Events for 2017 in the Area or of Special Interest

Darnall & Handsworth 2nd FIDE-rated Rapidplay @ Stradbroke Community Centre, Richmond Road Stradbroke SHEFFIELD S13 8LT
Sep 2 @ 10:15 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Geoff Brown Email: Web: [MAP]
Six round Swiss rapidplay with time control of 25 minutes + 5 second increment per move. Four sections (all ECF graded and FIDE rated) based on ECF rapidplay grades: Open / Major Under 170 / Intermediate Under 145 / Minor Under 120 | Entry form

Azaadi Rapidplay Chess Championship @ Moseley All Services Club, 91 Church Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9EA
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Terry Walker Email: [MAP] Web/entry form: – one day rapidplay tournament commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Independence of Pakistan. Four sections for maximum rating – Open, 170, 140, 110. 7 round Swiss with a time control of 15 mins + 10 secs per move. Guaranteed prize fund of £1,415.00

200th Anniversary of club chess in Britain @ Albert Square Chop House, 14 Albert Square, Manchester M2 5PF
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm

Contact: Alan Burke Email: [MAP]
The Manchester Chess Federation are organising a “friendly” match against the Liverpool Chess Club, which itself will be 180 years old in December 2017 and is the oldest EXISTING chess club in England.  (NB: Manchester v Liverpool as a friendly isn’t what you might often read elsewhere !)
The match will be played over 25 boards of various grades with an additional 10 board junior challenge and whilst food and drink will be provided by the hosts for all in attendance, the Liverpool team are playing their part in celebrating the history of the event by travelling to Manchester on the day by train, just as many of their predecessors would have done all those years ago

15th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ Holiday Inn, Doncaster
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm

[MAP] FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm. For entry forms and information visit

The City Of Dublin 2017 @ Gresham Hotel, Lower O' Connell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm
Contact: Pat Fitzsimons Email: Web: [MAP]
The City of Dublin Championships features something for everyone with 4 sections played over 6 rounds including a FIDE Rated Masters section
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: Web: [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