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Midlands and selected National Events

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  • Fri 10 to Sun 12 Aug. Midland Open Championships at Ramada Hotel Telford Ironbridge, Forge Gate, Telford TF3 4NA. FIDE-rated Open, FIDE-rated u1900 (U160 ECF), u135 tournaments. Five rounds and half point byes available in rounds 1 to 4. Time control 90 minutes plus 30 second increments from move 1.
  • Fri to Su, 17-19 Aug. Manchester Chess Federation Summer Congress at Owens Park, Manchester University, Wilmslow Road M14 6HD>
  • Fri 31 Aug to 2 Sep. English Women's Championships at St John's Hotel, Warwick Road, Solihull B91 1AT. A Five-round Swiss tournament 90 min plus 30 sec time control. £1000 prize fund.
  • 31 Oct-4 Nov. ECF International Title-norm Congress at Park Inn, Telford. Planned ECF 9 round congress. Further details awaited.