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~* 1 Jun   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 – starts 10:30 ends 18:30. 6 round Swiss rapid-play tournament. Two or three graded sections depending on entry numbers | Entry form
~*# 1-2 Jun   The East Anglian Chess Union Congress, The Turner Hall, Church Lane, Newmarket CB8 0HL MAP Contact: Richard Freeman Email: richard@fcasolutions.co.uk – starts 09:30. 5-round Swiss with 3 sections – Open, U170, U130 | Entry form
  4 Jun   14th Sam Black Memorial Blitz, Wanstead House, 21 The Green, London E11 2NT MAP Contact: Gary Cook Email: ncclsecretary@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.northcircularchess.co.uk – starts 19.30. Open and U151 tournaments, both 6 double rounds (12 5-minute games)
~ 5 Jun   CCF Daytime FIDE Club – Summer Event Round 3, 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
@ 5 Jun   Highgate FIDE Blitz, Forks & Corks Cafe, 7a-9 Swains Lane, Highgate N6 6QX MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: http://www.highgatechess.blogspot.co.uk/ – starts 19:30 ends 22:00. Six round Swiss format tournament (all players will get six games, this is not a knockout). Time control 10 minutes each for the whole game. Entry fee £10.00, prizes 1st place £30.00, 2nd place £20.00
~*# 7-9 Jun   7th Steve Boniface Memorial Congress, Holiday Inn Academy, Bond Street, Bristol BS1 3LE MAP Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk Website: www.chessit.co.uk – city centre venue for this event, brought forward from August because of the British Champs Qualifying place for Torquay 2013. 3 sections – Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125) Special rate at the hotel. Entry form available soon.
~* 7-9 Jun   17th South Lakes Chess Congress, The Grand Hotel, Grange-over-Sands MAP Contact: Trevor Blower Email: trevor.blower@talktalk.net | Entry form
~*@ 8 Jun   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
~ 15 Jun   English Chess Challenge 2013 – Surrey Semi-Final, 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
~*@ 15 Jun   Kings Place Chess Festival, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/ – £1000 1st prize in the Open, plus three other sections for players graded Under 170, Under 145 and Under 120 (£20 to enter any section, free to GMs and IMs), and a simultaneous display by Grandmaster Julian Hodgson (£30 a head). Live boards with commentary from Julian Hodgson, living chess, free coaching plus much more!
~ 16 Jun   Suffolk Junior Chess Open, Woodbridge School, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4JH MAP Contact: Adam Hunt Email: ahunt@woodbridge.suffolk.sch.uk Website: www.woodbridgechess.com – starts 09:15 ends 17:30. Suffolk Junior Championships, but open to all, including an open section for adults and a fun ‘parents’ section
~* 16 Jun   Leek Rapidplay Congress, St. Edward’s CE(A) Junior High School, Westwood Road, Leek, Staffs ST13 8DN MAP Contact: Roger Edwards Email: rogerjedwards@yahoo.co.uk – Rapidplay event, 2 sections Under 210 and Under 140, using Fischer timings 20mins + 10sec per move
  16 Jun   East Midlands Schools Challenge (Primary & Secondary), Risley Village Hall, 18 Derby Road, Risley, Derby DE72 3SU MAP Contact: Christopher Dunworth & David Levens Email: eastmidlandschess@gmail.com Website: www.eastmidlandschess.co.uk – starts 9:30 ends 12:30. Teams of 4 players, 4 round Swiss, 20 minutes per player per game. £15 entry fee per team. Trophies & medals to be won. Parent / teacher required to supervise the team. Part of the East Midlands Chess Festival | Entry form
  16 Jun   Individual Junior Training Tournament, Risley Village Hall, 18 Derby Road, Risley, Derby DE72 3SU MAP Contact: Christopher Dunworth & David Levens Email: eastmidlandschess@gmail.com Website: www.eastmidlandschess.co.uk – starts 13.00 ends 18.00. Open to all children aged 5 – 18, supervision included. Individual tournament with quality training inbetween matches. National & County level trainers, all CRB cleared. £20 entry fee per child. Trophies & medals to be won. Part of the East Midlands Chess Festival | Entry form
~* 22 Jun   Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay, The Old Grammar School, Broad St., Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AD MAP Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk – 6 rounds, 25 mins. on the clock per round. 3 Sections, Open, Under 155, Under 125 | Entry form
~# 22-23 Jun   Heywood Congress (including the Van Leeuwen Open), Heywood Civic Centre, Heywood, Lancashire OL10 1LW MAP Contact: Bill O’Rourke Email: worchess@ntlworld.com Website: http://www.heywoodcongress.org.uk/ (online entry available) – Open, U180, U160, U140 and U120 sections. Free car parking, less than 5 minutes from motorway, £2300 prize fund | Entry form
