Midlands and selected National Events
Links are to tournament organisers' websites or entry forms. Events without links will have links uploaded when they have been received from county officials or organisers. Entries with TBA or TBC will have details uploaded shortly after the webmaster receives information from organisers.
- Sat & Sun 18 & 19 Nov. British Rapidplay Chess 2017 at Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, West Yorks LS29 8RQ. 11am to 6:30pm Sat and 9:30am to 5pm Sun.
- Thu 28 Dec to Sun 7 Jan 2018. Hastings International Chess Congress at Horntye Park Sport Complex, Bohemia Road Hastings TH34 1EX. FIDE Masters tournament, 9 rounds; Christmas and New Year 4 and 5-round tournaments and a 5-round weekend tournament with open, Intermediate, and u130 sections.
- Fri 5 t Sun 7 Jan 2018. Shropshire Chess Congress at Wrekin House, Colliers Way, Telford TF3 4AW. Five rounds: FIDE-rated Open, Intermediate (u140), Minor (u100) tournaments.
- Sat & Sun 13 & 14 Jan 2018. 4NCL Divisions 1 &2, rounds 3 & 4 at St John's Hotel, Solihull, Warks.
- Sun 28 Jan 2018. Nottingham Rapidplay at Nottingham High School, Waverley Mount, Nottingham NG7 4ED. Six rounds 10am-6:30pm: Open, Major (u160), Intermediate (u135), and Minor (u100) tournaments.
- Sun 28 Jan. Stockport Rapidplay at The Guildhall, 168 Wellington Road South, Stockport SK1 3UA. 10am to 6:30pm, 6 rounds, Open, Major (u170), Intermediate (u140), Minor (u110).
- Sun 4 Feb 2018. 2020 Chess Grand Final at Underground Dance Studio Hall, Birmingham University B15 2SA.
- Sat & Sun 10 & 11 Feb 2018. 4NCL rounds 5 & 6 Divisions 1 & 2 at Park Inn, Northampton.
- Sat & Sun 24 & 25 Feb 2018. British Universities Chess Association Championship at Park Inn by Radisson Telford, Forge Gate, Telford TF3 4NA.
- Sat & Sun 17 & 18 Mar 2018. 4NCL rounds 7 & 8, Division 3 North at Mercure Bolton Georgian House.
- 25 Mar. Birmingham Rapidplay at Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Road, Quinton, Birmingham B32 2TW. Seven rounds, 10:30am to 7pm FIDE-rated Open, Major (170max), Intermediate (140max), Minor (110max).
- Sat 7 Apr 2018. Rugeley Rapidplay at Lea Hall Social Club, Sandy lane, Rugeley, Staffs WS15 2LB. 10:30am to 7:00pm. Seven rounds: Open, max 160, and max 120 tournaments. Join in the club's 50th anniversary clelebrations.
- Sat & Sun 7 & 8 Apr 2018. ECF 2018 National Club Championship at Park Inn by Radisson Telford, Telford Centre, Forge gate, Telford TF3 4NA.
- Sat 5 to 7 May 2018. 4NCL rounds 9, 10 & 11 Divisions 1 & 2 at Park Inn, Telford, Shrops.