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H+H Fire U14 Half Term Chess @ Writtle Community House,12-14 Redwood Drive, Writtle, Chelmsford CM1 3LY
Feb 13 @ 8:30 am – Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: Web: [MAP]
Combination of training and games in small groups in Chelmsford, Essex. Hosted by International Master Richard Pert, with guest coaches International Master Adam Hunt & Robin Slade | Entry form

Bunratty Congress @ Bunratty Castle Hotel, Limerick, Ireland
Feb 17 – Feb 19 all-day

Contact: John McMorrow Email: Web: Bunratty Congress

11th Castle Chess Portsmouth (Fareham) @ The Lysses House Hotel, 51 High St, Fareham PO16
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: Web:
CHAMPIONSHIP U195 incl. Premier U175; MAJOR U155 incl. Intermediate U135; MINOR U115 incl. Challenger U195. Guaranteed Prize Fund minimum £150 per event. 6 rounds [MAP]

Doncaster Chess Congress @ Hall Cross School, Thorne Rd, Doncaster DN1
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Steve Mann Email: Tel: 01709 379 209
4 Swiss sections: Open, Under 171, Under 146, Under 126. Entry fee £31 adults, £26 juniors; less for ECF membership (above Bronze) £7 adults, £5 juniors. One British Championship qualifying place. Entries to Steve Mann email or phone [MAP] Entry form

47th Hampstead FIDE Congress U2200/U1900/U135 @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3 6NS
Feb 18 – Feb 19 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
Under 2200 and Under 1900 FIDE sections, ECF Under 135 Section, G60+30s a move

Aldro Inter Schools Chess Tournament @ Aldro School Lombard St Shackleford Godalming Surrey GU8 6AS
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Contact: David Archer Email: [MAP]
Three round Swiss tournament for school teams of 4 players. Three age group sections U12, U10 and U8 age groups (ages on September 1st 2016). Major and Minor sections depending on entries. Medals for the top three teams in each section. Contact David Archer for further details

Wiltshire & West of England Junior Open Championships @ St. Joseph's College Catholic College, Swindon
Feb 18 @ 9:45 am – Feb 19 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Bev Schofield Email:
Although this (31st) Junior Open Congress is organised by Wiltshire Junior Chess, it is open to ANY chess player under 18 on the 31st August 2016 [MAP] Entry form

Northern Junior Championship @ Cheadle Hulme School, Claremont Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 6EG
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Julian Clissold Email: Web:
The tournament is open to all Junior ECF members. There are sections for age groups: Under 7; Under 8; Under 9; Under 11; Under 12; Under 14; Under 16; Under 18 [MAP] Entry form

Birmingham Junior Open @ King Edward's School, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2UA
Feb 19 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web:
Tournaments for Under 9s, 11s and 18s, plus a Masters tournament | Entry form

Leyland Rapidplay @ Wellfield Business and Enterprise College, Yewlands Dr, Leyland PR25
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Bob / Janet Email: Web:
Major U180, Intermediate U130 & Minor U100. Six rounds. Each player will have 20 minutes plus 5 seconds per move from move 1 [MAP] Entry form

Richmond Rapidplay @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Rd, Twickenham, Greater London TW1 3BB
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: Web:
The continuation of a famous and successful series of rapid play tournaments, suitable for both juniors and adult players [MAP] Entry form

Bristol Spring Congress @ 6th Form Common Room, Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8
Feb 24 – Feb 26 all-day

Contact: Alan Papier Email: Web:
A 5 round Swiss event. All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 second increments [MAP] Entry form

46th Dyfed Chess Congress @ Fishguard Bay Hotel, Quay Road, Goodwick, Pembrokeshire SA64 0BT
Feb 24 @ 6:45 pm – Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Paul Orton Email: Web:
Open Section, Major Section. Please send entries to: Tony Haigh, Brithdir Mawr, Newport, Pembs. SA42 0QJ Tel: 07811 852829 Email
Rate of play: all moves in 1½ hours with 30 second increments added after each move [MAP] Entry form

17th LIBEREC OPEN @ Olympik Hotel, Sokolovska 138, Praha 8
Feb 25 – Mar 4 all-day

Contact: Jan Mazuch Email: Details:
FIDE open

2017 British Universities’ Championship @ Birmingham, England
Feb 25 – Feb 26 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: Web:
National University Championship …

Hull Junior Chess Congress @ Hymers College, Hymers Ave, Hull HU3 1LW
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: Web: [MAP]
Major Section, Intermediate Section, Minor Section and Novice Section (age limit U11 years of age on 1st September 2016) | Entry form

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire; postcode of entrance drive SL6 4QQ
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Contact: Nigel Dennis Email: Web: [MAP]
Delancey UK Chess Challenge Tournament Qualifying for the Megafinal for children under the age of 11. Separate tournament for children over the age of 11 | Entry form

Warwickshire Open Chess Championships @ Coventry Rugby Club, Butts Rd, Coventry CV1
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Ed Goodwin Email: Web:
There will be four sections – Open, Under 170, Under 145 and Under 120. All events 5 rounds. Time control 30 moves in 70 mins, plus 20 mins, plus 10 secs per move throughout. The open section is a qualifier for the 2017 British Championships [MAP]

Poplar Rapid-Play @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: Web: [MAP]
2 grade band sections – Minor Under 130 and Major Under 171. 30 minutes per player per game. 6 rounds | Entry form

2nd H+H Fire Brentwood U14 Train & Play @ Brentwood Prep School, Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8EQ
Feb 26 @ 9:30 am – 4:15 pm

Contact: Richard Pert Email: Web: [MAP]
UK’s strongest coaching line-up at any event this year! Day hosted by IM Richard Pert (ECF 238) with guest coaches GM Matthew Sadler (ECF 282 – Britain’s highest graded player) and GM Nick Pert (ECF 256 – former World U18 Champion). All abilities welcome (split into groups according to ability) – child must be under the age of 14 at time of the event. Day involves combination of graded tournament games and training from the Masters. Everyone welcome but space is limited so please enter early | Entry form