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~* 1-3 Nov   48th Dorset Open Congress, Elstead Hotel, Knyveton Road, Bournemouth MAP Contact: Ian Clark Email: dorset@bournemouthchesscongress.org.uk Website: www.bournemouthchesscongresses.org.uk – a new venue for this tournament this year. 4 sections, and open to any chess player | Entry form | Online entry – http://www.bournemouthchesscongress.org.uk/dorset/php/register.php
~*#@ 1-3 Nov   e2e4 Gatwick Congress, Crowne Plaza Gatwick Hotel, Langley Drive, Crawley RH11 7SX MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: info@e2e4.org.uk Website: http://www.e2e4.org.uk/gatwick/nov2013/index.htm – starts 7:00PM ends 7:00. 3 FIDE rated sections. Open £500 first prize, U1950 £500 first prize, U1700 has a special low entry fee of just £22 (£17 if you are staying at the hotel)
~* 2 Nov   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 6:30PM. Rapid-play tournament with at least two graded sections. Swiss pairings. 30 minutes per player per game. 6 rounds. Minor Under 130 – Major Under 170 and Open if entries permit | Entry form
~ 2-3 Nov   Cambridgeshire County Chess Championships, Fenstanton Church Centre, School Lane, Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire PE29 9JR MAP Contact: Francis Bowers Email: Chessbower@aol.com Website: chessbower.co.uk – starts 09:30 ends 21.30. 5 round Swiss tournament over 2 two days restricted to Cambridgeshire players only and limited to 40+ players on a first come first served basis to find the Cambridgeshire County Chess Champion | Entry form
~ 3 Nov   Bolton Rapidplay, Ukrainian Social Club, 99 Castle St, Bolton BL2 1JP MAP Contact: Rod Middleton Email: gmccacongress@yahoo.co.uk Tel: 01204 383634 – starts 10:00 ends 18:00. Open, Major & Minor sections. 6 rounds | Entry form
~Y 3 Nov   Oxfordshire Junior Chess Tournament, Magdalen College School, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DZ MAP Contact: Andrew Varney Entries: Kami Yafit Parnes Email: a.varney@ntlworld.com – starts 9:30AM ends 5:30PM. Six round rapidplay Swiss. Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12 sections are qualifiers for the London Junior Chess Championships. Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 sections incorporate 2013 U13, U15 and U18 Oxfordshire junior chess championships (eligibility criteria apply) | Entry form
~* 4-8 Nov   14th Royal Beacon Seniors Chess Congress, Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth MAP Contact: Bob Jones Email: jones_r53@sky.com – starts 1.00pm ends 4.00pm. Open to all players aged 60+ on 4/11/2013 Entry fee £24.00 (discount for ECF members)
Y 5 Nov   Team Chess Challenge North London, Haberdasher’s Askes Contact: Jon Barnes Email: Barnes_J@habsboys.org.uk Website: http://www.teamchesschallenge.org.uk/tccenter.html
Y 7 Nov   Team Chess Challenge North West, Bolton School Contact: Mr P Costello Email: pcostello@boltonschool.org Website: http://www.teamchesschallenge.org.uk/tccenter.html
Y 7 Nov   Team Chess Challenge Kent, King’s, Canterbury Contact: Jon Hutchings Email: jmh@kings-school.co.uk Website: http://www.teamchesschallenge.org.uk/tccenter.html
@ 7 Nov   Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz, Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London NW11 8BS MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: www.hendonchessclub.com – a six round Swiss open
~ 8-10 Nov   Hampshire Congress, Eastleigh College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh SO50 5FS MAP Contact: John F. Wheeler Email: john.wheeler@care4free.net Website: http://www.hampshirechess.co.uk – starts 7.00pm. Open, Major (Under 160) and Minor (Under 125) | Entry form
~* 8-10 Nov   Preston Chess Congress, University of Central Lancashire – Harrington Refectory MAP Contact: Malcolm Peacock Email: malcolm@mpeacock.demon.co.uk Website: http://chess.popmalc.org.uk/
~* 9 Nov   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 | Entry form
Y 9 Nov   National Youth Chess Championships U16/U12 Championships, venue TBA Contact: K. Staveley Email: kevin.staveley@btinternet.com – team tournament
~* 9-10 Nov   Hertfordshire Chess Association 62nd Congress, County Suite, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford SG13 8DQ MAP Contact: Alan Brewis / Kidge Elder Email: organiser@hertschesscongress.com Website: www.hertschesscongress.com – starts 10:00 ends 18:00. At least 4 tournaments: Minor, Major, Challengers and Open
