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Frodsham Weekend Congress @ Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Ln, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7QL
Feb 3 – Feb 5 all-day

Contact: Pat Ridley Email: Web:
Open (FIDE-rated), Under 160 and Under 120 sections. Five rounds, Fischer time controls. Bookstall provided by Chess Essentials [MAP] Entry form

Portugal Open @ Altis Park Hotel, Avenida Arantes e Oliveira nth 9, 1900-064 Lisbon, Portugal
Feb 4 – Feb 10 all-day
Sussex Juniors Eastbourne Rapidplay @ St. Catherine’s College, Priory Rd, Eastbourne BN23
Feb 4 all-day

Contact: Anita McMahon Email: Web:
Open to all aged under 18 on 31/08/2015. 6-round Swiss rapidplay in 4 sections – U11 Minor, U11 Major, U18 Minor, U18 Major [MAP] Entry form

40th Annual Kidlington Chess Tournament @ Exeter Hall, Oxford Rd, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1AB
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Gerard O’Reilly Email: Web:
4 sections: Open, U180, U145, U120. 5 rounds in each section: 3 on Saturday (starting 9.30am, 2pm, 6.30pm), 2 on Sunday (starting 9.30am, 2pm). Half-point bye available in any one of first four rounds.
Time allowance: 90 minutes, plus 15 seconds increment per move from move 1.
Prize fund approx. £2000 [MAP] Entry form

Grandmaster Training with GM Danny Gormally @ Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen's Institute, Crescent Way North, Forest Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9AR
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Contact: Mike Smith Email: Web: [MAP]
‘How to punish weak moves in the opening’ – Interactive Training Session led GM Danny Gormally, the North East’s strongest player, supported by FM Tim Wall and experienced chess teacher Mike Smith.
A brilliant opportunity to learn from a Grandmaster, open to aspiring club and non-club members of all ages and abilities. Includes exercises and feedback. Entry fee: £10 | Entry form

First Saturday GM-IM-ELO @ Hotel Berlin
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: IO Nagy Laszlo Email: Web:
Closed tournaments for GM-IM-norm possibility and ELO rating in Budapest …

4NCL Rounds 5 and 6 / Weekend 3
Feb 11 – Feb 12 all-day
4NCL Rounds 5 and 6 / Weekend 3
Feb 11 – Feb 12 all-day

4NCLPark Inn Telford (Division 3 South, Division 4 South)

4NCL Rounds 5 and 6 / Weekend 3
Feb 11 – Feb 12 all-day
Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess @ Golders Green Parish Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG
Feb 11 all-day

75rs-hendon-golders-hossContact: Adam Raoof Email: Web: [MAP]
SWISS 6 ROUNDS Open / Major Under 170 / Minor Under 145 / Amateur Under 120

Magnus Experience! – Special Thematic Chess Tournament @ Dame Allan’s Junior school and Nursery, Hunter’s Road, Spital Tongues, Newcastle, NE2 4NG
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Mrs. J Needham, Dr. Manoj Arora and Mr. Malola Prasath Email: [MAP] The tournament is open to all school children Primary Year 1 onwards and will have 4 Categories. U7 /U9/U11 and Senior School Students. We may have separate girls’ category whereever there are more than 6 girls (if appropriate). A distinct thematic chess tournament is designed by Enhance Institute of Chess Excellence, Newcastle in partnership with Dame Allan’s Schools and run with the support of the local chess communities in the North East of England.

Maidenhead Junior Club Tournament @ Claires Court Junior Boys School, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire; postcode of entrance drive SL6 4QQ
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 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

KJCA Junior Rapidplay GP5 – Dulwich College @ Dulwich College Senior, Dulwich Common, Dulwich, Kent, SE21 7LD
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Jo Wildman Email: Web: [MAP]
Junior rapidplay and part of the Kent Junior Chess Association (KJCA) GP of eight tournaments throughout the season. Open to all aged under 18 on 31/08/2016.
6-round Swiss rapidplay for U9 and U11. 5-round Swiss rapidplay for U18 Minor and U18 Major | Enter online

Barnet Junior Chess Girls Individual Championships @ St Paul’s C of E Primary School The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London NW7 1QU
Feb 12 @ 9:45 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Jason Bennett Email: Web: [MAP]
GIRLS ONLY junior rapid play event split by age groups | Entry form

Colindale Chess Tournament @ The Pulse Community Flat, 15 Ostler Court, Charcot Road, Colindale NW9 5XW
Feb 12 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Contact: Marc Shaw Email: [MAP]
ECF graded childrens’ chess tournament with training in-between matches by experienced chess coaches. Limited availability, please book early | Entry form

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