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~ 1 Jun The Graeme Thomson Memorial Rapidplay Tournament, Holiday Inn, Bond St, Bristol BS1 3LE MAP Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk – starts 11:00AM. One day rapidplay (6 rounds, 25 minutes on the clock per round). Open & Major (U145) Sections. There will be cash prizes for 1st (Open = £100) and 2nd in each section, plus grading prizes if enough entries. Entry £17, including £2 discretionary donation to Macmillan Cancer Support | Entry form
3 Jun 15th Sam Black Memorial Open Blitz, Wanstead House, 21 The Green, Wanstead, London E11 2NT MAP Contact: Gary Cook Email: ncclsecretary@yahoo.co.uk Website: http://www.northcircularchess.co.uk – starts 7:30PM ends 10:30PM. Open blitz – 6 double rounds / 12 5-minute games. 7 prizes paid 1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £40, 3 grading prizes £30 each and a slow starter (0/4) £20 | Entry form
Y 3 Jun Morpeth Kids Tournament, Waterford Lodge, Morpeth Contact: FM Charlie Storey Email: CharlieStorey@GrandMasterVideoCourse.com Website: http://www.grandmastervideocourse.com/morpeth-kids-club-drop-320pm-520pm/ – starts 3:20PM. Weekly kids chess tournament held every Tuesday and Thursday with Fide Master Charlie Storey – with trophies and medals
@ 5 Jun 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
Y 5 Jun Morpeth Kids Tournament, Waterford Lodge, Morpeth Contact: FM Charlie Storey Email: CharlieStorey@GrandMasterVideoCourse.com Website: http://www.grandmastervideocourse.com/morpeth-kids-club-drop-320pm-520pm/ – starts 3:20PM. Weekly kids chess tournament held every Tuesday and Thursday with Fide Master Charlie Storey – with trophies and medals
~ 7 Jun Middlesex Hundreds Open Championship 2014, Barnhill Community High School, Yeading Lane, Hayes UB4 9LE MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: ealingjuniors@gmail.com Website: http://www.ealingjuniorchessclub.co.uk/ – starts 10:30AM ends 3:30PM. Sections: Open, U150 and U110, 5 round Swiss, 20 minutes each, winner’s trophy + £20 | Entry form
Y 7 Jun Middlesex Hundreds Championship 2014, Barnhill Community High School, Yeading Lane, Hayes, Middlesex UB6 9LE MAP Contact: Sainbayar Email: ealingjuniors@gmail.com Website: http://www.ealingjuniorchessclub.co.uk/?page_id=374 – starts 10:30AM ends 3:30PM. Sections: U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U14 & U18, 20 minutes each, 5 round Swiss, scoring 3-2-1. Winners trophies + certificate of participation | Entry form
~* 6-8 Jun 18th South Lakes Chess Congress, The Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6EN MAP Contact: Trevor Blower Email: trevor.blower@talktalk.net – starts 7:00PM ends 6:30PM. 5 round Swiss event with 5 graded sections, £300 first prize in each section | Entry form
~* 6-8 Jun 8th Steve Boniface Memorial Congress, Holiday Inn (city centre), Bond St., Bristol BS1 3LE MAP Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk – starts 7:00PM ends 7:00PM. Five round Swiss congress in 3 sections: Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125) | Entry form
~ 7 Jun Mind Sports International Rapidplay Grand Prix, Liverpool Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: www.mindsportsacademy.com/chess – Swiss 6 rounds, open to all. Total prize fund £300
~*# 7-8 Jun EACU Congress, The Turner Hall, Church Lane, Newmarket CB8 0HL MAP Contact: Richard Freeman Email: richard@fcasolutions.co.uk – starts 9:30AM ends 6:30PM. A 5 round Swiss tournament with 3 sections – Open, Under 170 and Under 130. The Open section incorporates a British Championship qualifying place, and also features the final leg of the EACU Individual Championship, which itself includes a British Championship qualifying place | Entry form
