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Saving the World
Article by Mike Basman, written in 2008 and referred to in his General Election campaign material 2017. More information is available on www.endtaxsploitation.co.uk MB May, 2017

Big Chess Event 3
At Georgie's Coffee House 14 Manor Road North, Hinchley Wood, KT10 0SH (near Hinchley Wood station, direct line from Waterloo) 16th March (see attached entry form for details

Big Chess Event 2
At the Surbiton Brasserie (opposite Surbiton Station) 6 Victoria Road, Surbiton, KT6 4JU (Surbiton Station is on the direct line from Waterloo) On Thursday, 13th April, 2017: 6:45pm – 9 pm * Tournament for players below ECF 150 * Beginners/friendly games/teaching sessions * Only £1 entry fee! * All entry fees (plus optional donations) go to local Big Issue seller * A new event for people who like chess in a warm, friendly, relaxed environment with excellent refreshments. Schedule: 6:45 arrival Round 1 - 7:00 – 7:30 Round 2 – 7:30-8:00 Round 3 – 8:00 – 8:30 Round 4 - 8:30-9:00 Clocks will be used only on upper boards, 12 minutes each for all the moves; other games by adjudication, +3 points for a win.

Big Chess Event
The Big Chess Event At Georgie's Coffee House 14 Manor Road North, Hinchley Wood, KT10 0SH (near Hinchley Wood station, direct line from Waterloo) On Tuesday, 7th March, 2017: 6:45pm - 9 pm Open to all grade U150

Tower Struck by Lightning
The side heading in the site menu will take you to the story of the Chess Challenge and Mike Basman's battle with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. The story is still unfolding and Mike has set up a website www.endtaxsploitation.co.uk where you can follow the arguments and even contribute yourself if you request a login code. We must keep up the pressure to get chess (a mental activity) treated fairly alongside physical sports.

Get chess VAT exempt
The UKCC, UK Chess Challenge, is the organisation which makes the greatest contribution to developing chess in the country throughout all stages of a childs and young persons life. 1. Chess and its benefits Chess is one of the oldest mental games in history and it is played all over the world. It enables children and young people of all races and nationalities to compete on level terms. It develops thinking skills, strategic planning and emotional resilience. Hence it is invaluable in helping the evolution of man.... READ MORE on the petition page

Mike Basman says "Adieu" to the UK Chess Challenge
Sarah Hegarty will be the new head of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge, after the future of the worlds largest chess tournament was put in doubt following an onslaught by Her Majestys Revenue and Customs ... READ MORE (see attached)

All Surrey Girls and Boys Championships
Entries are invited for the All Surrey Girls and Boys Championships. (see link above for entry form) Besides the individual sections there are also prizes for the top three schools in each competition.

Make the Chess Challenge VAT exempt
We still urge you to sign the online petition asking the government to exempt Chess from the necessity to charge and collect VAT. It should be listed alongside the other 100 sports and activities which are currently enjoying this privilege. The PETITION is at https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-make-chess-vat-exempt-savetheukcc

Make Me a Champion entry form
Please find attached, an entry form for the next Make me a Champion tournament which Mike will be running on 5th November at Hinchley Wood School Pat Armstrong Webmaster, October, 2016


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