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April 2013

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~ 1 Apr Surrey Chess Congress Rapidplay, Nonsuch High School, Ewell Road, Cheam, Surrey SM3 8AB MAP Contact: Mike Adams Email: mike@guildfordchess.fsnet.co.uk Website: www.surreychesscongress.co.uk – starts 10.15 ends 6.15pm. 6 rounds, £300 minimum prize fund guaranteed | Entry form
~ 1 Apr Surrey Chess Congress Junior Championships, Nonsuch High School (Sports Hall), Ewell Road Rd, Cheam, Surrey SM3 8AB MAP Contact: Marda Dixon Email: mardadixon@btinternet.com Website: www.surreychesscongress.co.uk – starts 9:45 ends 5.00pm. Age groups: U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13. 5 rounds. Top three sections are ECF graded. Trophy for each age group and medals for all children scoring 3/5 | Entry form
~ 1 Apr CCF Open FIDE 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
~ 1 Apr 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
~ 3 Apr CCF Daytime FIDE Club – Spring Event Round 5, 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
~* 5-7 Apr Bristol Spring Congress, Holiday Inn (Academy), Bond St., Bristol BS1 3LE MAP Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk - excellent venue, three sections – Open, Under 155, Under 125. Special rates at the hotel for players!
~*# 5-7 Apr 34th County Durham Open Chess Congress, Houghton Sports Centre, Station Road, Houghton le Spring, DH4 5EF MAP Contact/entry: Fred Stobbart / Lara Barnes Emails: fred.stobbart1@gmail.com / larabarnes@btinternet.com Tel: 01670 540 848 (Lara) – open, major and minor sections | Entry form
~*@# 5-7 Apr Gatwick Chess Congress, Crowne Plaza, London-Gatwick Airport, Langley Drive, Crawley RH11 7SX MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: sean@e2e4.org.uk Website: www.e2e4.org.uk/gatwick/Apr2013/index.htm
~*@ 6 Apr 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
  6 Apr CCF Junior Rapid Play – English Chess Challenge qualifier, 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
~ 6-7 Apr Junior 4NCL Weekend 3, Puma Daventry Court Hotel MAP Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Entry guidelines: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/jn_entry_form.htm *simultaneous with the event below*
~ 6-7 Apr National Chess Junior Squad Championships, Puma Daventry Court Hotel MAP Contact: Glynis Purland Tel: 07590 608243 *simultaneous with the event above*
~ 10-11 Apr 39th Maidenhead Junior Chess Congress, Claires Court Schools, Ridgeway, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire MAP Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com – two-day Under 18 Championship – ECF standard play graded; one-day U9, U10, U11 and U12 sections – ECF rapidplay graded | Entry form
~ 13 Apr EPSCA Rapidplay, Broadgreen School, Liverpool L13 5UQ MAP Contact: Julian Clissold Email: j_clissold@btinternet.com Website: http://www.epsca.org.uk/ – starts 11.00am, ends 6.00pm. The congress includes sections for Under 8, under 9, under 10, and under 11. Results from the under 11 section will count towards selection for the England Under 11 team trial | Entry form
~ 13 Apr 32nd Teignmouth Rapidplay, Trinity School, Teignmouth, Devon MAP Contact: Raymond W Chubb Email: ray.chubb@care4free.net Website: www.chessdevon.co.uk
~* 13-14 Apr 31st St. Albans South Herts Congress, St. Columba’s College, King Harry Lane, St. Albans, Herts AL3 4AW MAP Contact: Ray Claret Email: ray11@inbox.com Website: stalbanscongress.com – 5 round Swiss with 5 sections Minor – 120 and below, Intermediate – 140 and below, Major – 160 and below Challengers – 180 and below Open – no grade limits
~* 13-14 Apr Staffordshire Chess Congress, Bloxwich Leisure Centre, High Street, Bloxwich, Walsall WS3 2DA MAP Contact: David Anderton Email: davidanderton@blueyonder.co.uk Website: www.staffordshirechess.org.uk – Premier Open; Major Under 160; Minor Under 120 | Entry form
~ 14 Apr The Schools at Somerhill Kent Junior Chess Association (KJCA) GP 6, The Schools at Somerhill, Somerhill, Tonbridge, Kent TN11 0NJ MAP Contact: Sue Maguire Email: sue.maguire@btinternet.com Website: http://www.kjca.org/event/50  – starts 9.00am. A beautiful venue set in the heart of the Kent countryside. This is a junior rapidplay and is the sixth in a series of eight rapidplays organised by the KJCA
~ 20 Apr Junior London Rapidplay, Isleworth & Syon School, Ridgeway Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5LJ MAP 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
  20 Apr EPSCA Girls Under 11 Final, Barnet (venue TBA) Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com
~@ 20 Apr FIDE London Rapidplay, Isleworth & Syon School, Ridgeway Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5LJ MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: londonrapidplay@gmail.com Website: www.londonrapidplay.co.uk | Entry form
@ 20 Apr 2013 British Blitz Championship, Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Road, Quinton Birmingham, West Midlands B32 2TW MAP Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com | Entry form | Enter online | Technical Regulations
~* 20 Apr Kings Head Rapidplay, Westbourne Grove Church, Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2RW MAP Contact: Colin Mackenzie Email: rapidplay@khcc.org.uk Website: www.khcc.org.uk – a six-round Swiss tournament with a guaranteed £700 prize fund. First prize is £250, second £100, third £50 and there are also five grading prizes of £60 each | Entry form
~*@ 20-21 Apr 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.
