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Midlands and selected National Events

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  • Fri 19 to 24 Feb 2024. Cambridge International Open Chess Tournament. Nine rounds, Swiss, FIDÉ rated, 90 min + 30 sec.
  • Sat & Sun 24-25 Feb. British Universities' Chess Championship at Holiday Inn Leicester, 129 St Nicholas Circle, Leicester LE1 5LX. Team tournament and Blitz.
  • Sat 2 Mar. University of Warwick Rapidplay at Warwick Science Concourse, Library Road, Coventry CV4 7AL. 10:30am to 6:30pm, three sections Open, Major (u1800), and Minor (u1400). Seven rounds, time control 15 min + 5 sec
  • Sat & Sun 2-3 Mar. British Rapidplay Championship 2024 at Holiday Inn, Peterborough West, Thorpe Road, Peterborough. Start 12:30pm to 4:30 pm. Eleven rounds, time control 15 min + 5 sec.
  • Sat 20 Apr. Cannock & Dist Chess League Anniversary Rapidplay at Ryecroft Coimmunity Hub, New Forrest Road, Walsall WS3 1TR. 9:30am - 5:30pm. Open, Major and Minor tournaments.
  • Sat and Sun 20, 21 Apr. Nottingham Congress at Nottingham High School, Forest Road, East, Nottingham NG1 4HH. Five rounds, Open, Major (u1900), Intermediate (u1700), Minor (u1500), and Improvers (u1300) tournaments, time control 95 min + 10 sec.