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~@ 1 Mar   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 1-2 Mar   2014 Warwickshire Junior Chess Championships, Trident Centre, Poseidon Way, Warwick CV34 6SW MAP Contact: Anthony Mathurin Email: a_mathurin78@hotmail.com Website: http://www.warwickshirechess.org/ – One day tournaments for : Under 8s (Saturday), Under 10s (Sunday), Under 12s (Saturday), & Under 14s (Sunday). Two day tournaments for Under 16s and Under 18s. One day tournaments have six rounds; two day tournaments have a total of five rounds.
~*# 1-2 Mar   Warwickshire Open Chess Congress, Trident Centre, Poseidon Way, Warwick CV34 6SW MAP Contact: Guy Greenland Email: enquiries@congress.warwickshirechess.org Website/entry form: http://www.congress.warwickshirechess.org/ – 5 rounds / 4 sections : Open, U170, U145, U120. Prize fund £1600.
~ 2 Mar   Suffolk Junior Open, Woodbridge School, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4JH MAP Contact: Adam Hunt Email: ahunt@woodbridge.suffolk.sch.uk Website: http://www.woodbridgechess.com – starts 8:00AM ends 5:30PM. Suffolk Junior Championships, with a strong Open section for adults/parents
~*Y 2 Mar   KJCA Grand Prix 5 2013-14, Dulwich College Senior, Dulwich Common, Dulwich, Kent SE21 7LD MAP Contact: Kent Junior Chess Association Email: secretary@kjca.org Website: http://www.kjca.org/event/68 – starts 9:00AM ends 5:30PM. This is the 5th of a series of tournaments that make up the annual Kent Junior Grand Prix (GP). U9, U11, U14, U18 sections. Prize money available for the U14 and U18 sections.
@ 6 Mar   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
~# 7-9 Mar   38th Blackpool Chess Conference, The Imperial Hotel, North Promenade, Blackpool FY1 2HB MAP Contact: Simon Woodcock Email: blackpoolchessconference@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.blackpoolchess.org.uk – starts 7:00PM ends 6:15PM. 5 sections: Open, U181, U155, U135 and U115. £6250 in Prizes. Entry limited to 450 players. Online entry available at the website | Entry form
Y 8 Mar   U14 Schools Tournament, King Edward VI Camp Hill MAP Contact: Andrew Rogers Email: amrogers1@gmail.com – for teams of 8 players, open to any school.
~Y 8 Mar   EPSCA Under 9 Zones Hampshire, Kent and Staffordshire Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com
~@ 8-9 Mar   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
~@ 9 Mar   Oxfordshire Sunday League R5, Ducklington Village Hall, Standlake Road, Ducklington OX29 7UX MAP Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Website: http://www.witneychess.co.uk/
~Y 9 Mar   SCCU U14/U18 Jamborees, The Downlands School, Hassocks BN6 8LP MAP Contact: Carol Graham Email: info@sussexjuniorchess.org – team event in 2 age groups – U14 and U18. Major and Minor sections. More details to follow
~* 14-16 Mar   Castle Chess 6th Hereford Congress, The Green Dragon Hotel, Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9BG MAP Contact: Tony Corfe Email: enquiries@castlechess.co.uk Website: http://www.castlechess.co.uk – starts 10:00AM ends 10:30PM. 6 round event – Open including Premier U180, Major U160 including Intermediate U140, Minor U120 including Challengers U100 | Entry form
~*#@ 14-16 Mar   e2e4 High Wycombe Congress, De Veres Uplands House, Four Ashes Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP15 6LB MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: info@e2e4.org.uk Website: http://www.e2e4.org.uk/high_wycombe – starts 7:00PM ends 7:00PM. Three FIDE rated sections – Open, U2050 (180) and U1750 (140). Discounted rates for players staying at the venue.
~Y 15 Mar   EPSCA Under 11 Zones Berkshire, Richmond and Merseyside Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com
~* 15 Mar   Central London One Day Rapidplay Chess Congress, Upper Vestry Hall, St George’s Bloomsbury, 6-7 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HR MAP Contact: Tyrone Jefferies Email: tyronejefferies@hotmail.com – starts 10:00am ends 7:00pm. Three sections: Open, Major (U150), Minor (U120) of six round Swiss 30 minute rapidplay games | Entry form
Y 16 Mar ECF One Day Rapidplay, King’s School, Grantham, Lincolnshire MAP Contact: Phillip Beckett Email: phillipbeckett@yahoo.com – for teams of 4 players, open to any school. Includes ECF Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire School Rapidplay Championships.
Y 16 Mar   Delancey UK Chess Challenge – ‘Last Chance Saloon’, Wood End School, Yeomans Ave, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 3EH MAP Contact: Sheela Jina Email: info@chess-masters.co.uk – starts 11:00AM ends 4:30PM. A qualifying event for the Delancey UK Chess Challenge Megafinal | Entry form
~ 16-23 Mar   Rothay Manor Chess Holiday, Rothay Bridge, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0EH Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Email: cloudsdale_c@hotmail.co.uk – starts 3:15PM ends 10:00AM. 7 round Swiss event, 4 tutorial sessions on openings, middle game, end game and tactics, looking at games played and famous games. Now in its 6th year | ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT – BOOK TODAY!
