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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:09 pm 
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Part of the English Chess Federation Grand Prix. British Championship Qualifying Place available.

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VENUE
Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohns Avenue, London, NW3 6NS. The entrance to the venue is on Prince Arthur Road.
The centre is situated 5 minutes walk from Hampstead tube station. Bus stop for numbers 46 (from Paddington, St John's Wood, Swiss Cottage) and 268 (5 minutes from Golders Green underground) are nearby. For information about parking see the website.

ACCOMMODATION
If you need to stay overnight I recommend the Anchor House Hotel http://www.anchorhousehotel.co.uk/ in Golders Green (a very quick bus ride), or La Gaffe on Heath Street - http://www.lagaffe.co.uk/. The Best Western and Holiday Inn in Swiss Cottage are 20 minutes walk away or a very short 46/603 bus ride, at the bottom of Fitzjohn's Avenue.

FORMAT
Five Rounds, games are FIDE rated and graded by the ECF for the national grading database. Maximum 40 players, limited to players rated Under 2200. Unrated players should be Under 190 ECF, or the national equivalent. Swiss format tournaments.

BYES: if you cannot make a round (some people like to get an early night on Saturday) you can ask for a half-point bye in advance by informing the arbiter. Not available in the final round!

TIME CONTROL
ALL MOVES IN 90 MINUTES per player (3.0 hour session).
Round Times: Saturday (1) 10.30am to 1.30pm, (2) 2.00pm to 5.00pm, (3) 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Sunday (4) 11.00am to 2pm, (5) 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Prizes will be transferred by BACS after the event.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:57 am 
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Just as a matter of interest, what is the grounds for this having a British Championship qualifying place? There was some debate not so long ago about the grounds for a tournament like Kidlington (U220) having a qualifying place - the justification being that although not an Open, anyone graded over 220 would qualify by right anyway. But U2200/190? How low can a rating restricted tournament go?

Or is this tournament being used to produce the nominee for the Director of Home Chess?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:35 am 
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Richard Bates wrote:
to produce the nominee for the Director of Home Chess?


Doesn't that only work if he is re-elected in October AFTER the event.

I too would like to know how this is a BCQ.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:02 pm 
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Alex McFarlane wrote:
Richard Bates wrote:
to produce the nominee for the Director of Home Chess?


Doesn't that only work if he is re-elected in October AFTER the event.

I too would like to know how this is a BCQ.


I suggest you ask Lara, since it was she who granted it! It may have been an error - and it's not a problem if it doesn't merit a BCQ. However I would not use my nomination for an event I was involved in, as that wouldn't be appropriate.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:33 pm 
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But shouldn't you as the person who proposed most of the changes and as the Director in charge have actually known what the rules were? Why should I ask Lara when I'm asking you?

As a US President once said "The buck stops here". You can hardly complain about FIDE when you are adopting a similar cavalier attitude to rules.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:21 pm 
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Lara says "The regulations say any FIDE rated event, apply to the manager ...etc. I feel that new events should be given a place this year for next and then we need to have a good look at all the regulations, but, as with Bournemouth, I think we should accept applications from all sensible requests for the 100th..." and I am happy to accept Lara's decision. Thanks Lara!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:15 pm 
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Well it just seems to make a mockery of having qualification regulations to me, but there we are. The comparison with Bournemouth doesn't make much sense - that was a non-FIDE rated Open and therefore not an automatic qualifier because it didn't attract of the Union nominee places (and as a new event not eligible for one of the "largest congress" spots etc). However, as an Open, it still met the basic criteria for potential qualifier.

This tournament evidently does not - the regulations specify that an "Open" is defined as grading/rating unrestricted or minimum 218/2350 and below. Once you disregard this where do you draw the line for "sensible" applications? 2200 and below? 2000 and below? Could SeanH start offering BCQ places for his FIDE-rated Majors? (as long as it is at a 'new' venue, obviously! :wink: )


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:21 pm 
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Not worth starting a new thread, but Adam mentioned the 100th Championships up above. Can anyone point me to dates and venue details if decided yet, or plans that have been made, as I'd like to start thinking now about planning to attend (seeing as I can't make this year's one).

EDIT: Found it: 27 July to 10 August; 100th British Chess Championships, Riviera Centre, Torquay.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:53 am 
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http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk/

Further details - the September 1st FIDE list, and (if they have no FIDE rating) the July 2012 ECF list or national ratings will be to determine eligibility. FIDE rating takes precedence.