~ 8 Jun Mind Sports International Rapidplay Grand Prix, Liverpool Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: www.mindsportsacademy.com/chess – Swiss 6 rounds, Open / Major Under 160 / Amateur Under 120. All in 30 minutes per player, per game. Total prize fund £500. The winner of each section gets a free entry worth £150 to the MSI World Championship
~Y 8 Jun East Midlands Chess Academy Junior Training Tournament, Risley Village Hall, 18 Derby Road, Risley, Derbys DE72 3SU MAP Contact: Christopher Dunworth / David Levens Email: eastmidlandschess@gmail.com Website: www.eastmidlandschess.co.uk – 6 round Swiss | Entry form
~@* 7 Jun 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 10 Jun Morpeth Kids Tournament, Waterford Lodge, Morpeth Contact: FM Charlie Storey Email: CharlieStorey@GrandMasterVideoCourse.com Website: http://www.grandmastervideocourse.com/morpeth-kids-club-drop-320pm-520pm/ – starts 3:20PM. Weekly kids chess tournament held every Tuesday and Thursday with Fide Master Charlie Storey – with trophies and medals
Y 12 Jun Morpeth Kids Tournament, Waterford Lodge, Morpeth Contact: FM Charlie Storey Email: CharlieStorey@GrandMasterVideoCourse.com Website: http://www.grandmastervideocourse.com/morpeth-kids-club-drop-320pm-520pm/ – starts 3:20PM. Weekly kids chess tournament held every Tuesday and Thursday with Fide Master Charlie Storey – with trophies and medals
~@* 14 Jun wc Kings Place Chess Festival, 90 York Way, King’s Cross, London, N1 9AG. Contact: Adam Raoof  Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/chess – Swiss 6 rounds Open / Major U170 / Minor U145 / Amateur U120 – £1000 1st prize in the Open, £100, £50 in the other sections. Free entry into the Open for GMs and IMs
~* 15 Jun Leek Rapidplay Congress, St.Edward’s Junior High School, Westwood Road, Leek, Staffs ST13 8DN MAP Contact: Robert Milner Email: rogerjedwards@yahoo.co.uk – starts 10:00AM. 6 round rapidplay for players graded under 210, using Fischer timings.
~# 13-15 Jun 3rd Bournemouth ‘Grand’ Chess Congress, The Carrington House Hotel, Knyveton Road, Bournemouth BH1 3QQ MAP Contact: M Simons Email: grand@bournemouthchesscongress.org.uk Website: http://www.bournemouthchesscongress.org.uk – sections: Open, Challengers, Intermediate, Minor – also Individual Handicap Rapidplay | Guaranteed 1st prize in each of the four main sections – £1,000 in the Open section, £300 in the Challengers, £250 in the Intermediate and £200 in the Minor | Entry form
Y 17 Jun Morpeth Kids Tournament, Waterford Lodge, Morpeth Contact: FM Charlie Storey Email: CharlieStorey@GrandMasterVideoCourse.com Website: http://www.grandmastervideocourse.com/morpeth-kids-club-drop-320pm-520pm/ – starts 3:20PM. Weekly kids chess tournament held every Tuesday and Thursday with Fide Master Charlie Storey – with trophies and medals
Y 19 Jun Morpeth Kids Tournament, Waterford Lodge, Morpeth Contact: FM Charlie Storey Email: CharlieStorey@GrandMasterVideoCourse.com Website: http://www.grandmastervideocourse.com/morpeth-kids-club-drop-320pm-520pm/ – starts 3:20PM. Weekly kids chess tournament held every Tuesday and Thursday with Fide Master Charlie Storey – with trophies and medals
Y 21 Jun 3rd UKI Girls Chess Championships, Hinchley Wood Secondary School, Claygate Lane, Hinchley Wood, Surrey KT10 0AQ MAP Contact: Maria Gledhill Email: marie.gledhill@tesco.net Tel: 07963 660177 – starts 9.45am ends 3.30pm. Individual and school team event
~ 21-22 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
~@* 21-22 Jun 18th Hampstead U2200 Weekend Congress, Henderson Court Day Centre, 102 Fitzjohn’s Avenue, London NW3 6NS MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk – total prize fund £500
~ 22 Jun Elite Chess Training Day, Oakwood Primary School, Oakwood Drive, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0XA MAP Contact: Ravikumar Email: bell135@gmail.com – starts 10.00am ends 4.00pm. Top group grade 150+ for adults and juniors, 2nd group for juniors only, grade 70 -150 + Beginners Chess Tournament. Event with Grandmaster Nick Pert & FIDE Trainer Ravikumar | Registration form
