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May 2012

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  4-6 May 2nd Prestwick Airport Chess Congress, Aviator Suite, Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, Prestwick, Ayrshire KA9 2PL MAP Contact: David Congalton Email: davidcongalton@ayrshirechesscongress.co.uk – Open, Major, Minor and Saturday Junior Events. Total prize fund of £1400. Easily accessible venue from all parts of the United Kingdom. Live games from across the sections on the internet. Junior and family friendly.
Website: www.ayrshirechesscongress.co.uk | Entry form
  5-7 May 4NCL Rounds 9, 10 and 11, Barcelo Hotel, Hinckley Island MAP (Divisions 1, 2 and 3 & Northern League) Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Contact address: The Old Farmhouse, 7 Church Street, Ducklington, Witney OX29 7UA | Entry guidelines
~* 5-7 May   May Castle Chess : 5th 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 – PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE NO GAMES PLAYED ON SUNDAY. This is a split day tournament, OPEN (including U180), Major U160 (including Intermediate U140), Minor U120 (including Challengers U100). Round One – 10 a.m. 5 Round Congress. Arbiters: Tony Corfe and Marc Shaw. Entry Fee: £25. Enquiries: 07973 516718 | Entry form
  7 May   Champions’ League Chess Finals, 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA MAP Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 0302 Fax: 020 8645 0412 Website: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/
  7 May   CCF Open Blitz, 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/
*~# 11-13 May   Frome Congress, Oakfield School, Oakfield Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 4JF MAP Contact: G. Jepps Tel: 01749 344191 Email: gnjepps@btinternet.com Website: http://www.somersetchess.org/FromeCongress.htm
  12 May   ESPCA Under 11 Final, Midlands Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com
~* 12 May   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/
*~# 12-13 May   EACU Chess Congress, Turner Hall, Church Lane, Newmarket CB8 0HL MAP (next to the church) Contact: Richard Freeman Email: richard@fcasolutions.co.uk – 3 sections – Open, U-170, U-130 | Entry form
  13 May   York & District Chess Championships, Bootham Junior School, Rawcliffe Lane, York Contact: Peter Cloudsdale Email: cloudsdale_c@hotmail.co.uk – three sections, age basis | Entry form
~* 18-20 May   Rhyl Chess Congress 2012, Rhyl Town Hall, Wellington Road, Rhyl LL18 1AB MAP Contact: Stuart Hamilton Email: shambrae20@talktalk.net  – 5 round Swiss pairings tournament, rate of play 40 moves in 1 hour 40 minutes then a further 20 minutes to complete the game | Entry form
*~#@ 18-20 May   e2e4 Amersham Chess Congress, De Vere Latimer Place Hotel, Latimer, Chesham, Bucks. HP5 1UG MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: sean@e2e4.org.uk Website: www.e2e4.org.uk/amersham – A 5 round weekend congress with the three FIDE rated sections for players of all standards from beginner to GrandMaster!
  20 May   Champions’ League Chess – Infants’ Event, 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA MAP Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 0302 Fax: 020 8645 0412 Website: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/
~* 20 May   Richmond Rapidplay 101, The White House Community Association, The Avenue, Hampton TW12 3RN MAP Contact: Sabrina Chevannes Email: sabrinachevannes@hotmail.co.uk Website: www.surreyrapidchess.org – the 101st Richmond Rapidplay. With new organisers, we hope the RR will be bigger and better! Now FIDE rated and offering extra prizes! | Enter online | Entry form
  20 May   Hull & District Chess Association 60th Anniversary Rapid Play, The Endsleigh Centre, 481 Beverley Road, Hull HU6 7LJ MAP Website: http//hullchess.com Email: bhesler@bhesler.karoo.co.uk – 5 round Swiss, Open (to all grades) Major (U166) Intermediate (U141) Minor (U116)
~* 25-27 May   Calderdale Chess Congress, Lee Mount Club, Lee Mount Road, Halifax HX3 5EQ MAP Contact: Noel Boustred Email: noelboustred@yahoo.co.uk – four sections: Minor under 119, Intermediate under 149, Major under 169 and Open | Entry form
*~ 26 May   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
~* 26 May   Sussex Junior Worthing Rapidplay, Thomas A Becket Middle School, Glebeside Avenue, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 7PR MAP Contact: Paula Payne Email: entrymanager@sussexjuniorchess.org – 6 rounds in 4 sections: U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major. Open to all aged under 18 on 31st August 2011 Website: http://www.sussexjuniorchess.org/index.htm | Entry form
~ 26 May   1st West London Junior Chess Club Rapid Championship, Chiswick Town Hall, Committee Room, Heathfield Terrace, London W4 MAP Contact: Meri Grigoryan Email: wljcc2001@gmail.com Website: www.westlondonchess.com/juniors – ECF graded event for children aged below 11 years old | Entry form
~ 26 May   Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay, Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury, South Glos. BS37 6AD MAP Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk Website: www.chessit.co.uk – 6 round rapidplay (25 mins. on the clock) in 3 sections – Open, U165, U130. Guaranteed 1st prizes of: Open £60, U165 £50, U130 £40 | Entry form
  27 May   Simultaneous with GM Aaron Summerscale, Harrogate Conservative Club, East Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5LQ MAP Contact: Richard White Email: richardwhite484@hotmail.com – Harrogate Chess Club are hosting a simultaneous exhibition with GM Aaron Summerscale on Sunday 27th May 2012 starting at 2pm. We are expecting around 30 entries. Places will be offered on a first come first served basis and the entry fee is £10. To reserve a place or for further details please email richardwhite484@hotmail.com
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