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@ 2 Oct   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
~ 3-5 Oct   51st Hull Chess Congress, Endsleigh Centre, 481 Beverley Road, Hull HU6 7LH MAP Contact: Steve King Email: president@hullchess.com Website: http://www.hullchess.com – starts 12:00PM ends 12:00PM – 1st prize all sections £450, 2nd prize £250, 3rd prize £150 2x£50 grading prizes
~@ 4-5 Oct   4NCL Rapidplay, Daventry Court Hotel Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk
~Y+ 4-5 Oct   Junior 4NCL, Puma Daventry Court Hotel MAP Contact: Mike Truran Tel: 01993 708645 Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk
#@ 4-12 Oct   PokerStars Isle of Man International Masters, Villa Marina, Harris Promenade, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 2HP MAP Contact: Alan Ormsby Email: masters@iominternationalchess.com Website: http://iominternationalchess.com – starts 1:30PM ends 9:00PM. Open tournament, 9 round Swiss. £18,000 prize money: 1st £6,000; 2nd £3,000; 3rd £2,000; 4th £1,500; 5th £1,000; 6th £700. Ladies’ prizes: 1st £2,000; 2nd £1,000. Rating prizes £800 – see website for details | Entry form
~ 6-12 Oct   PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament – Major, Villa Marina, Harris Promenade, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 2HP MAP Contact: Brian Woodard Email: major@iominternationalchess.com Website: http://iominternationalchess.com – starts 1:30PM ends 8:00PM. 7 round Swiss, open to players with ECF grade of 185 and below. £1,500 prize money: 1st £600; 2nd £400; 3rd £200. Grading prizes £300 – see website for details. Entry fee £36. Deduct £6 if at least ECF Silver member | Entry form
~ 6-12 Oct   PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament – Minor, Villa Marina, Harris Promenade, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 2HP MAP Contact: Brian Woodard Email: minor@iominternationalchess.com Website: http://iominternationalchess.com – starts 1:30PM ends 8:00PM. 7 round Swiss, open to players with ECF grade of 140 and below. £1,500 prize money: 1st £600; 2nd £400; 3rd £200. Grading prizes £300 – see website for details. Entry fee £36. Deduct £6 if at least ECF Silver member | Entry form
~@ 11 Oct   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
~ 18-19 Oct Second Witney Weekend Congress, Cokethorpe School, Witney, Oxfordshire OX29 7PU Contact: Mike Truran Email: mike@truranfamily.co.uk Website: www.witneychess.co.uk – Sponsored by Cokethorpe School
~ 19 Oct   12th Chess Coaching Services Tournament and Training Day, John Keble Church, Church Close, Edgware HA8 9NS MAP Contact: Rob Willmoth Email: robwillmoth@hotmail.co.uk Website: http://chesscoachingservices.co.uk – starts 12:30AM ends 6:00PM. The only junior event of its kind in the UK. Training split into 4 different ability groups. Training plan determined beforehand so that parents can see what their child will be taught before the event. This is supplemented by an ECF rapidplay tournament in between the 4 training sessions.
~ 19-25 Oct   40th Guernsey Interational Chess Festival, The Peninsula Hotel, Les Dicqs, Vale, Guernsey GY6 8JP MAP Contact: Fred Hamperl Email: hamperlfred@hotmail.com Website: http://www.guernseychessclub.org.gg/ – starts 2:00PM ends 2:00PM. The venue remains at the Peninsula Hotel on Guernsey’s sandy west coast. Subsidised social events will be organised during the tournament week.
~# 24-26 Oct   38th Scarborough Chess Congress, The Ocean Room, Spa Complex, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2HD MAP Contact: Lara Barnes Email: scarboroughchess@gmail.com Website: http://www.scarboroughchesscongress.org.uk – starts 7:00PM ends 6:15PM. A five round Swiss tournament with five sections and over £5500 prize money. Hot and cold food & drinks available at the venue. Contact: Maggie Butterworth 01709 889854 (before 9pm). Online entries now accepted at the congress web site | Entry form
~ 25 Oct   Mind Sports International Rapidplay Grand Prix, London Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Website: www.mindsportsacademy.com/chess – Swiss 6 rounds, open to all, total prize fund £300
~*# 25-26 Oct   32nd Bury St Edmunds Congress, The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD MAP Contact: Bob Jones Email: bobjoneschess@btinternet.com Website: http://www.bsecongress.org.uk – starts 9:30 ends 6:00PM. A five-round Swiss Tournament with Open, Major (U170), Intermediate (U145) and Minor (U120) sections. Free entry for GMs and IMs. Prize fund in excess of £2,000. This is organiser Bob Jones’ 16th and final Bury St Edmunds Congress
~ 26 Oct   Mind Sports International Rapidplay Grand Prix, London 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
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