ECF Calendar of Chess Tournaments, 26th April – 10th May, 2010

Weekly Diary

26th April – 10th May, 2010 

Halifax 30 April-2nd May

Calderdale Congress, Arden Social Club (new venue), Arden Rd., Halifax HX1 3AG. 5 rd Swisses.  U-186/ U-166/ U-150/ U-136. N Boustred, 24 Sixth Avenue, Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5YN.

07903 913786. 

Four Nations League 2009-10

1-3rd May

Rds 9,10,11

Last rounds of the season. Divisions 1 & 2. De Veres Hotel, Sunningdale. Division 3 De Veres Venue, Wokefield Park; nearest Railway station is Mortimer on the Basingstoke-Reading line. M Truran, Old Farmhouse, 7 Church St, Ducklington, Witney OX29 7UA. (01993) 708645. 1 rd a day. Good spectator facilities, GMs in several top teams. Norm and British Championship qualification possibilities (rating performances over 8 games). PS The new season – now with Northern and junior sections - starts again in November. 

Cheadle Hulme 6th May

Grandmaster Keith Arkell will be giving a Simul at East Cheshire Institute, Cheadle Hulme on Thursday 6th May.  

Frome 7-9th May

Selwood Middle School, Berkley Rd, Frome, Somerset BA11 2EF. 5 rd swisses inc Somerset Championship. Open (British Championship Qualifier)/ U-170/ U-140/ U-115. Team comp! G Jepps, 27 Lockey Rd, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA34 5RQ. (01749) 344191 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. Sean Hewitt, 22 Stafford, Rd, Swinton, Manchester M27 4BW. 07845 518972. 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. 6 rd swisses. Open/ U-170/ U-145/ U-120. 6 rd Swisses. Adam Raoof, 328 Watford Way, Hendon NW4 4UY.  (07855) 036537. 

Marylebone 8th May 

Blitz in 'The Wargrave Arms', London, organised by Tryfon Gavriel. 10.30am to late. 

**Before I forget the Hereford Congress in August is cancelled. Problems over the venue we gather.** 

Organisers. Please let us have some post event publicity – pics, results, games even – to publish to the ECF site. Thanks!

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