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*~ 2-4 Dec Bristol Winter Congress, Filton Sports & Leisure Centre, Elm Park, Filton, Bristol BS34 7PS MAP Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk – 5 round Swiss congress in 3 sections – Open, Major (U165), Minor (U130) Website: www.chessit.co.uk | Entry form
3-4 Dec LCC Weekend Classic A, Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington W14 8UX MAP Contact: Chess & Bridge Email: info@chess.co.uk Tel: 0207 486 7015 Website: http://www.londonchessclassic.com | Entry form
3-11 Dec LCC Blitz Tournaments, Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington W14 8UX MAP Contact: Chess & Bridge Email: info@chess.co.uk Tel: 0207 486 7015 Website: http://www.londonchessclassic.com | Entry form
3-11 Dec LCC FIDE Rated Open, Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington W14 8UX MAP Contact: Chess & Bridge Email: info@chess.co.uk Tel: 0207 486 7015 Website: http://www.londonchessclassic.com | Entry form
3-12 Dec 3rd London Chess Classic, Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington W14 8UX MAP Contact: Chess & Bridge Email: info@chess.co.uk Tel: 0207 486 7015 Website: http://www.londonchessclassic.com | Strongest tournament ever in the UK! Magnus Carlsen, Vishy Anand, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Hikaru Nakamura, Michael Adams, Nigel Short, Luke McShane, David Howell in a 9-player all-play-all
4 Dec LCC Classic Rapidplay A, Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington W14 8UX MAP Contact: Chess & Bridge Email: info@chess.co.uk Tel: 0207 486 7015 Website: http://www.londonchessclassic.com | Entry form
5 Dec Introductory Chess Coaching Course for Teachers, Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington W14 0UX MAP Contact: Sabrina Chevannes Email: chessinschools@gmail.com
This course is open to anyone, regardless of teaching/playing experience. It will help you learn the benefits of chess, techniques for teaching chess, running a school chess club and provide you qith resources and materials to use for chess teaching Website: www.chessinschools.co.uk | Entry form
5-9 Dec The London Classic Amateur Challenge, Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington W14 8UX MAP Contact: Chess & Bridge Email: info@chess.co.uk Tel: 0207 486 7015 Website: http://www.londonchessclassic.com/pr.classic_amateur_challenge.htm
5-12 Dec FREE Junior Coaching at the London Chess Classic, Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington W14 0UX MAP Contact: Sabrina Chevannes Email: chessinschools@gmail.com
The coaching will run from 10.30am-12.30pm on Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th, Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Monday 12th December. After this will be an opportunity for this children to meet and watch the Grandmasters. Note: There is also a tournament on Tuesday 6th, which follows the coaching Website: www.chessinschools.co.uk | Entry form
6 Dec Skills Development Course for Chess Tutors, Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington W14 0UX MAP Contact: Sabrina Chevannes Email: chessinschools@gmail.com
This course is aimed at those who have already had some chess teaching experience and want to further develop their skills. It would also assist anyone planning on becoming a professional chess trainer Website: www.chessinschools.co.uk | Entry form
~ 10 Dec 2nd English Junior Rapidplay, Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington, W14 8UX MAP Contact: Sabrina Chevannes Email: chessinschools@gmail.com
Running alongside the London Chess Classic 2011, Chess in Schools and Communities bring back the English Junior Rapidplay. Cash prizes, trophies AND national titles are up for grabs | Entry form
10-11 Dec LCC Weekend Classic B, Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington W14 8UX MAP Contact: Chess & Bridge Email: info@chess.co.uk Tel: 0207 486 7015 Website: http://www.londonchessclassic.com | Entry form
11 Dec LCC Classic Rapidplay B, Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington W14 8UX MAP Contact: Chess & Bridge Email: info@chess.co.uk Tel: 0207 486 7015 Website: http://www.londonchessclassic.com | Entry form
*~ 4 Dec Bury Rapidplay, Elton Vale Sports Club, Elton Vale Road, Bury BL8 2RZ MAP Contact: Anthony Lee Email: anthonymlee@btinternet.com – 6 Round Rapidplay, commencing 10.00am | Entry form
~ 4 Dec Sheffield Junior Chess Congress, 231 Handsworth Road, Handsworth, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S13 9BJ MAP Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Website: www.leedsjuniorchess.org.uk – Four sections: Major open to any player, Intermediate open to grade below 115, Minor below 40 and Novice open to inexperienced players | Entry form
10 Dec CCF Open Rapid Play, 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/
~ 11 Dec Potters Bar LJCC Open, United Reformed Church, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar EN6 1BZ Contact: Allen Perez / Ravi Kumar Email: chesscheck@gmail.com – LJCC qualifier, Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12 Sections
*~ 17 Dec Poplar Rapid-Play Tournament, Langley Hall, Saint Nicholas’ Church Centre, Aberfeldy Street, Poplar, London  E14 0QD MAP Contact: Norman Went Email: docklandschess@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub | Entry form
~ 17 Dec National Prep Schools Rapidplay, Aldro School, Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6AS MAP Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org 5 round Swiss tournament open to all juniors who attend a prep school. U13, U12, U11, U10 and U9 sections. Team and individual prizes available
~* 17-18 Dec London Junior Chess Championship, University of Westminster MAP Contact: Marc Shaw Email: 2011@ljcc.co.uk Website: www.ljcc.co.uk – Under 10 and Under 14 Major Championship and Minor events. Qualification required for Under 10 events
~* 17-18 Dec Northwick Park Congress, University of Westminster MAP Contact: Marc Shaw Email: 2011@ljcc.co.uk Website: www.ljcc.co.uk – Open, Major and Minor Sections
~ 27-29 Dec Rochester Christmas Chess Congress, Warren Wood Social Club, 99b Warren Wood Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 2XA MAP Contact: Tyrone Jefferies Email: tyronejefferies@hotmail.com – Open, Major U150, Minor U120 (number of entries permitting), variable prize fund | Entry form
~ 28 Dec-5 Jan 2012 87th Hastings International Chess Congress, Horntye Park Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1EX MAP Contact: Con Power Email: conpowr@aol.com | Website & entry form – www.hastingschess.com
~ 30 Dec – 1 Jan 2012 Hastings Weekend Congress, Horntye Park Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1EX MAP Contact: Con Power Email: conpowr@aol.com | Website & entry form – www.hastingschess.com
#@~* 28-30 Dec London Junior Chess Championship, University of Westminster MAP Contact: Marc Shaw Email: 2011@ljcc.co.uk Website: www.ljcc.co.uk – Under 8, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21. Qualification required for Under 8 and Under 12
#@~* 28-30 Dec London Christmas Congress, University of Westminster MAP Contact: Marc Shaw Email: 2011@ljcc.co.uk Website: www.ljcc.co.uk – Minor, Major and FIDE rated Open events
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