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Midlands and selected National Events

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  • Wed 4 Jul. Civil Service Chess Championship at Carrs Lane Conference Centre, Birmingham B4 7SX. A rapidplay event starting 10:30am.
  • Sun 8 Jul. Ashton Rapidplay at Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8RS. Six-round tournaments u150, u115 and u80/ungraded sections with 25 min per game.
  • Fri 13 to Sun 15 Jul. 4NCL Walsall FIDE-rated congress at Holiday Inn Birmingham-Walsall, WS2 0BS. Open. u2000 FIDE(ECF u175), and u135 tournaments.
  • Jul 27 to 5 Aug. British Chess Championships at Hull City Hall, Victoria Square, Carr Lane, Hull HU1 3RQ. Weekend, junior and graded tournaments.
  • 31 Oct-4 Nov. ECF International Title-norm Congress at Park Inn, Telford. Planned ECF 9 round congress. Further details awaited.