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@ 3 Apr Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz, Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London
NW11 8BS MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: www.hendonchessclub.com – Swiss 6 rounds Open
~@ 4-6 Apr Edinburgh Congress, David Lloyd Leisure Centre, Newhaven Place, Newhaven Harbour, Edinburgh EH6 4LX MAP Contact: Gerry Brown Email: chessedent@yahoo.co.uk – starts 6:30PM ends 7:00PM. The largest annual weekend congress in Scotland. The Premier, an open event, is FIDE rated. All the results will be submitted via Chess Scotland. Chess & Bridge, London are supplying a bookstall for this Congress | Entry form
~ 5 Apr Teignmouth Rapidplay, The Salle, Trinity School, Buckeridge Road, Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8LY MAP Contact: Raymond Chubb Email: ray.chubb@care4free.net Website: http://www.chessdevon.co.uk – starts 9:30AM ends 6:30PM. 6 round Swiss rapidplay. Two sections. Open for grades 140 and above. Graded for under 140 grades. Catering available in school refrectory
~@ 5 Apr Golders Green Rapidplay Congress, Golders Green Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.co.uk – 6 round Swiss open, £500.00 prize fund
~ 5 Apr Mind Sports International Rapidplay Grand Prix, Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 8BH MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: http://www.mindsportsacademy.com/ – Swiss 6 rounds, open to all, total prize fund £300 | Enter here
~* 5-6 Apr 32nd. St.Albans Chess Congress, St.Columba’s College, King Harry Lane, St.Albans, Herts AL3 4AW MAP Contact: Terry Douse Email: stalbanscongress@yahoo.co.uk Tel: 01727 751072 Website: www.stalbanscongress.com – starts 10:00 ends 18:30. 5 round Swiss with 5 sections: Open – No grade limits; Challengers 180 and below; Major 160 and below; Intermediate 140 and below; Minor 120 and below. The tournament will be held in a large playing hall for 250+ competitors.
~Y 5-6 Apr Junior Squad Championships, Daventry Court Hotel Contact: Peter Purland Email: petepurland@btopenworld.com
~ 6 Apr Mind Sports International Rapidplay Grand Prix, Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square,Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 8BH MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: http://www.mindsportsacademy.com/ – Swiss 6 rounds, Open / Major Under 160 / Amateur Under 120. All in 30 minutes per player, per game. total prize fund £500.The winner of each section gets a free entry worth £150 to the MSI World Championship | Enter here
~Y 7-9 Apr IAPS National Chess Championships, Aldro School, Lombard St, Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6AS MAP Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org – starts 11:00AM ends 3:00PM. Tournament open to all IAPS prep schools. Sections suitable for different levels of players. Team and individual prizes. Championship section plus age group sections | Entry form
~*Y 9-10 Apr 40th Maidenhead Junior Congress, Claires Court Boys Junior School Ridgeway, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 4QQ MAP Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com Website: http://www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~brugge/maidenhead_junior_congress.html – starts 10:00AM ends 5:30PM. Two day junior congress in the school holidays with one-day U/9, U/10, U/11 & U/12 sections and two-day under 18 championship | Entry form
Y 9-10 Apr 5th Grand Master Junior Training Camp, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Westgate Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 5DE MAP Contact: Luca Bernardini Email: luca@plantz.uk.com – starts 10:00AM ends 4:15PM | Entry form
~*@ 11 Apr Delancey Rapidplay & Blitz, Wilson’s School, Mollison Drive, Wallington, Surrey SM6 9JW MAP Contact: Michael Basman & Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: http://www.ukchessacademy.com – starts 9:30AM ends 7:50PM. Rapidplay: Open, 7 round, 20 minutes each. Prizes: 1st £120, Total prize : £550 Trophy: U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 & U18 Blitz: open, 7 round Swiss, 5 minutes each. Prizes: 1st £100, Total Prize : £510 Trophy Best: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 & U18 | Entry form
