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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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  • Mar. Mick Norris reports there will be no Manchester Rapid play congress in 2014, but the Manchester Federation plan to run one in 2015.
  • Fri to Sun 18-21 Apr. Bolton Easter Congress at Ukrainian Social Club, 99 Castle Street, Bolton BL2 1JP. Open, Major and Knights tournaments.
  • Sat 19 Apr. Bolton Busy Persons Bliz afternoon, at Ukrainian Social Club as above.
  • 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 26 Jan 2015. Stockport Rapidplay. Details TBA.