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Canterbury, 25 July – 7th August, 2010 (Beginners welcome, afternoon commentary is free…)


Championship of the British Isles at Kent University gets into full swing today. Top seeded Mickey Adams – British Champion in 1989 and 1997 (shared) - leads out field including Grandmasters Gordon, Conquest, Williams, Wells, Arkell, Summerscale; Lady GM Jovanka Houska.

Events for all players.

Play – spectate, entry is free - in the Sports Complex Centre. Weekend swisses Open/ U-150/ U-125.

2nd Sunday Rapidplay.

Second week events include U-160 and U-120 five rounders – one game a day – plus junior championships U-14/ U-12/ U-10/ U-9/ U-8.

L@@k accommodation at the site itself still available.

Prize Giving on Saturday 7 August.

London, 5 August 2010
First Thursday Hendon Blitz

Golders Green Parish Church Hall NW11 7QG.




London, Saturday, 7 August 2010


Golders Green Rapidplay
St Alban's Church Hall, West Heath Drive (off North End Rd), London NW11 7QG.
A Raoof, 328 Watford Way, Hendon, London NW4 4UY. 07855 036537.


London, Wednesday, 8 September


Simpson's in the Strand. £200 gala dinner sponsored by Darwin Strategic. Korchnoi, Adams, McShane, Short, Kasparov and  FIDE President presumptive - Karpov. CJ – the ECF President – (part) under written. Staunton Society bash. Half rake-off to Karpov's bid to be FIDE President. Signings, speeches, consultation matches, best tux and dickie-bow. Event organiser: Raymond Keene, OBE.


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


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