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~* 2-4 Mar   East Devon Congress, The Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter EX1 1BW MAP Contact: Alan Maynard Email: a.maynard@texco.net Tel: 01363 773313 | Entry form
~* 3 Mar   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/
  3 Mar   Champions’ League Chess – Qualification 2nd Leg – Kent Website: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Results/2012-03-03_CLC_K.htm
  3-4 Mar   Warwickshire Open Chess Congress, Arden School, Solihull MAP Contact: Ben Graff Email: bengraff@bulldoghome.com | Entry form
  3-4 Mar   Junior 4NCL Weekend 3, Barcelo Hotel, Hinckley Island MAP Contact: Claire Summerscale Tel: 07807 806055 | Entry form DOC | PDF
We welcome entries from teams who have not entered so far, but would like to try out the Junior 4NCL’s offering of competitive chess and professional coaching for a single weekend. The entry fee for this weekend is significantly discounted compared with the full season fee. Please see the attached entry form – and if you do decide to enter, please book your bedrooms early as our bedroom allocation gets released soon!
  4 Mar   Champions’ League Chess – Qualification 2nd Leg – Surrey West & Middlesex Website:  http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Results/2012-03-04_CLC_SW.htm
~ 4 Mar   Suffolk Junior Chess Open, Woodbridge School, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4JH MAP Contact: Stephen Gordon Email: sgordon@woodbridge.suffolk.sch.uk Website:     http://www.woodbridgechess.com/
#~* 9-11 Mar   Blackpool Chess Conference, Imperial Hotel, Blackpool MAP Contact: Geoff Jones Email: blackpoolchess@gmail.com | 6 Sections Open, U185, U155, U135, U115, U90 Live games and online entry available | Website/entry form – www.blackpoolchess.org.uk
  10 Mar   ESPCA Under 9 Zones – three zones Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com
~ 10 Mar   National Girls’ Chess Championships – Midlands Qualifier, Quinbourne Community Centre, Ridgacre Road, Birmingham B32 2TW MAP Contact: Sabrina Chevannes Email: sabrinachevannes@hotmail.co.uk Website: www.chevanneschessacademy.com – the Midlands Qualifier of the National Girls’ Chess Championships. There will be a minimum of 4 qualifiers in total | Entry form
  10 Mar   Champions’ League Chess – Qualification 2nd Leg – Surrey (Croydon Borough) http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Results/2012-03-10_CLC_SC.htm
  10 Mar   International Chessboxing Russia vs England, Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London N1 Contact: Tim Woolgar Email: tim.woolgar@gbcbo.co.uk – strongest ever chessboxing tournament featuring world champion Nikolay Sazhin (Siberia) vs Andy Costello (England) plus full undercard. Commentary from IM Malcom Pein, special guests, live cabaret and DJs Website: http://www.londonchessboxing.com/
  11 Mar   Champions’ League Chess – Qualification 2nd Leg – Surrey South & Sussex http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Results/2012-03-11_CLC_SS.htm
*~ 11 Mar   Richmond Rapidplay 100, The White House Community Association, The Avenue, Hampton TW12 3RN MAP Contact: James Coleman Email: rapidplay@aol.com Website: www.surreyrapidchess.org – a special event to mark the 100th Richmond Rapidplay event
~ 11 Mar   SCCU U18 & U14 Jamboree, London Meed School, Burgess Hill, Sussex RH15 9YQ MAP Contact: Carol Graham Email: info@sussexjuniorchess.org Website: http://www.sussexjuniorchess.org/SCCUJamborees2012.html – 10:45 start; 3 rounds; U18 Open (8 boards), U18 Minor (6 boards), U14 Open (8 boards), U14 Minor (6 boards) | Entry form
*~@# 16-18 Mar   e2e4 High Wycombe Chess Congress, De Veres Uplands House, Four Ashes Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP15 6LB MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: sean@e2e4.org.uk Website: www.e2e4.org.uk/high_wycombe – A 5 round FIDE rated weekend congress with sections for players of all standards
~*# 16-18 Mar   33rd County Durham Open Chess Congress, Houghton Sports Centre, Station Road, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 5EF MAP Contact: Fred Stobbart Email: fred.stobbart1@gmail.com Website: http://www.dcca.org.uk – 5 Round Swiss Competition, Open, Major (under 165) and Minor (under 125), incorporating: NCCU Senior Individual Championship & NCCU Junior Individual Championship under 18) | Entry form
*~ 17 Mar   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
  17 Mar   ESPCA Under 11 Zones – three zones Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com
  18 Mar   Wellington College Training Day, Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7PU MAP Open to adults and juniors – Sunday will be small group training with a titled chess instructor.