~*# 20-21 Apr 38th Nottingham Congress, Nottingham High School, Waveney Mount, Nottingham NG7 4ED MAP Contact: Robert Richmond Email: robrchmnd@aol.com Website: http://nottschess.org/ – sections are Open, U165, U135, U110. Entry form & additional information will follow on the Notts CA website
~* 21 Apr Cambridgeshire Rapidplay, Paston & Gunthorpe Community Centre, Hallfields Lane, Gunthorpe, Peterborough PE4 7YH MAP Contact: Paul Kemp Email: paulkemp64@gmail.com – three tournaments: Open, Major (U160 grade) and Challengers (U120). Five rounds, £730 prize fund | Entry form
@ 23 Apr Highgate 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. The competition will be a six round swiss format tournament (all players will get six games, this is not a knockout). Each round will be played with a time control of 10 minutes each for the whole game. The entry fee is £10.00. Prizes: 1st place £30.00, 2nd £20
~ 24 Apr CCF Daytime FIDE Club – Summer Event Round 1, 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
~*@# 26-28 Apr Solihull Chess Congress, Principal Hayley St. Johns Hotel, 651 Warwick Road, Solihull B91 1AT MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: sean@e2e4.org.uk Website: www.e2e4.org.uk/solihull/Apr2013/index.htm
~# 26-28 Apr 2nd Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress (ECF Congress of the Year 2012), The Carrington House Hotel, Knyveton Road, Bournemouth BH1 3QQ MAP Contact: M Simons Email: grand@bournemouthchesscongress.org.uk Sections: Open, Challengers, Intermediate, Minor – also Individual Handicap Rapidplay | Guaranteed 1st prize in each of the four main sections – £1,000 in the Open section, £300 in the Challengers, £250 in the Intermediate and £200 in the Minor | Website | Online entry | Entry form
~ 27 Apr 2nd Doncaster Rapidplay Chess Congress, New Hall, 103 Station Road, Bawtry DN10 6PU MAP Contact: Jim Burnett Email: office@chessdirect.co.uk – starts 09:30 ends 17:30. 6 round Swiss system rapidplay, 30 minutes per player per game. Hot & cold drinks and bookstall available at the event. Food outlets within 5 minutes walk of the venue. Enquiries to Jim Burnett Tel. 01302 710730 | Entry form
~* 27 Apr 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 – starts 10:30 ends 18:30. 6 round Swiss rapid-play tournament. Two or three graded sections depending on entry numbers | Entry form
  27 Apr EPSCA Under 9 Final, Wycombe High School, Marlow Road, High Wycombe, Bucks HP11 1TB Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com
  27-28 Apr EPSCA U11 Trials, Liverpool – INVITATION ONLY
~# 27-28 Apr The Great Yarmouth Chess Congress, Great Yarmouth Hippodrome, 5 St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EU MAP Contact: John Charman Email: jaygcee@ntlworld.com Website: www.norfolkchess.org – 5 round Swiss, the only event to take place in a circus ring! | Entry form
~ 28 Apr 6th Chess Coaching Services Tournament and Training Day, John Keble Church Hall, Church Close, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 9NS MAP Contact: Rob Willmoth Email: robwillmoth@hotmail.co.uk – coaching by International master Lorin D’Costa and British master Rob Willmoth plus other recognised coaches. The only event of its kind in the UK | Entry form
~@ 28 Apr Oxfordshire Sunday League, Ducklington Village Hall OX29 7UX MAP Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Website: http://www.witneychess.co.uk – FIDE rated and ECF graded, entries welcome from Oxfordshire clubs and clubs close to Oxfordshire
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