There are a number of Chess Congresses and Tournaments in Greater Manchester, the North-West and close by during the 2016-2017 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, with the exception of the Team Rapidplay in Manchester (which is purely an open event), there are 3 or 4 sections based on grading to cater for different playing strengths.


Dates Location Format Website
Fri 14th - Sun 16th Oct 2016 Crewe Standard
Fri 6th - Sun 8th Nov Bolton Rapidplay
Fri 2nd - Sun 4th Dec Preston Standard
Fri 6th - Sun 8th Jan 2017 Shropshire (Telford) Standard  
Sun 29th Jan Stockport Rapidplay
Fri 3rd - Sun 5th Feb Frodsham Standard
Sat 4th Feb Manchester Team Rapidplay
Sun 19th Feb Leyland Rapidplay
Fri 10th - Sun 12th Mar Blackpool Standard
Sat 1st - Sun 2nd Apr Nottingham Standard
TBC - usually Sunday of the 2nd Bank Holiday in May Atherton Rapidplay

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