There are a number of Chess Congresses and Tournaments in Greater Manchester, the North-West and close by during the 2017-2018 season...

The calendar of events on the ECF website ( is a fairly exhaustive source of information on upcoming events, but here are few at least one of us has been to and enjoyed in the past. In each case there are 3 or 4 sections based on grading to cater for different playing strengths.


Dates Location Format Website
Fri 13th - Sun 15th Oct 2017 Crewe Standard
Sun 5th Nov Bolton Rapidplay
Fri 24th - Sun 26th Nov Preston Standard
Fri 4th - Sun 6th Jan 2018 Telford Standard
Sun 28th Jan Stockport Rapidplay
Fri 2nd - Sun 4th Feb Frodsham Standard
Sun 18th Feb Leyland Rapidplay
Fri 9th - Sun 11th Mar Blackpool Standard
Fri 30th Mar - Sun 1st Apr Bolton Standard
Sat 31st Mar Bolton Blitz
Sat 21st - Sun 22nd Apr Nottingham Standard
Sun 20th May Crewe Rapidplay

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