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January 2014

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@ 2 Jan   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
~@ 3-5 Jan   Hastings Weekend Congress, Horntye Park, Hastings, East Sussex MAP Contact: Con Power Email: conpowr@aol.com Tel: 01424 431970 Website: www.hastingschess.com – Major, Minor and Under-120 sections.  The Major section is FIDE Rated.
~* 3-5 Jan   2nd Winchester Congress, Holiday Inn, Telegraph Way, Winchester SO1 1HZ 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
~@ 4 Jan   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+ 4 Jan   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
~*@ 4 Jan   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, U1700. Total prize fund £450 | Entry form
Y 4-5 Jan   National Chess Junior Squad Under 12 Training Weekend, Suites Hotel, Ribblers Lane, Prescot, Merseyside L34 9HA MAP Contact: Andrew Martin Email: a.martin2007@yahoo.co.uk – includes Crazy Lightning Tournament, Saturday evening. This very successful training event is open to all players under the age of 11. It has been running now for over 20 years, and this year the coaches will be GM Nigel Davies, IM Graeme Buckley and IM Andrew Martin.
~* 4-5 Jan   Shropshire Chess Congress 2014, Wrekin Housing Trust, Telford TF3 4AW MAP Contact: Steve Rooney Email: steve.rooney@busandcoach.com Website: http://www.shropshirechess.org – starts 9:30AM. Open, U160 and U125 sections. Great venue, outstanding food, professional bookstall, total prize fund increased to more than £2,000.
~ 5 Jan   8th Chess Coaching Services Tournament and Training Day, John Keble Church, Church Close, Edgware HA8 9NS MAP Contact: Rob Willmoth Email: robwillmoth@hotmail.co.uk Website: http://chesscoachingservices.co.uk – starts 12:30AM ends 6:00PM. The only junior event of its kind in the UK. Training split into 4 different ability groups. Training plan determined beforehand so that parents can see what their child will be taught before the event. This is supplemented by an ECF rapidplay tournament in between the 4 training sessions.
~* 11 Jan   Poplar Rapid-Play Tournament, Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD MAP Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Website: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub – starts 10:30AM ends 6:00PM. 6 round Swiss rapid-play tournament with 30 minutes per player per game. Minimum of two sections; Minor below 130 and Major/Open. If sufficient entries allow there will be a separate Major section for players graded below 170 | Entry form
~@ 11-12 Jan 4NCL Rounds 3 and 4 | Weekend 2, Puma Hinckley Island Hotel, Puma Daventry Court Hotel, Puma Shrigley Hall Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk        
~*Y+ 11-12 Jan   Junior 4NCL, Puma Daventry Court Hotel Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk
~* 17-19 Jan   Bristol Winter Congress, Holiday Inn, Bond St. Bristol BS1 3LE MAP Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk Website: http://www.chessit.co.uk – starts 6:45PM ends 7:00PM. 5 round Swiss. 3 sections – Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125). Nice city centre venue with all facilities in the hotel | Entry form
~@ 18-19 Jan   Golders Green Weekend Congress, Golders Green Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: www.goldersgreenchessweekender.blogspot.co.uk – Swiss, Under 2200 and Under 1900 sections
~Y 19 Jan   National Schools Chess Championship Girls’ U19/U11 Southern Semi-Final, St Catherine’s School, Station Rd, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0DF MAP Contact: Andrew Martin/Neville Belinfante Email: manager.schools@englishchess.org.uk Website: http://englishchess.org.uk/NSCC14/ – starts 10am ends 6pm
~ 19 Jan   25th Nottingham Rapidplay, Nottingham High School, Waverley Mount, Nottingham NG7 4ED Contact: Robert Richmond Email: robrchmnd@aol.com Website: http://nottschess.org – starts 10:00AM ends 6:30. 6 rounds, Open / U160 / U135 / U110
~@ 19 Jan   Oxfordshire Sunday League R3, Ducklington Village Hall, Standlake Road, Ducklington OX29 7UX MAP Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Website: http://www.witneychess.co.uk/
Y 19 Jan   Barnet Junior Chess 2014 Individual Championships, Channing Junior School, 1 Highgate
Hill, London N6 5JR MAP Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tony1n@yahoo.com Website:
http://www.barnetjuniorchess.com – starts 9:30AM ends 5:30PM. A chance to win the Barnet titles! Sections include Under 19, 16, 14, 12, 11, 9 and Under 7. 6 rounds, 30 mins each on the clock | Entry form
~ 25 Jan   Jorvik Rapidplay, Holiday Inn York, Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1QF MAP Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Email: cloudsdale_c@hotmail.co.uk – this is a one day rapid play event on a six round Swiss basis with 20 minutes each. Two sections will be run dependent on grading. Free tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Entry fee is £10.00, payable in advance. No entries on the day. Prizes will be subject to entry numbers || FULL ||
~*@ 25 Jan   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 1.30pm ends 5:30pm. 6 round Swiss, 15 mins each, FIDE rated sections: Open, U2000/U170, U1700/U130, prize fund £450 | Entry form
~*Y+ 25 Jan   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 1.30pm 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
Y 25 Jan   Loughborough Junior Chess Tournament 2014, Hodson Hall, Loughborough Grammar School, Burton Walks, Loughborough LE11 2DU MAP Contact: Paul Findley Email: chess4schools@gmail.com – starts 9:00AM ends 5:30-PM. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each section. Also prizes for best girl in each age group (if not placed) and best game played in each section | Entry form
~* 26 Jan   28th Stockport Rapidplay, The Alma Lodge Hotel, 149 Buxton Road (A6), Stockport SK2 6EL MAP Contact: Peter Taylor Email: pht@rover12.wanadoo.co.uk – starts 10:00 ends 18:00.  6 round Swiss, 1/2 hour all moves. 4 sections: Open, Major U170, Inter U140, Minor U110 | Entry form
~Y 26 Jan   National Schools Chess Championship Girls’ U19/U11 Northern Semi-Final, Cheadle Hulme School, Claremont Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 6EF MAP Contact: Julian Clissold Email: non-executive.director.B@englishchess.org.uk Website: http://englishchess.org.uk/NSCC14/ – starts 10am ends 6pm
Y 29 Jan   ECF Afternoon School Chess Tournament, Wilson’s School, Mollison Drive, Wallington, Surrey SM6 9JW MAP Contact: Neill Cooper Email: manager.secondary@englishchess.org.uk – 25 minutes per game, two sections – Elite (more experienced players) and Major | Flyer/form
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