Issue 9: September 2018
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News for juniors

Welcome to the September edition of our newsletter. We hope you enjoyed the summer break, whether or not it included chess! 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

Clash of 4NCL dates

Junior 4NCL
Venue: Mercure Daventry Court
Date: September 29th-30th

We are not planning to enter a team for Weekend 1, because it clashes with the 4NCL Congress in Nottingham! However, if you want to enter a team there is now an online form to register to play.

20th 4NCL Congress

Venue: Park Inn by Radisson, Nottingham
Date: 28th-30th September

There are FIDE-rated Open and Major sections, and an ECF-graded Minor section for players graded ECF under-135.

Recommended for playing conditions and good competition!

Leicester Rapidplay

Venue: Leicester Grammar School, Leicester LE8 9FL
Date: Sunday 7th October, 9:30am – 6pm
Contact: Andy Morley Email:

ECF Graded 6 round Swiss Rapidplay. All players play in all rounds. Many sections including a Minor U115 and two junior sections: U80 for under-16s and U40 for under-11s.

Entry fee: £11.50 for junior sections, £15 for other sections if ECF silver members.

Rate of play: all moves in 20 mins each with 10 second increment per move.
Click here to enter.

Coventry Junior Open

Date: Saturday 6th October 2018, 12.00-17.00
Venue: King Henry VIII School, Warwick Rd, Coventry CV3 6AQ

ECF-graded 5-round rapidplay with sections for U9, U11, U14 and U18 for both boys and girls. Time control is all moves in 15 minutes + 10s increments.

See their website:

Crewe Chess Congress

Venue: Hotel Ibis, Emperor Way, Crewe Business Park CW1 6BD
Date: 12th-14th October 2018
Contact: Neville Layhe Email:

ECF Graded 5 round Swiss standard play. 4 sections including a Minor U105

Entry fee: £22 for juniors if enter before 5th October and ECF Silver member.

Rate of play: all moves in 100 mins each with 10s increment per move.
Click here for more information and to enter.
Send us an email if you want more information
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