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July 2011

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~ 1-3 Jul 2nd Harrogate Chess Congress, Harrogate Chess Club, Apley Grange, Society of the Holy Child Jesus, 35 Oatlands Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8PU MAP Contact: Noel Boustred Tel: 07903913786 after 6pm Email: boustred@googlemail.com | Entry form
~ 2 Jul CCF Rapid Play, 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA MAP Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 0302 Fax: 020 8645 0412 Website: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/
~ 2 Jul National Girls’ Championships FINAL – Championship and Plate, St. Paul’s Girls School, Brook Green, Hammersmith, London W6 7BS MAP Contact: Sabrina Chevannes Email: sabrinachevannes@hotmail.co.uk – Final of the National Girls’ Chess Championships. Championship and plate sections – entry by qualification only – website
~* 2 Jul EJCA Chingford Junior Rapidplay, Chingford Foundation School, Nevin Drive, London E4 7LT MAP Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com Website: http://www.ejca.co.uk/ | Entry form | This will be the 5th and final event in this year’s Essex Junior Grand Prix
~ 2 Jul The English Women’s Rapidplay, St. Paul’s Girls’ School, Hammersmith, London W6 MAP Contact: Sabrina Chevannes Email: sabrinachevannes@hotmail.co.uk Website: www.chevanneschessacademy.com – This is a new tournament launched to raise the profile of women’s chess. The winner receives a national title – English Women’s Rapidplay Chess Champion. Free coaching is also available at this event with WGM/IM Harriet Hunt
~ 3 Jul Chess Coaching Services Junior Tournament and Training Day, John Keble Church, Church Close, Mill Hill HA8 9NS MAP Contact: Robert Willmoth Email: robwillmoth@hotmail.co.uk – Junior rapidplay tournament to be split with junior training sessions divided into ability groups. Professional coaching by International Master Lorin D’Costa and British Master Rob Willmoth plus other accredited coaches | Entry form
~ 8-10 Jul Middlesbrough Chess Congress, Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough MAP Contact: Brian Whitaker Email: whitaker.brian@sky.com Four sections – Open, Major, Intermediate and Minor | Entry form
~ 9 Jul CCF Junior Rapid Play CCF Junior Chess Championships 2011, 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA MAP Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 0302 Fax: 020 8645 0412 Website: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/
~ 9 Jul 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/
9-10 Jul UK Chess Challenge Southern Gigafinal, Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading MAP Email: ukchesschallenge@aol.com Website: www.ukchesschallenge.com
10 Jul ECF National Clubs Championships Final (venue to be announced) Contact: Julie Johnson, 105 Central Avenue, Syston, Leics LE7 2EG Tel: 0116 260 9012 Email: juliedjohnson@yahoo.com | Entry form
12 Jul 12th Sam Black Memorial Blitz, Wanstead House, 21 The Green, Wanstead, London E11 MAP Contact: Gary Cook Email: ncclsecretary@yahoo.co.uk Entry form: http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3046 – 6 double rounds, 12 blitz games in total
*~ 14-17 Jul NCJS Young Masters, Millfield School, Street MAP Contact: Matthew Turner Email: mjt@millfieldschool.com – National Chess Junior Squad Championships | Entry form
~ 16 Jul 4th Snodland Rapidplay Chess Congress, The Wolfe Centre, Holmesdale School, Malling Rd, Snodland, Kent ME6 5HS MAP Contact: David Lettington Email: david_lettington@hotmail.com Website: www.snodlandcongress.blogspot.com – New this year! 3 graded sections instead of 1 Open section – increased prize fund, entry fees held at 2010 level
16-17 Jul UK Chess Challenge Northern Gigafinal, Derby University MAP Email: ukchesschallenge@aol.com Website: www.ukchesschallenge.com
*~ 16-17 Jul The 5th Weald Congress, The Sports Centre, Copthorne Prep School, Copthorne, Sussex RH10 3HR MAP Contact: Paula Payne Email: info@wealdchesscongress.org Tel: 01903 209415 Sections: Open, Major (U175), Intermediate (U140), Minor (U110) Website:  http://www.wealdchesscongress.org/ | Entry form
*~ 17 Jul Richmond Rapidplay 96, The White House, The Avenue,  Hampton, TW12 3RN MAP Contact: James Coleman Website: http://www.surreyrapidchess.org Email: rapidplay@aol.com
~ 17 Jul Essex Chess Rapidplay 2011, Brentwood Chess Club, Bardswell Social Club, Bardeswell Close, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4TJ MAP Contact: Gavin Strachan Email: Tournament_Secretary@essexchess.org.uk Website: http://www.brentwoodchessclub.org/essexrapid11.html | Entry form | Open/U160/U140/U120/U100 sections, Essex, Essex Junior and North Essex Rapidplay chess titles up for grabs. £60 prize for top Essex Junior. Online entry available
*~ 23 Jul Poplar Rapid-Play Tournament, Langley Hall, Saint Nicholas’ Church Centre, Aberfeldy Street, Poplar, London  E14 0QD MAP Contact: Norman Went Email: docklandschess@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub | Entry form
*~ 23-24 Jul 3rd Worcestershire Open Chess Congress, University of Worcester, Cotswold Suite, St John’s Campus, Henwick Grove, Worcester WR2 6AJ MAP Contact: Andrew Farthing Email: andrew.farthing@btinternet.com Website: http://www.worcestershirechesscongress.org.uk/
Four sections: Open, U160, U135 and U115. Profits from the congress are donated to charity. This year’s designated charity is Age Concern Sandwell | Entry form
*~ 24 Jul-6 Aug 98th British Chess Championships, Ponds Forge, Sheaf Street, Sheffield S1 2BP MAP Contact: Alex McFarlane Email: ahmcfarlane@yahoo.co.uk | Website
~* 30-31 Jul Castle Chess 4th Potters Bar, Potters Bar United Reformed Church MAP Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@tcs-chess.demon.co.uk Organiser’s address: 51 Borough Way, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 3HA Open , Major U160, Minor U120 Website: http://www.castlechess.co.uk | Entry form PDF
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