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December 2012

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~ 1 Dec   Birmingham and District Junior League U18 Invitation Rapid Play, King Edwards School, Birmingham MAP Contact: Richard Simpson Email: rick@lagonda.org.uk
~ 1 Dec   Champions’ League Chess – Croydon Borough Zonal,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/
~@ 1-9 Dec   London Chess Classic Festival, Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington, London, W14 8UX Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: festival@londonchessclassic.com Tel: 07883 495758 Website: www.londonchessclassic.com/ | Entry form | Featuring 9 round FIDE Open, Weekender A, Weekender B (FIDE Rated), Rapidplay A (FIDE Rated), Rapidplay B (FIDE Rated), Blitz (FIDE Rated), Women’s Invitational
~@ 1-10 Dec 4th London Chess Classic, Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington W14 8UX MAP Contact: Chess & Bridge Tel: 020 7486 7015 Email: info@londonchessclassic.com Website: http://www.londonchessclassic.com – once again the strongest tournament ever held in the UK! Magnus Carlsen, Vishy Anand, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Hikaru Nakamura, Judit Polgar, Michael Adams, Luke McShane and Gawain Jones in a 9-player all-play-all
~ 2 Dec   Champions’ League Chess – Middlesex Zonal, 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/
~* 2 Dec   Bury (Greater Manchester) Rapidplay, Elton Vale Sports Club, Elton Vale Road, Bury, Lancs. BL8 2RZ MAP Contact: Anthony Lee Email: anthonymlee@btinternet.com – Six round Rapidplay, ECF Grand Prix and MCF Grand Prix, refreshments and food available. Three sections: Open, Major & Minor | Entry form
~ 7 Dec   All Supremi Championship 2012, Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington W14 8UX MAP Contact: Sainbayar Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: www.ukchessacademy.com – all Supremi 2012 and joint winners of section of Mega Finals of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge can play in this tournament. Sections: All entrants will be divided into sections of up to 32 players, according to grade. 5 round Swiss, 15 minutes each player, ECF Graded. Prizes: In each section guaranteed money prize Winner £50, Runner-up £25, Top Girl £20, Grading £20
~ 8 Dec   7th West London Junior Rapid Championship (U12), Committee Room, Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick, London W4 MAP Contact: Meri Grigoryan Email: wljcc2001@gmail.com Website: http://www.westlondonchess.com/juniors – Rounds: 5 Nobody is knocked out. Clocks to be used on all boards: 10 min each on the clock, 20 min for a game | Entry form
~ 8 Dec   3rd English Junior Rapidplay, Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington W14 8UX MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: info@londonchessclassic.com – £15 per player, late entry fee £5 applies after 23/11/12 | Enter online | Entry form
~ 9 Dec   9th South Hams Rapidplay, The Regal Club, Church Street, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2LX MAP Contact: Ben Wilkinson Email: brwilkinson@me.com – a small local tournament played in a relaxed, friendly but competitive atmosphere. Numbers limited to 30. 6 round Swiss tournament with one section, but with several grading prizes. Venue has a fully licensed bar, parking and shops close by. Entry form still under construction, but please email me in the first instance, and I will send out forms as soon as they are ready.
~ 12 Dec   CCF Daytime FIDE Club – Autumn 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/
~* 15 Dec   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 | Entry form
~* 15 Dec   Harrow Under 12,University of Westminster, Harrow Campus MAP Contact: Marc Shaw Email: 2012@ljcc.co.uk Website: www.ljcc.co.uk – qualifying event for LJCC Under 12 Championships held 28-30 December | Entry form
~ 15 Dec   National Prep Schools Rapidplay, Aldro School, Lombard St, Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6AS MAP Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org – a 5 round swiss tournament with sections for U13, U12, U11, U10 and U9 age groups. Team and individual prizes available with cup to the winning school and shields to the 2nd and 3rd placed schools. Individual prizes in each age group | Entry form
~* 15-16 Dec   Rochester Mid Winter Chess Congress, Warren Wood Social Club, 99b Warren Wood Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 2XA MAP Contact: Tyrone Jefferies Email: tyronejefferies@hotmail.com – Open including U180, Major U160 including U140, Minor U120 including U100 week-end chess tournament of 5 rounds in each section | Entry form | Playing schedule
~* 15-16 Dec   6th Northwick Park Chess Congress, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus MAP Contact: Marc Shaw Email: 2012@ljcc.co.uk Website: www.ljcc.co.uk – Open, Major U165 and Minor U125 sections | Entry form
~* 15-16 Dec   London Junior Chess Championships, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP MAP Contact: Marc Shaw Email: 2012@ljcc.co.uk Website: www.ljcc.co.uk – Under 10 and Under 14 Major Championship and Minor events. Qualification required for Under 10 events | Entry details
~ 16 Dec   Sheffield Junior Congress, Birkdale School, Oakholme Road, Sheffield S10 3DH MAP Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Website: www.leedsjuniorchess.org.uk – Major, Intermediate, Minor, Novice sections | Entry form
~ 22-23 Dec   Christmas Long Play Congress (including FIDE Rated Open), 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/
*@# 28 Dec   London Junior Chess Championships, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP MAP Contact: Marc Shaw Email: 2012@ljcc.co.uk Website: www.ljcc.co.uk – Under 8, Under 12, FIDE Rated Under 16 and FIDE Rated Under 18/21. Qualification required for Under 8 and Under 12 | Entry details
*~@# 28-30 Dec   London Christmas Chess Congress, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus MAP Contact: Marc Shaw Email: 2012@ljcc.co.uk Website: www.ljcc.co.uk – FIDE rated Open, Major Under 165, Minor Under 125 | Entry form
~*@ 28 Dec – 6 Jan 88th Hastings International Chess Congress, Horntye Park Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1EX MAP Contact: Con Power Email: conpowr@aol.com | Website: www.hastingschess.com
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