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May
17
Fri
2019
30th Frome Chess Congress @ Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – May 19 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Gerry Jepps Email: gnjepps@outlook.com Web: http://www.somersetchess.org/frome_congress/FromeHome.html [MAP] The annual Frome Congress is a 5 round Swiss tournament with 4 Sections – Open, U165, U140, U110. The restaurant, bookstall and analysis areas are separate from the playing areas and there is ample (free) car parking. The Congress is part of the ECF Grand Prix and includes the Somerset Championships. The Open is FIDE-rated and part of the British Championships Qualifying Grand Prix | Entry form

Calderdale Chess Congress @ Lee Mount Social Club, Lee Mount Road, Halifax
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – May 19 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Noel Email: noelschess@gmail.com Web: http://www.noelschess.weebly.com [MAP] Only £22 for Silver ECF members to enter the Minor. You can win £150 in the Minor (U109) OR £200 in the Inter (U146). The Open offers 80% of section entry fee back as prize money! August 2018 grades are used. Great homemade sandwiches and good quality drinks sold in the social club if you wish | Entry form

The Ennis Congress 2019 @ West County Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – May 19 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John Cassidy Email: ritacassidy16@eircom.net Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/1115 [MAP] Annual event held with two sections – Open and U1400. 100 entrants expected and 1500 euro prize fund

May
18
Sat
2019
Bristol Megafinal @ Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol
May 18 all-day

Contact: Robert Chandler Email: robert@keywee.com | Web [MAP] This Megafinal is part of the 2019 UK Chess Challenge and is a qualifying event for the Gigafinals. The UK Chess Challenge is one of the largest childrens’ chess events in the world with over 6,000 children taking part in Megafinals held across the UK. Please ensure you have met the qualification criteria before entering. Details of the full tournament rules can be found here

Caterham Megafinal @ Caterham School, Harestone Valley Road, Caterham
May 18 all-day

Contact: Anna York Andersen Email: anna.york-andersen@caterhamschool.co.uk | Web [MAP] This Megafinal is part of the 2019 UK Chess Challenge and is a qualifying event for the Gigafinals. The UK Chess Challenge is one of the largest childrens’ chess events in the world with over 6,000 children taking part in Megafinals held across the UK. Please ensure you have met the qualification criteria before entering. Details of the full tournament rules can be found here

ECF County Championships Quarter Finals (U180, U140 & U100)
May 18 all-day
Northumbria Megafinal @ Newcastle Royal Grammar School, Eskdale Terrace, Newcastle Upon Tyne
May 18 all-day

Contact: Tim Wall Email: timpeterwall@gmail.com | Web [MAP] This Megafinal is part of the 2019 UK Chess Challenge and is a qualifying event for the Gigafinals. The UK Chess Challenge is one of the largest childrens’ chess events in the world with over 6,000 children taking part in Megafinals held across the UK. Please ensure you have met the qualification criteria before entering. Details of the full tournament rules can be found here

Nottinghamshire Megafinal @ Nottingham High School, Waverley Mount, Nottingham
May 18 all-day

Contact: John Crawley Email: crawlj6@aol.com | Web [MAP] This Megafinal is part of the 2019 UK Chess Challenge and is a qualifying event for the Gigafinals. The UK Chess Challenge is one of the largest childrens’ chess events in the world with over 6,000 children taking part in Megafinals held across the UK. Please ensure you have met the qualification criteria before entering. Details of the full tournament rules can be found here

Pennine Megafinal @ Saddleworth Comprehensive School, High Street, Uppermill, Oldham
May 18 all-day

Contact: Steve Rigby Email: nippy50@gmail.com | Web [MAP] This Megafinal is part of the 2019 UK Chess Challenge and is a qualifying event for the Gigafinals. The UK Chess Challenge is one of the largest childrens’ chess events in the world with over 6,000 children taking part in Megafinals held across the UK. Please ensure you have met the qualification criteria before entering. Details of the full tournament rules can be found here

South Wales Megafinal @ St Teilo’s Church in Wales High School, Circle Way East, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff
May 18 all-day

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: kevin.staveley@btinternet.com | Web [MAP] This Megafinal is part of the 2019 UK Chess Challenge and is a qualifying event for the Gigafinals. The UK Chess Challenge is one of the largest childrens’ chess events in the world with over 6,000 children taking part in Megafinals held across the UK. Please ensure you have met the qualification criteria before entering. Details of the full tournament rules can be found here

South Yorkshire Megafinal @ Stradbrooke Community Centre, Richmond Road, Stradbrooke, Sheffield
May 18 all-day

Contact: Phillip Beckett Email: phillipbeckett@yahoo.com | Web [MAP] This Megafinal is part of the 2019 UK Chess Challenge and is a qualifying event for the Gigafinals. The UK Chess Challenge is one of the largest childrens’ chess events in the world with over 6,000 children taking part in Megafinals held across the UK. Please ensure you have met the qualification criteria before entering. Details of the full tournament rules can be found here

Sussex Junior Worthing Rapidplay @ Worthing College, 1 Sanditon Way, Worthing, West Sussex
May 18 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Anita McMahon Email: entrymanager@sussexjuniorchess.org Web: https://sussexjuniorchess.org/ [MAP] 6 round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections – U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major | Entry form

2nd Brainstormchess FIDE Rapidplay @ The Rugby Portobello 221 Walmer Road, Holland Park, London
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: Kishan Pattni Email: kishanpattni84@gmail.com Online entry: https://form.jotformeu.com/82157111052343 [MAP] £560 prize fund in the FIDE rated sections. 7 rounds of 15mins + 10 seconds per move. 6 round U76 ECF graded section.

