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February 2012

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4-5 Feb 4NCL Northern League, Barcelo Majestic Hotel, Harrogate MAP Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Contact address: The Old Farmhouse, 7 Church Street, Ducklington, Witney OX29 7UA | Entry guidelines
~*# 4-5 Feb 35th Kidlington Chess Tournament, Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington OX5 1AB MAP Contact: Gerard O’Reilly Email: gerard@fianchetto.co.uk – 4 sections: U225, U180, U145, and (new in 2012) U120. Increased prize fund Website: http://home.btconnect.com/OCA/ | Entry form
4-5 Feb Wellington College Rapidplay & Training Weekend, Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7PU MAP Open to adults and juniors – Saturday will be a 6 round rapidplay, and Sunday will be small group training with a titled chess instructor. There will be 3 sections – Open, U170 and U110, and the prize fund is expected to be £900. In addition to this £300 of coaching prizes will be distributed between U21s who attend the Sunday training. Contact Nick Pert at nickpert@hotmail.com or on 07786986489 for further details | Website: http://intranet.wellingtoncollege.org.uk/chess/wellington-college-rapidplay | Entry form
~ 5 Feb Stockport Rapidplay, The Guildhall, 169 Wellington Road South, Stockport SK1 3UA MAP Contact: Peter Taylor Email: pht@rover12.wanadoo.co.uk Tel: 0161 4400733 | Entry form
~ 5 Feb Leeds Junior Chess Congress, Fountain Primary School, Fountain Street, Morley, Leeds LS27 0AW MAP Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Website: www.leedsjuniorchess.org.uk – Entries in 4 sections: Major (any player), Intermediate (below 115), Minor (below 40) and Novice (little or no experience).This is part of the Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix and you don’t need to have entered any other events to attend this one. Great prizes in all sections
9 Feb Chess Simul with Grandmaster Keith Arkell, The Brown Cow, 19 Bridge Road, Chatburn
Lancashire BB7 4AW MAP Contact: Brendan Brown Email: brendanbrown@btinternet.com Website:
www.elca.org.uk/artman/publish/article_245.shtml – Entry £9 per person Contact Brendan
Brown on 07800830531 or email brendanbrown@btinternet.com to reserve a seat
~* 10-12 Feb Frodsham Congress, Frodsham Community Centre MAP Contact: P Ridley, Lee Brook, Wood Lane, Sutton Weaver, Runcorn WA7 3EN Tel: 01928 719787 Email: patrick.ridley@ntlworld.com | Entry form
~* 11 Feb Golders Green Rapidplay, Golders Green Parish Church Hall, West Heath Drive, Golders Green, London NW11 7QG MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Website: http://goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com/
11-12 Feb 4NCL Rounds 5 and 6, De Vere Venues, Sunningdale MAP (Divisions 1 and 2) De Vere Venues, Latimer Place MAP (Division 3) Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Contact address: The Old Farmhouse, 7 Church Street, Ducklington, Witney OX29 7UA | Entry guidelines
13-16 Feb Wallace Chess Spring Half-Term Camp, Swiss Cottage Community Centre MAP Contact: John-Paul Wallace Email: office@wallacechess.com Website: www.wallacechess.com Children may either attend a full 4-day week or single days. Discounts for early bookings. Open to ages 4-16, complete beginners welcome
*~# 15-19 Feb e2e4 Brighton International, Barceló Brighton Old Ship Hotel, Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1NR MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: info@e2e4.org.uk Tel: 0845 463 9798 Website – A series of 10 player all-play-alls open to all players including IM norm events, Challengers and Major for all strengths of player
*~ 17-19 Feb Castle Chess – 4th Portsmouth, The Royal Beach Hotel, St Helen’s Parade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0RN MAP Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@tcs-chess.demon.co.uk – Open (incl U180), Major U160 (incl U140), Minor U120 (incl U100) Enquiries: Marc Shaw 07947 813303  Website: www.castlechess.co.uk
*~ 18 Feb 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, below 205 rating only | Entry form
