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October 2013

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@ 3 Oct   Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz, Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London NW11 8BS MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: www.hendonchessclub.com – a six round Swiss open
~ 4-6 Oct   Hull Chess Congress 50th, The Endsleigh Mercy Centre, 481 Beverley Road, Hull HU6 7LJ MAP Contact: Steve King Email: president@hullchess.com Website: http://www.hullchess.com/  – starts 19:00 ends 23:00. This is the 50th Hull Chess Congress – 1st prize all sections £400, 2nd prize £250 3rd prize £150 + 2 Grading prizes of £50
~* 5 Oct   Poplar Rapid-Play Tournament, Saint Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD MAP Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Website: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub – starts 10:30AM ends 6:00PM. 6 round Swiss tournament. 30 minutes per player per game. Separate sections – Minor Under 130, Major Under 170 and an Open. Three sections if entry numbers permit! | Entry form
~ 5 Oct   Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay, The Old Grammar School, Broad St., Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6AD MAP Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk Website: http://www.chessit.co.uk – starts 10:30AM ends 5:50PM. 6 x 25 mins. rounds. Sections – Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125) | Entry form
~@ 5-6 Oct   4NCL Rapidplay, Puma Daventry Court Hotel | Entry guidelines
~@Y+ 5-6 Oct   Junior 4NCL, Puma Daventry Court Hotel Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk | Entry guidelines can be found on the 4NCL website at http://www.4ncl.co.uk
~*# 5-6 Oct   31st Bury St Edmunds Congress, The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD MAP Contact: Bob Jones Email: bobjoneschess@btinternet.com Website: www.bsecongress.org.uk – four sections: Open, U170, U145 and U120. Prize fund in excess of £2,000.00 | Entry form
~#Y 6 Oct   Enfield Junior Chess Congress (LJCC), Hazelwood Junior School, Hazelwood Lane, Palmers Green N13 5HE MAP Contact: Nathanael Lutton Email: chessorganiser@gmail.com – starts 9:30 ends 17:30. An official London Junior Chess Championship qualifying event. Rapidplay with 30 minutes each. Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 18 Sections. Now in its seventh year | Entry form
~ 7 Oct-3 Mar (2014)   2013/14 Wiltshire Chess Championship, Brown Jack Public House, 1 Prior Hill, Wroughton, Wiltshire SN4 0RT MAP Contact: Tony Ransom Email: chesssalsa@aol.com – starts 7:15PM ends 10:30PM. 1 overall tournament with 2 sections: Above 145 and Under 146. The winner of the Above 145 section will be the 2013/14 Wiltshire Champion, the winner of the Under 146 will be the 2013/14 Wiltshire Minor Champion. Prize money will be awarded to the 2013/2014 Champions and runners-up. If the winners are Wiltshire players they will be awarded trophies to hold for 1 year | Entry form
Y 9 Oct   Team Chess Challenge East Midlands, Kings School, Grantham Contact: Phillip Beckett Email: phillip.beckett@kings.lincs.sch.uk Website: http://www.teamchesschallenge.org.uk/tccenter.html
Y 11 Oct   Team Chess Challenge West Midlands, KES Contact: Richard Simpson Email: rick@lagonda.org.uk Website: http://www.teamchesschallenge.org.uk/tccenter.html
~*@# 11-13 Oct   e2e4 High Wycombe Chess Congress, De Veres Uplands House, Four Ashes Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP15 6LB MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: sean@e2e4.org.uk Website: www.e2e4.org.uk/high_wycombe/Oct2013/index.htm
