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~*@# 1-7 Sep 63rd DCCA Paignton Congress, Livermead House Hotel, Torbay MAP Contact: Alan Crickmore Email: plymouthchess@btinternet.com Website: http://www.chessdevon.co.uk/ – Open, Challengers U180, Intermediate U150, Minor U125, Americans, Boniface 5-round Morning | Entry form
  2 Sep Autumn Wiltshire 5-Minute Championship, Brown Jack Public House, 1 Prior Hill, Wroughton, Wiltshire SN4 0RT MAP Contact: Tony Ransom Email: chesssalsa@aol.com – starts 7:15PM ends 10:30PM. All entry fees will be returned as prize money. There will be a chilli (free of charge). The entry fee is £3 adults / £1.50 juniors (cash only, NO CHEQUES). Entries will only be accepted on the night, so bring along a completed form. Please arrive between 7.15 and 7.30 to allow for a prompt start. It is expected that there will be 7 rounds, but this will depend on how promptly we can start | Entry form
@ 5 Sep 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
  6 Sep Meri Grigoryan’s Annual Charity Simul in Bournemouth Town Square MAP Contact: Meri Grigoryan Email: meriko35@gmail.com Website: http://www.justgiving.com/Meri-Grigoryan-simultaneous-chess-exhibition-Bournemouth2013 – starts 12.00pm ends 5.30pm. Please come and play chess against me on 6th September from 12pm to 5pm in Bournemouth Town Square and help me raise money for Cancer Research UK. There will be chess book prizes for best game, best junior and best lady.
~* 6-8 Sep Leek Chess Congress, Westwood College, Leek, Staffs ST13 8NP MAP Contact: Roger Edwards Email: rogerjedwards@yahoo.co.uk – For this event all entrants will be listed in descending grading order and then placed into sections with about 36 players in each section | Entry form
~* 7 Sep 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
~ 7-8 Sep CCF Late Summer Congress (including FIDE Open), 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
  10 Sep Greater London Chess Club Open Blitz Tournament, Lower 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 10:00PM. Open to all players. Open and U-150 Blitz Tournaments incorporating the Civil Service League Individual Blitz Championships | Entry form
~* 13-15 Sep Harrogate Chess Congress, Harrogate Chess Club, Apley Grange, Society of the Holy Child Jesus, 35 Oatlands Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8PU MAP Contact: Noel Boustred Email: noelboustred@yahoo.co.uk – starts 19:00 ends 18:30. 3 sections based on January 2013 grades:- Minor limit is 150; Major limit is 175 ; Open has any grade. Minor Prizes £200 for 5 points (5 wins) with prizes down to a possible prize of 3.5 points. Major and Open prizes are 70% of entry fee in sections. £29 to enter unless Silver ECF membership or above then ONLY £23 | Entry form
~Y 14 Sep Sussex Junior Crowborough Rapidplay, Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1DP MAP Contact: Sandra Manchester Email: entrymanager@sussexjuniorchess.org Website: http://www.sussexjuniorchess.org – starts 9:45AM. 6 rounds rapidplay in 4 sections; U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major. Open to all aged under 18 on 31st August 2013
~ 14 Sep 28th Crowborough Chess Congress, The Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough TN6 1AR MAP Email: secretary@crowboroughchess.org Website: http://www.crowboroughchess.org – starts 10:00AM ends 5:30PM. 6 round Swiss tournament with 25 minutes per player plus 5 seconds per move from start. One section with grading prizes | Entry form
~*@ 15 Sep 27th Leamington Rapidplay Congress, Trident Centre, Poseidon Way, Warwick CV34 6SW MAP Contact: Guy Greenland Email: leamingtoncongress@gmail.com Website: www.leamingtonchessleague.org.uk – six round Swiss tournament, with four sections – FIDE rated Open section.
~Y 15 Sep Eton Secondary School Rapidplay Chess Tournament, Eton College MAP Contact: Neill Cooper Email: nsc@cplusc.co.ukEntry form
~Y 15 Sep Chess Masters Junior Tournament, Wood End School, Yeomans Ave, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 3EH MAP Contact: Sheela Jina Email: info@chess-masters.co.uk Website: http://chess-masters.co.uk – a qualifying event for the London Junior Chess Championships | Entry form
~Y 15 Sep Kent Junior Chess GP1 – London Junior Qualifier, Rathfern Primary School, Rathfern Road, Catford, London SE6 4NL MAP Contact: Sue Maguire Email: sue.maguire@kjca.org Website: http://www.kjca.org/event/60 – starts 9:00AM ends 5:30PM. Junior Rapidplay, London Junior Qualifier, fun tournament for all juniors with a medal for all entrants in the U9 section. Children from all counties welcome to come along and play quality chess!
