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Midlands and selected National Events

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  • Fri 28 to Sun 30 Sep. 4NCL FIDÉ-rated Congress at Nottingham, Park Inn. Five rounds, Fri 7pm. Open, u2000 FIDÉ, u135 ECF.
  • Sun 7 Oct. Leicester HE Atkins Mem Rapidplay at Leicester Grammar Sch, London Road, Leicester LE8 9FL. Six rounds, 20 min + 10 s: Open, u165, u140, u115 and Junior u80 and u40 sections.
  • Sun 21 Oct. Birmingham Rapidplay at Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Road, Birmingham B32 2TW. Start 10:30 am; FIDÉ Open, u170, u140, u110 sections; 7 rounds
  • Wed 31 Oct-4 Nov. 4NCL International Congress at Park Inn, Telford. Nine round congress. FIDÉ Open, FIDÉ u2050, FIDÉ u1825 and ECF u120 tournaments.
  • 9-28 Nov. World Chess Championship Carlsen-Caruana at The College, Holborn, London.
  • Sat & Sun 10 & 11 Nov. 4NCL Div 3 North, Round 1 at Murcure Bolton Georgian House, Bolton.
  • Sun 18 Nov. Bolton Rapidplay 10am to 7pm, at The Ukrainian Social Club, 99 Castle Street, Bolton BL2 1JP. Three sections: Open, Major and Knights.