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~* 1-3 Mar   The Twenty First Doncaster Chess Congress, Hall Cross School, Thorne Road, Doncaster DN1 2HY MAP Contact: Steve Mann Email: sjmann@supanet.com – five round standard play weekend Congress. Hot and cold refreshments and bookstall available throughout the congress. Free car parking in school grounds | Entry form
~* 1-3 Mar   East Devon Chess Congress, Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter EX1 1BW MAP Contact: Sean Pope Email: sean.pope1@blueyonder.co.uk Website: chessdevon.co.uk – five round Swiss tournament with 4 hour sessions | Entry form
~*@ 2 Mar   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
~ 2 Mar   Champions’ League Chess – Kent Zonal, 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
~*# 2-3 Mar   Warwickshire Open Chess Congress, Trident Centre, Warwick CV34 6SW Contact: Guy Greenland Email: warks.ccc@gmail.com Website: http://tinyurl.com/bqxd2av – 5 rounds / 4 Sections : Open, U170, U145, U120 – online entry available . List of entrants: http://tinyurl.com/cbr96j9 Tel: 07854 709168
~ 2-3 Mar   Kent Junior Chess Association (KJCA) GP 5, Dulwich College, Dulwich Common, Dulwich, Kent SE21 7LD MAP Contact: Sue Maguire Email: sue.maguire@btinternet.com Website: http://www.kjca.org/event/49 – starts 9.00am. A truly beautiful venue, full of history – this is the fifth in a series of eight junior rapidplay Grand Prix events. Advise to book early as numbers are strictly limited to 200
~ 3 Mar   South Woodham Ferrers Junior Tournament, Champions Manor Hall Community Centre, Hullbridge Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex CM3 5LJ MAP Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com – starts 09:45 ends 17:30. Essex Junior Grand Prix 2013: Round 4 | Entry form
~ 3 Mar   Champions’ League Chess – Surrey West Zonal, 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
~*@# 8-10 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
~*# 8-10 Mar   Blackpool Chess Conference, Imperial Hotel, Blackpool FY1 2HB MAP Contact: Geoff Jones Email: blackpoolchess@gmail.com Website: www.blackpoolchess.org.uk – £8000 in prizes, 5 sections – Open, Under 181, Under 151, Under 131, Under 111
~ 9 Mar   Champions’ League Chess – Coulsdon & Purley Zonal, 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
~* 9 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 with Open, Major and Minor sections (entries permitting) | Entry form
  9 Mar   EPSCA Under 9 Zones – three zones, Midlands and East zone: Chancellor’s School, Pine Grove, Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire AL9 7BN; North zone: Bolton Girls School, Chorley New Road, Bolton BL1 4PA; South zone: Warden Park School, Broad Street, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 5DP Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com
~ 10 Mar   Champions’ League Chess – Middlesex Zonal, 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
~ 13 Mar   CCF Daytime FIDE Club – Spring 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
~*@# 15-17 Mar   e2e4 Buxton Congress, Buxton Palace Hotel, Palace Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6AG MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: sean@e2e4.org.uk Website: www.e2e4.org.uk/buxton/Mar2013/ – starts 19.00, three sections: FIDE Open, FIDE Major U1950 (U165) and Minor U135. Discounted hotel rooms for players.
~ 15-17 Mar   Cumbria Open Championships, The Crown Hotel, Eamont Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2BX MAP Contact: Eggert Fruchtenicht Email: eggertchess@hotmail.co.uk – starts 6.45pm. Cumbria Open Championships incorporating the Cumbria Individual Championships. Three Sections: Open, U150, U125 | Entry form
  16 Mar   EPSCA Under 11 Zones – three zones, South zone: Therfield School, Dilston Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7NZ; Midlands and East zone: The Malcolm Arnold Academy, Trinity Avenue, Northampton NN2 6JW; North zone: Saddleworth School, High Street, Uppermill, Oldham OL3 6BUContact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com
~ 16-17 Mar   Champions’ League Chess – Kent Zonal, 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
~*@ 16-17 Mar   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.