~ 11-13 Oct   46th West Wales Congress, The Mercure Swansea Hotel, Phoenix Way, Llansamlet, Swansea SA7 9EG MAP Contact: Les Philpin Email: newsilure@hotmail.com – starts 18:30. West Wales open congress with Open, Major and Minor sections. This year staged at our new lakeside venue | Entry form
~Y 12 Oct   Chelmsford Junior Tournament, Kings Road Primary School, Kings Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 2BB MAP Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com Website: http://www.ejca.co.uk – starts 9:30AM ends 5:00PM. Essex Junior Grand Prix 2013 Round One. An LJCC qualifying tournament | Entry form
~* 12 Oct   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
  12-13 Oct   Millfield International, Millfield School MAP Contact: Matthew Turner Email: mjt@millfieldschool.com
~*Y 12-13 Oct   English U11 Closed Tournament, Nottingham High School, Waverley Mount, Nottingham NG7 4ED MAP Contact: David Levens Email: manager.coaches@englishchess.org.uk | Entry form
~*Y 13 Oct   Barnet Junior Chess 2013 Autumn Tournament, Channing Junior School, 1 Highgate Hill, London N6 5JR MAP Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tony1n@yahoo.com Website: http://www.barnetjuniorchess.com – starts 9:30AM ends 6:00PM. 6 round Rapidplay with Under 18/14/12/10/8 sections. This tournament is also an LJCC Qualifier event at Under 12/10/8 level. We expect over 150 entries so please enter early | Entry form
~Y 13 Oct   York Junior Chess Congress, Scarcroft Primary School, Moss Street, York Y023 1BS MAP Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Website: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org – starts 10:00AM ends 4:30PM. Major, Intermediate, Minor and Novice sections | Entry form
~@ 13 Oct   17th Birmingham Rapidplay, Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Rd, Birmingham B32 2TW MAP Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Website: http://birminghamchess.org.uk/rapidplay/ – starts 10:00AM ends 6:30PM. Four ECF-graded and FIDE-rated sections, with a prize fund of £1,000 | Entry form | Online entry
Y 16 Oct   Team Chess Challenge South London, Wilson’s School Contact: Neill Cooper Email: nsc@wilsonsschool.sutton.sch.uk Website: http://www.teamchesschallenge.org.uk/tccenter.html
Y 17 Oct   Team Chess Challenge South Midlands, Vandyke Upper School Contact: Adam Hall Email: halla@vandyke.cbeds.co.uk Website: http://www.teamchesschallenge.org.uk/tccenter.html
~@# 18-20 Oct   Imperial College Chess Congress, Imperial College Union, Union Dining Hall, 1st Floor Union Building, Beit Quad, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BB MAP Contact: John Sargent Email: johnsargent@gmail.com Website: https://union.ic.ac.uk/rcc/chess/2013/07/imperial-college-chess-congress-october-2013/ – starts 18:00. An enjoyable weekend of 5 rounds of FIDE rated / ECF graded chess played in the shadow of the Royal Albert Hall.
~ 19 Oct   6th Wellington College Elite Chess Training Day, Driver Rooms, Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7PU MAP Contact: Nick Pert Email: nickpert@hotmail.com – starts 10.00am ends 4.00pm. With GM Nick Pert and IM Yang-Fan Zhou – Top Group, grade 150+ for adults and juniors / Second Group for juniors only, grade 100-150. Not suitable for beginners | Entry form
~Y 19 Oct   Northumbria Junior Chess Association Congress and AGM at Newcastle Prep School, Clayton Sports Hall, Lambton Road, Jesmond NE2 4RX MAP Email: njcamail@gmail.com Website: http://www.njca.org.uk – starts 10:00AM ends 4:00PM. Entry fee £8. This competition will be split into U9, U11, U13 and U18 sections. Soft drinks and confectionary are usually available at NJCA events but it is recommended that competitors bring a packed lunch. Please see the website for further details.
