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Wiltshire & West of England Junior Open Championships @ St. Joseph’s Catholic College
Feb 20 @ 9:45 am – Feb 21 @ 6:15 pm

Although this 30th Junior Open Congress is organised by Wiltshire Junior Chess, it is open to ANY chess player under 18 on the 31st August 2015 | Entry form

Bristol Spring Congress @ Bristol Grammar School
Feb 26 @ 6:45 pm – Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Email:
5 round Swiss in 3 sections – Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125). Open section FIDE rated. Time controls (all sections) – 90 mins. with 30 secs. increments | Entry form

WECU 69th Open Easter Congress @ The Royal Beacon Hotel
Mar 25 @ 9:45 am – Mar 28 @ 2:30 pm

Contact: Meyrick Shaw Email: Web: http://www.chessdevon
Three sections – FIDE rated Open (incl. West of England Championship); FIDE rated Major u1950 or ECF u170; Minor u135; Also included is the WECU Ladies Championship – The Elizabeth Walker Cup.
Free entry for GMs & IMs | Entry form

27th Frome Chess Congress @ Selwood Academy
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – May 15 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Gerry Jepps Email: Web:
There are 4 sections: Open, Major (U165), Intermediate (U140), Minor (U110). The Open is FIDE-rated and a WECU designated British Championship qualifying event. (There will be a second British Championships qualifying place if there are 20 or more Open entries.) The Congress is part of the Tradewise Grand Prix and includes the Somerset Championships. Restaurant facilities on-site and free car parking | Entry form

Bristol Summer Congress @ 6th Form Common Room
Jun 10 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Alan Papier Email: Web:
A congress with three sections. FIDE Open, Major for players graded below 155, and Minor for players graded under 125. Set in the heart of Bristol close to shops, pubs, restaurants and hotels, with free parking for 100 cars | Entry form

Bristol Steve Boniface Memorial Congress @ Sixth Form Common Room
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

Contact: Alan Papier Email: Web:
5 round tournament in 3 sections — Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125). Central location with free parking | Entry form

66th DCCA ‘Paignton’ Congress @ Livermead House Hotel
Sep 4 – Sep 10 all-day

Contact: Linda Crickmore Tel: 01752 768206 (before 9.00pm, please)
Ron Bruce Premier (Open), Rowena Bruce Challengers U180, Walker Minor U135, Boniface Morning 5 Round U180 and Thynne Morning 5 Round U135 (2 sections)

52nd Northumberland Chess Congress @ The Parks Leisure Centre
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: David Watson Email:
Weekend Congress with 5 Rounds. 1st round Friday Evening, Rounds 2 & 3 Saturday, Rounds 4 & 5 Sunday. Open FIDE rated, Major restricted to ECF grade 165 and below, Minor restricted to ECF grade 135 and below plus Foundation event 10 rounds restricted to players ECF grade 105 and below who have never won a major prize in a congress | Entry form

Torbay Congress @ Livermead Hotel
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm

Four tournaments: Open, U170, U140 and U120. Please phone before 10pm.

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