~* 11-13 Apr Bristol Spring Congress, Holiday Inn, Bond St., Bristol BS1 3LE MAP Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk Website: http://bristolchesscongress.blogspot.co.uk/ – starts 6:45PM ends 7:00PM. 3 sections – Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125). Prizes (usually) 1st, 2nd and 3rd plus grading prize in each section | Entry form
~ 12 Apr 3rd Doncaster Rapidplay Chess Congress, New Hall, 103 Station Road, Bawtry DN10 6PU MAP Contact: Jim Burnett Email: office@chessdirect.co.uk – starts 9:30AM ends 5:30PM. Six round Swiss system rapidplay. Hot & cold drinks & bookstall at the event. Food outlets within 5 minutes walk. Two sections: Open & Under 151 | Entry form
~@ 12-13 Apr Hampstead U2200 Weekend Congress, Henderson Court Day Centre, 102 Fitzjohn’s Avenue, London NW3 6NS MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk – total prize fund £500
~* 12-13 Apr Staffordshire Congress, Bloxwich Leisure Centre, High Street, Bloxwich, Walsall WS3 2DA MAP Contact: David Anderton Email: davidanderton@blueyonder.co.uk – starts 10:00 ends 18:00. Three sections: Open, U160, U120. Open includes closed Staffordshire Individual and U21 Championships | Entry form
~Y 12-13 Apr National Schools Chess Championship Girls’ U19/U11 Final, St Catherine’s School, Station Rd, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0DF MAP Contact: Andrew Martin/Neville Belinfante/Julian Clissold Email: manager.schools@englishchess.org.uk Website: http://englishchess.org.uk/NSCC14/ – starts 10am ends 6pm
~ 13 Apr Bourne End One Day Chess Congress, Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire SL8 5SX MAP Contact: David Langford Email: bebchess@yahoo.co.uk Website: http://www.bucksvoice.net/bourneendchess – starts 10:00AM ends 7:10PM. A rapid play competition with each player allowed a maximum of 45 min. per round. There are five rounds, and it is divided initially by rapid play grading into divisions of about 16 players each with prizes available for the top three in each division.
~* 13 Apr Streatham Library Rapidplay, Streatham Tate Centre, Streatham Library, 63 Streatham High Road SW16 1PN MAP Contact: Angus French Email: angusmisc@angusf.myzen.co.uk Website: https://sites.google.com/site/streathamrapid/ – starts 10:30AM ends 6:30PM. Six-round Swiss rapidplay with Open and U140 sections at the newly-refurbished Streatham Library | Entry form
~*#@ 17-21 Apr e2e4 Sunningdale Easter Congress, De Veres Sunningdale Hotel, Sunningdale Park, Larch Avenue, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 0QE MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: info@e2e4.org.uk Website: http://www.e2e4.org.uk – starts 7:00PM ends 7:00PM. 9 round FIDE rated swiss. IM and GM norm opportunities available.
~*#@ 18-19 Apr CCF Easter Congress, 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA MAP Contact: Coulsdon Chess Fellowship Email: chess@ccfworld.com Website: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Longplays_Easter.htm – starts 9:30AM ends 10:30PM. 5 rounds – FIDE and non-FIDE sections. Number of sections and grade limits dependent on entries.
~*# 18-20 Apr Bolton Easter Congress and Busy Persons Blitz, Ukrainian Social Club, 99 Castle St, Bolton BL2 1JP MAP Contact: Dr R Middleton Email: gmccacongress@yahoo.co.uk Tel: 01204 383634 – starts 12:00AM. Open, Major & Knights sections. Busy Persons Blitz on Saturday 19th (afternoon) | Entry form
~#@ 18-21 Apr Southend Easter Congress 2014, Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 2UP MAP Contact: John Chapman Email: johnchapman9x@aol.com Website: http://southendchess.awardspace.biz/club/9999/CongressIndex.html – starts 9:30AM ends 11:00PM. FIDE rated Open and ECF Graded sections. Approx £6000 prize fund, Women’s prize fund to be announced | Entry form
~*# 18-21 Apr WECU 66th Open Easter Congress, The Manor Hotel, Exmouth, Devon EX82AG MAP Contact: Meyrick Shaw Email: wecu@hotmail.co.uk Website: http://chessdevon.co.uk – starts 9:45AM. Three sections : Open (incl. the West of England Championship), Major U175 & Minor U140. Also included is the WECU Ladies’ Championship (Elizabeth Walker Cup) | Entry form
