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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.

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  • Sun 7 Sep. Leamington Rapidplay. The organisers apologise to supporters because they are unable to run the congress this year. They hope to run the Congress in September 2015 when the organising team is back to normal.
  • Sun 12 Oct. Birmingham League Rapidplay. Open, u171, u141, and u111 tournaments at Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgeacre Road, Quinton, Birmingham B32 2TW. Six rounds starting at 10:30am.
  • Sat & Sun 1-2 Nov. British Rapidplay Chess at Leeds Metropolitan University, LS6 3DP.
  • Sun 9 Nov. Bolton Rapidplay at Ukrainian Social Club, Bolton, BL2 1JP. Starts 10:10 am, ends 7:00 pm. Open, Major and Knights tournaments.
  • Sat & Sun 15-16 Nov. 4NCL rounds 1 and 2 at Hinckley Island (Divs 1 & 2); Daventry Court (Div 3 South) and Redworth Hall (Div 3 South).
  • Fri to Sun 28-30 Nov. Leicester Chess Congress (HE Atkins Memorial) at Regent College, Leicester LE1 7LW. Three secions: Open, u160 and u130.
  • Sun 7 Dec, Bury Rapidplay. President Bernard Sharples writes that this event has been cancelled.
  • 3 & 4 Jan 2015. Shropshire Chess Congress. Wrekin Housing Trust, Telford, TF3 4AW. Open, Major (u160) and Minor (u125) sections.
  • 10 & 11 Jan 2015. 4NCL rounds 3 and 4 at Hinckley Island (Divs 1 & 2), Daventry Court (Div 3 South) and Shringley Hall (Div 3 North).
  • Sun 18 Jan 2015. Nottingham Rapidplay at Nottingham High School, NG7 4ED. Four sections: Open, u160, u135, u110 starting 10am ending 6:30pm.
  • Sun 25 Jan 2015. Stockport Rapidplay at The Alma Lodge Hotel, Stockport, SK2 6EL. Four sections: Open, Major (u170), Intermediate (u140) and Minor (u110). Starts 10am ends 6pm. A Midlands Rapid GP event.
  • Sat & Sun 14 & 15 Mar. MCCU congress at Rycroft Community Hub, 28 New Forest Road, Off Dartmouth Avenue, Walsall WS3 1TR. Open, u160 and u120 sections.