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~@# 1-3 Feb   Imperial College (Central London) Chess Congress, Imperial College Union, Beit Quad, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BB (next to the Royal Albert Hall) MAP Contact: John Sargent Email: johnsargent@gmail.com Website: http://union.ic.ac.uk/rcc/chess – 5-round congress in Zone 1 of Central London in a fantastic location next to the Royal Albert Hall, with Open / Major / Minor sections to cater for players of all abilities | Entry flyer
~* 2 Feb   Sussex Junior Eastbourne Rapidplay, Bishop Bell School, Priory Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 7BE MAP Contact: Paula Payne Email: entrymanager@sussexjuniorchess.org – 6 rounds rapidplay in 4 sections; U11 Major and Minor, U18 Major and Minor. Open to all aged under 18 on 31st August 2012 | Entry form
~*# 2-3 Feb   36th Kidlington Chess Congress, Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington OX5 1AB MAP Contact: Gerard O’Reilly Email: gerard@fianchetto.co.uk Website: http://www.kidlingtonchess.org.uk – 4 sections: U225, U180, U145, and U120 | Entry form
~ 2-3 Feb   Hertfordshire Chess Association 61st Congress, County Suite, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford SG13 8DQ MAP Contact: Alan Brewis Email: organiser@hertschesscongress.com Website: www.hertschesscongress.com – 4 sections: Open, Challengers (U175), Major (150), Minor (U120)
~ 3 Feb   Hertfordshire Junior Chess Championships, Oakwood Primary School, Oakwood Drive, St.Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0XA MAP Contact: Yogesh Jina Email: hsca@live.co.uk Website: http://www.hertfordshireschoolschessassociation.com/ – U9 and U11 sections from 9am to 5pm. For regular players this is an opportunity to compete for a place in the county squad and possibly walk away with a prize. Additionally we will also host our popular ‘Stars Barred’ tournament (1.45pm to 5pm) which provides an opportunity of tournament play for beginners or less regular players. These events are opened to non-Hertfordshire Juniors as well | Entry form
~ 3 Feb   Leeds Junior Chess Congress, Fountain Primary School, Fountain Street, Leeds LS27 0AW MAP Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Website: www.leedsjuniorchess.org.uk – part of the Yorkshire Junior Chess Grand Prix. Major section (open to all), Intermediate section (below grade 115), Minor Section (below 40 grade) and Novice section (inexperienced players). Excellent prizes and trophies in each section, with at least £50 cash for the major winner | Entry form
@ 6 Feb   Highgate Blitz, Forks & Corks, 7a-9 Swains Lane, Highgate N6 6QX MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com – 6 round blitz (10 minutes), enter online at http://global.tornelo.com/tournaments/highgate-blitz-chess–3
~* 8-10 Feb   Frodsham Weekend Congress, Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7QN MAP Contact: Pat Ridley Email: patrick.ridley@ntlworld.com Website: http://www.kisekigo.com/frodsham13.html – 5-round standard play tournament with Minor, Intermediate and Major sections. There is special arrangement for those wishing to play in the parallel Go tournament (The Cheshire) on the Saturday | Entry form
~*@# 8-10 Feb   Torquay Congress, Puma Imperial Hotel, Park Hill Road, Torquay, Devon TQ1 2DG MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: sean@e2e4.org.uk Website: www.e2e4.org.uk/torquay/Feb2013/index.htm
~*@ 9 Feb   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
~ 9 Feb   Kent Junior Chess Association (KJCA) GP 4, Gravesend Grammar School, The Rectory, Church Walk, Gravesend, Kent DA12 2PR MAP Contact: Sue Maguire Email: sue.maguire@btinternet.com Website: http://www.kjca.org/event/48 – starts 9.00am. This is a junior rapidplay event. All juniors welcome. Medals for all primary school age children! Part of 8 KJCA Grand Prix events.