CATERING
Norman and yElena Went will be providing the catering throughout the weekend, which should attract a few players ;-)

ARBITERS
Geoff Gammon (ECF Arbiter) has agreed to be the arbiter for the event.

FIDE RATING / ECF GRADERS
Alex Holowczak and Norman Went.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:17 am 
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The September FIDE rating list is now out - so if you are Under 2200 consider playing five rated games at the Hampstead Congress, from the 22-23 September 2012, in the heart of London!

http://ratings.fide.com/

http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk/p/congress-details.html

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:45 pm 
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There is an updated list of entrants here

http://global.tornelo.com/tournaments/hampstead-fide-congress-under-2200

and after Golders Green this weekend I have ten more entries!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:30 am 
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The list of entries is growing.

http://hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk/

NOTE As we have limited space, if you have already registered please pay your entry fee by PayPal to guarantee a place. If you are considering entering, please check the website for notices and pay with your entry.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:07 pm 
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Entry to this event is now closed - if you want to enter now, ring me FIRST on 07855 036 537.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:37 am 
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FINAL SCORES

54 players
18 nations represented

NEXT EVENT 24-25 November 2012

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1 Orishko,Yaroslav 5.0 UKR M 2089 £200
2 Hasman,Cengiz 4.5 TUR M 2132 £100

3 Soon,Wai Cheong 4.0 MAS M 2107
4 Peiris,Gayan 4.0 SRI M 2080

5 Pirau,Horatiu 3.5 ROU M 2149
6 Healey,Michael 3.5 ENG M 2094
7 Mareckova,M 3.5 CZE F 2081
8 Tasker,Michael 3.5 ENG M 2078
9 Cannon,Richard 3.5 ENG M 2071
10 Warman,Simon 3.5 ENG M 2067
11 Buyandalai,Tumen 3.5 MON M 2055
12 Oyama,Akito 3.5 ENG M 1856 £80 Under 1900 prize - 13 years old!

13 Dargan,Paul 3.0 ENG M 2148
14 Wong,Arturo 3.0 VEN M 2070
15 Rogers,Tim 3.0 ENG M 2010
16 Dickens,Rupert 3.0 ENG M 2005
17 Vlcek,Marek 3.0 CZE M 1952
18 Hayward,Alan 3.0 ENG M 1944
19 Moss,Guy 3.0 ISR M 1935 £80 Under 2000 Prize - 13 years old

20 Levene,Joseph 2.5 ENG M 2095 *
21 Chakanyuka,Charles 2.5 ZIM M 2071
22 Dydak,Mateusz 2.5 CAN M 1996
23 Staples,Daniel 2.5 ENG M 1996
24 Giles,Yasmin 2.5 ENG F 1970 *
25 Sagues,Vincent 2.5 FRA M 1960
26 Shaw,Matthew 2.5 ENG M 1935
27 Kennedy,Craig 2.5 SCO M 1931
28 Dixit,Kumar 2.5 ENG M 1876
29 Kalaiyalahan,Aks. 2.5 ENG M 1711
30 Torrance,John 2.5 SCO M 1707
31 Cavendish,Joshua 2.5 ENG M 1624

32 Jain,Gautam 2.0 ENG M 1855
33 Cetens,Edward 2.0 CZE M 1835
34 Bispham,John 2.0 AUS M 1826
35 Sloan,Cecil 2.0 USA M 1735
36 Rogal,Chris 2.0 POL M 1721
37 Verma,Aditya 2.0 ENG M 1635
38 Garland Hoff,Florian 2.0 ENG M 1605 *
39 Zhou,Yang-Zian 2.0 ENG M 1603
40 Whitworth,Michael 2.0 ENG M 1495 *
41 Springett,Michael 2.0 ENG M 1375 * £80 Under 1600 prize

42 Perrin,Jonathan 1.5 ENG M 1786 *
43 Georgiev,Ivan 1.5 BUL M 1775
44 Chellappah,Kuhan 1.5 ENG M 1615 *
45 Sabin,Frank 1.0 ENG M 1940
46 Wei,Naomi 1.0 ENG F 1780
47 Sonnis,Steve 1.0 ENG M 1668
48 Ramaiya,Anshu 1.0 ENG M 1575 *
49 Saravanan,Karthik 1.0 ENG M 1565 *
50 Ivanov,Elizabeth 1.0 ENG F 1498 *
51 Nayak,Raghav 1.0 ENG M 1455
52 Herschmann,Heinz 1.0 ENG M 1380 *

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