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~*@ 1 Jul   102nd Richmond Rapidplay, The 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/ | Entry form
  3 Jul   GM John Emms Simultaneous Display, Upper Vestry House, Greater London Chess Club, St George’s Bloomsbury, 6 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HR MAP Contact: Paul Efstathiou Email: secretary@glcc.org.uk Website: www.glcc.org.uk – £12 for non-members or £10 for club members, starts at 6.30pm
@ 5 Jul   ‘First Thursday’ Hendon Blitz Chess Tournament, Hendon Chess Club, Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London NW11 8BS MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: http://www.hendonchessclub.com/blitz/ – One section, Swiss system tournament. 1st prize £20, 2nd Prize £10 and £10 prize for the highest Hendon Chess Club member
~* 6-8 Jul   3rd 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 Email: noelboustred@yahoo.co.uk – 5 round Swiss tournament with 3 sections: Open, Major (u165) and Minor (u140). Enquiries to Noel after 6 pm on 07903 913786 | Entry form
~ 7 Jul   ECF Counties Championship Finals, Moat Community College, Maidstone Road, Leicester LE2 0TU MAP Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Web: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/?page_id=36
#~* 7-8 Jul   6th Weald Chess Congress, Worth School, Paddockhurst Road, Turners Hill, West Sussex RH10 4SD MAP Contact: Paula Payne Email: entrymanager@wealdchesscongress.org – 5 round Swiss tournament open to all; Open, Intermediate, Major & Minor sections; £1400 prizefund Website: http://www.wealdchesscongress.org/
  7-8 Jul   Grandmaster Training Weekend at Wellington College MAP
Open to adults and juniors of all abilities. It is possible to enter either one day or the full weekend. Training groups to be divided by ability, probably Over 160, 120-160 and U120. The U120 group is designed for talented juniors. Adults graded around 100 should enter the middle group. There are likely to be 3 coaches including GM Nick Pert and GM Simon Williams. Topics covered include playing through GM games, tactics, openings and endgames. Junior entries are subisidised by the John Robinson Trust. Photos from the last event can be found here | Entry form
  7-8 Jul   UK Chess Challenge Northern Gigafinal, Venue TBA Contact: Mike Basman Email: ukchesschallenge@aol.com – by qualification only event, 3rd stage of the UK Chess Challenge Website: http://www.ukchesschallenge.com
@ 7-15 Jul   Scottish Championships & International Open, The Trades Hall, 85 Glassford Street, GLASGOW G71 1UH MAP Contact: Alex McFarlane Email: ScottishChamps@ChessScotland.com Website: www.chessscotland.com/scottishchampionship2012/ – International Open, U1750(U157 ECF) FIDE-rated, Senior U1750, U1500(U132)
  8 Jul   CCF Junior Rapid Play – CCF (Closed) Junior Championships, 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/
  10 Jul   Greater London Chess Club Summer Tournament, Lower Vestry House, St George’s Bloomsbury, 6 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HR MAP Contact: Nigel Blades Email: nigelblades@blueyonder.co.uk Website: www.glcc.org.uk – Five round Swiss, single section, 15 minutes per player per game | Entry form
~ 13-15 Jul   Leeds Chess Club Congress, Wellington Hill Residents Association Clubhouse, Ringwood Drive, Wellington Hill, Leeds LS14 1AR Contact: Jonathan Mahony Email: jonathan.mahony1@googlemail.com Website: www.leedschessclub.org/congress.htm – 5-round, Swiss-style tournament with 4 sections | Entry form
~* 14 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/
  14-15 Jul   UK Chess Challenge Southern Gigafinal, Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading, Berks MAP Contact: Mike Basman Email: ukchesschallenge@aol.com – by qualification only event, 3rd stage of the UK Chess Challenge Website: http://www.ukchesschallenge.com
  14-15 Jul   1st Millfield Open Weekender, Millfield School, Street, Somerset BA16 0YD MAP Contact: Matthew Turner Email: mjt@millfieldschool.com Website: http://www.millfieldschool.com/sport/chess/chess-events.htm
~ 15 Jul   Essex Chess Rapidplay 2012, Bardswell Social Club, Bardeswell Close. Brentwood, Essex CM14 4TJ MAP Contact: Gavin Strachan Email: gavstrachan@btinternet.com Website: www.straxartsproductions.com/essexrapid2012.html – annual Essex rapidplay event with 4 graded sections (Open/U150/U130/U90). This year we are using an incremental time control. SPECIAL £5 ENTRY FOR JUNIORS! | Entry form
  15 Jul   Charity Simultaneous Chess Exhibition with Meri Grigoryan, Bournemouth Town Square MAP in aid of Cancer Research UK (http://www.justgiving.com/NoBreastCancer-ChessInBournemouth) Book and DVD prizes for best game, best junior, best senior and best lady. During the event there will also be ‘offline’ fund raising for Cancer Research UK and ECF women’s chess. Email: meriko35@gmail.com
  18-20 Jul   Glorney Cup 2012, Daventry Court Hotel, Sedgemoor Way, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 0SG Contact: Phil Ehr Email: director.juniorchess@englishchess.org.uk Website: http://www.glorneycupchess.org/
~ 21 Jul   5th Snodland Rapidplay Congress, The Wolfe Centre, Holmesdale School, Malling Road, Snodland, Kent ME6 5HS MAP Contact: Robert Thompson Email: thompsonrg@gmail.com Website: www.snodlandcongress.blogspot.com – 6 round Rapid Play | Entry form
~ 21 Jul   3rd West London Junior Chess Club Rapid Championship, Chiswick Town Hall, Committee Room, Heathfield Terrace, London W4 MAP Contact: Meri Grigoryan Email: wljcc2001@gmail.com Website: www.westlondonchess.com/juniors – ECF graded event for children aged below 11 years old | Entry form
*~ 21-22 Jul   4th Worcestershire Open Chess Congress, University of Worcester, Conference Centre, St John’s Campus, Henwick Grove, Worcester WR2 6AJ MAP Contact: Andrew Farthing Email: andrew.farthing@btinternet.com - Four sections: Open, U160, U135 and U115. Profits from the congress are donated to charity. This year’s designated charity is the St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester | Entry form
*~ 22 Jul-4 Aug 99th British Chess Championships, Parks Leisure Centre, North Shields MAP Contact: Lara Barnes Email: manager.british@englishchess.org.uk Website: http://britishchesschampionships.co.uk/
~ 26 Jul   Leicestershire Junior Training Day, Council Chamber, Braunstone Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester LE3 2PP Contact: Paul Colburn Email: leicestershirechess@yahoo.com Website: http://www.braunstonechessclub.org.uk/ – A training morning (from 10am to noon) with top trainer David Levens, followed by a four round team quickplay tournament. £10 (reduced to £9 for ECF members) for the whole day | Entry form
~* 28 Jul   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, below 205 rating only | Entry form
~ 28-29 Jul   Castle Chess: 6th Potters Bar Congress, Potters Bar United Reformed Church, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar EN6 1BZ MAP Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@tcs-chess.demon.co.uk Website: www.castlechess.co.uk – 5 round tournament. Round One 10am Entry Fee: £25 OPEN (including Premier U180), Major U160 (including Intermediate U140), Minor U120 (including Challengers U100) | Entry form
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