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NYCA U18 / U14 Championships @ Kenilworth School, Leyes Lane, Kenilworth
Sep 22 all-day

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: [MAP]
Three rounds, all moves in 30 mins + 10 secs per move | Entry form

Delancey UK Schools Northern Challengers @ Cunard Building, Brunswick Street, Liverpool L3 1AH
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 6:45 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: Web: [MAP]
The Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge is proud to present its prestigious ‘2018 Northern Challengers’ event. Children in all sections (from Under 7s to Under 18s) qualify for the ‘Northern Challengers’ by scoring 4/6 in one of the 2018 Gigafinals.
In addition, there will be parallel Open tournaments for children of all age groups, from Under 7s to Under 18s. There are no pre-qualifications required to enter these tournaments.
Please note – entry for all events is not possible by email or telephone, only online at | Flyer

65th Hampstead FIDE Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead, London NW3 6NS
Sep 22 @ 10:30 am – Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
THREE SECTIONS – Under 2200 & Under 1900 plus a section for players who are graded Under 135 on the ECF list

Cambridgeshire Rapidplay @ Whittlesford Memorial Hall, Mill Lane, Whittlesford, Cambridge CB22 4NE
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul Kemp Email: Web: [MAP]
Four 5-round rapidplay tournaments – Open, U160, U125, U90. Over £700 in prizes

ECF Secondary School Chess Tournament @ Eton College, Windsor SL4 6DW
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Neill Cooper Email: Web: [MAP]
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.
5 round Swiss rapidplay tournament. Digital chess clocks: all moves in 20 minutes + 5 sec/move.
Play will be in the spacious school hall; team rooms will be shared and in the maths department | Flier

Coventry Chess Club 1st Junior Open Rapidplay @ Massey Ferguson Social Club Broad Lane Coventry
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Ed Goodwin Email: [MAP]
Open and Under 120 sections. 5 rounds. All moves in 15 minutes with 10 second increment per move.
Players must be under 18 on 31st August 2018. £3 entry fee | Entry form

Prodigy Standard U100 – Term 1 @ The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: Web: [MAP]
All (ECF graded Under 100 as well as ungraded) chess players are welcome to play during school term (after school). 25 minutes for the game plus 10 seconds per move from the start; 5 rounds (each round each week) | Entry form

20th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ Park Inn, Nottingham
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm

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

54th Northumberland Chess Congress @ The Parks Leisure Centre, Howdon Road, North Shields, North Tyneside NE29 6TL
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: David Watson Email: Web: [MAP]
Three sections over 5 rounds – Open FIDE rated, Major limited to 165 ECF and below, Minor limited to 135 ECF and below. Rate of play all moves in 110 minutes with 10 second increments from the start.
The Foundation – restricted to players of ECF 105 and below and who have never won a main prize in a congress. Ten rounds, rate of play all moves in 1 hour. Play each opponent twice, once with white and once with black | Entry form

Original Harrogate Chess Congress @ Harrogate Chess Club, 35 Oatlands Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8PU
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: Web: [MAP]
1st prize in each section has increased to £160.00. Minor U136 & Major U170 using 2018 January grades. At Harrogate chess club with lovely surroundings | Entry form

Junior 4NCL @ Mercure Daventry Court Hotel
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day
Kent Junior Chess Association GP1 & LJCC Qualifier @ Tonbridge Grammar School, Deakin Leas, Tonbridge
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Jo Wildman Email: Web: [MAP]
This event is also a LJCC Qualifier for U8, U10 and U12 sections. All juniors under the age of 18 as of 31 August 2018 are welcome. There is no grading limit – but a rapidplay or equivalent grade (July 2018 list) above 120 is expected to play in the U18 Major section, unless an exception at the discretion of our chief arbiter

Norfolk County Chess Championships @ The Tithe Barn Rectory Road Horstead NR12 7EP
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: [MAP]
Closed event for those born in Norfolk, or those who have been resident for 6 months, or those who are a member of a club registered with NCCA. Must be at least a Bronze ECF member. 5 round Swiss | Entry form