~Y 22 Jun Saffron Walden Junior Tournament, R A Butler Academy, South Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 3DG MAP Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com Website: http://www.ejca.co.uk – starts 9:30AM ends 5:30PM. Essex Junior Grand Prix 5 – final event of the season | Entry form
Y 24 Jun Morpeth Kids Tournament, Waterford Lodge, Morpeth Contact: FM Charlie Storey Email: CharlieStorey@GrandMasterVideoCourse.com Website: http://www.grandmastervideocourse.com/morpeth-kids-club-drop-320pm-520pm/ – starts 3:20PM. Weekly kids chess tournament held every Tuesday and Thursday with Fide Master Charlie Storey – with trophies and medals
Y 26 Jun Morpeth Kids Tournament, Waterford Lodge, Morpeth Contact: FM Charlie Storey Email: CharlieStorey@GrandMasterVideoCourse.com Website: http://www.grandmastervideocourse.com/morpeth-kids-club-drop-320pm-520pm/ – starts 3:20PM. Weekly kids chess tournament held every Tuesday and Thursday with Fide Master Charlie Storey – with trophies and medals
~ 27-29 Jun Sheffield Chess Congress 2014, King Edward VII Upper School, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2PW MAP Contact: Steve Mann Email: sjmann@supanet.com Website: http://www.sjmann.supanet.com/SheffCong14.htm – starts 6:45PM ends 5:15PM. Entries by post or e-mail to Brian Stephenson, Congress Secretary, 9 Roydfield Drive, Sheffield, S20 7ND Email: stephen@gmx.co.uk | Entry form
~* 28 Jun Poplar Rapid-Play, 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 10:30AM ends 6:30PM. 6 round rapid-play tournament. 30 minutes per player per game per round. Likely 2 sections; Minor Under 130 and Major Under 170 | Entry form
~*@ 28 Jun CCF Open FIDE Rated Rapid Play, CCF 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA MAP Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Website: www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/Rapidplay_Summer.html – starts 10:15am ends 6:30pm. 7 round Open FIDE Swiss with 20 mins + 10 Second Fischer increments per player
~* 28-29 Jun Castle Chess 10th Potter Bar Congress, Potters Bar United Reformed Church, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 1BZ MAP Contact: Tony Corfe Email: enquiries@castlechess.co.uk Website: http://www.castlechess.co.uk – starts 10:00AM ends 10:30PM. 5 round event, Open including Premier U180, Major U160 including Intermediate U140, Minor U120 including Challengers U100 | Entry form
~@ 28-29 Jun 2nd Bexhill-on-Sea Weekend Chess Congress, Parkhurst Hall, Parkhurst Road, Bexhill on Sea TN39 3JA MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: http://www.sussexweekendchess.blogspot.co.uk/ – Swiss, two sections Under 2200 & Under 1900 plus an Under 120 ECF section. Total prize fund £800.
~*@ 28-29 Jun UK Chess Academy 5th FIDE Congress, Hinchley Wood School, Claygate Lane, Surrey KT10 0AQ MAP Contact: UK Chess Academy Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: www.ukchessacademy.com – starts 10:00AM ends 5:15PM. Open to all players rated U2200 or graded U195 ECF. 5 round Swiss, Time Control: 75 min 5 sec increment from move 1 | Entry form
~ 29 Jun 11th 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.
~Y 29 Jun East Midlands Chess Academy Junior Training Tournament, Memorial Hall, Church Street, Bramcote, Nottingham NG9 3HD MAP Contact: Christopher Dunworth / David Levens Email: eastmidlandschess@gmail.com Website: www.eastmidlandschess.co.uk – 6 round Swiss
~Y 29 Jun ECF U18 County Championships, Wilson’s School, Mollison Drive, Wallington, Surrey SM6 9JW MAP Contact: Jim Wadsworth Email: junior.business@englishchess.org.uk – the annual national competition for junior county teams. U18 Open event (12 boards) and U18 Minor (6 boards)
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