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October 2012

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@ 3 Oct 1st Laboratory Spa FIDE Blitz Tournament, The Laboratory Spa & Health Club, 1A Hall Lane London, Hendon NW4 4TJ MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: http://global.tornelo.com/tournaments/1st-laboratory-spa-health-club-blitz – one section, Swiss system tournament organised by International Tournament Organiser and Arbiter Adam Raoof. 1st prize is a trophy, plus a trophy for the highest scoring Lab Spa member.
~ 3 Oct-4 Mar 2012/13 Wiltshire Open Chess Championship, Village Hall, Manor Farm Lane, Langley Burrell, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 4LL MAP Contact: Tony Ransom MAP Email: chesssalsa@aol.com – There will be 6 rounds, played on the first Monday of the month, the first one being 1st October 2012 | Entry form
@ 4 Oct ‘First Thursday’ Hendon Blitz Chess Tournaments, Hendon Chess Club, Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London NW11 8BS MAP Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: http://www.hendonchessclub.com/blitz/ – one section, Swiss system tournament. FIDE rated. 1st prize £20, 2nd Prize £10 and £10 prize for the highest Hendon Chess Club member. Please supply a Date of Birth OR a FIDE ID with your entry
~ 5-7 Oct Isle of Man Chess Congress, Cherry Orchard Aparthotel, Bridson Street, Port Erin, Isle of Man MAP Contact: Alan Bruce Robertson Email: alanbruce@manx.net – Major, Minor 5 Rounds Swiss – Major for players graded below 185 and Minor graded below 145 | Website | Entry form
  5-7 Oct 49th Hull Chess Congress, Endsleigh Centre, Beverley Road, Hull MAP Contact: Steve King Email: president@hullchess.com Website: www.hullchess.com | Entry form
  6 Oct SCCU County Championship, Open: Hertfordshire v Essex, Kent v Middlesex, Sussex v Surrey Website: http://www.sccu.ndo.co.uk/
  6 Oct CCF Junior Rapid Play – LJCC Qualifier, 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/
~ 6 Oct Supremi Team Championship – North, New Charter Academy, Broadoak Road, Ashton under Lyne OL6 8RF MAP Contact: T. Sainbayar and M. Basman Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: www.ukchessacademy.com – The UK Chess Academy are proud to announce the very first Supremi Team Championships. This exciting new event will acknowledge the success of the Supremi title holders from the UK Chess Challenge 2012, each of the Supremi will have a chance to represent their county and work as a team towards making the Final at the Olympia conference center on the 7th of December, which will be run during the 4th London Chess Classic | Entry form
~* 6-7 Oct Castle Chess: 2nd Dudley Congress, The Quality Hotel Dudley, Birmingham Rd, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4RN 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
  6-7 Oct 4th Wellington College Training Weekend GRANDMASTER TRAINING in groups for juniors of all levels and adults over 110 grade, Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7PU MAP Contact: Nick Pert Email: nickpert@hotmail.com – 10am–5pm both days with lunch (included) 12.30-1.30 – coaches are likely to include GM Nick Pert, GM David Howell and GM Simon Williams!
