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@ 3 Aug 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
~*@# 14-18 Aug e2e4 Gatwick International, 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/Aug2013/index.htm
  15 Aug 3rd Grand Master Training day – juniors only, St Mary’s Primary School, Westgate Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 5DE MAP Contact: Luca Bernardini Email: luca@plantz.uk.com – starts 9:45AM ends 4:00PM. Junior training day with GM Chris Ward and GM John Emms. Training will be in groups of max. 10 people. Only 40 places available. Suitable for all standards, from beginners to national
level players | Entry form
~*# 16-18 Aug 44th Thanet Chess Congress, Canterbury Christ Church University, Broadstairs Campus, Northwood Road, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 2WA MAP Contact: Ian Hames Email: pheasantscroft@btinternet.com Website: www.thanetchess.org.uk – starts 19:00 ends 19:30. 5 round weekend Swiss tournament with Open, Major (U165), Intermediate (U140) & Minor (U115) sections
~ 16-18 Aug Chester le Street Summer Chess Congress, Park View School /Community Association, Church Chare, Chester Le Street, County Durham DH3 3PZ MAP Contact: Paul Robson Email: paul.edward.robson1@gmail.com – starts 6.30pm, weekend Chess Congress, five round Swiss, three sections: Open, Major and Minor | Entry form
~ 17-18 Aug Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Sections for All “A”, 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
~*@Y 17-18 Aug Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge TERAFINAL, Loughborough Grammar School, 3 Burton Walks, Loughborough, Leicester LE11 2DU MAP Contact: Michael Basman Email: ukchesschallenge@aol.com Website: http://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com – starts 9:30AM ends 6:30PM. FIDE rated – the final stage of UK Chess Challenge. Winner will get £2000 plus CUP & title of STRAT. Top Girl and Best Under 11 player £1000 each, Best Under 9 player will win £300. Scoring 3 points for win, 1 point for draw, 0 point for loss. Time control: 30 moves 1 hour & 15 min to finish. Entry by qualification only! Tel: 07715041320
~*Y 17-18 Aug Delancey UK Schools CHESS CHALLENGE 2013 – CHALLENGERS, Loughborough Grammar School, 3 Burton Walks, Loughborough, Leicester LE11 2DU MAP Contact: Michael Basman Email: ukchesschallenge@aol.com Website: http://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com – starts 9:30AM ends 6:30PM. 3 Challengers sections alongside TERAFINAL. ECF graded – The final stage of UK Chess Challenge. Winner of each section will win £500 plus Plate. Top Girl & Best Under 11 £100 each, Under 9 Best player £50 in each section. Time limit: 30 moves 1 hour & 15 min to finish. Scoring: 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss. Entry by qualification only! Tel: 07715041320
~ 17-25 Aug Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Open Norm, 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
~ 19-23 Aug Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Sections for All “B”, 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
~ 19-23 Aug Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Sections for All “C”, 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
~ 21 Aug Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Junior Training Day, 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
Y 21 Aug UK Chess Challenge International 2013, Hinchley Wood School, Claygate Lane, Surrey KT10 0AQ MAP Contact: Michael Basman Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: http://www.ukchessacademy.com – starts 10:00AM ends 5:15PM. Event will be part of the London Chess Festival. Sections: U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18. 7 round Swiss, 20 min each, Scoring will be 3 points for a win, 2 for a draw and one for a loss | Entry form
~*@ 21-25 Aug London Chess Festival, Sports Centre, Hinchley Wood Senior School, Claygate Lane, Hinchley Wood, Surrey KT10 0AQ MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: http://www.ukchessacademy.com – starts 10:00AM ends 4:30PM. The UK Chess Academy is honoured to invite you to the very first London International Chess Festival, in support of the International School Chess Union, and involving all standards and ages of player! Events including 3 day FIDE open, 2 day FIDE U2100 & U1800, 2 day ECF U110, 1 day Junior Rapidplay, First ever U5, U6 & U7 Championship, UK Chess Challenge International, 1 day open Rapidplay. Tel: 07525038143 | Entry form
~*@Y 22 Aug International Junior Rapidplay 2013, Hinchley Wood School, Claygate Lane, Surrey KT10 0AQ MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: http://www.ukchessacademy.com – starts 10:00AM ends 4:15PM. Tournament will be part of the London Chess Festival. FIDE Rated and ECF Graded. Open to ALL U18 Players. Sections U8, U10, U12, U14 & U18. 5 Round Swiss. 30 minutes per player. 1st Prize £50 + Trophy for each section. 2nd place Book prize | Entry form
~*@ 23-25 Aug London Chess Festival FIDE Open, Sport Centre, Hinchley Wood School, Claygate Lane, Surrey KT10 0AQ MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: http://www.ukchessacademy.com – starts 10:00AM ends 2:30PM. FIDE rated Open tournament is open to all players. Prize: Winner £800, 2nd £400, 3rd £250, 4th £150, 5th £100, Free entry for GMs, IMs & WGMs. Time Control: 40 moves in 90 minutes & 30 min to finish | Entry form
~*#@ 23-26 Aug e2e4 Coventry Congress, Holiday Inn M6 Junction 2, Hinckley Road, Coventry CV2 2HP MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: info@e2e4.org.uk Website: http://www.e2e4.org.uk/coventry/Aug2013/ -  starts 7:00PM ends 7:00PM. We have a FIDE Open and FIDE Under 1950 (165 ECF) which are both FIDE rated, together with a Under 135 section. All three sections are ECF graded. As usual, this event is 7 rounds so offers a great opportunity to get good quality games in a competitive but friendly environment.