Hampstead FIDE Chess Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London
May 18 @ 10:30 am – May 19 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.com [MAP – entrance on Prince Arthur Road] 2 days, 5 games – U2200, U1900 and ECF Under 135 Sections. 10.30am start Saturday, 11am Sunday. Held a short walk from Hampstead Underground (Northern Line). 60 mins per player + 30 secs a move :: 5 rounds

13th Brainstormchess FIDE Blitz @ The Rugby Portobello 221 Walmer Road, Holland Park, London
May 18 @ 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Contact: Kishan Pattni Email: kishanpattni84@gmail.com Online entry: https://form.jotformeu.com/73506022496354 [MAP] Over £200.00 in prizes. 9 rounds of 3 mins + 2 secs

May
19
Sun
2019
Buckinghamshire Megafinal @ Wycombe High School, Marlow Road, High Wycombe
May 19 all-day

Contact: Ray Sayers Email: sayers-r@sky.com | Web [MAP] This Megafinal is part of the 2019 UK Chess Challenge and is a qualifying event for the Gigafinals. The UK Chess Challenge is one of the largest childrens’ chess events in the world with over 6,000 children taking part in Megafinals held across the UK. Please ensure you have met the qualification criteria before entering. Details of the full tournament rules can be found here

Mercia Megafinal @ Hereford Cathedral School, Church Street, Hereford
May 19 all-day

Contact: Richard Croot Email: r.croot@herefordcs.com | Web [MAP] This Megafinal is part of the 2019 UK Chess Challenge and is a qualifying event for the Gigafinals. The UK Chess Challenge is one of the largest childrens’ chess events in the world with over 6,000 children taking part in Megafinals held across the UK. Please ensure you have met the qualification criteria before entering. Details of the full tournament rules can be found here

Warwickshire Megafinal @ Warwick Trident College, Trident Park, Poseidon Way, Royal Leamington Spa
May 19 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: alexholowczak@gmail.com | Web [MAP] This Megafinal is part of the 2019 UK Chess Challenge and is a qualifying event for the Gigafinals. The UK Chess Challenge is one of the largest childrens’ chess events in the world with over 6,000 children taking part in Megafinals held across the UK. Please ensure you have met the qualification criteria before entering. Details of the full tournament rules can be found here

2nd Crewe Rapidplay @ Ibis Styles Hotel, Emperor Way, Crewe
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 8:00 pm

Contact: Neville Layhe Email: nevillelayhe@gmail.com Web: http://www.crewechessclub.co.uk [MAP] Hosted by Crewe Chess Club, a 7 round Rapidplay at the popular Ibis Hotel in Crewe. 4 sections, ALL FIDE rated – Open, Major U165, Inter U135, Minor U 105 **Increased prize money ** and grading prizes in all sections Prizes dependent on entries | Entry form

Bury St Edmunds Junior Chess Congress @ Sybil Andrews Academy Rougham Tower Avenue Bury St Edmunds
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Bob Jones Email: bobjoneschess@btinternet.com Web: https://www.bsechess.org.uk/juniorcongress/ [MAP] Four sections – U18, U11, U9 and Minor (for ungraded or below 50 ECF). Large playing and analysis areas. Refreshments available

1st Norfolk Blitz Tournament @ Gas Social Club Roundtree Way, Norwich
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com [MAP] New event – a 15 round Blitz | Entry form

5th Hope Cup Junior Rapidplay @ Lewisham Chess Club, Catford Cricket and Sports Club, Penerley Road, London
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Contact: Jude Ranga Samarasinghe Email: work.madara@gmail.com Web: https://goo.gl/forms/QGrwi0gMPkLHY2WD2 [MAP] The tournament will have two sections – ECF rated (for juniors aged 6 to 15) and unrated (for beginners aged 4 to 10). Both sections will have 5 rounds. Time control for the rated section is 20 minutes per game. Participation fee for the rated section is £25 per person, unrated £20 per person. The overall winner and the best girl in every section will be awarded a trophy; 1st, 2nd & 3rd places among girls and boys in every age group will receive medals and certificates.

May
20
Mon
2019
Coulsdon Junior Club Championship @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon Surrey
May 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Contact: Daniel Gliddon Email: chess@ccfworld.com [MAP] Round 1 of the Summer term club championship

May
21
Tue
2019
East Finchley / Muswell Hill FIDE Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, London
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.com [MAP] We split all entrants into three rated and graded sections on the day – Open / Major and Minor

May
24
Fri
2019
2nd 4NCL Spring Bank Holiday Congress @ Basingstoke Country Hotel
May 24 – May 27 all-day

Contact: Mike Truran [MAP] Four sections – FIDE-rated Open; FIDE-rated U2050; FIDE-rated U1825; ECF Under 120 Web: www.4ncl.co.uk | http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_springbh_2019.htm