Pictures here (courtesy John Upham) | Entry form
*~@ 7 Oct 17th Birmingham & District Chess League Rapidplay, Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Rd, Birmingham B32 2TW MAP Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com Website: http://www.birminghamblitz.org.uk/ – FIDE-rated Open, graded sections for max. grade 170, 140, 110. Prize fund £1,000 | Entry form / enter online
  10 Oct CCF Daytime FIDE Club – Autumn Event Round 2, 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/
*~@# 12-14 Oct 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
~* 12-14 Oct 47th Dorset Open Congress (BOURNEMOUTH), The Bournemouth International Hotel, Priory Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5DL MAP Contact: Norman Mackie Email: dorset@bournemouthchesscongress.org.uk Website: www.bournemouthchesscongress.org.uk – 4 sections; Open, Major, Intermediate and Minor | Entry form
  12-14 Oct 45th West Wales Chess Congress, The Glamorgan Arms Function Suite, Pontlliw, Swansea SA4 9DY MAP Contact: Les Philpin Email: newsilure@hotmail.com – Open, Major and Minor sections | Entry form
~* 13 Oct 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/
~ 13 Oct Supremi Team Championship – South, Hinchley Wood School, Claygate Lane, Surrey KT10 0AQ MAP Contact: T. Sainbayar and M. Basman Email: ukchessacademy@gmail.com Website: www.ukchessacademy.com – The UK Chess Academy are proud to announce the very first Supremi Team Championships. This exciting new event will acknowledge the success of the Supremi title holders from the UK Chess Challenge 2012, each of the Supremi will have a chance to represent their county and work as a team towards making the Final at the Olympia conference center on the 7th of December, which will be run during the 4th London Chess Classic | Entry form
~* 13 Oct Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay, The Old Grammar School, Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AD MAP Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk Website: www.chessit.co.uk – slight change of venue and sections from before. Just across the road from the Town Hall. Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125) | Entry form
~*# 13-14 Oct 30th Bury St Edmunds Congress, The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3FD MAP Contact: Bob Jones Email: bobjoneschess@btinternet.com – Open, U170, U145 and U120. Website: www.bsecongress.org.uk | Entry form
~ 13-14 Oct English U11s Closed Championship, Nottingham Boys Junior High School, Waverley Mount (off Waverley Street), Nottingham NG74ED MAP Contact: David Levens Email: davidl64@chesscoach.co.uk Website: http://www.epsca.org.uk/ – a 5 round long play tournament for juniors under 11 on September 1st 2012 (Year 6 pupils); the first event towards gaining the necessary qualification to compete in the England Under 11 team trial to be held in Liverpool April 2013 | Details
~ 14 Oct York Junior Chess Congress, Cundall Manor School, Helperby, York YO61 2RW Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Website: http://www.leedsjuniorchess.org.uk/events.html – Four sections – Major, Intermediate, Minor, Novice | Entry form
~* 14 Oct Barnet Junior Chess Autumn Championships, Woodhouse College, Woodhouse Road, London N12 9EY MAP Contact: Tony Niccoli Email: tony1n@yahoo.com Website: www.barnetjuniorchess.com – Junior rapidplay tournament ranging from Under 8 all the way up to Under 18. An LJCC qualifier | Entry form
  14 Oct Simultaneous with FM David Eggleston, Harrogate Conservative Club, East Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5LQ MAP Contact: Richard White Email: richardwhite484@hotmail.com Website: https://sites.google.com/site/harrogatechessclub/home – Harrogate Chess Club are hosting a simultaneous exhibition with FM David Eggleston on Sunday 14th October 2012 starting at 1pm. Maximum 25 entries. Places will be offered on a first come first served basis and the entry fee is £10
  14 Oct The Spectator Chess Festival, Royal Geographical Society, London Contact: The Spectator Email: events@spectator.co.uk Website: chess.spectator.co.uk – The Spectator Chess Festival is an afternoon of fabulous stimulation and entertainment. Throughout the event there will be a range of activities to take part in from lectures to hands-on coaching, to playing for fun.
~ 19-21 Oct 36th Scarborough Chess Congress, The Ocean Room Spa Complex, South Bay, Scarborough MAP Contact: Maggie Butterworth Telephone: 01226 211501 (before 9pm) Email: scarboroughchess@gmail.com  Website: www.scarboroughchesscongress.co.uk – An entry form can be downloaded from http://www.chessdirect.co.uk/download/Scarborough2012.pdf
*~ 20 Oct 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
