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@ 1 May 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
~*@ 3 May 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 3 May 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
~@ 3-5 May 4NCL Rounds 9, 10 and 11 | Weekend 5, Puma Hinckley Island Hotel, Puma Daventry Court Hotel Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk
~@* 3-5 May Golders Green May Day Bank Holiday Congress, Golders Green Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: www.goldersgreenchessweekender.blogspot.co.uk. Swiss with Open, Under 1900 & Under 1600 sections. Total prize fund £1000
Y 9 May ECF Afternoon School Event, Wilson’s School, Wallington MAP Contact: Neill Cooper Email: manager.secondary@englishchess.org.uk – starts 4.30pm ends 6.30 pm. Open to any school.
~*#@ 9-11 May 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/May2014/ – starts 7:00PM ends 7:00PM | Entry form
~*# 9-11 May 25th Frome Chess Congress, Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset  BA11 2EF MAP Contact: Gerry Jepps Email: fromecongress@btinternet.com Website: http://www.somersetchess.org – starts 7:00PM. 5 round Swiss tournament with 4 sections (Open, Major – U165, Intermediate – U140, Minor – U115) and incorporating the 2014 Somerset Championships. Catering facilities (both meals and light refreshments) at the venue.
~* 9-11 May Whitby Chess Congress, The Conservative Club, Upgang Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3DT MAP Contact: Noel Boustred Email: noelboustred@yahoo.co.uk – starts 7:00PM ends 6:20PM. 2 sections: Open (for any grade) and Minor (under 146). Highest ever top prize of £230 for 5 points in Minor. 75% of entry fee (not counting grading cost) is returned as prize money. ECF Silver members or above pay zero grading fee (free grading). Beautiful place with lovely venue. Limited places, so phone 07903913786 early to make sure places are available | Entry form
~@* 10 May 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 May EPSCA Under 11 Final, Northamptonshire Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com
~ 10 May Mind Sports International Rapidplay Grand Prix, Bristol Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: www.mindsportsacademy.com/chess – Swiss 6 rounds, open to all. Total prize fund £300
~ 11 May Mind Sports International Rapidplay Grand Prix, Bristol 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
~*@ 11 May 1st Grosvenor Casino Salford Chess Rapidplay, Grosvenor Casino Salford, 5 Derwent St, Salford M5 4SW MAP Contact: John Reyes Email: johnareyes@hotmail.com – starts 10:00AM. A one day quick play event organised by Grosvenor Casino Salford & Urmston Chess Club. 6 rounds with each player having 30 minutes on the clock. ECF quick play rules to apply. Dress code: smart casual. No trainers or shorts but jeans are okay (Casino rule). Casino staff reserve the right to refuse entry. Over 18 years only. Photo ID Required to enter the Casino if not already a member | Entry form
~* 16-18 May Rhyl Chess Congress, RHYL TOWN HALL, Wellington Road, Rhyl LL18 1AB MAP Contact: Stuart Hamilton Email: StuartHamiltonStuart24@outlook.com – starts 7:00PM ends 11:00PM. Five round Swiss event | Entry form
~* 17 May Sussex Junior Rapidplay, Thomas A Becket Middle School, Glebeside Avenue, Worthing BN14 7PR MAP Contact: Sandra Manchester Email: entrymanager@sussexjuniorchess.org – rapidplay in 4 sections: U18 Major, U18 Minor, U11 Major, U11 Minor. 25 mins plus 5 sec increment. Open to all aged U18 on 31st August 2013 | Entry form
17 May Central London 212 Blitz Chess Team Event, Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SD MAP Contact: Tyrone Jefferies Email: tyronejefferies@hotmail.com – starts 10:00AM ends 5:00. 10 rounds of 212 blitz team chess. Teams fielded in order of grade from highest to lowest. Only one graded 180 plus player permitted per team. Play-off after round 10 will be between top two teams to decide tournament winner. 212 blitz chess is all moves in two minutes plus added twelve second increments per move | Entry form
~ 17 May Bexhill Rapidplay, St Barnabas Church, Cantelupe Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex TN40 1JG MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: http://sussexrapidchess.blogspot.co.uk/ – 10:30 – 17:45. Three sections, six rounds, all games graded by the English Chess Federation. You don’t have to be a member of the ECF at all, but it will save you money!
