James Pratt's #Chess Diary Plus, 30 August- 13th September, 2010

30 August- 13th September, 2010
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National Museums of Scotland

The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked
New research explores the enduring mystery of these iconic figures. Goodness me, how exciting.
Hawthorne Ct, National Museums of Scotland. Must end 23rd Aug although tour also promised. 30 pieces on show so not enough for a set.
0131 225 7534 (booking essential).

28-30th August, 2010

Leyland Congress at Wellfield B & E College (5 minutes from M6 Exit 28), Yewlands Drive, Leylands PR25 2TP. 6 rd swisses. Open/ U-170/ U-135. Craig Fairclough and Eric Wandless-Renton Memorial Cups. D Clayton 01772 434060. leylandchesscongress2010@gmail.com.

30 August, 2010

CCF Rapidplay and CCF Blitz 7x10 minute at 84-90 Chipstead Valley Rd, Coulsdon, CR5 3BA.
Scott Freeman 020 8645 0302. Also Late Summer Congress - same details - 4-5th Sept.

31 August, 2010

Closing date for (several)*4NCL subscriptions.
There's a Northern Section this season also.

1-3rd September 2010

1st Jorvik Congress, Wheatlands Lodge Hotel, York.
6 rd swiss. Peter Cloudsdale

3-5th August, 2010

Manchester Congress at Woolston Hall, Owens Park, Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M14 6HD. 5 rds swisses. Open/ U-165/ U-125. 6.45 pm start. Late fee after 29 Aug. On site accommodation.

4 September, 2010

Godalming Open at Aldro School, Lombard St, Godalming GU8 6AS. 01483 810266.

5-11th September, 2010

Paignton Congress at Oldway Mansion, Paignton. Premier/ U-180/ U-150/ U-125 (7 rds one a day). All-play-alls, 5 rd swisses. Bursaries, book prizes. Talk, simul by Michael Adams, Civic Reception, Quiz, Blitz, Junior International (4-9th September) L Crickmore 550 Budshead Road, Whitleigh, Plymouth PL5 4DG. 01752 768206.
Paignton, 1951 1st H Golombek 6.5/7;2nd M Euwe 6; 3rd JH Donner 4.5; 4th= LW Barden & ARB Thomas 3 … eight ran.

6 September, 2010

Wiltshire 5 Minute Championship

Brown Jack Public House, 1 Priors Hill, Wroughton, Wilts SN4 ORT.
Tony Ransom

10-12th September, 2010

Leek Congress at Westwood College, Leek, Staffs ST13 8NP. Open U-220/U-190 and below, sections of 36. Team competition.
Accommodation Tourist Bd: 01538 483741.
R Milner, 411 Cheadle Rd, Cheddleton, Leek, Staffs S64 9AR. Bookstall- Chess Direct.

10-12th September, 2010

e2e4 Sunningdale, DeVeres Park Hotel, (exit M4 at Junction 10) Larch Avenue, Sunningdale (exit M3 at Junction 5) SL5 OQE. www.e2e4.org.uk. 5 rd swisses.
Open/ U-2000=ECF 165/ U-135.

12 September, 2010

Leamington Rapidplay, Royal Spa Centre, Newbold Terrace, Leamington Spa CV32 4HN. (Exit A452). 6 rd swisses. U-210/ U-175/ U-150/ U-120.
Bookstall ChessMaze International. www.chessnazeinternational.com

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