The Dorset Rapidplay Championships (6 rds: 30 minutes each). 9.45-6.00pm, Sunday 11th November at Tuckton Social Club, Tuckton Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth BH6 3AA. Organiser: Martin Simons, 6a Osborne Road, Winton, Bournemouth BH9 2JL. 01202 513 504. Free drinks and buffet lunch!
6th Northwick Park, Five Round Chess Congress, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus HA1 3TP. Open/U165/U125. Enter via website www.ljcc.co.uk. Ample car parking. Bookstall by CCF Mindgames Write to : Northwick Park Congress, 3 Greer Road, Harrow Wield, Harrow HA3 6JF
1st Winchester Congress organised by Castle Chess, 5th-6th January, 2013. Open/U160/U100. 5rds swisses. www.castlechess.co.uk. (Late fee applies 7 days before event). Castle Chess, 3 Greer Road, Harrow Wield, Harrow HA3 6JF. Bookstall by TCS. Enter by phone 01707 659 080. email@example.com.
5th Portsmouth Congress , 22nd-24th February 2013. Again, a Castle Chess Congress, same contact details and sections. Entry fee £28. The Royal Beach Hotel, St Helen’s Parade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 ORN. (Book with organisers to get accommodation discount). 36 moves in 90 minutes plus 15 mins QPF. Players Review – an opportunity to comment on this event and suggest improvements – on Saturday at 13:45. Sounds a good idea to us!
Tony Corfe, 51 Borough Way, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 3HA. 01707 661160. Mob 07973 516 718.