The main, junior and senior championships are all completed now. For the list of prize winners to date click here. British Chess Championships report from Nigel Towers – click here

An excellent suite of photographs from the British Seniors event taken by Brendan O’Gorman can be found here – https://brendanogorman.smugmug.com/Chess/British-Seniors-2021

The British Women’s Championship starts at 4.30 pm today (14th October) in Hull, and will continue over 7 rounds to complete on Sunday 17th October. You can find the entrants and pairings on Chess Results here – https://chess-results.com/tnr581878.aspx?lan=1&art=0&flag=30

WIM Natasha Regan and GM Matthew Sadler will be providing commentary with a team of guest commentators on the ECF Twitch channel … https://www.twitch.tv/ecf_commentary/ (see the schedule below). Games can also be followed directly on any of the following channels —
Chess.com – https://www.chess.com/events/2021-british-womens-chess-championship
Chessbomb – https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2021-british-womens-chess-championship
Lichess – https://lichess.org/broadcast/107th-british-chess-championship-womens-championship/WGaRo7yK
Chess24 – https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/british-womens-championship-2021/1/1/1
Followchess – to be confirmed

Commentary schedule
Friday 15/10 Round 2 (morning) – WIM Natasha Regan and GM Peter Wells (from 10.00am)
Friday 15/10 Round 3 (afternoon) – WIM Natasha Regan and GM Peter Wells (from 4.00pm)
Sunday 17/10 Round 6 (morning) – GIM Natasha Regan and GM Matthe Sadler (from 10.00am)
Sunday 17/10 Round 7 (afternoon) – John and Emms and GM Chris Ward (from 4.00pm)

Welcome to the home page for the British Chess Championships in October 2021. The finals for the Open, Women’s, Seniors’ and Juniors’ Standardplay Championships will be held at venues in Hull and Milton Keynes in early October, subject to Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time. The events will run between the 2nd and the 17th of October.

University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX – Championship and Women’s Championship
The main Championship and Women’s Championship will take place at the University of Hull with the main Championship running from Saturday 2nd October to Sunday 10th October and the Women’s Championship running from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th October.

Milton Keynes (Kents Hill Park), Milton Keynes MK7 6BZ – Junior and Senior Championships
The Junior and Senior Championships will be hosted at Milton Keynes, with the Junior finals running from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd October and the Senior finals running from Monday 4th to Sunday 10th October.

The dates for the finals will be as follows —
Open Championship Final – Saturday 2nd October to Sunday 10th October
Women’s Championship Final – Thursday 14th October to Sunday 17th October
Senior Championships Finals (50+ and 65+) – Monday 4th October to Sunday 10th October
Junior Finals – Saturday 2nd October to Sunday 3rd October

Qualification for the Open British, Womens and Junior finals will be based on the 2021 Summer Online competition, with those who qualified for a final invited to play. Players who qualified for the 2020 OTB British Championships will be able to carry their qualification through to the 2022 Championship in Torquay.

The Senior Finals will be open to all players over 50 or 65 respectively, subject to the eligibility requirements.

This means that we will be resuming with an over-the-board British Chess Championships in a different format after last year’s interruption.