Issue 14: February 2019
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News for juniors

Welcome to the Feburary edition of our newsletter. With temperatures plunging it is good to play an indoor sport! We want to spread news of chess events for juniors in the region, so feel free to forward to friends and family to subscribe. Upcoming events include the Nottingham Congress (see below). Let us know if you want to promote an event!

On behalf of Nottinghamshire Chess Association Junior Committee

44th Nottingham Congress

Venue: Nottingham High School
Date: 23rd - 24th March
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This established and popular event is a 5-round swiss event. Split into 4 sections, the Minor (ungraded or under 110) will suit most juniors. All sections are ECF Standard Play graded. £1000 prize in the Open!

This year the incremental time control has been extended to all sections, so each round is 95mins +10secs added per move. Go to the NCA website to download the leaflet or enter online.

Hertfordshire Open Junior Chess Championships 2019

Date: Sunday 3rd February 2019, 10am to 5.30pm
Venue: Fleetville Junior School, 228 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4LW
Entry fee: £17 (includes late entry fee)

ECF-graded sections for U18 Major, U18 Minor (U100) and U13.
6-round rapidplay. Time control is 25mins + 5s increments.

Entry online at:

Northants Junior Championships

Date: Saturday 16th February 2019, 09.30 - 17.30
Venue: Wellingborough School, London Road, Wellingborough NN8 2BX
Entry fee: £10

6 round Swiss rapidplay. 3 sections: U18, U11 and U9. U18 section is ECF graded.
Time control is 25mins each.

Hull Junior Congress

Date: Saturday 23rd February 2019, 10am to 4.15pm
Venue: Hymers College, Hymers Ave, Hull HU3 1LW
Entry fee: £10

ECF-graded sections for Major, Intermediate (U110) and Minor (U40), plus a novice section for new players under 11. Part of the Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix, but each event is standalone. 6-round rapidplay.

Entry online at:

Midland Junior Open 2019

Date: Tuesday 16th - Thursday 18th April 2019
Venue: St. Nicholas Hall, Leicester Grammar School, London Road, Leicester
Entry fee: £30 - £40

FIDE rated and ECF Graded 6 round standardplay. Sections for Under 18, U14, U11 and and U9 (ECF graded only)
Time control is 90mins +30secs increments.

Enter online at or download an entry form on the ECF calendar. This is taking place during the Easter holidays.
Send us an email if you want more information
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