Y 19 Oct   Bucks Junior Chess Congress, Wycombe High School, Marlow Road, High Wycombe HP11 1TB MAP Contact: Hans Hansen Email: hapehansen@aol.com – starts 9:45AM ends 5:30PM. A qualifying event for the London Junior Chess Championships (LJCC). Sections: U8, U10, U12, , U14, U18. 6 round Swiss, 30 minutes per player per game. Parking and refreshments available. Entry fee £10 by 16th October and £15 thereafter/on the day | Entry form
~ 19-20 Oct First Witney Weekend Congress, Cokethorpe School, Witney, Oxfordshire OX29 7PU Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Website: www.witneychess.co.uk – Sponsored by Cokethorpe School | Entry form
Y 20 Oct   East Midlands Chess Academy Junior Training Tournament, Bramcote Memorial Hall, Church Street, Bramcote, Nottingham NG9 3HD MAP Contact: Christopher Dunworth & David Levens Email: eastmidlandschess@gmail.com Website: http://www.eastmidlandschess.co.uk – starts 9:30AM ends 4:30PM. £100 1st Prize, open to all children U13 & U130 grade (i.e. Year 8 and under). 6 round Swiss. Schools event – best 4 scores per school are counted, to determine School Champions. £20 entry fee per child. A first round bye is available, if needed | Entry form
~ 20 Oct   7th Chess Coaching Services Tournament and Training Day, John Keble Church, Church Close, Edgware HA8 9NS MAP Contact: Rob Willmoth Email: robwillmoth@hotmail.co.uk Website: http://chesscoachingservices.co.uk – starts 12:30AM ends 6:00PM. The only junior event of its kind in the UK. Training split into 4 different ability groups. Training plan determined beforehand so that parents can see what their child will be taught before the event. This is supplemented by an ECF rapidplay tournament in between the 4 training sessions.
~* 20 Oct   Cambridgeshire Rapidplay, Whittlesford Memorial Hall, Mill Lane, Whittlesford, Cambridge CB22 4NE MAP Contact: Paul Kemp Email: paulkemp64@gmail.com – starts 10:00 ends 17:10. Three 5 round rapidplay tournaments: Open, Under-160 and Under-120. £730 prize fund | Entry form
~*Y 20 Oct   46th Berkshire Junior Championships, The Downs School, Manor Crescent, Compton, Berkshire RG20 6NU MAP Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Website: http://www.bjca.org.uk – starts 10:00AM ends 5:30PM. U/10 and U/12 sections qualifying for the London Junior Championships, and U/14 and U/18 sections | Entry form
~# 25-27 Oct   37th Scarborough Chess Congress, The Ocean Room Spa Complex, South Bay, Scarborough YO11 2HD MAP Contact: Lara Barnes Email: scarboroughchess@gmail.com Website: http://www.scarboroughchesscongress.org.uk/ – starts 19.00 ends 18.15. 5 rounds standard play event with over £5500 in prize money. Hot and cold refreshments throughout from the Spa or local
outlets. Scenic venue in the historic Scarborough Spa on the sea front | Entry form
~@ 26 Oct   FIDE London Rapidplay, Hinchley Wood School, Claygate Lane, Claygate, Surrey KT10 0AQ Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: londonrapidplay@gmail.com Website: www.londonrapidplay.co.uk | Entry form
~Y 26 Oct   Junior London Rapidplay, Hinchley Wood School, Claygate Lane, Claygate, Surrey KT10 0AQ Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: londonrapidplay@gmail.com Website: www.londonrapidplay.co.uk – designed for beginners and juniors graded U80. Sections: U8, U10, U12 and U14. Each section winner will win a trophy and in each section there is a Best Girl prize! | Entry form
~Y 26 Oct   Sussex Junior Worth Rapidplay, Worth School, Paddockhurst Road, Turners Hill RH10 4SD MAP Contact: Sandra Manchester Email: entrymanager@sussexjuniorchess.org Website: http://www.sussexjuniorchess.org – starts 9:45:00 AM. 6 rounds rapidplay in 4 sections; U8, U10, U12, U18. LJCC qualifying tournament. Open to all aged under 18 on 31st August 2013
~*@ 26-27 Oct   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.
~*@ 26-28 Oct   Oct 3rd FIDE Congress, Hinchley Wood School, Claygate Lane, Esher, Surrey KT10 0AQ MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: www.ukchessacademy.com – starts 10:30AM ends 7:15PM. 3rd FIDE Congress will have a 3 day FIDE Open, 2 day FIDE U2100, 2 day U110 ECF and 1 day Rapidplay. Total prize fund of £1250. GMs & IMs free | Entry form
~*#@ 26-30 Oct   e2e4 London Gatwick International, Crowne Plaza Gatwick Hotel, Langley Drive, Crawley RH11 7SX MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: info@e2e4.org.uk Website: http://www.e2e4.org.uk/gatwick/oct2013/index.htm – starts 3:00PM ends 7:00PM
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