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May 2013

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  2 May   ECF 4 Board afternoon event, Vandyke Upper School, Leighton Buzzard MAP – starts 4.00pm ends 6.30pm Contact: Adam Hall Email: halla@vandyke.cbeds.co.uk
~@ 4-6 May 4NCL Rounds 9, 10 and 11 (Divisions 1, 2 and 3 South and North), Puma Hotel, Hinckley Island MAP Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Contact address: The Old Farmhouse, 7 Church Street, Ducklington, Witney OX29 7UA - The entry guidelines for the forthcoming season can be found on the 4NCL website at http://www.4ncl.co.uk
~ 6 May   Champions’ League Chess Finals, 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
~ 6 May   CCF Open FIDE 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
@ 8 May   Highgate FIDE Blitz, Forks & Corks Cafe, 7a-9 Swains Lane, Highgate N6 6QX MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: http://www.highgatechess.blogspot.co.uk/ – starts 19:30 ends 22:00. Six round Swiss format tournament (all players will get six games, this is not a knockout). Time control 10 minutes each for the whole game. Entry fee £10.00, prizes 1st place £30.00, 2nd place £20.00
~*@# 10-12 May   e2e4 Nottingham Congress, Park Inn by Radisson, Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG5 2BT MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: info@e2e4.org.uk Website: http://www.e2e4.org.uk/nottingham – starts 19:00 ends 19:00. Three sections are available: FIDE rated Open; FIDE rated Major (for players rated under 1900 or graded below 165 if unrated); and the Minor for players under 135
~*# 10-12 May   24th Frome Chess Congress, Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 2EF MAP Contact: Gerry Jepps Email: gnjepps@btinternet.com Website: http://www.somersetchess.org | Brochure/entry form
~*@ 11 May   Golders Green FIDE Rapidplay Congress, Golders Green Parish Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: http://www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com | Entry form
  11 May   EPSCA Under 11 Final, Nottingham High School, Forest Road, Nottingham NG7 4JE Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com
~ 15 May   CCF Daytime FIDE Club – Summer Event Round 2, 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
~ 17-19 May   Rhyl Chess Congress 2013, Rhyl Town Hall, Wellington Road LL18 1AB MAP Contact: S Hamilton Email: shamilton2462@hotmail.com – a five round Swiss style tournament, 40 moves in 1 hour 40 minutes, after black’s 40th move the clocks are put back 20 minutes for completion of the game | Entry form
~ 17-19 May   Middlesbrough Chess Congress, Thistle Hotel, Fry Street, Middlesbrough TS1 1JH MAP Contact: Brian Whitaker Email: whitaker.brian@sky.com – four sections: Open, Under 170 Major, Under 145 Intermediate and Under 125 Minor | Entry form
~* 18 May   Sussex Junior Worthing Rapidplay, Thomas A Becket Middle School, Glebeside Avenue, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 7PR MAP Contact: Paula Payne Email: entrymanager@sussexjuniorchess.org Website: www.sussexjuniorchess.org – 6 rounds rapidplay in 4 sections; U11 Major and Minor, U18 Major and Minor. Open to all aged under 18 on 31st August 2012 | Entry form
  18 May   Bristol Chessfest – ‘My First Chess Competition’, Bristol City Hall (formerly the Council House), College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR MAP Contact: Robert Chandler Email: robert@chessfest.co.uk Website: www.chessfest.co.uk – starts 10:15 ends 15:30. This competition is for children who have been learning chess in schools over the last 2 years, that have a good understanding of chess, but have never entered a chess competition. Run over 6 rounds, each game will last 25 minutes and then unfinished games will be adjudicated.
  19 May   Bristol Chessfest – Junior Chess Championships, Bristol City Hall (formerly the Council House), College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR MAP Contact: Robert Chandler Email: robert@chessfest.co.uk Website: www.chessfest.co.uk – starts 09:45 ends 16:45. Prize/trophy fund of £900. 6 round Swiss, 25mins each on the clock. Sections: U8, U10, U12, U14, U18 with prizes for both girls and boys | Entry form
~*@ 18-19 May   Hampstead Under 2200 Weekend Congress, Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohns Avenue (junction with Prince Arthur Road), London NW3 6NS (use NW3 6NS in your satnav) MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk/ – five rounds, games are FIDE rated and graded by the ECF for the national grading database. Maximum 60 players, limited to players rated Under 2200. Unrated players should be Under 190 ECF, or the national equivalent. Swiss format tournaments. PRIZES – 1st £200, 2nd £100 plus a minimum of two rating prizes of £80.00. Rating bands to be announced before round two.
