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~* 1-2 Feb   37th Kidlington Chess Congress, Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1AB MAP Contact: Gerard O’Reilly Email: gerard@fianchetto.co.uk Website: www.kidlingtonchess.org.uk – 5-round congress in 4 sections: U225, U180, U145, and U120. Total prize fund £1930 | Entry form
~ 2 Feb   Hertfordshire Junior Chess Championships, Skyswood Primary School, Chandlers Road, St Albans, AL4 9RS MAP Contact: Yogesh Jina Email: hsca@live.co.uk Website: http://hertfordshireschoolschessassociation.com – starts 9:30AM ends 6:00PM. U9, U11, U14 and U18 sections from 9.30am to 6pm. For regular players this is an opportunity to compete for a place in the county squad and possibly walk away with a prize. Open to non-Hertfordshire Juniors as well | Entry form
@ 6 Feb   Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz, Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London
NW11 8BS MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: www.hendonchessclub.com – Swiss 6 rounds Open
~* 7-9 Feb   Frodsham Weekend Congress, Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7QN MAP Contact: Patrick Ridley Email: patrick.ridley@ntlworld.com Website: www.kisekigo.com/frodsham14.html – starts 19:00 ends 19:00.  5-round standard play tournament with with Under 120, Under 160 and Under 210 sections, with Fischer time controls. There is special arrangement for those wishing to play in the parallel Go tournament (The Cheshire) on the Saturday | Entry form
~Y 8 Feb   Newbury Park Junior Tournament, Newbury Park Primary School, Perrymans Farm Road, Ilford, Essex IG2 7LB MAP Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com Website: http://www.ejca.co.uk – starts 9:30AM ends 5:30PM. Essex Junior Grand Prix Round 3 | Entry form
~@ 8 Feb   Golders Green Rapidplay Congress, Golders Green Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.co.uk – 6 round Swiss open, £500.00 prize fund
 Y 8 Feb   East Midlands Chess Tournament 2013/2014, Dovecote School, Greencroft, Clifton, Nottingham NG11 8EY Contact: John Crawley Email: crawlj6@aol.com Website: http://www.npsca.co.uk – starts 9:30AM ends 5:00PM | Entry form
~Y 8 Feb   Sussex Junior Rapidplay, Bishop Bell School, Priory Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 7BE MAP Contact: Sandra Manchester Email: entrymanager@sussexjuniorchess.org Website: http://www.sussexjuniorchess.org – starts 9:45AM ends 5:30PM. 6 rounds rapidplay in 4 sections; U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major. Open to all aged under 18 on 31st August 2013 | Entry form
~@ 9 Feb   Oxfordshire Sunday League R4, Ducklington Village Hall, Standlake Road, Ducklington OX29 7UX MAP Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Website: http://www.witneychess.co.uk/
~ 9 Feb   Norfolk Rapidplay 2014, Parkhill Hotel, Oulton, Lowestoft NR32 5DQ MAP Contact: John Charman Email: jaygcee@ntlworld.com Website: http://www.norfolkchess.org/ – starts 9:45AM ends 6:30PM. 6 round Swiss, two sections – Open and Challengers. Part of the EACU Grand Prix | Entry form
~Y 9 Feb   ECF National Schools Chess Championships Last Chance Saloon Contact: Richard Haddrell Email: richardhaddrell@gmail.com – a one-day rapidplay event for teams of 6 players at Eton College. Open to any school team not in a Zone Final
~@ 15-16 Feb 4NCL | Weekend 3, Puma Hinckley Island Hotel, Puma Daventry Court Hotel Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk
~*@ 15-16 Feb   4th FIDE Congress, Hinchley Wood School, Claygate Lane, Surrey KT10 0AQ MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: http://www.ukchessacademy.com – starts 10:30AM ends 5:45PM. 3 Sections: FIDE U2200/U195ECF, FIDE U1800/U145ECF and ECF graded U110. Prize fund £1250, winner £200, special trophies and medals | Entry form
~@ 15-16 Feb   Hampstead U2200 Weekend Congress, Henderson Court Day Centre, 102 Fitzjohn’s Avenue, London NW3 6NS MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk
Y 16 Feb   East Midlands Chess Academy Junior Training Tournament, Risley Village Hall, 18 Derby Road, Risley, Derbys DE72 3SU MAP Contact: Christopher Dunworth & David Levens Email: dunworth@talk21.com – starts 11:00AM ends 6:00PM. Junior Training Tournament open to all children U13 & U130 grade (ie Year 8 and under). 6 round Swiss, £20 entry fee per child. A first round bye is available, if needed | Entry form