~ 9-10 Nov   Lowestoft Open, Parkhill Hotel, Oulton, Lowestoft NR32 5DX MAP Contact: Dr Mark Nettleton Email: mark.nettleton@btinternet.com Website: http://www.thelowestoftopen.co.uk – starts 9:30AM ends 6:00PM. The inaugural Lowestoft Open. 3 sections – Open, U170 & U130. 5 round Swiss. Tournament Organiser is Warren Kingston. U130 entry fee is now only £20.00 | Entry form
~@ 10 Nov   Oxfordshire Sunday League R1, Ducklington Village Hall, Standlake Road, Ducklington OX29 7UX MAP Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Website: http://www.witneychess.co.uk/
Y 13 Nov   Team Chess Challenge Oxford, Radley College Contact: Kevin Mosedale Email: kam@radley.org.uk Website: http://www.teamchesschallenge.org.uk/tccenter.html
~*# 15-17 Nov   47th Torbay Chess Congress, The Toorak Hotel, Chestnut Avenue, Torquay TQ2 5JS MAP Contact: Mark Batten Email: mark.batten@khlaw.co.uk – starts 7:00 PM ends 7:00 PM. 4 sections – Open, U170, U140, U120. Please note – early entry advised, limited entries. Open prizes £250, £150, £100 guaranteed
~* 16 Nov   13th Claires Court Chess Festival, Claires Court Boys School Ridgeway, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 4QQ MAP Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: nigelwdennis@btinternet.com – starts 11:00AM ends 6:00PM. U/10 and U/12 sections qualifying for the London Junior Championships, and U/18 section | Entry form
~@ 16-17 Nov 4NCL Rounds 1 and 2 | Weekend 1, Puma Hinckley Island Hotel, Puma Daventry Court Hotel, Puma Redworth Hall Hotel Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk | Entry guidelines can be found on the 4NCL website at http://www.4ncl.co.uk
~*Y+ 16-17 Nov   Junior 4NCL, Puma Daventry Court Hotel Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk
~*Y 17 Nov   Basildon Junior Chess Congress (LJCC), The Willows Primary School, Church Road, Basildon SS14 2EX MAP Contact: Nathanael Lutton Email: chessorganiser@gmail.com Website: www.basildonchess.org/junior.html – starts 9:45. An official London Junior Chess Championship qualifying event. Junior rapidplay event with 30 minutes each – Under 6, Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 18 Sections. This will be the 20th year running | Entry form
~* 17 Nov   Basildon Rapidplay Chess Congress, The Willows Primary School, Church Road, Basildon SS14 2EX MAP Contact: Nathanael Lutton Email: chessorganiser@gmail.com Website: www.basildonchess.org – starts 9:45 ends 17:30. Rapidplay event with 30 minutes each.
Top prize is £100 and the top Under 18 will receive £70 if they are not the overall winner. This will be the 20th year running | Entry form
Y 20 Nov   Team Chess Challenge West London, Hampton School Contact: Alasdair McBay Email: a.mcbay@hamptonschool.org.uk Website: http://www.teamchesschallenge.org.uk/tccenter.html
Y 20 Nov   Team Chess Challenge South West, Bristol GS Contact: Graham Iwi Email: GIwi@BGS.Bristol.sch.uk Website: http://www.teamchesschallenge.org.uk/tccenter.html
~@ 23 Nov   FIDE London Rapidplay, Isleworth & Syon School, Ridgeway Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5LJ MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: londonrapidplay@gmail.com Website: www.londonrapidplay.co.uk | Entry form
~Y 23 Nov   Junior London Rapidplay, Isleworth & Syon School, Ridgeway Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5LJ MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: londonrapidplay@gmail.com Website: www.londonrapidplay.co.uk – designed for beginners and juniors graded U80. Sections: U8, U10, U12 and U14. Each section winner will win a trophy and in each section there is a Best Girl prize! | Entry form
~ 23 Nov   Southampton Rapidplay 2013, St Denys Community Centre, Priory Road, Southampton SO17 2JZ MAP Contact: Robin Williams Email: williams.rj8@gmail.com Website: http://www.hampshirechess.co.uk/clubs/southampton/rapidplay/ – starts 10:00AM ends 6:00PM. Six-round ECF graded Rapidplay tournament, with a time control of 30 minutes per player | Entry form
~*+ 23-24 Nov   British Rapidplay Chess Championships, Leeds Contact: Brent Kitson Email: br.kitson@sky.com Website: www.british-rapidplay.org.uk – the UK’s premier weekend rapidplay since 1986. An English Junior Grand Prix event for 7-8 year-olds only.
