Issue 17: May 2019
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News for juniors

Welcome to the May edition of our newsletter. We want to spread news of chess events for juniors in the region, so feel free to forward to friends and family to subscribe. This month is dominated by UK Chess Challenge Megafinals across the country, including the Nottinghamshire Megafinal (see below). Let us know if you want to promote an event!

On behalf of Nottinghamshire Chess Association Junior Committee

Nottinghamshire Megafinal

Venue: Nottingham High School
Date: 18th May
Entry fee: £15
Time control: All moves in 25mins each. ECF graded rapidplay.

This annual event attracts 1000s of competitors across the country. If you are of secondary school age (Year 7 and above), you are automatically eligible for the Megafinal and can use the link above to enter. There is also a Megafinal in Derbyshire (May 12th, see below) – you can enter multiple events to improve your chances of qualifying to the Midlands Gigafinal on 6/7 July! 6 rounds grouped by age, best boy and girl in each age group (U7 - U18) guaranteed to qualify!

Derbyshire Megafinal

Date: Sunday 12th May 2019
Venue: Riddings Park Community Centre, West Street, Riddings, Alfreton, DE55 4EW
Entry fee: £15

6 round rapidplay, U12 - U18s automatically qualified. See above for more information.

Enter online at

Huddersfield Congress

Date: 24th to 26th May 2019
Venue: Huddersfield Ukrainian Centre, 7 Edgerton Road, HD1 5RA
Entry fee: £16 - £21
Time control: 90mins + 10s increments

6-round ECF-graded standardplay with sections for Open, Major (U166) and Minor (U126). Two rounds a day, multiple byes can be requested.

Entry online at:

Crewe Rapidplay 2019

Date: Sunday May 19th 2019
Venue: Hotel Ibis, Emperor Way, Crewe Business Park CW1 6BD
Entry fee: £16/£21

FIDE rated and ECF Graded 7 round rapidplay. Sections for U105, U135, U165 and Open.
Time control is 20mins +10secs increments.

Enter online at
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