~# 20-22 Sep Isle of Man Chess Congress, Cherry Orchard Aparthotel, Port Erin, Isle of Man MAP Contact: Alan Robertson Email: alanbruce@manx.net Website: http://www.iomchess.com/congress2013.html
£1600 Prize Fund Major-Minor 5 Round Swiss
~ 20-22 Sep 49th Northumberland County Chess Congress, The Parks Leisure Centre, Howdon Road, Royal Quays, North Shields NE29 6TL MAP Contact: Lara Barnes Email: larabarnes@btinternet.com – Open, Ian Lambie Major, Nora Hunter Minor and Foundation | Entry form
~*#@ 20-22 Sep e2e4 Bedford Congress, Park Inn Hotel, 2 St Marys’ Street, Bedford MK42 0AR MAP Contact: Sean Hewitt Email: info@e2e4.org.uk Website: http://www.e2e4.org.uk/bedford/Sep2013/index.htm – start 6:50PM ends 7:00PM. There are 3 sections; the Open and U2000 are both FIDE rated and ECF graded, with the U140 section ECF graded. Each section has a first prize of £500! The event is sure to sell out so, if you want to play you are advised to book very, very early!
~* 21-22 Sep Castle Chess: 3rd 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)
Y 22 Sep East Midlands Chess Junior Training Tournament, Risley Village Hall, 18 Derby Road, Risley, Derby DE72 3SU MAP Contact: Christopher Dunworth & David Levens Email: eastmidlandschess@gmail.com http://www.eastmidlandschess.co.uk – starts 11:00AM ends 6:00PM. Junior Training Tournament (Individual & Schools) open to all children U13 & U130 grade (i.e. Year 8 and under). 6 round Swiss. Schools Event – Best 4 scores per school are counted, to determine School Champions. £20 entry fee per child. A first round bye is available, if needed | Entry form
~ 22 Sep Harambee Quickplay, Malcolm X Centre, 141 City Road, St. Paul’s, Bristol BS2 8YH MAP Contact: Kwame Benin Email: harambeechess@hotmail.co.uk Website: http://www.chessit.co.uk – starts 10:30AM ends 6:00PM. 6 round Swiss rapidplay – 25 mins. on the clock per round. 3 sections – Open, Major (U165), Minor (U130) | Entry form
~ 22 Sep 45th Barnet Knights London Junior Qualifier, Garden Suburb School, Childs Way, London NW11 6XU MAP Contact: Rob Willmoth Email: robwillmoth@hotmail.co.uk Website: http://www.barnetknights.com – starts 9:00AM ends 6:00PM. London Junior Qualifier. 6 rounds , 30 minutes per player, tournament split into Under 8, Under 10 , Under 12 and Under 14 | Entry form
Y 22 Sep National Youth Chess Association U18 and U14 Championships, venue TBA Contact: K. Staveley Email: kevin.staveley@btinternet.com – team event
~Y 22 Sep Yorkshire Junior Chess Association Championship, Grammar School at Leeds, Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, Leeds LS17 8GS MAP Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Website: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org – starts 10:00AM ends 4:30PM. Open event – Under 18, Under 14, Under 12, Under 11, Under 10, Under 9 and Under 8 (ages as of 1st September 2013) | Entry form
Y 22 Sep Chess Masters – Tournament & Coaching Day, Wood End School, Yeomans Ave, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 3EH MAP Contact: Sheela Jina Email: info@chess-masters.co.uk Website: www.chess-masters.co.uk – from 1:00PM to 5:00. A three round chess tournament with coaching sessions led by International Master Lorin D’Costa, between the games. All abilities welcome | Entry form
~ 28 Sep Open FIDE Rapid Play, 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
~ 28 Sep English Chess Challenge 2013 – Champion of Champions’ Event, 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
~*@ 28-29 Sep 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.
~Y 29 Sep HSCA – LJQ – Tournament (Juniors), Skyswood Primary School, Chandlers Road, St Albans AL4 9RS MAP Contact: Yogesh Jina Email: hsca@live.co.uk – starts 9:30AM ends 5:30PM. 6 round Rapidplay tournament with U8, U10, U12, U14 and U18 sections – a qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championships | Entry form
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