Y 20 Mar Team Chess Challenge Repecharge, Eton College MAP Contact: Justin Moston Email: j.moston@etoncollege.org.uk – starts 5.00pm ends 7.00pm. Open to any school team not in the Team Chess Challenge National Final.
~Y 22 Mar   EPSCA Under 11 Girls, Oxfordshire Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com
~* 22 Mar   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: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub – starts 10:30AM ends 6:00PM. 6 round Swiss pairing rapid-play tournament with 30 minutes for all moves in each of the rounds. Minimum of two grade band sections; Minor Under 130 and Major/Open. If sufficient entrants then a separate Major Under 170 will be run | Entry form
~@ 22-23 Mar 4NCL Rounds 7 and 8 | Weekend 4, Puma Hinckley Island Hotel, Puma Daventry Court Hotel Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk     
~@ 22-23 Mar   1st Bexhill on Sea U1900 Weekend Chess Congress, Parkhurst Hall, Parkhurst Road, Bexhill on Sea TN39 3JA Contact: Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: http://www.sussexweekendchess.blogspot.co.uk/ – total prize fund £800
~@ 22-23 Mar   1st Bexhill on Sea U2200 Weekend Chess Congress, Parkhurst Hall, Parkhurst Road, Bexhill on Sea TN39 3JA Contact: Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: http://www.sussexweekendchess.blogspot.co.uk/ – total prize fund £800
Y 23 Mar ECF One Day Rapidplay, Wilson’s School, Wallington MAP Contact: Neill Cooper Email: manager.secondary@englishchess.org.uk – for teams of 6 players, open to any school. Includes ECF Surrey and Kent Secondary School Rapid play Championships.
~ 23 Mar   21st Atherton Rapidplay, St Richards Jubilee Hall, Crabtree Lane, Atherton M46 0AQ MAP Contact: Graham Pennington Email: grahampennington7103@btinternet.com Website: http://www.athertonchess.org.uk – starts 10:00AM ends 6:00PM. 3 sections – Open, Inter (U165) and Minor (U120). Prizes £100, £50, £30 | Entry form
~ 29 Mar   Mind Sports International Rapidplay Grand Prix, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Central Square, Birmingham B1 1HH MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: http://www.mindsportsacademy.com/ – Swiss 6 rounds, open to all, total prize fund £300 | Enter here
~*@ 29 Mar   London Rapidplay, Millennium Hall, Parish Centre, St. Mary’s Church, Osterley Road, Isleworth TW7 4PW MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: londonrapidplay@gmail.com Website: http://www.londonrapidplay.co.uk – starts 1:30pm ends 5:30pm. 6 round Swiss, 15 mins each, FIDE rated sections: Open, U2000/U170, U1700/U130, prize fund £450 | Entry form
~*Y 29 Mar   Get Your First Chess Grade, Millennium Hall, Parish Centre, St. Mary’s Church, Osterley Road, Isleworth TW7 4PW MAP Contact: Amu Sainbayar Email: londonrapidplay@gmail.com Website: http://www.londonrapidplay.co.uk – starts 1.30pm ends 5:10pm. 6 round Swiss, sections: U7, U8, U9, U10, U11 & U14. Players graded under 80 ECF. Winner will receive a trophy in each age category, Best Girl medal in each section. Special prize for players scoring 4.5 or more | Entry form
~* 29 Mar   Kings Head Rapidplay, Westbourne Grove Church, Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RW MAP Contact: Colin Mackenzie Email: rapidplay@khcc.org.uk Website: http://www.khcc.org.uk – starts 11:00AM. Six round rapidplay with £700 prize fund. First prize £250 with five grading prizes of £60 | Entry form
~*# 29-30 Mar   39th Nottingham Congress, Nottingham High School, Waverley Mount, Nottingham NG7 4ED MAP Contact: Robert Richmond Email: robrchmnd@aol.com Website: www.nottschess.org – starts 09:30 ends 17:30. 5 rounds – Open, U165 , U135, U11
~*@ 29-30 Mar   e2e4 English Rapidplay Championships, De Veres Uplands House, Four Ashes Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP15 6LB MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: info@e2e4.org.uk Website: http://www.e2e4.org.uk/high_wycombe/Mar2014_ERP/index.htm – starts 12:00PM ends 5:00PM. An 11 round FIDE rated Swiss, open to all with three sections – Open / U165 / U130 with the highest placed eligible player in each section receiving the title of English Rapidplay Champion from the English Chess Federation.
~ 30 Mar   Mind Sports International Rapidplay Grand Prix, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Central Square, Birmingham B1 1HH MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: http://www.mindsportsacademy.com/ – 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 | Enter here
~ 30 Mar   7th Wellington College Elite Chess Training Day, PE Rooms, Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7PU MAP Contact: Nick Pert Email: nickpert@hotmail.com Website: http://elitechesstraining.weebly.com/ – starts 10.00am ends 4.00pm. With GM Nick Pert – Top Group, grade 150+ for adults and juniors / Second Group for juniors only, grade 100-150. Not suitable for beginners | Entry form
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