~@ 22 Jun   FIDE London Rapidplay, Isleworth & Syon School, Ridgeway Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5LJ MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: londonrapidplay@gmail.com Website: www.londonrapidplay.co.uk | Entry form
~ 22 Jun   Peterborough Rapidplay, Iqra Academy, Enterprise Way (off Bretton Way), Peterborough PE3 8YQ MAP Contact: Admin Team Email: peterboroughrapidplay@hotmail.com Website: peterboroughrapidplay.moonfruit.com – starts 09:45 ends 18:00. Three sections: U130, U170, Open. Cash prizes in all sections: 1st £90, 2nd £55, 3rd £30, Grading £15. Entry Fee £15 (£12 Junior/OAP) for ECF Silver Members or above. Non-ECF Members (including Bronze Members) must pay extra £6 (£4 Juniors). For full details, online entry, online payment, gallery & previous results, visit our website
~ 22 Jun   Peterborough Junior Rapidplay, Iqra Academy, Enterprise Way (off Bretton Way), Peterborough PE3 8YQ MAP Contact: Admin Team Email: peterboroughrapidplay@hotmail.com Website: peterboroughrapidplay.moonfruit.com – starts 09:45 ends 18:00. For under 16s as at 1st September 2012, whose grade or estimated grade is under 85 ECF. Trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd. Discretionary cash prizes may be awarded subject to sufficient entry numbers. £9 entry fee for ECF Silver Members. Non-ECF Members (including Bronze Members) must pay an extra £1.50 game fee. For full details, online entry, online payment, gallery & previous results, visit our website.
~ 22 Jun   Junior London Rapidplay, Isleworth & Syon School, Ridgeway Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5LJ 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
  22 Jun   The 2nd United Kingdom and Ireland Girls Chess Championships 2013, Hinchley Wood Secondary School, Claygate Lane, Hinchley Wood, Esher, Surrey KT10 0AQ MAP Contact: M. Gledhill Email: marie.gledhill@tesco.net – starts 09:45 ends 16:30. Open to all girls, this is an individual event and a girls school team event. All girls of all standards are welcome to play. There is also an event for adults (male and female under 150 ECF grade)
~@ 22-30 Jun   3rd Big Slick International, Big Slick, Unit 10 Royal Oak Centre, Brighton Road, Purley, Surrey CR8 2BG MAP Contact: Lawrence Cooper Email: lozcooper@hotmail.com – nine rounds, games are FIDE rated and ECF graded. Maximum 40 players, at least 1 GM norm all-play-all section | Click here for the Tournament Regulations | Website
~ 23 Jun   Saffron Walden Junior Tournament, RA Butler Academy, South Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 3DG MAP Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com – starts 09:30 ends 17:30. 5th and final round of the Essex Junior GP 2013 | Entry form
~ 23 Jun   English Chess Challenge 2013 – Kent Semi-Final, 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
~*# 23 Jun   24th Nottingham Rapidplay, Nottingham High School, Waverley Mount, Nottingham NG7 4ED MAP Contact: Robert Richmond Email: robrchmnd@aol.com Website: www.nottschess.org – starts 10:00 ends 18:30
~ 26 Jun   CCF Daytime FIDE Club – Summer Event Round 4, 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
~ 28-30 Jun   Sheffield Chess Congress 2013, King Edward VII Upper School, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2PW MAP Contact: Brian Stephenson Email: sheffieldcongress@rocketmail.com Website: www.sheffieldchesscongress.org.uk – starts 18:45 ends 18:45. Open , Major U170, Intermediate U146, Minor U121, grading prizes, best game prizes | Entry form
~ 29 Jun   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
~*@ 29-30 Jun   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.
~* 29-30 Jun   Castle Chess: 8th 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 – Open (including Premier U180), Major U160 (including Intermediate U140), Minor U120 (including Challengers U100)
~@ 29-30 Jun   UK Chess Academy 2nd Congress, Hinchley Wood School, Claygate Lane, Surrey KT10 0AQ MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: www.ukchessacademy.com - starts 10:30AM ends 5:30PM. 2 sections – U2100 FIDE-rated section and U110 ECF graded section. U110 ECF graded section will be suitable for new players to get their grade | Entry form
~ 30 Jun   7th 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
~ 30 Jun   ECF U18 / U13 County Championships 2013, The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, Butterfly Lane, Elstree, Herts. WD6 3AF MAP Contact: Yogesh Jina Email: hsca@live.co.uk – starts 11:00, ends 17:30. The annual ECF U18/U13 County Championships | Entry form | Rules
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