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April 2012

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~ 1 Apr 38th Bourne End One Day Chess Congress, Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End, Bucks. SL8 5SX MAP Contact: David Langford Email: bebchess@yahoo.co.uk – Five games played, 45 min. per game for each player. Divided into sections according to grading, ECF Swiss system, results published on Bourne End Chess Club website
@# 5-9 Apr e2e4 Dublin Easter International, Brennan Green Isle Hotel, Naas Road, Newlands Cross, Dublin 22 MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: sean@e2e4.org.uk Website: www.e2e4.org.uk/dublin – A 9 round FIDE rated International with sections from players of all strengths. GM norms available | Membership form
@ 6-7 Apr CCF Easter Congress (inc. FIDE Open), 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/
~* 6-8 Apr Bolton Easter and Busy Persons Blitz, Ukrainian Social Club, 99 Castle St, Bolton BL2 1JP MAP Contact: Rod Middleton Email: gmccacongress@yahoo.co.uk Tel: 01204 383634 – a five round tournament, Open, Major & Knights sections. Busy Persons Blitz on Saturday afternoon 7th April | Entry form
@~#* 6-8 Apr 35th Surrey Chess Congress, Nonsuch High School Sports Hall, Ewell Rd, Sutton SM3 8AB MAP Contact: Mike Adams Email: mike@guildfordchess.fsnet.co.uk Website: www.surreychesscongress.co.uk – Open, Major u180, Intermediate u150, Challengers u120. Six rounds (2 rounds/day)
*~# 6-9 Apr WECU 65th Open Congress (incorporating the West of England Championship), The Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2AF MAP Contact: Andrew Footner Email: andrew.footner@gmail.com Website: http://www.chessdevon.co.uk/ | Entry form
~#@ 6-9 Apr Southend Chess Club Easter Congress, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea SS2 6EN MAP Contact: Nigel Cook Tel: 01702 218926 Email: nigelcook26@hotmail.com Website: http://southendchess.awardspace.biz/club/9999/Congress.html | Entry form
  6-9 Apr Tom Weston Memorial & John Bishop Memorial Championships, Park Inn, Cardiff North, Circle Way East, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff CF23 9XF Contact: Andrew Trickey Email: andrew.trickey@email.comEntry form
  9 Apr CCF Easter Rapid Play, 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/
  9 Apr CCF Easter 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/
*~ 9 Apr Surrey Rapidplay, Nonsuch High School, Ewell Rd, Sutton SM3 8AB MAP Contact: Mike Adams Email: mike@guildfordchess.fsnet.co.uk Website: www.surreychesscongress.co.uk – 6 rounds
~ 9 Apr Surrey Junior Championships 2012, Nonsuch High School, Ewell Rd, Sutton SM3 8AB MAP Contact: Marda Dixon Email: mardadixon@btinternet.com Website: www.surreychesscongress.co.uk – 5 rounds, U7-U13 age groups, top three age events will be ECF graded
~ 11-12 Apr Maidenhead Junior Congress, Ridgeway School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berks SL6 4QQ MAP
Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Website: www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~brugge/maidenhead_junior_congress.html – two day junior congress during the Easter holidays
~* 14 Apr 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/
~ 14 Apr 31st Teignmouth Rapidplay, Trinity School, Teignmouth, Devon MAP Contact: Raymond W Chubb Email: ray.chubb@care4free.net Website: www.chessdevon.co.uk
~ 14 Apr Championship of Middlesex Hundreds, Isleworth & Syon School, Ridgeway Road, Isleworth TW7 5LJ MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: londonrapidplay@yahoo.co.uk – Sections: U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U14, U18 – a qualifying event for the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge – Website: http://www.londonrapidplay.co.uk/londonrp/middlesex%20hundreds.html | Entry form
*~ 14-15 Apr Staffordshire Chess Congress, Bloxwich Leisure Centre, High St, Bloxwich, Walsall WS3 2DA Contact: David Anderton Tel: 01922 453947 (6-10pm) – Open, Major and Minor | Entry form
~* 14-15 Apr National Chess Junior Squad Championships 2012, Tiffin (Boys’) School, Queen Elizabeth Road, Kingston KT2 6RL MAP Contact: Glynis Purland Email: glynispurland@yahoo.co.uk Tel: 0151 639 1797 | Entry form
