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December 2013

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  1 Dec Halifax Chess Club Charity Blitz Tournament, Lee Mount Club, The Concert Room, Lee Mount Road, Halifax HX3 5EQ MAP Contact: Darwin Ursal Email: hebdenbridgechessclub@gmail.com Website: http://www.hebdenbridgechessclub.co.uk/haiyanblitz/ – starts 11:00AM ends 4:00PM. Open Blitz tournament, 9 rounds, 10 mins per player. All entry fees will be donated to charities supporting victims of the typhoon Haiyan which recently devastated the Philippines | Entry form
Y 1 Dec Chess Masters – Junior Tournament & Coaching Day, Wood End School, Yeomans Ave, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 3EH MAP Contact: Sheela Jina Email: info@chess-masters.co.uk – starts 1:00PM ends 5:00PM. A three round chess tournament with coaching sessions led by International Master Lorin D’Costa between the games. All abilities welcome | Entry form
~ 1 Dec 10th South Hams Rapidplay, The Regal Club, Church Street, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 1DD MAP Contact: Ben Wilkinson Email: brwilkinson@me.com Website: http://www.southhamschessclub.com – starts 10:00AM ends 6:15PM. A small friendly one day rapidplay, in a comfortable venue, with refreshments available throughout the day. For full details please visit the club’s website, or contact Ben Wilkinson
Y 1 Dec East Midlands Chess Academy Junior Training Tournament, Risley Village Hall, 18 Derby Road, Risley, Derbys. DE72 3SU MAP Contact: Christopher Dunworth & David Levens Email: eastmidlandschess@gmail.com Website: http://www.eastmidlandschess.co.uk – starts 11:00AM ends 6:00PM. Open to all children U13 & U130 grade (i.e. Year 8 and under). 6 round Swiss. Schools Event – Best 4 scores per school are counted, to determine School Champions. £20 entry fee per child. A first round bye is available, if needed | Entry form
@ 5 Dec Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz, Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London NW11 8BS MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: www.hendonchessclub.com – a six round Swiss open
~*#@ 7-15 Dec 5th London Chess Classic, Olympia Conference Centre, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: festival@londonchessclassic.com Website: http://www.londonchessclassic.com – starts 9:30am ends 7:00pm.
FIDE Open (9 round Swiss) – Saturday 7 to Sunday 15 December Schedule: 1 round per day offering GM and IM norm opportunities.
FIDE Rated Weekday Classic: U2000 & U135 – Monday 9 to Friday 13 December Schedule: 1 round per day
Weekend Classic A – Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 December: 4 sections: Open, U170, U145, U120.
Weekend Classic B (FIDE rated) – Friday 13 to Sunday 15 December: 4 sections: Open, U2000, U1800 (All FIDE rated), ECF U120.
Classic Rapid A (FIDE rated) – Sunday 8th December : Open | U170 | U145 | U120.
Classic Rapid B (FIDE rated) – Saturday 14th December : Open | U170 | U145 | U120.
Classic Rapid C (FIDE rated) – Sunday 15th December : Open | U165 | U140 | U115
 Y 7 Dec East Midlands Junior Grand Prix 2013/2014, Dovecote School, Greencroft, Clifton, Nottingham NG11 8EY MAP Contact: John Crawley Email: crawlj6@aol.com Website: http://www.npsca.co.uk – starts 9:30AM ends 5:00PM | Entry form
~Y+ 7 Dec English Junior Rapidplay, East Hall, Olympia Conference Centre, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: festival@londonchessclassic.com Website: http://www.londonchessclassic.com – starts 10.30am ends 6.00pm. Entry fee £10.00 (to Oct 31st) then £15.00. English Youth Grand Prix event for 7 and 8 year old players only.
~* 8 Dec Bury (Manchester) Rapidplay, Elton Vale Sports Club, Elton Vale Road, Bury BL8 2RZ MAP Contact: Anthony Lee Tel: 0161 764 2243 (before 10 pm please) Email: anthonymlee@btinternet.com – starts 10:00:00 AM ends 6:15:00 PM. Six round Rapidplay, 30 mins per person per game. Three Sections – Open, Major, Minor. Food and refreshments available. MCCU Grand Prix & ECF Grand Prix | Entry form
Y 14 Dec National Prep School Rapidplay, Aldro School, Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6AS MAP Contact: David Archer Email: archerd@aldro.org – starts 10:00AM ends 5:00AM. Team and individual tournament with sections for U13, U12, U11, U10 and U9 players. Team trophies for the top 3 schools. Individual trophies for top players in each age group and medals for players scoring 3 points or more.
~*Y+ 14-15 Dec London Junior Chess Championships, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP MAP Contact: Nathanael Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Website: http://www.ljcc.co.uk – starts 9:45AM ends 6:00PM. Under 10 and Under 14 Major Championship and Minor events. Qualification required for Under 10 events | Entry form
~* 14-15 Dec 6th Northwick Park Chess Congress, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP MAP Contact: Nathanael Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Website: http://www.ljcc.co.uk – starts 9:45AM ends 6:30:00 PM. Open, Major U155 and Minor U115 sections | Entry form
~@ 15 Dec Oxfordshire Sunday League R2, Ducklington Village Hall, Standlake Road, Ducklington OX29 7UX MAP Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Website: http://www.witneychess.co.uk/
Y 15 Dec Sheffield Junior Chess Congress, Ecclesall Church of England Junior School, Ringinglow Road, Sheffield S11 7PQ MAP Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Website: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org – starts 10:00AM ends 4:30PM. Open to all juniors – sections for all standards: Major section open to any player 1st Prize £50 2nd £25 3rd £15; Intermediate open to grades below 115; Minor open to grades below 40; Novice open to U11’s with limited or no experience. Trophies and age group prizes in each section. This is part of the Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix but is open to all regardless of if they play in any of our other events | Entry form
~*@ 21-22 Dec 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.
~*#@ 21-22 Dec CCF Christmas 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_Christmas.htm – starts 9:30AM ends 10:30PM. 5 rounds – FIDE and non-FIDE sections. Number of sections dependent on entries.
~*@#Y+ 28-30 Dec London Junior Chess Championships, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP MAP Contact: Nathanael Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Website: http://www.ljcc.co.uk – starts 9:45AM ends 8:00PM. Under 8, Under 12, FIDE Rated Under 16 and FIDE Rated Under 18/21. Qualification required for Under 8 and Under 12 | Entry form
~*@ 28-30 Dec London Christmas Chess Congress, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Harrow HA1 3TP MAP Contact: Nathanael Lutton Email: entry@ljcc.co.uk Website: http://www.ljcc.co.uk – starts 9:45AM ends 8:30PM. FIDE rated Open, Major Under 165, Minor Under 125 | Entry form
~@ 28 Dec-5 Jan 89th Hastings International Chess Congress, Horntye Park, Hastings, East Sussex MAP Contact: Con Power Email: conpowr@aol.com Tel: 01424 431970 Website: www.hastingschess.com
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