~* 16-17 Mar   Castle Chess: 5th Hereford Congress, The Green Dragon Hotel, Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9BG 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) | Entry form
 ~ 17 Mar   Manchester Rapidplay, City of Manchester Stadium MAP Contact: Gemma Dwan Email: gdwan@mysport4life.co.uk Tel: 08432 120070 Website: www.mysport4life.co.ukEntry form
~@* 17 Mar   106th Richmond Rapidplay, 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/ – popular one-day rapidplay event in Hampton. Four sections and a guaranteed prize fund of £720
~ 17 Mar   ECF 4 Board One Day Secondary School Tournament, King’s School, Grantham, Lincolnshire MAP Contact Phillip Beckett Email: phillipbeckett@yahoo.com | Details
~ 17 Mar   Suffolk Junior Chess Open, Woodbridge School, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge IP12 4JH MAP Contact: Adam Hunt Email: ahunt@woodbridge.suffolk.sch.uk Website: www.woodbridgechess.com – starts 9.30, ends 17:30. Rapidplay event, with sections for parents and adults
~ 17-22 Mar   Chess Holiday, Rothay Manor Hotel, Rothay Bridge, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0EH MAP Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Email: cloudsdale_c@hotmail.co.uk
  20 Mar   ECF 4 Board afternoon event, Wilson’s School MAP – starts 4.15pm ends 6.30pm Contact: Neill Cooper Email: manager.secondary@englishchess.org.uk
~* 23 Mar   Rochester Rapidplay Chess Congress, Warren Wood Social Club, 99b Warren Wood Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 2XA MAP Contact: Tyrone Jefferies Email: tyronejefferies@hotmail.com – one day Swiss rapidplay tournament, 4 sections – Open, Major U170, Intermediate U145, Minor U120 x 6 rounds of 30 minute games | Entry form | Playing schedule
~* 23 Mar   Middlesex Hundreds Chess Championship, Isleworth & Syon School, Ridgeway Road, Isleworth TW7 5LJ MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: www.ukchessacademy.com – starts 10:30 ends 17:00.  Qualifying event for the MEGA FINALS of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge. Sections: U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12 & Open. Open to all players. 7 rounds Swiss. All moves 20 min per player. 6 Absolute Champion Trophy & 42 Hundreds champions | Entry form
~@ 23-24 Mar 4NCL Rounds 7 and 8 (Divisions 1, 2 and 3 South and North), Puma Hotel, Hinckley Island MAP Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Contact address: The Old Farmhouse, 7 Church Street, Ducklington, Witney OX29 7UA – The entry guidelines for the forthcoming season can be found on the 4NCL website at http://www.4ncl.co.uk
~ 24 Mar   39th Bourne End One Day Chess Congress, Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End SL8 5SX MAP Contact: David Langford Email: bebchess@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.bucksvoice.net/bourneendchess – Rapid play tournament, divided into sections by rapid play grade of approx. 16-20 players. Comprises 5 rounds, each player having 45 minutes to complete moves.
~ 24 Mar   20th Atherton Rapidplay, St Richard’s Jubilee Hall, Crabtree Lane, Atherton, Manchester M46 0AQ MAP Contact: Simon Woodcock Tel: 01942 682646 Email: blitzchess2001@yahoo.co.uk – starts 9.55am | Entry form
  24 Mar   UK Chess Challenge Last Chance Saloon, Wood End School, Yeomans Ave, Harpenden, Herts AL5 3EH Contact: Sheela Jina
Email: info@chess-masters.co.uk Website: www.chess-masters.co.uk – starts 12:30 ends 18:00. A qualifying event for the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge Megafinal | Entry form
~*@# 28 Mar-1 Apr   e2e4 Dublin Easter International, Brennan Green Isle Hotel, Naas Road, Newlands Cross, Dublin 22, Ireland MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: sean@e2e4.org.uk Website: www.e2e4.org.uk/dublin/Apr2013/ – starts 15.00, three sections: FIDE Open for GM and IM norms, FIDE Challengers U2000 and Minor U1750. Discounted hotel rooms for players. This event will be ECF graded!
~ 29-30 Mar   CCF Easter LP Congress (including FIDE Open), 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
~*# 29-31 Mar   Bolton Easter Congress and Busy Persons Blitz, Bolton Ukrainian Club, 99 Castle Street, Bolton BL2 1JP MAP Contact: Rod Middleton Tel: 01204 383634 Email: gmccacongress@yahoo.co.uk – Open, Major U170, Knights U135. Busy Persons Blitz on Saturday afternoon | Entry form
~*@ 29-31 Mar   UK Chess Academy Easter Congress, Hinchley Wood School, Claygate Lane, Surrey KT10 0QA MAP Contact: Mike Basman, IM & Sainbayar Tserendorj, IA Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: www.ukchessacademy.com – sections: 3 day 5 round FIDE rated Open, 2 day 5 Round FIDE rated Major U170, 2 day 6 round ECF graded U120. Prize money plus a special trophy for best juniors | Entry form
~*# 29 Mar-1 Apr   WECU 65th Open Easter Congress, Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2AF MAP Contact: Alan Crickmore Email: plymouthchess@btinternet.com – four sections: Open (inc. the West of England Championship); Major; Minor; Ladies’ Championship (Elizabeth Walker Cup) | Entry form
~*@# 29 Mar-1 Apr   Southend Easter Chess Congress 2013, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6EN MAP Contact: Nigel Cook Email: nigelcook26@hotmail.com Website: http://southendchess.awardspace.biz/club/index.html – FIDE Rated Open, Major, Intermediate & Minor Sections. Total Prize fund over £6000 | Entry form
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