~ 24-25 Aug Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival – Sections for All “D”, 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
@ 24-25 Aug Hampstead FIDE Rapidplay, 328 Watford Way, Hendon, London NW4 4UY MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk – Swiss 6 rounds, Open + U1900
~*#@ 24-26 Aug 7th Leyland Chess Congress, Wellfield Business and Enterprise College, Yewlands Drive, Leyland PR25 2TP MAP Contact: David Clayton Email: leylandchesscongress2013@hotmail.com Website: http://www.leylandchess.org.uk/congress/index.htm Three tournaments – FIDE Open, Major (U170) and Minor (U135) | Entry form
~*@ 24-26 Aug Hampstead Three Day Open 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/ – six rounds, two sections (Open and Under 1900/160), games are FIDE rated and graded by the ECF for the national grading database. Maximum 60 players. 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.
~*@# 24-26 Aug 49th Berks & Bucks Chess Congress, Polehampton Church of England Junior School, Kibblewhite Crescent, Twyford, Berkshire RG10 9AX MAP Contact: Liam Varnam Email: liamvarnam@yahoo.co.uk Website: http://www.berksandbuckschess.com – starts 10:00:00 AM. Six round Swiss. Sections of 12-16 allocated according to ECF grade. Usually 5-6 sections. Top two sections FIDE-rated, all sections ECF-graded | Entry form
~ 26 Aug English Chess Challenge 2013 – 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
~ 26 Aug 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
~ 27-29 Aug 4th Jorvik Chess Congress, The Holiday Inn, Tadcaster Rd., York YO24 1QF MAP Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Email: cloudsdale_c@hotmail.co.uka six round Swiss competition with each player having 90 minutes on the clock | FULL – no more entries please!
~* 30 Aug-1 Sep The Manchester Congress, Manchester University, Woolton Hall, Owens Park, 293 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 6HD MAP Contact: Harry Lamb Email: gmccacongress@yahoo.co.uk – starts 6:45pm. Traditional weekend tournament, five rounds. Three sections, £300 first prize in each section. Increment time limit. Free parking and on-site accommodation | Entry form
~Y 31 Aug 1st Chess Coaching Services London Junior Qualifier, John Keble Church Hall, Church Close, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 9NS MAP Contact: Rob Willmoth Email: robwillmoth@hotmail.co.uk - a London Junior qualifying event. 6 rounds of 30 minutes per player
~@ 31 Aug FIDE London Rapidplay, Hinchley Wood School, Claygate Lane, Claygate, Surrey KT10 0AQ MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: londonrapidplay@gmail.com Website: www.londonrapidplay.co.uk | Entry form
Y 31 Aug Godalming Open Junior Tournament, Aldro School, Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6AS MAP Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org – starts 10:00AM ends 5:00PM. 5 round Swiss with 5 sections – U18, U13, U11, U10, U9 – ages on Sept 1st 2013. Cash prizes for the U18 section. Trophies for top 3 players in the other age groups with medals for 2.5 points
~Y 31 Aug Junior London Rapidplay, Hinchley Wood School, Claygate Lane, Claygate, Surrey KT10 0AQ 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
~ 31 Aug 2nd South Bristol Rapidplay, The Folk House, East Dundry Road, Whitchurch, Bristol BS14 0LN MAP Contact: Roy Day Email: royday39@yahoo.co.uk Website: http://www.chessit.co.uk – starts 10:00AM ends 6:00PM. 6 round rapidplay, 25 mins. on the clock. Two sections, Open and Major (U135). Entry fee £15 both sections. Numbers restricted to 40. Regrettably not suitable for people who cannot negotiate stairs | Entry form
~* 31 Aug Peterborough Rapidplay, Iqra Academy, Enterprise Way (off Bretton Way), Peterborough PE3 8YQ MAP Email: peterboroughrapidplay@hotmail.com Website: http://peterboroughrapidplay.moonfruit.com – starts 9:45AM ebds 6:00PM. Three sections: U130, U170, Open. Cash prizes in all sections: 1st £90, 2nd £55, 3rd £30, Grading £15. Entry Fee £15 (£12 Junior/OAP) for ECF Silver Members or above. Non-ECF Members (including Bronze Members) must pay extra £6 (£4 Juniors)
~Y 31 Aug Peterborough Junior Rapidplay, Iqra Academy, Enterprise Way (off Bretton Way), Peterborough PE3 8YQ MAP Email: peterboroughrapidplay@hotmail.com Website: http://peterboroughrapidplay.moonfruit.com – starts 9:45AM ends 6:00PM. For under 16s as at 1st September 2012, whose grade or estimated grade is under 85 ECF. Trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd. Discretionary cash prizes may be awarded subject to sufficient entry numbers. £9 entry fee for ECF Silver Members. Non-ECF Members (including Bronze Members) must pay an extra £1.50 game fee.
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