(i) Adam Raoof gives details at his Chess England site of the many and varied events he runs, including the regular Hampstead Congresses, which are two-day five-round FIDE-rated Under-2200 and Under-1900 tournaments, as well as the monthly Golders Green Rapidplay tournaments. Strongly recommended.
(ii) The Sixth Witney Chess Congress will take place on the weekend of Saturday & Sunday 3 & 4 November 2018. It is run in four sections (Open, U170, U145 & U120). I encourage you to support this second Oxfordshire weekend congress.
The Open section will, I hope, be of particular interest to ambitious Oxfordshire players because it incorporates the first leg of the 2018-19 Oxfordshire Individual Chess Championship. The Open section at Kidlington next February incorporates the second leg. The title of Oxfordshire Chess Champion and the Championship Trophy will go to the eligible player with the highest combined score in the Open sections of the two events.
Gerard O’Reilly (updated Wednesday 3 October 2018)