Issue 23: February 2020
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News for juniors

Welcome to the February 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.

This month we hold the Nottingham Rapidplay, which includes a new section for Improvers (ungraded or Under 80 graded). An excellent opportunity to play a competition in the local area! See below.

On behalf of Nottinghamshire Chess Association Junior Committee

Nottingham Rapidplay

Date: Sunday 16th February 2020
Venue: Nottingham High School
Time control: 25mins + 5 secs
A 6-round ECF-graded tournament with an Open and grade-limited sections. More details including an online entry from is now available at

First Weekend Chess

Date: 1-2 February, 9.45am-5.30pm
Venue: St. Stephen’s Indian Orthodox Church, Birmingham B26 2RR
Entry fee: £40 (£30 if ECF Gold member)
Time control: All moves in 80mins + 10s increments.
5 rounds, FIDE rated and ECF graded, weekend tournament.

Enter online at

EPSCA Rapidplay

Date: Saturday February 8th, 11.00am - 5.30pm
Venue: Broadgreen International School, Liverpool, L13 5UQ
Entry fee: £12 if ECF member
Time control: 20 mins + 5 secs increments

6 round ECF graded rapidplay. Age group sections for Year 6 and younger. A qualifier for the EPSCA England Trial.

Enter online at

Junior 4NCL Weekend 3

Date: February 15th-16th
Venue: Daventry Park Hotel, Sedgemoor Way, Daventry, NN11 0SG
Entry fee: £50 per team
5 rounds, FIDE rated (DIv 1) and ECF graded in teams of 4.

As this clashes with the Nottingham Rapidplay we are not going to organise teams, however you can enter as an individual to see if any teams require extra players.

More information at

Hull Junior Chess Congress

Date: 22nd February 2020, 10.00am - 4.30pm
Venue: Hymers College, Hymers Ave, Hull HU3 1LW
Entry fee: £12
Time control: Rapidplay

6 round rapidplay, ECF graded.
Sections: Major, Intermediate, Minor and Novice. Trophies for top 3 and medals for each age group winners. Enter online here.

Herfordshire Junior Championships

Date: Sunday March 1st, 10am - 5.30pm
Venue: Fleetville Junior School, 228 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4LW
Entry fee: £12
Time control: 25 mins + 5 secs increments

6 round ECF graded rapidplay. Open to all U18s, although trophies and titles only available to Herts juniors.

More information at
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