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Midlands and selected 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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  • Fri 8 to Sun 10 Jan 2016. Shropshire Chess Congress at Wrekin Housing Trust, Colliers Way Telford, Telford and Wrekin TF3. Open, Major (u160), and Minor (u125) tournaments.
  • Fri 4 Dec to Sun 13 Dec. London Chess Classic 2015 at Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington, London. Grand master, Fide tournament, weekend and junior events. Organised by Chess in Schools and Communities.
  • Sat & Sun 23 & 24 Jan 2016. 4 Nations Chess League rounds 3 and 4 at Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport (Divisions 1 and 2) and at Park Inn, Telford for Div 3 south and Division 4.
  • Fri to Sun 29 to 31 Jan. 4NCL FIDE rated Congress at Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport. Open, u175, u135. Five rounds Friday 7pm to Sunday 7pm.
  • Sun 31 Jan. Nottingham Rapidplay at Nottingham High School, Waverley Mount Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG7 4ED. From 10am to 6:30pm. Four sections: Open, u160, u135 and u110.
  • Sun 31 Jan. Stockport Rapidplay at The Devonport Hotel, Buxton Road Stockport SK2. From 10am to 6:15pm. A 6-round event with four sections: Open, Major (u170), Intermediate (u140) and Minor (u110). All moves to be completed within 30 minutes.
  • 23 Jul to 6 Aug. 2016 British Championships at Bournemouth Pavilion.
  • Sat 13 & Sun 14 Aug. MCCU congress at Walsall. Rycroft Community Centre, details to be confirmed, and it's possible that there will be additional graded sections for ordinary club players.