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August 2012

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  2 Aug   ‘First Thursday’ Hendon Blitz Chess Tournaments, Hendon Chess Club, Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London NW11 8BS Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: http://www.hendonchessclub.com/blitz/ – One section, Swiss system tournament. 1st prize £20, 2nd Prize £10 and £10 prize for the highest Hendon Chess Club member
~* 11 Aug   Golders Green Rapidplay, Golders Green Parish Church Hall, West Heath Drive, Golders Green, London NW11 7QG MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Website: http://goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com/
~ 11 Aug   1st South Bristol Rapidplay, The Folk House, East Dundry Road, Whitchurch, Bristol BS14 0LN MAP Contact: Roy Day Email: royday39@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.chessit.co.uk – 6 round rapidplay, 2 sections – Open and Major (U135). Prizes for 1st and 2nd in each section. £12 entry. Numbers limited to 40 | Entry form
  12-17 Aug   Chess Camp, Amelia Trust Farm, Barry CF62 3AS MAP Contact: Tim and Sarah Kett Website: http://www.tskchess.com/index.php/12-news/77-summer-chess-camp-2012
  16-21 Aug   2nd Gibraltar Junior International U16/U12,Caleta Hotel, Sir Herbert Miles Road, Gibraltar Entries: cathy@caletahotel.gi Enquiries: Peter Purland Email: petepurland@btopenworld.com Website: http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.com/junior/international2012.htm
~*# 17-19 Aug   43rd Thanet Chess Congress, Canterbury Christ Church University, Broadstairs Campus, Northwood Road, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 2WA MAP Contact: Ian Hames Email: pheasantscroft@btinternet.com Website: www.thanetchess.org.uk – 5 Round Weekend Swiss Tournament with sections for Open, Major (U165), Intermediate (U140) & Minor (U115)
*~ 18 Aug   Docklands (Poplar) Rapid-Play, Langley Hall, St.Nicholas’ Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD MAP Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub – 6 round Swiss Rapidplay tournament, below 205 rating only | Entry form
  18-19 Aug   UK Chess Challenge Terafinal, Loughborough Grammar School, 3 Burton Walks, Loughborough, Leicestershire MAP Contact: Mike Basman Email: ukchesschallenge@aol.com – by qualification only event, the final stage of the UK Chess Challenge Website: http://www.ukchesschallenge.com
@ 18-20 Aug   Jessie Gilbert Celebration International – Sections for All A, 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA MAP Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 0302 Website: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/
*~@# 18-22 Aug e2e4 London Gatwick International, Crowne Plaza Hotel, London-Gatwick Airport, Langley Drive, Crawley, RH11 7SX MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: sean@e2e4.org.uk Website:www.e2e4.org.uk/gatwick – A series of 10 player, 9 round FIDE rated all players alls with sections for players of all strengths. There are three sections. Masters, open to players over 2050 with IM norms available. The Challengers is open to players rated over 1900, or graded above 150 ECF. The Major is open to all players rated below 2000 or graded below 165 ECF. In an all play all, all games are FIDE rated, even if unrated players take part (this is unique to all play alls) and unrated players will obtain a full FIDE rating just by playing in this one event (provided all the unrated players score at least a 1 point). FIDE ratings now go down to 1001 so it is realistic for any player graded 50 ECF or above to obtain a FIDE rating.
~ 19 Aug   Clay Cross Rapidplay, Charlie’s Bar, 4 Thanet Street, Clay Cross, Derbyshire S45 9JR MAP Contact: Brian Lever Email: brianlever33@hotmail.com Website: http://www.claycrosschessclub.co.uk/ – 5-round Swiss, 30mins per player, ONE SECTION, start 10.30, entry £12, juniors £8 | Entry form
@ 20-24 Aug   Jessie Gilbert Celebration International – Sections for All B, 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA MAP Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 0302 Website: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/
@ 21-26 Aug   Jessie Gilbert Celebration International – Open Norm Event, 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA MAP Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 0302 Website: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/
@ 22-26 Aug   Jessie Gilbert Celebration International – Sections for All C, 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA MAP Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 0302 Website: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/
*~@# 24-27 Aug   e2e4 Leicestershire Chess Congress, Barceló Hinckley Island Hotel, Watling Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 3JA MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: sean@e2e4.org.uk Website: www.e2e4.org.uk/hinckley – A 7 round FIDE rated weekend congress with sections for players of all standards
~@ 25 Aug   London FIDE Rapid Play, Newman Catholic College, Harlesden Road, Willesden NW10 3RN MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: londonrapidplay@yahoo.co.uk – sections U1700, U2000 and Open Website: www.londonrapidplay.co.uk
~@ 25 Aug   London Junior FIDE Rapid Play, Newman Catholic College, Harlesden Road, Willesden NW10 3RN MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: londonrapidplay@yahoo.co.uk – sections U8, U10, U12, U14 and U18 Website: www.londonrapidplay.co.uk
@#~ 25-27 Aug
  48th Berks and Bucks Congress, Polehampton Junior School, Kibblewhite Crescent, Twyford, Berkshire RG10 9AX MAP Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com – Graded sections with the top two sections FIDE rated | Entry form
@~#* 25-27 Aug   6th Leyland Chess Congress, Wellfield Business and Enterprise College, Yewlands Drive, Leyland PR25 2TP MAP Contact: David Clayton Email: dgclayton@btinternet.com Website: http://www.leylandchess.org.uk/congress/index.htm Three tournaments – FIDE Open, Major (U170) and Minor (U135)
~* 25-27 Aug   Steve Boniface Memorial, Filton Sports & Social Club, Elm Park, Filton, Bristol BS34 7PS MAP Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk – 6 round Swiss in 3 sections, different from before – Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125) | Entry form
  27 Aug   English Chess Challenge Finals 2011, 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA MAP Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 0302 Fax: 020 8645 0412 Website: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/
  27 Aug   CCF Open Blitz, 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA MAP Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 0302 Website: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/
  28-30 Aug   3rd Jorvik Chess Congress, Holiday Inn York, Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1QF MAP Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Email: cloudsdale_c@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 01904-767177 – The event will contain a six-round Swiss competition with each player having 90 minutes on the clock. Two rounds between 10.00am-13.00pm and 14.00pm-17.00pm each day. There will also be the opportunity to analyse games with an ECF accredited coach! The event will have at least 2 sections at the discretion of the organiser | Entry form
  28-31 Aug   28-31 Aug Summer Chess Training Camp, The Hall Junior School, 69 Belsize Park, London NW3 4EH MAP Contact: Angela Eyton / Tony Niccoli Email: angelaeyton@aol.com – Junior Chess Training Camp – fully supervised, suitable for all juniors – lessons will take place in small similar ability groups and are interactive. Tournament games and prizes for effort. A packed lunch is required.
~* 31 Aug-2 Sep   Manchester Autumn Congress, Woolton Hall, Owens Park, Manchester M14 6WS MAP Contact: Harry Lamb Email: gmccacongress@yahoo.co.uk – Open, Major, Knights, 5 rounds, incremental time controls – full details and entry form to follow | Entry form
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