP] 10 sections of 6 players, all-play-all

Essex Back to Chess Festival @ Wanstead House 21 The Green Wanstead E11 2NT
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: eca-festival@essexchess.org.uk Web: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/essex-back-to-real-chess-festival/ [MAP] Essex U18s-only closed event (including London Boroughs that are north of the River Thames and east of the River Lea) run by Essex Chess Association. Choice of a 5 round ECF rapid rated G10/5 Swiss or an unrated beginners tournament (no clocks save for deadlock) | Entry form

Aug
19
Thu
2021
Wood Green Invitational @ Oddfellows Hall, 17 Greengate Street, Stafford ST16 2HP
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm

Contact: Lawrence Cooper Email: lozcooper@hotmail.com [MAP] Ten player round robin eligible for title norms – GM, IM, WGM, WIM

Aug
20
Fri
2021
Coulsdon Chess August Chess School RP @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior Home Page/Summer Holiday 21 Chess School.htm [MAP] As part of our August training camp. All under 18s welcomed as long as they book in and have ECF Silver membership or above.
Rapidplay – 25 minutes each – as many rounds as possible.

Aug
22
Sun
2021
Chalfont Junior Rapidplay @ The Reading Room High Street Chalfont St Giles Buckinghamshire HP8 4QH
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Raymond Sayers Email: sayers-r@sky.com [MAP] Junior Rapidplay tournament, numbers limited to 16 players. 25 minutes per player, 5 rounds. Entry fee £25 (£20 ECF Silver level and above members) | Entry form

Aug
24
Tue
2021
Coulsdon Chess August Chess School RP Afternoons @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior Home Page/Summer Holiday 21 Chess School.htm [MAP] Afternoon events at our training course. All under 18s welcome providing they book in and are an ECF Silver Member or higher.

Aug
25
Wed
2021
Coulsdon Chess August Chess School RP Afternoons @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior Home Page/Summer Holiday 21 Chess School.htm [MAP] Afternoon events at our training course. All under 18s welcome providing they book in and are an ECF Silver Member or higher.

Aug
26
Thu
2021
European Open Chess Championship @ Hotel Natura, Reykjavik, Iceland
Aug 26 – Sep 5 all-day
Coulsdon Chess August Chess School RP Afternoons @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior Home Page/Summer Holiday 21 Chess School.htm [MAP] Afternoon events at our training course. All under 18s welcome providing they book in and are an ECF Silver Member or higher.

Northumbria Masters @ Marriott MetroCentre, Marconi Way, Gateshead NE11 9XF
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com Web: https://northumbriamasters.com/ [MAP] GM norm & IM norm All-Play-Alls (All-Play-All entries by invitation only). 9-round Swiss tournaments (with over £5,500 in prizes)
Northumbria Masters (Open to All, eligible for title norms, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Challengers (U2000, FIDE- & ECF-rated); Major (U1750, ECF-rated); Minor (U1500, ECF-rated) | Entry form

Aug
27
Fri
2021
Coulsdon Chess August Chess School RP @ Coulsdon Chess 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey CR5 3BA
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com Web: https://ccfworld.com/Chess/Junior Home Page/Summer Holiday 21 Chess School.htm [MAP] As part of our August training camp. All under 18s welcomed as long as they book in and have ECF Silver membership or above.
Rapidplay – 25 minutes each – as many rounds as possible.

Aug
28
Sat
2021
Sheffield Junior Open @ Stradbroke Community Centre Stradbroke Richmond Road Sheffield S13 8LT
Aug 28 @ 10:45 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Jonathan Arnott Email: jwauk02@aol.com [MAP] Open Under-18 competition for juniors of all standards. Will be split into age group sections depending on number of entries | Entry form

Sep
3
Fri
2021
XIX. Sunny Beach Open @ Bulgaria
Sep 3 – Sep 12 all-day

FIDE Open with IM norm possibility, FIDE Open, Blitz tournament | Details