Y 19-20 Feb   Grand Master Junior Training Camp, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Westgate Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 5DE MAP Contact: Luca Bernardini Email: luca@plantz.uk.com – starts 9:30AM ends 4:15PM. Academy for Chess Excellence and Skills (ACES) presents a Junior training day with Grand Masters Chris Ward and John Emms – from beginners to experienced county and international players, the children will be divided in four groups according to their skill. Groups of 10 or less per coach so that each child is guaranteed individual attention. Only 40 places available per day | Entry form
~*#@ 21-23 Feb   e2e4 West Bromwich Congress, Park Inn West Bromwich, Europa Avenue, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich B70 6RS MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: info@e2e4.org.uk Website: http://www.e2e4.org.uk/west_brom – starts 7:00PM ends 7:00PM. 3 Sections – FIDE rated Open, U160 and U130
~*@ 22 Feb   London Rapidplay, Millennium Hall, Parish Centre, St. Mary’s Church, Osterley Road, Isleworth TW7 4PW MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: londonrapidplay@gmail.com Website: http://www.londonrapidplay.co.uk – starts 10:00am ends 5:10pm. 6 round Swiss, FIDE rated sections: Open, U2000/U170, U1700/U130, prize fund £450 | Entry form
~*Y 22 Feb   Get Your First Chess Grade, Millennium Hall, Parish Centre, St. Mary’s Church, Osterley Road, Isleworth TW7 4PW MAP Contact: Amu Sainbayar Email: londonrapidplay@gmail.com Website: http://www.londonrapidplay.co.uk – starts 10.00am ends 5:10pm. 6 round Swiss, sections: U7, U8, U9, U10, U11 & U14. Players graded under 80 ECF. Winner will receive a trophy in each age category, Best Girl medal in each section. Special prize for players scoring 4.5 or more | Entry form
~* 22 Feb   Poplar Rapid-Play Tournament, Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD MAP Contact: Docklands Chess – Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Website: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub – starts 10:30AM ends 6:00PM. 6 round Swiss tournament. Minimum of two sections; Minor under 130 and Major/Open. All moves in 30 minutes | Entry form
~*Y+ 22-23 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: www.wiltshirejuniorchess.co.uk – although this 28th Junior Open Congress is organised by Wiltshire Junior Chess, it is open to ANY chess player aged under 18 on the 31st August 2013
~* 22-23 Feb   Castle Chess 4th Dudley Congress, The Quality Hotel Dudley, Birmingham Road, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4RN MAP Contact: Tony Corfe Email: enquiries@castlechess.co.uk Website: http://www.castlechess.co.uk – starts 10:00AM ends 10:30PM. Open including Premier U180, Major U160 including Intermediate U140, Minor U120 including Challengers U100 | Entry form
~ 22-23 Feb   2014 British Universities’ Championship, Park Inn by Radisson Birmingham West, Birmingham Road, West Midlands B70 6RS MAP Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Website: http://www.buca.org.uk – a 5-round team Swiss for members of the British Universities’ Chess Association | Entry form
~* 23 Feb   Leyland Rapidplay Chess Congress, Wellfield Business and Enterprise College, Yewlands Drive, Leyland PR25 2TP MAP Contact: R Tinton Email: leylandrapidplay2014@gmail.com Tel: 07866 944563 – Major, Intermediate and Minor sections
~Y 23 Feb   Bury St Edmunds Junior Congress, Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 7EE MAP Contact: Bob Jones Email: bobjoneschess@btinternet.com – starts 9.30am ends 5.15pm. Six round Rapidplay Tournament with various age-group sections. Entry form to follow. Contact organiser in the meantime | Entry form
~* 28 Feb-2 Mar   Twenty Second Doncaster Chess Congress, Hall Cross School, Thorne Road, Doncaster DN1 2HY MAP Contact: Steve Mann Email: sjmann@supanet.com – five round, standard-play weekend congress. High quality, good value hot and cold refreshments and chess bookstall available throughout. Incorporating the 2014 Yorkshire Championship | Entry form
~* 28 Feb-2 Mar   East Devon Chess Congress (39th), Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter, Devon EX1 1BW MAP Contact: John Stephens Email: johnkfstephens@gmail.com Website: http://chessdevon.co.uk – five round weekend tournament with 4 hour games | Entry form
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