You could be quite busy playing in local tournaments in the next few months if you are suitably inclined. Here's a quick list of the opportunities open to you.
1 Coventry & District Chess League Centenary Quickplay
Sunday January 27th, 2019
Massey Ferguson Social Club, Broad Lane, Coventry CV5 7NL
Full details and online entry at https://covchessleague.blogspot.com/p/rapidplay.html
You can't get more local than this, so hopefully plenty of our members will support this special, centenary event.
2 Warwick University Quickplay
Saturday February 16th, 2019
Warwick University, Science Concourse B2.02, Library Road, CV4 7AL
Actually, this is probably even more local by about one mile, but KCC has less of a vested interest! Full details and online entry for this one at http://warwickchess.com/index.php/tournament/
3 Warwickshire Open Chess Championships
Friday Febuary 22nd - Saturday February 24th, 2019
Alan Higgs Centre, Allard Way, Coventry CV3 1JP
And this is not much further away, either! We are being spoilt for choice/opportunities. Full details and online entry can be found at http://congress.warwickshirechess.org/
4 English Seniors Chess Championships (over 50s and over 65s events)
Thursday 4th April - Sunday 7th April, 2019
St Johns Hotel, Solihull B91 1AT
Rather less information available about this currently, but if you are interested take a look at https://www.englishchess.org.uk/event/english-seniors-championship/
Like the Warwickshire Open, this event is being organised by former KCC member Ed Goodwin and more information can doubtless be found via his contact details at the link.
If you've never played in a tournament before, do seriously think about giving it a go - with such a wealth of opportunities and sections for players of all strengths (except for the English Seniors) there really is something for everyone. Not only might you enjoy it, but you will also be helping to support both the national and local chess scenes. For the chess junkies amongst us, enjoyment has nothing to do with it, though, and we'll probably be at several of these because ……….. well, that's what we do!