Issue 20: October 2019
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News for juniors

Welcome to the October 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. League chess, congresses and rapids are in full swing, and we try to identify events local enough while being suitable for juniors.

NEW this season, we shall be running a Junior U100 County team to compete in the U100s section of the Midlands Championships. If you are interested in playing please let us know! Fixtures are now published on the MCCU website – look for 'Notts Juniors' in the U100 section.

On behalf of Nottinghamshire Chess Association Junior Committee

Nottinghamshire County Championships 2019

Venue: Nottingham High School, Forest Road East, Nottingham
Date: October 19th-20th
This annual event has an Open and 2 graded sections, plus a 5-round U13 rapidplay on the Sunday. All events are ECF-graded.
See for more details and to enter online.

U11 English Closed Championships

Date: Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th October 2019, 9.30am - 6pm
Venue: Nottingham High School, Waverley Mount, Nottingham
Entry fee: £16
Time control: 30 moves in 1 hour then 30mins quickplay to finish
5 round standardplay, ECF graded.

Contact David Levens: or 07341 282048

3 games on Saturday, 2 on Sunday. A qualifying tournament for the England U11 Trial organised by

Warwick Junior Rapidplay

Venue: Warwick Prep School, Banbury Road, Warkwick CV34 6VL
Date: Saturday 12th October, 1pm - 6pm
Entry fee: £12.50
Time control: All moves in 15mins + 10s increments. ECF graded rapidplay.

This tournament is for U18s and U11s, split into Open and grade-limited sections. 5 rounds rapidplay with medals for top 3 places.

Leicester HE Atkins Rapidplay

Date: Sunday 13th October 2019, 10am - 6pm
Venue: Leicester Grammar School, London Road, Great Glen, Leicester LE8 9FL
Entry fee: £7 - £23 according to section
Time control: 20mins + 10secs increments.
6 round rapidplay, ECF graded.

Enter online here.

Lots of sections, including Open, U165, U140, U115, Junior U80 and Junior Schools U25. Medals and cash prizes.

Girls Junior Chess Training Day

Venue: Ackworth School (Music Room), Ackworth, Pontefract, WF7 7LT
Date: Saturday 12th October 10am-4pm
Entry fee: £10

A mixture of training and competitions for all girls aged 6-18, all abilities catered for. Organised by White Rose Junior Chess Academy.

Birmingham Rapidplay

Date: 20th October 2019, 10.30am - 6.30pm
Venue: Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Rd, Birmingham B32 2TW
Entry fee: £30 (Open), £20 other sections
Time control: 15mins + 10secs increments.
6 round rapidplay, ECF graded. Open is FIDE-rated also.
Open, U171, U141 and U111.

Enter online here.

First Weekend Chess

Venue: St. Stephen’s Indian Orthodox Church, Brays Road, Birmingham B26 2RR
Date: 2nd-3rd November 2019
Entry fee: £30-£40
Time control: 80mins + 10sec

3 sections, all FIDE-rated: U2200, U1900 and U1600. 3 standardplay games on Saturday and 2 on Sunday, starting at 10am both days. This is a new tournament in the Midlands, and will run every 3 months on the first weekend of the month.
Send us an email if you want more information
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