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2nd North Wales FIDE Open

Incorporating the 4th Colwyn Bay Chess Congress

30th June - 2nd July 2017 - Venue Cumru, Llandudno.

The North Wales Congress, with a £1,625 guaranteed prize fund, is once again being held at Venue Cymru, Llandudno (same venue as the 2017 British Chess Championships). The tournament includes both the 2nd North Wales Fide Open and the 4th Colwyn Bay Chess Congress.

There will be 3 sections - Open, Major & Minor, with £525 in prize money for each section. Additionally there will a £50 prize for the best Junior performance.

Further information will be provided here when details are available, or you can contact Syringa Camp at .

Click here to view and download an Entry form.

Click here to view the current List of Entries. As the closing date for entries has not yet been exceeded, this list will change. Please check back for updates to the entry list.


There are a numerous hotels, B&B's and self-catering apartments in Llandudno. The town was purpose-built as a seaside resort in Victorian times, so is very well served with holiday accommodation!

We don't have any particular recommendations. You could contact the Tourist Information Office and let them know the sort of thing you are looking for (type and price range) and that you are attending an event at Venue Cymru. They do provide an accommodation booking service at Llandudno tourist information centre.

Alternatively try www.booking.com or www.airbnb.co.uk

This is peak season, so do book early for the best possible choice. Lots of places are fully booked already or have only a limited number of rooms left.

If you don’t mind being a little further out then you could also try the nearby towns of Colwyn Bay or Conwy, both of which are a short drive away (10-15 min) or a short hop on the train.