@ 20 May Greater London Chess Club Evening Blitz Tournament, Upper Vestry House, St George’s Bloomsbury, 6 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HR MAP Contact: Nigel Blades Email: tournaments@glcc.org.uk Website: http://www.glcc.org.uk – starts 6:45PM ends 9:45PM. Single section FIDE rated blitz, 10 rounds with 1st, 2nd and grading prizes | Entry form
Y 20 May 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 22 May 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
~* 23-25 May Calderdale Chess Congress, Lee Mount Social Club, Lee Mount Road, Halifax HX3 5EQ MAP Contact: Noel Boustred Email: noelboustred@yahoo.co.uk – starts 7:00PM ends 5:15PM. MORE PRIZES IN 4 SECTIONS. Minor grade is under 121, Inter under 146, Major under 166 and Open any grade. Open has a minimum 1st Prize. Prizes of £200 in most of the other sections. In all sections except the open prizes are for points where one point is scored for a win and half a point for a draw. Low average entry fee and lowest entry fee in the Minor. Enquiries after 6pm by phone or by text to Noel any time up to a few days before 1st day of play on the following number Tel: 07903913786 | Entry form
~*#@ 23-26 May e2e4 Sunningdale Whitsun Congress, De Veres Sunningdale Hotel, Sunningdale Park, Larch Avenue, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 0QE MAP Email: Sean Hewitt Email: info@e2e4.org.uk Website: http://www.e2e4.org.uk/sunningdale/May2014/ – starts 7:00PM ends 7:00PM | Entry form
~Y 24 May Colchester Junior Chess Tournament, St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School, Clairmont Road, Lexden, Colchester, Essex CO3 9BE MAP Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com Website: http://ejca.co.uk – starts 9:30AM ends 5:15PM. Essex Junior Grand Prix 4 – 2013-14 | Entry form
~* 24 May Poplar Rapid-Play, 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 rapid-play tournament with two sections. Minor under 130 and Major/Open. 30 minutes for all moves | Entry form
~* 24-26 May 46th Cotswold Chess Congress, St. Edward’s School, Cirencester Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8EY MAP Contact: Mike Powis Email: mike.powis@which.net | Entry form
~* 24-26 May Castle Chess 9th 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, Saturday and Monday ONLY. 5 round event. Open including Premier U180, Major U160 including Intermediate U140, Minor U120 including Challengers U100 | Entry form
~Y 25 May 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
~* 26-27 May Delancey U110 ECF, Richmond Park Academy, Park Avenue, London SW14 8RG MAP Contact: Michael Basman & Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: http://www.ukchessacademy.com – starts 9:30AM ends 5:00PM. 2 day U110 ECF, 6 round Swiss. Prizes: 1st £120; 2nd £80; 3rd £60. Trophies: U7, U8, U9, U10, U11 and Best Girl. Mon: Round 1: 9.30 Round 2: 12.00 Round 3: 15.00 Tue: Round 4: 9.30 Round 5: 12.00 Round 6: 15.00 | Entry form
~*#@ 26-30 May Delancey International Open, Richmond Park Academy, Park Avenue, London SW14 8RG MAP Contact: Michael Basman & Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: http://www.ukchessacademy.com – starts 9:30AM ends 5:50PM. 9 round Swiss. UKCA will invite 10 GMs. Concurrent events – 3 day U2000 FIDE 5 round and 2 day U110 ECF 6 round. Total prize fund £7500. Winner £1000. Also last day 7 round Blitz | Entry form
~* 27 May One-Day Delancey U110 ECF, Richmond Park Academy, Park Avenue, London SW14 8RG MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: http://www.ukchessacademy.com – starts 10:00AM ends 3:00PM. Players graded below 100 ECF. 5 round Swiss Prize: 1st £80; 2nd £50 3rd £30. Trophies: U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12 and Best Girl. Time Control: All moves in 20 minutes per player | Entry form
Y 27 May 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 28-29 May 6th Grand Master Junior Training Camp, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Westgate Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 5DE MAP Contact: Luca Bernardini Email: luca@plantz.uk.com – starts 9:30AM ends 4:00PM. Academy for Chess Excellence and Skills (ACES) presents a Junior training day with Grand Masters Chris Ward and John Emms – from beginners to experienced county and international players, the children will be divided in four groups according to their skill. Groups of 10 or less per coach so that each child is guaranteed individual attention. Only 40 places available per day | Entry form
~*@ 28-30 May Delancey International U2000, Richmond Park Academy, Park Avenue, London SW14 8RG MAP Contact: Michael Basman & Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: http://www.ukchessacademy.com – starts 9:30AM ends 1:30PM. U2000 FIDE rated, prize fund: £750. 3 day 5 round Swiss. Winner: £200 | Entry form
Y 29 May 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
~* 29 May-26 Jun 4th Pimlico Summer Chess Tournament, The Church Hall, St Saviour’s Church, St George’s Square, Lupus Street, London SW1 MAP Contact: James Toon Email: jtoon@ml1.net Website: http://pcc1.net/4psct.html – starts 6:30PM ends 9:30PM. Four Thursday evenings, one Tuesday evening. Three sections: Open, Major (Under-150) and Minor (Under-120). Open to all, but incorporates three Civil Service individual competitions: Barstow Cup, Star Trophy and James Curtis Trophy | Entry form
~@ 30 May Delancey International BLITZ, Richmond Park Academy, Park Avenue, London SW14 8RG MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: http://www.ukchessacademy.com – starts 2:00PM ends 5:30PM. 7 round Swiss, open to all players, 10 minutes each. TOTAL PRIZE FUND: £1100. Prize: 1st £300, 2nd £200, 3rd 100, 4th £80. Grading : U2200, U2000, U1800 1st £80 2nd £60 | Entry form
~ 30 May-1 Jun Huddersfield Congress, Huddersfield Ukrainian Club, 7 Edgerton Road, Huddersfield HD1 5RA MAP Contact: Nigel Hepworth Email: nigel@huddersfieldchessclub.co.uk Website: http://www.huddersfieldchessclub.co.uk – 5 round Swiss with 4 sections.
~*@ 31 May 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 10.00am ends 5:15pm. 6 round Swiss, 15 mins each, FIDE rated sections: Open, U2000/U170, U1700/U130, prize fund £450 | Entry form
@ 31 May Scottish Blitz Open Championship 2014, Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh EH8 9DW Contact: Jonathan Edwards Email: scottishblitz@gmail.com Website: http://www.scottishblitz.org – starts 10:00AM ends 5:00PM. 3rd Scottish Blitz Open Championship – £1400 prize fund
~*Y 31 May 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 10.00am 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
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