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Midlands and selected National Events

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  • Fri Jul 19 – Sun Jul 21. 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress @ Ramada Hotel Telford Ironbridge Forge Gate Telford. FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175), ECF U135. Five rounds Friday 7pm – Sunday 7pm. ECF silver, (gold or platinum for FIDÉ-rated tournaments) membership recommended.
  • Fri 26 Jul - Sun 4 Aug. British Chess Championships at Riviera International Centre, Chestnut Avenue, Torquay TQ2 5LZ. Tournaments for élite British players, juniors, seniors, and grade limited sections, weekend and blitz events. ECF silver, (gold or platinum membership for FIDÉ-rated tournaments) required.
  • Fri 16 to Sun 18 Aug. Manchester Summer Congress at Woollton Hall, Owens Park, 293 Wilmslow Road M14 6HD. Open, major u165, Knights u125 tournaments. ECF silver, gold or platinum membership recommended. Accommodation and parking on-site see entry form.
  • Sat 30 Nov & Sun 1 Dec. Hereford Chess Congress at The Green Dragon Hotel, Broad Street Hereford HR4 9BG. Three five-round seeded Swiss tournaments: u175,u145 and u120. ECF silver, gold or platinum membership recommended.