~ 20 Oct 5th West London Junior Rapid Championship (U12), Committee Room, Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick, London W4 MAP Contact: Meri Grigoryan Email: wljcc2001@gmail.com Website: http://www.westlondonchess.com/juniors – Rounds: 5 Nobody is knocked out. Clocks to be used on all boards: 10 min each on the clock, 20 min for a game | Entry form
  20 Oct Berkshire Junior Championship, Downs School, Manor Crescent, Compton, Berkshire RG20 6NU MAP Contact: Lucy Head Email: championship@bjca.org.uk Website: www.bjca.org.uk – Beginners, U10, U12, U14 and U18.  U10 and U12 are qualifying events for the London Junior Chess Championship. An open junior tournament suitable for those of all abilities.  Cash prizes in the U14 and U18 sections with trophies to keep in all sections for 1st, 2nd and 3rd | Entry form
  20 Oct Bucks Junior Chess Congress, Wycombe High School, Marlow Road, High Wycombe HP11 1TB MAP Contact: Hans Hansen Email: hapehansen@aol.com Website: http://www.bucksvoice.net/byca/ – a qualifying event for the London Junior Chess Championships (LJCC) 6 round Swiss, 30 minutes each player per game. Sections: Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 18 | Entry form
  20 Oct 1st Birmingham International Blitz, Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Rd, Birmingham B32 2TW MAP Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com – a series of 10-player All-Play-Alls held over a single afternoon designed to earn players a FIDE Blitz Rating
~ 20-21 Oct Metropolitan Chess Club Congress, City Of London School For Boys, London EC4 MAP Contact: John Kitchen Email: carolyn.kitchen@btopenworld.com – standardplay Congress (5 rounds), three graded sections | Entry form
~ 21 Oct 3rd Chess Coaching Services Tournament and Training Day, John Keble Church Hall, Church Close, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 9NS MAP Contact: Rob Willmoth Email: robwillmoth@hotmail.co.uk – coaching by International master Lorin D’Costa and British master Rob Willmoth plus other recognised coaches. The only event of its kind in the UK | Entry form
  21 Oct Barnet Junior Chess Training Day #2, St Pauls C of E School, The Ridgeway, London NW7 1QU MAP Contact: Angela Eyton/Tony Niccoli Email: teams@barnetjuniorchess.com Website: www.barnetjuniorchess.com – Barnet Junior Chess training with special guest coaches. Training will take place in small similar ability groups with short breaks between lessons. Fully supervised. Open to all juniors | Entry form
  21 Oct Free Chess Coaching for Hertfordshire Juniors, Skyswood Primary School, Chandlers Road, St Albans AL4 9RS MAP with IM Ravi Kumar, Adults vs Children Match, Simultaneous Games and HSCA AGM Contact: Yogesh Jina Email: hsca@live.co.uk
~@# 21-27 Oct 38th Guernsey International Chess Festival, Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey Contact: Fred Hamperl Email: hamperlfred@hotmail.com Website: http://www.guernseychessclub.org.gg/festival/festival.htm – there are 2 tournaments: the Holiday for players graded below ECF 150 (Elo 1800) and the Open tournament | Entry form
*~@# 27-31 Oct e2e4 Basingstoke International, Basingstoke Country Hotel, Scures Hill, Nately Scures, Nr. Hook, Hampshire RG27 9JS MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: sean@e2e4.org.uk Website: www.e2e4.org.uk/basingstoke – A 9 round FIDE rated International with sections from players of all strengths. GM norms available
*~@# 27-31 Oct e2e4 Basingstoke Seniors, Basingstoke Country Hotel, Scures Hill, Nately Scures, Nr. Hook, Hampshire RG27 9JS MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: sean@e2e4.org.uk Website: www.e2e4.org.uk/basingstoke – A 5 round FIDE rated tournament for players aged 60 and over, played at one game per day, set in a beautiful country setting.
~@ 27 Oct London FIDE Rapid Play, Newman Catholic College, Harlesden Road, Willesden NW10 3RN MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: londonrapidplay@yahoo.co.uk – sections U1700, U2000 and Open Website: www.londonrapidplay.co.uk
~* 27 Oct Sussex Junior Rapidplay, Worth School, Paddockhurst Road, Turners Hill, West Sussex RH10 4SD MAP Contact: Paula Payne Email: entrymanager@sussexjuniorchess.org Website: www.sussexjuniorchess.org – 6 rounds in 4 sections: U8, U10, U12, U18. LJCC qualifier. Open to all aged under 18 on 31st August 2012 | Entry form
~@ 27 Oct London Junior FIDE Rapid Play, Newman Catholic College, Harlesden Road, Willesden NW10 3RN MAP Contact: Sainbayar Tserendorj Email: londonrapidplay@yahoo.co.uk – sections U8, U10, U12, U14 and U18 Website: www.londonrapidplay.co.uk
~ 28 Oct Cambridgeshire Rapidplay, Whittlesford Memorial Hall, Mill Lane, Whittlesford, Cambridge CB22 4NE MAP Contact: Paul Kemp Email: paulkemp64@gmail.com – five round rapidplay Swiss tournament with three sections: Open, Major (Under 160) and Challengers (Under 120) – £600 in prize money | Entry form
  31 Oct CCF Daytime FIDE Club – Autumn Event Round 3, 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/
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