~@* 19 May   107th Richmond Rapidplay, White House Community Association, The Avenue, Hampton TW12 3RN MAP Contact: Sabrina Chevannes Email: richmondrapidplay@lacelondon.com Website: http://www.lacelondon.com/chess-events/richmond-rapidplay/ – popular one-day rapidplay event in Hampton. Four sections and a guaranteed prize fund of £720
~ 19 May   Huddersfield Grosvenor Rapidplay, Grosvenor Casino, St. Thomas Road, Huddersfield HD1 3LT MAP Contact: Nigel Hepworth Email: nigel@huddersfieldchessclub.co.uk Website: www.huddersfieldchessclub.co.uk – starts 09:30 ends 06:00. Three section tournament; 1st place prizes – Open £350, Major £150, Minor £150. Over 18s only
@ 22 May   Highgate FIDE Blitz, Forks & Corks Cafe, 7a-9 Swains Lane, Highgate N6 6QX MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: http://www.highgatechess.blogspot.co.uk/ – starts 19:30 ends 22:00. Six round Swiss format tournament (all players will get six games, this is not a knockout). Time control 10 minutes each for the whole game. Entry fee £10.00, prizes 1st place £30.00, 2nd place £20.00
~* 24-26 May   23rd Calderdale Chess Congress, Lee Mount Social Club, Lee Mount Road, Halifax HX3 5EQ MAP Contact: Noel Boustred Email: noelboustred@yahoo.co.uk
5 rounds, rate of play – all moves in 105 minutes. 4 sections – Minor Under 119, Intermediate Under 149, Major Under 169 and Open | Entry form
~*@# 24-27 May   e2e4 Sunningdale Chess Congress, De Veres Sunningdale Hotel, Sunningdale Park, Larch Avenue, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 0QE MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: sean@e2e4.org.uk Website: www.e2e4.org.uk/sunningdale/May2013/index.htm
  25 May   LogicNI Chess Children’s Cup, Shankill Road Library, 209-300 Shankill Road, Belfast BT13 2BN MAP Contact: LogicNI Limited Email: info@logicni.com Website: www.logicni.com – starts 10:00 ends 13:00. The Saturday morning will consist of a chess tournament with prizes, a problem solving competition and informal coaching. Registration fee is £5.00 – you can register on the day | Entry form
~* 25-27 May   Castle Chess: 7th Potters Bar Congress, Potters Bar United Reformed Church, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar EN6 1BZ MAP Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@tcs-chess.demon.co.uk Website: www.castlechess.co.uk – Open including Premier U180, Major U160 including Intermediate U140, Minor U120 including Challengers U100 – no play Sunday May 26
~* 25-27 May   45th Cotswold Chess Congress, St. Edward’s School, Cirencester Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8EY MAP Contact: Mike Powis Email: mike.powis@which.net – starts 10:00. 3 sections: Open; Major (U160) and Minor (U120). Six rounds over three days. Entry fees: Open £30 / Major £27 / Minor £24 (discounts apply for Juniors and ECF members at Silver level or above). Venue includes ample free parking. Light refreshments available throughout the congress. Bookstall and equipment provided by CCF Mindgames. Telephone enquiries to Mike Powis 077 4801 4988 or John Harris 077 4558 0341 | Entry form
~ 26 May   Simultaneous with GM Daniel King at Harrogate Chess Club, Harrogate Conservative Club, 61B East Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5LQ MAP Contact: Richard White Email: richardwhite484@hotmail.com Website: https://sites.google.com/site/harrogatechessclub/home – starts 1.30pm ends 6.30pm. We are expecting around 25 entries. Places will be offered on a first come first served basis and the entry fee is £10. To reserve a place or for further details please email richardwhite484@hotmail.com or call 07858 939941
  26 May   Letchworth One Day Congress **CANCELLED**
~ 26 May   Sutton Valence Senior Kent Junior Chess Association (KJCA) GP 7, Sutton Valence Senior School, North Street, Sutton Valence, Kent ME17 3HL MAP Contact: Sue Maguire Email: sue.maguire@btinternet.com – starts 9.00am. A junior rapidplay set in the heart of the Kent countryside – all juniors are welcome!
~ 29 May   CCF Open FIDE 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
~ 30 May-27 Jun   3rd Pimlico Summer Chess Tournament, The Church Hall, St Saviour’s Church, St George’s Square, Lupus Street, London SW1 MAP Contact: James Toon Website: http://pcc1.net/3psct.html – starts 18:30. This event will run on five successive Thursday evenings over the summer from Thursday, 30 May 2013 starting at 6.30pm. There are three sections: Open, Major (Under-150), and a Minor (Under-120). The tournament is open to all, but incorporates the Barstow Cup, Star Trophy and the James Curtis Trophy | Entry form
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