CCF Autumn Rapid Play @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Sep 29 @ 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: Web: [MAP]
A FIDE-rated 7 round Rapidplay in up to 3 sections. Open, Major & Minor. Limits to be set the evening before based on entries. Players can specify ‘Open’ or “Prefer Sections’ when they book …

English Chess Challenge 2018 Champion of Champions @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
Sep 29 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman / Daniel Gliddon Email: Web: [MAP]
The final stage of the 2018 English Chess Challenge, where the age group winners play off for the ultimate title

Wiltshire Championship Round 1 @ N/A
Oct 1 all-day

Contact: Tony Ransom Email: Tel: 01225 774538
To be completed by 30th November. Knockout tournament with 3 sections – Major (players graded above 145), Intermediate (players graded 116 to 145) and Minor (players graded under 116). Games will be played at a venue convenient to the players. The first named player being white who will contact the other player to arrange venue and submit the result to me. The number of rounds will be dependent on the entry size which will be divided into North and South sections with the final being played at a mutual venue | Entry form

Castle Chess 13th Fareham Congress @ The Lysses House Hotel, 51 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7BQ
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: Web: [MAP]
6 round event – Open including Premier U175, Major U155 including Intermediate U135, Minor U115 including Challengers U95. Prizes dependent on entries as agreed at players review 2017.

2018 Coventry Junior Open @ King Henry VIII School, Warwick Rd, Coventry
Oct 6 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web: [MAP]
Eight sections: 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

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Oct 6 @ 9:45 am – 12:30 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Web: [MAP]
Beginners section and other sections for more advanced players | Entry form

1st Brainstormchess U2200 Weekend Congress @ The Rugby Portobello Trust 221 Walmer Road Holland Park London
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Kishan Pattni Email: Web: [MAP]
2 FIDE-rated sections (Under 2200 and Under 1850) and 2 ECF standard play graded sections (Under 130 and Under 90). The Under 90 section is ideal for newcomers to standard-play chess. Time controls for all games are 60 mins per player with a 30 second increment per move starting from move 1 for the whole game | Online entry

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

Contact: Norman Went Email: Web: [MAP]
Minor Under 130 – Major Under 171. 6 rounds of rapid chess. Half an hour per player per game | Entry form

Pennine Cup @ Ackworth School, Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF7 7LT
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Tim Wall Email: Web: [MAP]
A one-day, 3-round jamboree tournament for Under 16 teams of 8 players organised by the Northern Counties Chess Union.
The winning team will be awarded the prestigious Pennine Cup and individual medals. Time control: 50 mins each for all moves, plus an increment of 10 seconds per move. Games will be submitted for ECF Standard Play grading | Entry form

Camden LJCC Chess Qualifier @ Camden School for Girls Sandall Road London
Oct 7 @ 9:15 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Lateefah Messam-Sparks Email: Web: [MAP]
This is the second Camden LJCC Chess Qualifier. This is an U18 junior tournament with sections available to all juniors (U8, U10, U12 and U18). The six round tournament is a graded rapidplay tournament for U18 and U12 sections. Chess coaching available throughout.

Eton College LJCC Qualifying Event + U18 Open @ Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 6DW
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: Web: [MAP]
LJCC qualifying tournament & training day with GM Nick Pert. U18 Open, U12, U10, U8 and improvers sections

Leicester HE Atkins Memorial Rapidplay @ Leicester Grammar School London Road Great Glen Leicester LE8 9FL
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Andy Morley Email: Tel: 0116 2831488/0776 9721980 and for the junior sections Paul Mottram Email: Tel: 0798 9151175) [MAP]
ECF graded 6 round Swiss rapidplay (20 mins + 10 sec) in Open, U165, U140, U115 and Junior U80/U40 sections. Online entry and full details at

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