James Pratt's #Chess Diary Plus, 24 June – 8th July, 2010

Diary Plus

24 June – 8th July, 2010



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In the West Country?
Chess is regularly played outside Bath Abbey. Turn up and play. C Lamming,  en2cpgl@bath.ac.uk. Sets and boards presumably provided presumably.
Chester, 26-27th June
CC, The Cheshire View, Plough Lane, Christelton CH3 7BA. 5 rd swisses. Open/ U-170/ U-146/ U-120. 7 grading prizes. Juniors may play for half entry fee and qualify for half prize monies; novel. D Dickson 01978 760058.

www.chesterchess.org.  R Martin 5, Mossley Court, Hawarden, Flints CH5 3DQ.


Hendon, Thursday 1 July


Blitz, Golders Green Parish Church Hall NW11 7QG.


www.hendonchessclub.com. 32 played last time, you'll surely join them?


Yorkshire, 2 – 4th July


Harrogate Congress, The Conservative Club, East Parade, Harrogate HG1 5LG. 5 rd swisses. Open/ U-166/ U-141. Restricted to 50 players. R Batten, 13 Caroline Gardens, Howden, Tyne & Wear NE28 OBZ.


Noel Boustred. nboustred@yahoo.co.uk


Ilford, Sunday, 4 July


King & King Essex Blitz at Ilford CC, 188 Beehive La, Ilford IG4 5EE. – Teams of 4 (2pm start) and Individual (10am) in the morning. 10 minute games. School teams welcomed.

I Smith, 163 Lodge Rd, Writtle CM1 3JB

01245 421 193.


Canterbury – closing date for the British is 5 July  – join Mickey Adams and the gang. Many sections: Afternoon commentary, 1 day, weekend, all week, kids and full fortnight.

www.englishchess.org.uk. Enter now on line and miss the late fee!


British Winton Capital Management Solving Championship


Closing date for first stage – only one position - 31 July 2010. P Valois, 14 Newton Pk Drive, Leeds LS7 4HH. www.bstephen.me.uk/wcbcscstater. All entrants, not currently members, receive a free Problemist. (that's a magazine not an Agony Aunt played by Maureen Lipman) Second stage – 8 positions – then final (in the flesh!) next February with top solvers like GD Lee, Drs Nunn and Mestel and so on.

Weald, 10 – 11th July
Copthorne Prep School, Effingham La, Copthorne, Crawley (just off Junction 10 of A23). Open/ U-180/ U-150/ U-125. J Tuck. weald2010@sussexjuniorchess.org.
Wallace Chess, Six weekly training sessions for juniors in central London, in 3 day bursts. July 12-15th/ending 3rd September. 9pm-1am run by IM J-P Wallace, Teignmouth Ct, 35 Mapesbury Rd, London NW2 4HL. All staff CRB checked. www.wallacechess.com.
0787 965 5581. wallacechess@gmail.com. Refer-a-friend, early-bird & sibling discounts!
London, Thursday 14 July
London League AGM at Golden Lane Community Centre. That's the Barbican to you and me! 7.00 pm start.
Correspondence Players
3rd ICCF Veteran's World Cup starts on 1st September 2010. The event will be organised in three stages, which will allow several players from each group stage to advance to the Semi-finals and Final. The number of promotions will depend on the total of entries received, but groups at each stage will comprise of 13 players (12 games) played by webserver with a rate of play of 10 moves in 40 days.
ICCF Veteran's World Cups are open to all players who are 60 years old or more at the start of the tournament. 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
. Entries to be received before 17th July 2010. The  subsidised entry fee is £15 through BFCC. A Dearnley, 17 Smithy Hill, Upper Denby, Huddersfield, HD8 8UH, che£ues payable to 'BFCC'.
Canterbury, Sunday 1 August
Going to the British are we? The Friends of Chess Annual General takes place 1 August at Kent Uni. Pop along and make your views known.

An invitational 10-player in August an all play all women's tournament. The tournament will be run along side the e2e4 Uxbridge International, 11-15th http://www.britishchess2010.com/special_events.htm/
If you are interested in playing in the event, please contact Lawrence Cooper direct on lozcooper@hotmail.com or +44 1785 242269. Any donations towards supporting the event are also gratefully appreciated. This not-for-profit event helps to promote women's chess in the UK, and the success of this event will help more tournaments such as these occur.


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


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Adam Raoof

ECF Director of Home Chess
FIDE International Organiser & Arbiter
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