~ 9 Feb   Peterborough Junior Rapidplay, Iqra Academy, Enterprise Way (off Bretton Way), Peterborough PE3 8YQ MAP Contact: The Admin Team Email: peterboroughrapidplay@hotmail.com Website: peterboroughrapidplay.moonfruit.com – for under 16s as at 1st September 2012, whose grade or estimated grade is under 85 ECF. Trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd. £9 entry fee for ECF Silver Members. Non-ECF Members (including Bronze Members) pay an extra £1.50
~ 9 Feb   Peterborough Rapidplay, Iqra Academy, Enterprise Way (off Bretton Way), Peterborough PE3 8YQ MAP Contact: The Admin Team Email: peterboroughrapidplay@hotmail.com Website: peterboroughrapidplay.moonfruit.com – 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)
~*@ 9-10 Feb   UK Chess Academy 1st FIDE Congress, Hinchley Wood School, Claygate Lane, Surrey KT10 0QA MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj & Mike Basman Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: www.ukchessacademy.com – 5 round FIDE rated Major U160/U1900 – prizes: 1st £100; 2nd £60; 7 round ECF graded Minor section U110 ECF – prizes: 1st £80; 2nd £40 | Entry form
~ 10 Feb   Norfolk Rapidplay 2013, Thorpe House Langley Preparatory School, 7 Yarmouth Road, Norwich NR7 0EA MAP Contact: John Charman Email: jaygcee@ntlworld.com Website: www.norfolkchess.org – 6 round Swiss, 2 sections -  Championships and Challengers. Part of the EACU Grand Prix | Entry form [Entrants who have entered before 7/1/13 should confirm with John Charman that their entry has been received, as there was a mistake in the address on the previous entry form]
~ 10 Feb   National Schools Championship ‘Last Chance Saloon’, Eton College, Berks. MAP Contact: Neill Cooper Email: manager.secondary@englishchess.org.uk
~@ 16 Feb   FIDE London Rapidplay, Isleworth & Syon School, Ridgeway Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5LJ MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: londonrapidplay@gmail.com Website: www.londonrapidplay.co.uk | Entry form
~ 16 Feb   Junior London Rapidplay, Isleworth & Syon School, Ridgeway Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5LJ 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
~* 16-17 Feb   2013 BUCA Team Championship, De Veres Uplands House, Four Ashes Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP15 6LB MAP Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: admin@buca.org.uk Website: http://www.buca.org.uk – a championship for teams of four for British Universities
~*@ 16-17 Feb   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.
~* 16-17 Feb   Wiltshire & West of England Junior Open Championships, St Joseph’s Catholic College, Ocotal Way, Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 3LR MAP Contact: Bev Schofield Email: bev@schofieldhall.co.uk Website: http://www.wiltshirejuniorchess.co.uk – Although this 27th Junior Open Congress is organised by Wiltshire Junior Chess, it is open to ANY chess player aged under 18 on the 31st August 2012
~*@ 16-20 Feb   Brighton International, Barceló Brighton Old Ship Hotel, Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1NR MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: sean@e2e4.org.uk Website: www.e2e4.org.uk/brighton – A series of 10 player all play alls for players of all strengths from GM to club player. IM norms available
~@ 17 Feb   Oxfordshire Sunday League, Ducklington Village Hall OX29 7UX MAP Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Website: http://www.witneychess.co.uk – FIDE rated and ECF graded, entries welcome from Oxfordshire clubs and clubs close to Oxfordshire
~@ 20 Feb   CCF Daytime FIDE Club – Spring Event Round 3, 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
~* 22-24 Feb   Castle Chess: 5th Portsmouth Congress, The Royal Beach Hotel, St Helen’s Parade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0RN MAP Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@tcs-chess.demon.co.uk Website: www.castlechess.co.uk – OPEN (including Premier U180), Major U160 (including Intermediate U140), Minor U120 (including Challengers U100) | Entry form
~* 23 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 with Open, Major and Minor sections (entries permitting) | Entry form
~@ 23-24 Feb 4NCL Rounds 5 and 6 (Divisions 1 and 2), De Vere Venues, Staverton Park MAP Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Contact address: The Old Farmhouse, 7 Church Street, Ducklington, Witney OX29 7UA - The entry guidelines for the forthcoming season can be found on the 4NCL website at http://www.4ncl.co.uk
~@ 23-24 Feb   4NCL Rounds 5 and 6 (Division 3 South), Puma Hotel, Daventry MAP Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Contact address: The Old Farmhouse, 7 Church Street, Ducklington, Witney OX29 7UA - The entry guidelines for the forthcoming season can be found on the 4NCL website at http://www.4ncl.co.uk
~@ 23-24 Feb   4NCL Rounds 5 and 6 (Division 3 North), De Vere Wychwood Park (near Crewe) MAP Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Contact address: The Old Farmhouse, 7 Church Street, Ducklington, Witney OX29 7UA - The entry guidelines for the forthcoming season can be found on the 4NCL website at http://www.4ncl.co.uk
~ 23-24 Feb   Junior 4NCL Weekend 2, Puma Daventry Court Hotel MAP Contact Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Tel: 01993 708645 – average team ECF grade higher than 75 please
~ 24 Feb   Leyland Rapidplay Chess Congress, Wellfield Business and Enterprise College, Yewlands Drive, Leyland PR25 2TP MAP Contact: R Tinton Email: leylandrapidplay2013@gmail.com Tel: 07866 944563 – Major, Intermediate and Minor sections | Entry form
~ 24 Feb   Bury St Edmunds Junior Congress, Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Road, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7EE MAP Contact: Bob Jones Email: bobjoneschess@btinternet.com – five age-group sections: U8, U10, U12, U14, U18 + a free entry section for parents | Entry form
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