Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

Details of upcoming UK events, please provide working links if possible.
Nick Grey
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Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

Post by Nick Grey » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:07 pm

The Bittoms is also the nearest to Kingston Chess Club as well as the University.

Not worth trying Fairfield or Kingfisher. Apart from shoppers also football, and Leisure Centres.

Have cash & card ready too because machines can get vandalised etc.

Plenty of park and ride & public transport links. On Sunday it is easier to park as shops open later.

It is all part of the adventure & on the 213 bus route where most of the Surrey Congresses were open (Sutton, Cheam Non-such, Coombe Girls School, & now Kingston University).

As the weather forecast is mentioning an Indian Summer and it is also half-term give the organisers a lot of credit.

Robert Page
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Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

Post by Robert Page » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:29 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:23 pm
Tim Spanton wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:20 pm
EXCEPT it clashes with Guernsey
Scarborough as well.

http://www.scarboroughchesscongress.org.uk/
Scarborough is offering £6000 in prize money, five sections and a £500 first prize in each. It may be a long way north for some people but not surprisingly it also has over two hundred entries with two and a half weeks to go.

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Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

Post by John Foley » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:30 pm

Update on car parking at Kingston University. It is possible to park all day for £2.70 on Saturday and Sunday at the Fassett Road car park. Parking is around 100 spaces, first come first served. Friday is also possible after 4.30pm but the car park is full until people start leaving at 5.00pm.
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Nick Grey
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Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:31 pm

On Scarborough.

I may be a bit hazy on my history as I was a pup back then but the Surrey Congresses in the 1980s at Sutton had more prize money lots more sections & higher numbers. With 7 games in a Easter weekend. Oh those 70s/80s chess organizers you were brilliant (some still are).

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