~*# 18-19 Feb Wiltshire & West of England Junior Open Championships, St Joseph’s Catholic College, Ocotal Way, Swindon SN3 3LR MAP Contact: Bev Schofield Email: bev@schofieldhall.co.uk Website: http://www.wiltshirejuniorchess.co.uk – Although this 26th Junior Open Congress is organised by Wiltshire Junior Chess, it is open to ANY chess player aged under 18 on the 31st August 2011 | Entry form
~ 18-19 Feb Chevannes Chess Weekender, Dulwich Prep London, 42 Alleyn Park, London SE21 7AA MAP Contact: Sabrina Chevannes Email: sabrinachevannes@hotmail.co.uk Website: www.chevanneschessacademy.com – This is a popular event that has been brought back due to all the requests. Any junior of any standard can take part, and there is no obligation to attend both days either. Different material will be taught on both days so that there is no repetition for those that attend the full weekend. There is a limited amount of space for this event as we want to keep the ratio of pupils to coaches low, so that the groups are small enough for focused coaching. Please sign up as soon as possible to secure your place and avoid disappointment | Entry form
~ 19 Feb Leyland Rapidplay Chess Congress, Wellfield Business and Enterprise College, Yewlands Drive, Leyland PR25 2TP MAP Contact: R Tinton Email: leylandrapidplay2012@gmail.com Tel: 07866 944563 – Major, Intermediate and Minor sections | Entry form
20-23 Feb Wallace Chess Spring Half-Term Camp, Swiss Cottage Community Centre MAP Contact: John-Paul Wallace Email: office@wallacechess.com Website: www.wallacechess.com Children may either attend a full 4-day week or single days. Discounts for early bookings. Open to ages 4-16, complete beginners welcome
~@ 25 Feb London FIDE Rapid Play, Newman Catholic College, Harlesden Road, Willesden NW10 3RN MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: londonrapidplay@yahoo.co.uk – sections U1700, U2000 and Open Website: www.londonrapidplay.co.uk
~ 25 Feb National Girls’ Chess Championships – Northern Qualifier, The Grammar School at Leeds, Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, Leeds LS17 8GS MAP Contact: Sabrina Chevannes Email: sabrinachevannes@hotmail.co.uk Website: www.chevanneschessacademy.com – The first qualifier of the National Girls’ Chess Championships | Entry form
~@ 25 Feb London Junior FIDE Rapid Play, Newman Catholic College, Harlesden Road, Willesden NW10 3RN MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: londonrapidplay@yahoo.co.uk – sections U8, U10, U12, U14 and U18 Website: www.londonrapidplay.co.uk
~* 25 Feb Sussex Junior Eastbourne Rapidplay, Bishop Bell School, Priory Road, Eastbourne BN23 7EJ MAP Contact: Paula Payne Email: entrymanager@sussexjuniorchess.org – 6 rounds in 4 sections: U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major. Open to all aged under 18 on 31st August 2011 Website: http://www.sussexjuniorchess.org/index.htm | Entry form
~* 24-26 Feb The Twentieth Doncaster Chess Congress, Hall Cross School, Thorne Road, Doncaster DN1 2HY MAP Contact: Trevor Taylor Email: trevortaylor43@yahoo.co.uk – Weekend congress with five rounds and four sections – Open, Major, Intermediate, Minor | Entry form
~ 24-26 Feb Open Cumbria Individual Championships 2012, St Mary’s Centre, Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria MAP Contact: Trevor Blower Email: trevor.blower@talktalk.net – A 5-round Swiss event with 3 sections – Open, Major, Minor | Entry form
~ 25-26 Feb 2012 BUCA Championship, De Vere Uplands House, Four Ashes Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP15 6LB MAP Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com – 3rd British Universities’ Chess Championship. All BUCA members are entitled to enter teams of 4 players Website: http://www.buca.org.uk | Entry form
~ 26 Feb South Woodham Ferrers Junior Tournament, Champions Manor Hall Community Centre, Hullbridge Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex CM3 5LJ MAP Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com Website: www.ejca.co.uk – Essex Junior Grand Prix Round 4, Sections – U9, U11, U14 and U18
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