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 (http://www.englishchess.org.uk/) 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 http://www.crewechessclub.co.uk/congress.php
Sun 5th Nov Bolton Rapidplay http://www.englishchess.org.uk/event/36th-bolton-rapidplay/
Fri 24th - Sun 26th Nov Preston Standard http://chess.popmalc.org.uk/congress
Fri 4th - Sun 6th Jan 2018 Telford Standard http://www.shropshirechesscongress.org.uk/
Sun 28th Jan Stockport Rapidplay http://www.englishchess.org.uk/event/32nd-stockport-rapidplay/
Fri 2nd - Sun 4th Feb Frodsham Standard http://www.kisekigo.com/frodsham18.html
Sun 18th Feb Leyland Rapidplay http://www.leylandchess.org.uk/rapid/
Fri 9th - Sun 11th Mar Blackpool Standard http://www.blackpoolchess.org.uk/index.php/2018-event
Fri 30th Mar - Sun 1st Apr Bolton Standard http://www.englishchess.org.uk/event/bolton-easter-congress-and-busy-persons-blitz-2/
Sat 31st Mar Bolton Blitz http://www.englishchess.org.uk/event/bolton-easter-congress-and-busy-persons-blitz-2/
Sat 21st - Sun 22nd Apr Nottingham Standard http://nottschess.org/
Sun 20th May Crewe Rapidplay https://crewechessclub.co.uk/rapid2018/

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