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West Wales Congress
I've played in the West Wales Congress a few time. It's a very friendly tournament and you obviously get to play a set of different faces.
See below if you fancy getting away for the weekend. There's a new venue this year.

West Wales 46th Week-end Congress

Note! New Venue: The Mercure Swansea Hotel, Phoenix Way, Llansamlet, Swansea, SA7 9EG <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m -->
Just three miles from Swansea city centre and within easy reach of two M4 junctions, the Mercure Swansea Hotel is set in landscaped lakeside grounds.

11th Oct – 13th Oct 2013

All players in the Open and Major Events must be registered with the Welsh Chess Union or their respective national body.

Schedule of Rounds

Round 1 – Friday 11th October 6.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
Round 2 – Saturday 12th October 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Round 3 – Saturday 12th October 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Round 4 – Sunday 13th October 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Round 5 – Sunday 13th October 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Please send your entries to Les Philpin
59 Cecil Road
Tel: 01792 418711
Mob: 07970 840247
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If an acknowledgement is required please enclose a SAE.

Name _____________________________________

Address _____________________________________


e-mail address _____________________________________

Tel No: _______________________________

Club ___________________ Grade ( if any ) _____

DOB ( if junior ) __________ Bye Requested in Round ____

I wish to enter the OPEN/ MAJOR/ MINOR section and enclose an entry fee of _____ and a donation of _______.

Please make cheques payable to ‘WEST WALES CHESS CONGRESS’

Prizes and Entry Fees
OPEN Entry fee £22
Prizes 1st £200; 2nd £75; 3rd £50
A grading prize will be awarded at under 2000

MAJOR ( Under 1850 ) Entry fee £20
Prizes 1st £150; 2nd £70; 3rd £35
A grading prize will be awarded at under 1650

MINOR ( Under 1500 ) Entry fee adults £18 and juniors £16
Prizes 1st £120; 2nd £60; 3rd £30
A grading prize will be awarded at under 1300

Rates of play 42 moves in 1hr 45 mins. After 42 moves both clocks to be
moved back 15 minutes and the games completed in the
time remaining.
Same weekend as the excellent Dundee Congress.
Thanks for the plug Andy - and Dundee has much better prizes!


Thanks for notice of the Swansea event and I hope it's well supported.
However, as Andy has pointed out it clashes with one of the top Scottish congresses at Dundee, a great event that has a wonderful venue, very enthusiastic organisers and good accommodation options. The entries for this congress are increasingly annually and deservedly so. I would encourage everyone to give it their support.

and a guid nicht oot in Dundee is hard tae beat Big Grin
I wish the Swansea event well, as I made a few friends on my recent visit to Wales with the Glorney-Gilbert lot. However, Dundee is hard to beat and I'll be there again this year. The congress is superbly run and the organisers extremely helpful. The venue is top notch, accommodation is reasonable and when I managed to lose my first round a few years ago, a second round bye allowed me to have a stroll round Dundee City Centre where I bought the most delicious cheese from a little stall.

Cheese and Chess, now there's a thought. Cheese shaped chess pieces (or chess shaped cheese pieces, depending if you're black or white) and you eat your opponents piece when you take it. I could call it Chessar and get a sponsor. Accompanied by small biscuits. Completely crackers, before anyone else says it. 8)
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Yes, I know that the Dundee congress is the same weekend but the Wales congress may suit some peoples circumstances. (I should have a search back and find a similar thread the last time I posted. )
I took various Scottish congress flyers down to the last Welsh congress I visited to try and attract some of their members up here. That's how it works eh.

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