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MCCU Rapid@Walsall 17 to 18 February 2018
MCCU Junior@Kenilworth 3 to 5 April 2018

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Midland Counties Chess Union

Two events that should not be missed!

Midland Rapidplay & Blitz Championship

Midland Open Junior Championships - scroll down

Rapid and Blitz Championship

This congress will be held on Sat & Sun 17 & 18 February at Holiday Inn Birmingham Walsall, 20 Wolverhampton Road, Walsall WS2 0BS. Organised by Alex Holowczak. Accommodation Booking Service provided by Guaranteed Events Ltd

Holiday Inn Birmingham Walsall

Holiday Inn Birmingham Walsall

There are two events in this two-day fest of speed chess that features Open, under-2000, under-1750 and under-1500 sections with a first prize of £500 in the Open Rapidplay.

The Blitz Tournament starts at 9pm on Saturday and has 9 rounds with a time control of 3 minutes plus a 2-second increment for each move.

The Rapidplay has 9 rounds starting on Saturday at 1pm. Rounds 1 to 5 take place on Saturday finishing at about 7pm. Rounds 6 to 9 are played on Sunday starting at 11am and finishing at about 4pm. The time control is 15 minutes plus a 10-second increment for each move.

ECF Silver members can savour all the action from £30.

For full information, click on the "about, T&C" menu item on the left.


Midland Open Junior Championships

This congress will be held on Tue to Thu 3rd-5th April at Kenilworth School, Leyes Lane, Kenilworth CV8 2DA. Organised by Alex Holowczak.

There are separate sections for under-18, under-14, under-11, and under-9 players with prizes for best male and female players and best junior palyer in each. There will be 6 rounds and players may opt out of up to two rounds in rounds 1-5 to participate in their families' activites with half-point byes. Players will have 90 minutes plus 30 second increments from move 1 for their games. Rounds start at 10am and 3pm. All games will be sent for grading and the under-11, -14, and -18 sections will be FIDÉ/World Chess Federation rated.

For further details, click on the entry form menu item for the junior congress.