~*@ 19 Apr London Rapidplay, Millennium Hall, Parish Centre, St. Mary’s Church, Osterley Road, Isleworth TW7 4PW MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: londonrapidplay@gmail.com Website: http://www.londonrapidplay.co.uk – starts 10:00am ends 5:10pm. 6 round Swiss, FIDE rated sections: Open, U2000/U170, U1700/U130, prize fund £450 | Entry form
~*Y+ 19 Apr Get Your First Chess Grade, Millennium Hall, Parish Centre, St. Mary’s Church, Osterley Road, Isleworth TW7 4PW MAP Contact: Amu Sainbayar Email: londonrapidplay@gmail.com Website: http://www.londonrapidplay.co.uk – starts 10.00am ends 5:10pm. 6 round Swiss, sections: U7, U8, U9, U10, U11 & U14. Players graded under 80 ECF. Winner will receive a trophy in each age category, Best Girl medal in each section. Special prize for players scoring 4.5 or more | Entry form
~@# 19-21 Apr Golders Green Easter Congress, Golders Green Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Telephone: 07855 036 537 Website: www.goldersgreenchessweekender.blogspot.co.uk. Three sections – OPEN, UNDER 1900, UNDER 1600. Total prize fund £1000
~Y 21 Apr 37th Surrey Chess Congress Junior Championships 2014, Nonsuch High School, Ewell Road, Cheam, Sutton SM3 8AB MAP Contact: Mike Adams Email: mike@guildfordchess.fsnet.co.uk Website: http://www.surreychesscongress.co.uk – starts 10:00AM ends 5:00PM. Seven sections: U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13. Top 3 sections play with clocks and results are sent for ECF grading. See entry form for other details | Entry form
~* 21 Apr The 5th Surrey County Chess Rapidplay, Nonsuch High School, Ewell Road, Cheam, Sutton SM3 8AB Contact: Mike Adams Email: mike@guildfordchess.fsnet.co.uk Website: http://www.surreychesscongress.co.uk – starts 10:00AM ends 6:00PM. Based on 40-60 entries in the last 4 years we have run 2 sections: Open and U130 or U140. We reserve the right to adjust this boundary and/ or introduce an extra section(s) should entries justify it. A full refund is offered if you don’t like where we put the boundary. A prize fund of (at least) £300 is guaranteed | Entry form
Y 23 Apr Team Chess Challenge National Final, Imperial College (qualified schools only) Contact: Neill Cooper Email: nsc@cplusc.co.uk
~ 25-27 Apr 35th County Durham Open Chess Congress, Houghton Sports Centre, Station Road, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 5EF MAP Contact: Lara Barnes Email: larabarnes@btinternet.com – starts 6.30pm ends 5.45pm. Open, Major and Minor + grading prizes | Entry form
~Y 26 Apr EPSCA Under 9 Final, Nottinghamshire Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com
~* 26 Apr Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay, The Old Grammar School, Broad St, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AD MAP Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk Website: http://bristolchesscongress.blogspot.co.uk/ – starts 10:30AM ends 5:50PM. Six round Swiss rapidplay in 3 sections – Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125). Nice venue in middle of old market town, with plenty of facilities on the doorstep | Entry form
~* 26 Apr Poplar Rapid-Play Tournament, Langley Hall, 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 6:30PM. 6 round Swiss pairing rapid-play tournament with 30 minutes for all moves in each of the rounds. Minimum of two grade band sections; Minor Under 130 and Major/Open. If sufficient entrants then a separate Major Under 170 will be run | Entry form
~# 26-27 Apr The Great Yarmouth Chess Congress, Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth NR30 2QF MAP Contact: John Charman Email: jaygcee@ntlworld.com Website: http://www.norfolkchess.org/ – starts 9:30AM ends 7:00PM. 5 round Swiss. Incorporates the Norfolk Open and is part of EACU Individual Championship trilogy as well as part of EACU Grand Prix | LeafletEntry form
~ 26-27 Apr National Club Championships, De Vere Uplands House, Four Ashes Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP15 6LB MAP Contact: Guy Greenland Email - Four sections – Open, Major, Intermediate, Minor – four-round team competition. Entry fee: £25 per team | WebpageEnter online
~ 27 Apr 10th 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.
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