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Midlands and National Events

Links are to tournament organisers' websites or entry forms. Events without links will have links uploaded when they have been received from county officials or organisers. Entries with TBA or TBC will have details uploaded shortly after the webmaster receives information from organisers.

For junior only events, please visit the "Junior Events" page.

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  • Sat & Sun 26, 27 Apr. National Club Championships, at De Vere Uplands House, High Wycombe, Bucks. Four rounds, for teams of four players with u175, u150 or u125 average grading.
  • Fri to Sun, 9-11 May. 4NCL rounds 9, 10, 11 at Hinckley Island Hotel, Daventry
  • Sun 11 May. Salford Rapidplay at Grosvenor Casino, 5 Derwent Street, Salford M5 4SW, 9:30am to 5:30pm. Players must be over 18 years old and members of a Grosvenor Casino. Six-round FIDE Open, Major (u160), Minor (u120) tournaments. First round half point bye available. Discount for entry before April. Organised by Urmston and Salford Chess clubs with Grosvenor Casinos.
  • Sun 15 Jun. Leek Rapidplay. A 'stars-barred' event at St Edward's Junior High Sch, Westwood Road, Leek ST13 8DN. Six rounds starting at 10am. For players graded below 210 a tournament using Fischer timings.
  • Sat & Sun, 12-13 Jul. Worcestershire Open Congress at The King's School, Edgar Street, Worcester WR1 2NB. Open, Major (u160), Intermediate (u135), and Minor tournaments (u115), each with 5 rounds. The surplus for this year's event goes to Chess in Schools & Communities.
  • Sat 19 Jul to Sat 2 Aug. British Championships at University of Aberystwywth, Llanbadarn Campus, Dyfed SY23 3AL.
  • Sun 7 Sep. Leamington Rapidplay at The Trident Centre, Poseidon Way, Warwick CV34 6SW.
  • Fri 12 to Sun 14 Sep. Leek Chess Congress at Westwood College, Leek, ST13 8NP. A 'stars-barred' congress for players graded below 220. Starts 7pm Friday.
  • Sun 26 Jan 2015. Stockport Rapidplay. Details TBA.