Issue 19: September 2019
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News for juniors

Welcome to the September 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. With the arrival of autumn the nights start to draw in, what better time to spend indoors in the warm!

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! See the Midlands County Chess Union website for the latest news about this.

On behalf of Nottinghamshire Chess Association Junior Committee

Coventry 2nd Junior Rapidplay

Venue: Massey Ferguson Social Club, Broad Lane, Coventry CV5 7NL
Date: 15th September, 11am - 4pm
Entry fee: £3
Time control: All moves in 15mins + 10s increments. ECF graded rapidplay.

This tournament is for U18s, split into Open, U120 and U80 sections. 5 rounds rapidplay with medals for top 3 places.
Contact Ed Goodwin:

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 junior rapidplay on the Sunday. All events are ECF-graded.
See for more details and to enter online.

UK Blitz Qualifier

Date: 7th September 2019, 11am - 6pm
Venue: Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Road, Quinton, Birmingham B32 2TW
Entry fee: £20
Time control: 3mins + 2secs increments.
15 round blitz, FIDE rated and ECF graded.

Enter online at

As a qualifier for a national competition, and no sections, this will be extremely tough, but treat it as a bit of fun and who knows, a chance to slay a giant!

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.

Warwick Junior Open 2019

Venue: Warwick Preparatory School, Bridge Field, Banbury Road, Warwick CV34 6PL
Date: Saturday 12th October
Entry fee: £12.50
Time control: All moves in 15mins + 10s increments. ECF graded rapidplay.
Sections for U11s and U18s, split into graded groups. Medals for top 3 positions.

Leicester HE Atkins Rapidplay

Date: 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.
Send us an email if you want more information
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