  16 Apr Eastern Chess Northern Zone, HMRC, Churchgate, Peterborough Contact: Francis Bowers Email: chessbower@aol.comEntry form
~ 16-18 Apr IAPS National Chess Championships, Aldro School, Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6AS MAP Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org – individual and team cups awarded, all IAPS affiliated schools welcome. Boarding places available. 40th anniversary of the event this year
~ 20-22 Apr Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress, The Carrington House Hotel, Knyveton Road, Bournemouth BH1 3QQ MAP Contact: M Simons Email: grand@bournemouthchesscongress.org.uk Sections: Open, Challengers, Minor – also Individual Handicap Rapidplay | Guaranteed 1st prize in each of the three main sections – £1,000 in the Open section, £300 in the Challengers and £200 in the Minor) | Website | Online entry | Entry form
~@ 21 Apr 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
~ 21 Apr Generation Game, Bloxwich Junior Chess Club, St James Church, Old Lane, Bloxwich, Walsall WS3 2DD MAP Contact: Ray Dolan Email: raymonddolan5@gmail.com – All moves in 1 hour, blitz finish. Clocks and notation to be used except in last 2 minutes of your time
~@ 21 Apr 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
~# 21-22 Apr 37th Nottingham Congress, Nottingham High School MAP Contact: Robert Richmond Email: Robrchmnd@aol.com | Additional information, including accommodation, available on the Nottinghamshire CA website | Entry form
~* 27-29 Apr Bristol Spring Congress, Filton Sports & Social Centre, Elm Park, Filton, Bristol BS34 7PS MAP Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk Website: www.chessit.co.uk – incorporating the Bristol League Championships. 3 Sections – Open, Major (U165), Minor (U130)
  28 Apr ESPCA Under 9 Final, Northants Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com
~ 28 Apr 1st Doncaster Rapidplay Chess Congress, Bawtry New Hall, Station Road, Bawtry, Doncaster DN10 6PU MAP Contact: Jim Burnett Email: office@chessdirect.co.uk Tel: 01302 710730 – 6 round rapidplay with Open & Major sections
*~ 28 Apr 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
~@ 28 Apr The London Team Rapidplay, Imperial College Union, South Kensington, London SW7 MAP Contact: John Sargent Email: johnsargent@gmail.com Website: http://union.ic.ac.uk/rcc/chess/london-team-rapidplay-2/ – 4 person team event in a great Central London location! 6-round rapidplay team event (25min + 10sec/move) – please enter early as spaces are limited! | Entry form
  28/29 Apr Wellington College Rapidplay & Training Weekend, Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7PU MAP Open to adults and juniors – Saturday will be a 6 round rapidplay, and Sunday will be small group training with a titled chess instructor. There will be 3 sections – Open, U170 and U110 and the prize fund is expected to be £420. In addition to this £300 of coaching prizes will be distributed between U21s who attend the Sunday training. Contact Nick Pert at nickpert@hotmail.com or on 07786986489 for further details | Entry form | Report from February Weekend
~# 28-29 Apr The Great Yarmouth Chess Congress, Great Yarmouth Hippodrome, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EU MAP Contact: John Charman Email: jaygcee@ntlworld.com – 5 round Swiss, 3 Sections (Open, U165, U130). A unique event, probably the first event held in a Circus Ring | Entry form
~ 29 Apr Cambridgeshire Rapidplay, Paston & Gunthorpe Community Centre, Hallfields Lane, Gunthorpe, Peterborough PE4 7YH MAP Contact: Paul Kemp Email: paulkemp64@gmail.com – Three 5-round Swiss tournaments: Open, Under-160 and Under-120 grades with a £600 prize fund | Entry form
~ 29 Apr Huddersfield Grosvenor Rapidplay, Huddersfield Grosvenor Casino MAP Contact: Nigel Hepworth Email: nigel@huddersfieldchessclub.co.uk Website: www.huddersfieldchessclub.co.uk – £1000 guaranteed first prize in a single section, 6 round, accelerated Swiss rapidplay tournament with £100 grading prizes for every 20 entries – £10 entry fee. Celebrating 160 years of the Huddersfield Chess Club (established 1852). Entries may be limited
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