Diary of Chess Events, 3-17 May 2010

Weekly Diary

3 - 17th May, 2010



Cheadle Hulme Thursday 6th May

Grandmaster Keith Arkell will be giving a 30 bd simul at 7.30pm at East Cheshire Institute, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire (at the confluence of Church, Hulme, Hall &  Gillbent Roads). If you're going to beat him, try doing it in the opening or early middlegame, his endings are second to none (and second to Nunn). www.e2e4,org.uk/simul.

S Hewitt, 22 Stafford, Rd, Swinton, Manchester M27 4BW. 07845 518972. sean@e2e4.org.uk. £10 secures a board!


Frome 7-9th May

Selwood Middle School, Berkley Rd, Frome, Somerset BA11 2EF. Centre of town, railway station, river. 5 rd swisses inc Somerset Championship. Open (British Championship Qualifier)/ U-170/ U-140/ U-115. Team prize. G Jepps, 27 Lockey Rd, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA34 5RQ. (01749) 344191 gnjepps@btinternet.com. www.somersetchess.org.

177 players last year, Open won by I Ward, Galliano, Franklin & Sherwin.


Warrington 7-9th May

e2e4 Congress, De Veres Daresbury Park Hotel, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 4BB. 5 rd swisses. Elo rated Open (British Championship qualifier)/ U-170/ U-140. S Hewitt as above. www.e2e4.org.uk/warrington. Entrants in the Open, which includes GMs Gormally and Arkell, must be members of their national federation. A new event in the ECF Calendar.


Golders Green 8th May

GG Rapidplay, Parish Church Hall, West Heath Drive, London NW11 7QG. Open/ U-170/ U-145/ U-120. 6 rd Swisses. A Raoof, 328 Watford Way, Hendon NW4 4UY.  (07855) 036537. adamraoof@gmail.com.



Marylebone, Saturday 8th May

Chessworld Social Blitz in 'The Wargrave Arms', 40-42 Brendon St, London, (tubes Marble Arch or Paddington, midway between on my A-Z) organised by Tryfon Gavriel. 10.30am to late.  http://thewargrave.com/.



York, Saturday 15th May
Junior ("but the odd adult could attend") Training Tournaments, Fishergate Primary School, York YO10 4AP. (Take the A19 and then A1036; venue is near Blue Bridge Lane). ECF Accredited coaches Peter Cloudsdale and David Levens author of 'Basic Chess' (Hamlyn) and 2002 Notts County Champion. 2 groups split by ability. Entry £5.  P Cloudsdale, 5 Pear Tree Close, Huntington YO32 9QZ. 
01904 767177. cloudsdale_c@hotmail.com.


Hull, Sunday 16th May

Maurice Brown Memorial Rapidplay, KC Stadium, Hull HU3 6U ('near Carnegie Heritage Library'). 6 rd Swisses. Open/ U-166/ U-126. M Ieronimo, 11 Ruskin St, Hull HU3 6AG. secretary@hullchess.com. www.hullchess.com. 9.50am start!


Sevenoaks, Sunday 16th May

Wade Memorial Junior Team Rapidplay, Sevenoaks School, High St, 7Oaks, Kent TN13 1HU. U-9/ U-11/ U-14/ U-18. 5 rd swisses. S Maguire, 36 Sherwood Rd, Croydon CR0 7DH. Individuals or teams from Kent, City of London, SE London or Croydon. £700 prizes! Coaches Simon Brown and former British Champ, Chris Ward. suemaguire@btinternet.com. www.kjca.org. Download an entry form!


The Richmond Rapidplay is now moved to 23rd May. Details follow ..


Correspondence Play

3rd ICCF Over Sixties World Cup starts 1st September, 2010.
Organised in 3 stages, qualifiers advance to the Semi-finals and Final. The number of promotions will depend on the total of entries received. All groups will comprise of 13 players (12 games) played. Although the number of preliminary groups which each player may enter is unlimited, no player will qualify for more than two Semi-final groups or more than one place in the Final. Closing: 17th July 2010. £15 through BFCC. A  Dearnley, 17 Smithy Hill, Upper Denby, Huddersfield, HD8 8UH or enter on line.



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