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~*@ 4-6 Jan   Hastings Weekend Congress, Horntye Park Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1EX MAP Contact: Con Power Email: conpowr@aol.com | Website: www.hastingschess.com
~* 4-6 Jan   Fulprint 26th York Chess Congress, Energise, Cornland Road, Acomb, York YO24 3DX Contact: Richard Hardy Tel: 01904 764963 / 07766 063865open, major, intermediate, minor sections | Entry form
~* 5 Jan   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
~* 5-6 Jan   Shropshire Chess Congress, Wrekin Housing Trust, Colliers Way, Old Park, Telford TF3 4AW MAP Contact: Steve Rooney Email: steve.rooney@busandcoach.com Website: www.shropshirechess.org  – a friendly tournament in superb surroundings with good playing conditions and catering to make your mouth water. Open, Major U160 and Minor U125 sections | Entry form
~* 5-6 Jan   Castle Chess : 1st Winchester Congress, Holiday Inn, Telegraph Way, Winchester SO21 1HZ MAP Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@tcs-chess.demon.co.uk Website: www.castlechess.co.uk – three sections: OPEN (including Premier U180), MAJOR (U160) including Intermediate U140, MINOR (U120) including CHALLENGERS U100 | Entry form
~ 6 Jan   4th Chess Coaching Services Tournament and Training Day, John Keble Church Hall, Church Close, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 9NS MAP Contact: Rob Willmoth Email: robwillmoth@hotmail.co.uk – coaching by International master Lorin D’Costa and British master Rob Willmoth plus other recognised coaches. The only event of its kind in the UK | Entry form
~* 6 Jan   Sussex Junior Hastings Rapidplay, St. Mary Star of The Sea School, Magdalen Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex TN37 6EU MAP Contact: Paula Payne Email: entrymanager@sussexjuniorchess.org Website: www.sussexjuniorchess.org – 6 rounds rapidplay in 4 sections; U11 Minor and Major, U18 Minor and Major. Open to all aged under 18 on 31st August 2012 | Entry form
~ 9 Jan   CCF Daytime FIDE Club – Spring Event Round 1, 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
~* 12 Jan   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
~@ 12-13 Jan 4NCL Rounds 3 and 4 (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
~@ 12-13 Jan 4NCL Rounds 3 and 4 (Division 3 South), Barcelo 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
~@ 12-13 Jan 4NCL Rounds 3 and 4 (Division 3 North), Barcelo Redworth Hall MAP Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Contact address: The Old Farmhouse, 7 Church Street, Ducklington, Witney OX29 7UAthe entry guidelines for the forthcoming season can be found on the 4NCL website at http://www.4ncl.co.uk
~* 13 Jan   24th Nottingham Rapidplay Congress, Nottingham High School, Waveney Mount, Nottingham NG7 4ED MAP Contact: Robert Richmond Email: robrchmnd@aol.com Website: http://nottschess.org/ – additional information will be available via the Notts CA Website. Sections Open, U160, U135, U110.
~* 18-20 Jan   Bristol Winter Congress, Holiday Inn (city centre), Bond Street, Bristol BS1 3LE MAP Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk Website: www.chessit.co.uk – Smart new venue! 5 rounds, 3 sections – Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125) Free on-site parking and special accommodation rate for players
~*@# 18-20 Jan   Chester Congress, Mercure Chester Abbots Well, Whitchurch Road, Christleton, Chester CH3 5QL MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: sean@e2e4.org.uk Website: www.e2e4.org.uk/chester/Jan2013/index.htm
~ 19 Jan   CCF Open FIDE Rapid Play, 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
~ 19 Jan   Colchester Junior Tournament, St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School, Clairmont Road, Lexden, Colchester CO3 9BE MAP Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com -  Essex Junior Grand Prix Round 3 | Entry form
~ 19-20 Jan   Junior 4NCL Weekend 2, Barcelo Hotel, Hinckley Island MAP Contact: Claire Summerscale Email: chessuk@btinternet.com or Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Entry guidelines: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/jn_entry_form.htm
~*@ 19-20 Jan   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.
~ 20 Jan   The Leys School Junior Chess Tournament, The Leys School, Cambridge CB2 7AD MAP Contact: Matt Taylor/Bob Jones Email: mmt@theleys.net – a one day 3-section 6-round swiss tournament with U10, U12 and U14 sections. Prize money awarded to the top finishers in each section (depending on size of entry) with trophies for section winners | Entry form
~* 20 Jan   Barnet Junior Chess Individual Championships 2013, Woodhouse College, Woodhouse Road, London N12 9EY MAP Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tony1n@yahoo.com Website: www.barnetjuniorchess.com – our largest tournament of the year with over 200 players expected. Age groups include Under 7, U9, U11, U12, U14, U16 and U19. 6 round Rapidplay event. 30mins each on the clock | Entry form
~@* 20 Jan   105th Richmond Rapidplay, White House Community Association, The Avenue, Hampton TW12 3RN MAP Contact: Sabrina Chevannes Email: richmondrapidplay@chevanneschessacademy.com Website: http://www.chevanneschessacademy.com/chevannes-chess-academy/richmond-rapidplay/ – popular one-day rapidplay event in Hampton. Four sections and a guaranteed prize fund of £720
~@ 20 Jan   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
~ 21-31 Jan   Gibraltar Chess Festival
Amateur + challengers starts 21-25, the second set 26-30. Masters 22-31 – a 10 round event Email: stewartreuben@aol.co.uk
~*@# 25-27 Jan   West Bromwich Congress, Park Inn West Bromwich, Europa Avenue, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich B70 6RS MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: sean@e2e4.org.uk Website: www.e2e4.org.uk/west_brom/Jan2013/index.htm
~ 26 Jan   Jorvik One-Day Rapidplay, Holiday Inn York, Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1QF MAP Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Email: cloudsdale_c@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 01904-767177 – A one day rapidplay event on a six-round Swiss basis with 25 minutes each. Two sections will be run dependent on grading | Entry form
~@ 26 Jan   FIDE London Rapidplay, Newman Catholic College, Harlesden Road, Willesden, London NW10 3RN MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: londonrapidplay@gmail.com Website: www.londonrapidplay.co.uk | Entry form
~ 26 Jan   Junior London Rapidplay, Newman Catholic College, Harlesden Road, Willesden, London NW10 3RN 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
*~ 27 Jan   Stockport Rapidplay, The Alma Lodge Hotel, 149 Buxton Road (A6), Stockport SK2 6EL MAP Contact: Peter Taylor Email: pht@rover12.wanadoo.co.uk – 6 round Swiss 30 minutes all moves. 4 sections – Open, U170, U140, U110 | Entry form
~ 30 Jan   CCF Daytime FIDE Club – Spring Event Round 2, 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
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