On Sunday 11 October, the popular Cambridgeshire Rapidplay takes place at Whittlesford Memorial Hall, near Duxford. This is only half an hour from Bury St Edmunds or an hour from Ipswich. There are four sections: Open, Major, Challengers and Junior (u12). Of course, stronger (or older) juniors can play in a higher section if they wish. The five-round event is Rapidplay graded, so Silver (or above) ECF membership is required, or else a surcharge applies. The entry fee for ECF members is £14, and for juniors £10.
For enquiries or an entry form, contact the organiser Paul Kemp or ring him on 01223 872081.
Over the weekend of 24/25 October, the 33rd Bury St Edmunds Congress is held at The Apex (see photo above). 48 entries have already been received for this prestigious tournament, with top seed GM Matthew Sadler entering again (he won last year). There are sections for Under 120s, Under 145s, Under 170s, as well as an Open section. Go to the Congress website for further information. You can enter (and pay) online if you wish.