Hendon Blitz and other delights

|highlights for may|

May 3: Hendon Chess Club Blitz. First Thursday of each month at Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London NW11 8BS (5 minutes from Golders Green tube station). Buses H1, H2 and H3 pass along Hoop Lane.

May 12: Golders Green Rapidplay (www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com) at St Albans Church Hall, West Heath Drive NW11 7QG.  This year is a big year for us, come and find out why we've been going for so long!

|noticed on the web|

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|this is your year in chess|

+ Golders Green Rapidplay (www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com - monthly)
+ London Rapidplay (www.londonrapidplay.co.uk - bi-monthly)
+ Docklands Rapidplay (www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub - bi-monthly)

Letchworth One-Day Congress (no date for this year), usually 5 rounds, 40 mins pppg
Brussels Rapidplay (http://www.creb.be/), which is usually on the first Bank Holiday in May, and easy to reach with Eurostar.

18-24 June: Hampstead Summer Festival 18-24 June (www.hampsteadsummerfestival.com) will feature at least one small weekender and a training weekend for juniors.
EACU Congress (http://www.eacu.org.uk/) at Newmarket

22 July-4 August: British Chess Championships (North Shields) 22 July-4 August (www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/)
or if you fancy a trip to Spain then Andorra has a lovely Open - http://www.escacsandorra.com/

Steve Boniface Memorial Congress - http://www.chessit.co.uk/

Jose Tonoli Memorial (Brussels, 9rds x 15 mins per person per game),
'Forge du Sud (Luxembourg, Sunday 11 Sept) http://open.ced.lu/  
Paignton Congress - http://www.chessdevon.co.uk/

13-20 October: Etten-Leur Festival (Netherlands) 13-20 October (website under construction!)
Guernsey Festival - http://www.guernseychessclub.org.gg/festival/festival.htm

British Rapidplay Championships http://www.british-rapidplay.org.uk/
Herts CA Congress, Hatfield - http://www.hertschess.com/

1-10 Dec, The 4th London Classic - http://www.londonchessclassic.com/

Hastings International (inc weekender) 28th Dec 2010 to 5th January 2011

Kidlington Congress - (http://home.btconnect.com/OCA/) and very very good.  
Cappelle la Grande is a well known French tournament at the end of February and very popular http://www.cappelle-chess.fr/en2/default.php

Blackpool Congress - http://www.blackpoolchess.org.uk/ the biggest in the UK!
Kings Head rapidplay, one section, nice new venue - http://www.khcc.org.uk/,
St Albans Congress

see above, plus consider the e2e4 Dublin Easter International - or in fact any http://www.e2e4.org.uk event!
Easter also features the Southend Congress, which is FIDE rated, has multiple sections and I thoroughly recommend it for a break.

|planning the future|
March 2013 will see the Candidates matches in London
Start thinking about the 100th British at Torquay, July/August 2013
2014 Norway, Olympiad, 1-14 August


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