Issue 8: May 2018
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News for juniors

Welcome to the May edition of our newsletter. Whilst the league season is over, there is plenty of chess over the summer, and hopefully many of you have been successful at the Nottinghamshire Megafinal! We want to spread news of chess events for juniors in the region, so feel free to forward to friends and family to subscribe. And let us know if you want to promote an event!

On behalf of Nottinghamshire Chess Association Junior Committee

1st Crewe Rapidplay

Venue: Ibis Hotel Emperor Way Crewe Business Park CW1 6DB
Date: May 20th 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Contact: Neville Layhe

Brand new event, 4 sections, 6 rounds. FIDE-rated Open, U165, U135, U105. 3 prizes each section + grading prizes. FREE parking (register on arrival).

East Midlands Chess Academy Junior Grand Prix

Round 9: Friday May 11th; Round 10: Friday May 18th
Venue: Bramcote Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, Bramcote
Times: 7.00pm-9.00pm.
Ages: U14s, U12s, U10s and U8s sections.
Entry fee - £10.00 per session.

Email David Levens or phone 07341 282048 for more details.

Upcoming events

British Chess Championships

Date: 27th July - 5th August 2018
Venue: Hull City Hall, Queen Victoria Square, Hull

There are various events suitable to juniors of all levels, including age-restricted tournaments from U9 up to U16, weekend and weekday tournaments with different grade restrictions, and a one-day rapidplay.

Check out their dedicated website:

The Highways Junior Tournament 2018

Venue: Sandycroft CP School Leaches Lane Mancot Deeside CH5 2EH
Date: May 19 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Contact: Niki Taylor Email:

Junior rapidplay tournament, 6 rounds Swiss pairings (all players play all rounds).
Four sections U9, U11, U14, U18 (age as at 31 Sep 2017). Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and top ungraded player in each section; Rosette/medal for all U9 and U11 entrants.

Entry fee: £10 if by 16th May; £12 if on the day
Rate of play: all moves in 15 mins each with 10 second increment per move.
Click here for an entry form.
Send us an email if you want more information
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