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We are pleased to announce that the 118th British Chess Championships will be held at the Riviera International Centre in Torquay from the 8th to 21st August 2022 (inclusive). The town has previously hosted the Championships on six occasions, most recently in 2019.

The playing schedule is currently as follows —

British Championship
Saturday 13th – Sunday 21st August
(note that the dates may be subject to change depending on final schedule for the FIDE Olympiad)

Major Open
Saturday 13th – Sunday 21st August
(will run alongside the British above)

Junior Championships (Under 16, 14, 12, 10, 8)
Monday 8th – Friday 12th August

Over 50 Championship
Monday 8th – Sunday 14th August

Over 65 Championship
Monday 15th – Sunday 21st August

Weekender Congress
Friday 12th – Sunday 14th August

There will be additional rated events in both weeks, including rapidplay and blitz events to be confirmed. We are also looking at the best option for incorporating the British Women’s Championships within the programme and will advise when we have more information. The detailed regulations and schedule for all events will be announced as soon as possible with confirmation of all dates.