~*@ 23-24 Nov   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.
~ 24 Nov   2013 Wiltshire Team Rapidplay Tournament, Nationwide Head Office, Pipers Way, Swindon, Wiltshire MAP Contact: Tony Ransom Email: chesssalsa@aol.com – the format of the tournament will be as follows: teams of 3 players (you may choose to have a squad of more players and swap people in and out of different rounds); 30 minutes per player per game; the entry fee is £12 per team (CASH ONLY, NO CHEQUES). All the entry fees will be returned as prizes for 1st and 2nd in the team and individual categories, and there will also be a trophy for the winning team. All Wiltshire players must be an ECF bronze or higher level registered member. Non-Wiltshire players must be an ECF silver or higher level registered member.
~*Y 24 Nov   3rd Shenley Junior Chess Congress, Manor Lodge School, Rectory Lane, Ridge Hill, Shenley, Herts. WD7 9BG MAP Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tony1n@yahoo.com – starts 9:30AM ends 5:45PM. Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12 sections. 6 rounds, 30 mins each rapidplay. This is a qualifier to the London Junior Chess Championships | Entry form
~*#@ 29 Nov-1 Dec   Leicester Chess Congress (H E Atkins Memorial), Regent College, Regent Road, Leicester LE1 7LW MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: sean@leicesterchess.co.uk Website: http://www.leicesterchess.co.uk - starts 7:00PM ends 7:00PM. 5 round Swiss with three sections. The Open is FIDE rated and a British Championship Qualifier.
Y 30 Nov   Birmingham U18 Schools Tournament, King Edward’s School Contact: Richard Simpson Email: rick@lagonda.org.uk
~Y+ 30 Nov   English Girls’ Championships, Nottingham High School, Waverley Mount, Nottingham NG7 4ED MAP Contact: Julian Clissold Email: j_clissold@btinternet.com Web: http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/girls/english-girls-championship/ – starts 10am ends 5pm. This event is open to all girls. Sections – U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18. Winners of each age group receive the title of ‘English Girls Champion 2013′ and a chance to be nominated to represent England in World Schools or European Schools Championships. Eligibility rules apply for titles. Please see web page for rules and online entry. English Youth Grand Prix event for 7 and 8 year old players only | Flier
~ 30 Nov   Oxford University Rapidplay, St Hugh’s College, St Margaret’s Rd, Oxford OX2 6LE MAP Contact: Michael Hopkins Email: rapidplayoxford2013@outlook.com Website: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~chess/#rapidplay – starts 10:00AM ends 7:00PM. 6 round rapidplay, 30 minutes per player. U150 and Open categories. Discount for students / under-18s | Entry form
Y 30 Nov   All Surrey Girls Chess Championships, Hinchley Wood Secondary School, Claygate Lane, Hinchley Wood, Surrey KT10 0AQ MAP Contact: Mike Basman Email: marie.gledhill@tesco.net – starts 9:45AM ends 4:30. This event is open to all girls, from beginners to advanced players. The event is also open to all girls regardless of where they live. The age sections are under 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 18. The scoring system is 3 points for a win, 2 for a draw and 1 for a loss. Rosettes awarded to girls scoring 11 points or more and trophies for all section winners. There is also a girls schools competition with the top three schools winning trophies | Entry form
~@ 30 Nov-1 Dec   Hampstead U220 Weekend Congress, Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohns Avenue (junction with Prince Arthur Road), London NW3 6NS (use NW3 6NS in your satnav) MAP
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