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London, Saturday 24 July 2010

Rapidplay, St Thomas The Apostle Parish Hall, 182 Boston Rd, Ealing W7 3HL. 10.30 start. 5 rd swisses. Open/ U-165/ U-130. Buses E8 or 195.
S Tserendorj, 39 Academy Place, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5FD.

Canterbury, 25 July – 7th August, 2010

97th Championship of the British Isles at Kent University.
21 sections in the Sports Complex Centre - smack-bang in the middle of the campus - including seven junior. Weekend swisses U-150/ U-125. 5 day first and second weeks: U-180/ U-160/ U-140/ U-120. Major Open.
Top seeded Michael Adams, 38, currently ranked No. 35 in the world rankings, bids strongly to be the highest ever scorer in the British since William Napier scored 8½/11 at the inaugural event, Hastings, 1904. (He later beat HE Atkins 2½-1½ in the play-off). Mickey will have to score a higher – the 1992 record, 10/11, set by Julian Hodgson, has remained for perhaps too long – if he is to keep his Elo rating, let alone establish a new ceiling. (The 1976 record – consecutive wins in the opening rounds – still stands at nine. Will this fall too?)

Canterbury Meeting, Sunday 1 August 2010

AGM for The Friends of Chess at ECF Congress.
J Philpott, 50 Cranston Gardens, Chingford E4 9BQ.
020 8527 4063. johnu175@yahoo.co.uk.

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. http://goldersgreenchess.posterous.com/.

Liverpool, Monday, 23 August

Atticus CC hosts lecture by GM Stewart Haslinger. See Atticus website nearer the time for details.

London, Wednesday, 8 September

Simpson's in the Strand. £200 gala dinner (NOW SOLD OUT!!) sponsored by Darwin Strategic. 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, big wigs, speeches, consultation matches, best tux and dickie-bow. Event organiser: Raymond Keene, OBE.

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