Please note that the rapidplay on 17 March has been cancelled due to Wellington College double booking the tournament hall. The organisers offer their sincere apologies for any inconveniece caused by this
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The next Wellington College rapidplay will take place on 28 April, with a training day on 29 April. The venue has been confirmed for 28 April. Please email nickpert@hotmail.com or call 07786986489 for more details | Entry form
~ 18 Mar   19th Atherton Rapidplay, St Richards Jubilee Hall, Crabtree Lane, Atherton, Manchester M46 0AQ MAP Contact: Simon Woodcock Email: blitzchess2001@yahoo.co.uk – 3 sections: Major/Intermediate/Minor 30mins Rapidplay, 6 rounds – Website: www.athertonchess.org.uk/
  18 Mar   Graeme Thomson Memorial, The Polish Ex-Servicemens Club, 50 St Pauls Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LP MAP Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk Website: www.chessit.co.uk – 6 round rapidplay in two sections – Open / U145 1st and 2nd prizes in each section, plus grading prizes if entries permit. £100 first prize in the Open. Chess clock for winner in the U145, in addition to cash prize | Entry form
  18-23 Mar   Chess Holiday, Rothay Manor Hotel, Ambleside, Cumbria Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Tel: 01904-767177 Email: cloudsdale_c@hotmail.co.uk
  23-24 Mar   Cork Congress, Metropole Hotel, Cork MAP Contact: Steve Short Email: corkchess@gmail.com
Website: http://www.corkchess.com/index.php?page=cork-congress-2
*~ 24 Mar   Kings Head Rapidplay, Westbourne Grove Church, Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RW MAP Contact: Colin Mackenzie Email: colin.mackenzie@atos.net – Prestigious venue in Notting Hill Gate, £700 total prize money including 5 x £60 grading prizes – Website: www.khcc.org.uk
@ 24 Mar   2012 British Blitz Championship, Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Road, Quinton Birmingham, West Midlands B32 2TW MAP Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com | Webpage (online entry) | Entry form
  24 Mar   ESPCA Girls’ Under 11 Final, Notts Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com
*~ 24-25 Mar   Castle Chess – 4th Hereford, The Green Dragon Hotel, Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9BG Location Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@tcs-chess.demon.co.uk – Open (incl U180), Major U160 (incl U140), Minor U120 (incl U100)  Enquiries: Marc Shaw 07947 813303  Website: www.castlechess.co.uk
~*@ 25 Mar   16th Birmingham & District Chess League Rapidplay, Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Road, Quinton Birmingham, West Midlands B32 2TW MAP Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com – New: FIDE-rated Open section, with sections for Under 170, 140 and 110. Prize fund £1,000 | Website/entry form
  25 Mar   HSCA UK Chess Challenge Qualifier, Bowmansgreen Primary School, London Colney, St Albans AL2 1PH MAP Contact: HSCA Email: hsca@live.co.uk | Entry form
 ~ 25 Mar   Manchester Rapidplay, City of Manchester Stadium MAP Contact: Mick Norris Email: mick@pcfp.co.uk Tel: 0845 1300 849 Website: www.mysport4life.co.uk | Entry form or enter online at http://regonline.activeeurope.com/manchesterrapidplaychesstournament2012copy
  26 Mar   Wiltshire 5 Minute Championship, Brown Jack Public House, 1 Prior Hill, Wroughton, Wiltshire SN4 0RT MAP Contact: Tony Ransom Email: chesssalsa@aol.com – There will be 1 overall tournament with prizes determined by the entry level. All entry fees will be returned as prize money. The entry fee is £3 adults / £1.50 juniors (cash only, NO CHEQUES). A chilli con carne is being provided free of charge by the public house management. Entries will only be accepted on the night, so bring along a completed form. Please arrive between 7.15 and 7.30 to allow for a prompt start. It is expected that there will be 7 rounds, but this will depend on how promptly we can start | Entry form
@ 30 Mar – 1 Apr   Edinburgh Chess Congress, George Heriot’s School, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH39EQ MAP Contact: James Wallace Email: james.wallace@talk21.com – 5 sections: Premier, U172/1900, U152/1700, U132/1500, U112/1300. Online entry available
  31 Mar   CCF Junior Rapid Play – English Chess Challenge Qualifier, 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/
~* 31 Mar-1 Apr   St Albans & South Herts Congress, St Columba’s College, King Harry Lane, St Albans AL3 4AW MAP Contact: Ray Claret Email: ray11@inbox.com Website: www.stalbanschessclub.org.uk
  31 Mar-1 Apr 4NCL Rounds 7 and 8, Barcelo Hotel, Hinckley Island MAP (Divisions 1, 2 and 3) Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Contact address: The Old Farmhouse, 7 Church Street, Ducklington, Witney OX29 7UA | Entry guidelines
  31 Mar-1 Apr   4NCL Northern League, De Vere Wychwood Park MAP (near Crewe) Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Contact address: The Old Farmhouse, 7 Church Street, Ducklington, Witney OX29 7UA | Entry guidelines
2012Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec