(Chess) Life Returning To Normal

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Simon Rogers
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:26 am

Apologies all, for keeping you in suspense.
Simon's Hot Tip
Manx Championship 2020
Organised by the Isle of Man Chess Association
Venue: Claremont Hotel, Douglas.
Friday 9th October to Sunday 11th October
6 Rounds
No Entry Fees
£1500 in Prizes
Open Tournament split into 3 Zones : Open, Candidates and Challengers.
Entries open 2nd September , Close 2nd October.

I'll start a new Topic for it in Congress Diary for discussion.

Roger de Coverly
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:44 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:26 am
Manx Championship 2020
Organised by the Isle of Man Chess Association
Venue: Claremont Hotel, Douglas.
Friday 9th October to Sunday 11th October
However in
https://covid19.gov.im/general-informat ... el-advice/
it says
Non-IoM Residents

Access to the Isle of Man remains tightly restricted for non-residents.

There are a small number of categories that allow for entry to the island, but ONLY where an individual has been provided with an Exemption Certificate. This is a limited group of people who are necessary to the Island’s critical national infrastructure or for the preservation of human life.

As a non-resident, it is not possible to enter the island without an Exemption Certificate. This is a legal requirement, and failure to comply is a criminal offence.

It is also a legal requirement to undertake 14 days of mandatory self-isolation and you must not leave your accommodation during this period.
With current rules, It looks as if the tournament is effectively restricted to Isle of Man residents. (If there's a direct flight, Guernsey residents can also visit).

Back in March or April there was a news report about someone in the isle of Man being locked up for breaking the quarantine regulations.

Kevin Thurlow
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:12 pm

"(If there's a direct flight, Guernsey residents can also visit)."

Except they will be quarantined on their return!

Simon Rogers
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:20 pm

A lot of forum members are more informed than me on these matters. Quarantine rules seem to be in constant flux.
If the rules do change at least there wil be another OTB in the diary for some people.

Wadih Khoury
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Wadih Khoury » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:35 pm

It appears there is a tournament ongoing in Bulgaria, I must admit I have not seen it on the FIDE calendar.
https://bulchess.com/index.php/bg/calen ... -2020.html
http://chess-results.com/tnr529425.aspx?lan=1

Would have required self isolation on return though.

Simon Rogers
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:57 pm

There is always hope. Keep the faith.
I'm trying my best to see some light at the end of the tunnel.
I'll keep on checking various websites to see if there any other OTB tournaments coming up.

Chris Rice
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:05 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:57 pm
There is always hope. Keep the faith.
I'm trying my best to see some light at the end of the tunnel.
I'll keep on checking various websites to see if there any other OTB tournaments coming up.
There is always hope

Simon Rogers
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:29 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:05 pm
Simon Rogers wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:57 pm
There is always hope. Keep the faith.
I'm trying my best to see some light at the end of the tunnel.
I'll keep on checking various websites to see if there any other OTB tournaments coming up.
There is always hope
Thanks Chris. I enjoyed that.
One of my favourite films.

Simon Rogers
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:32 pm

On a different note.
Just been on the Australian Chess Federation website.
Sounds like the Tasmanian Open has gone ahead this weekend.
Over the next number of weeks their seems to be a few major OTB tournaments going ahead over there, particularly in Queensland.

Chris Rice
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:27 pm

Playing Blitz with masks/face shields on in Innsbruck, Austria which has just finished won by the Latvian GM Meshkovs with 9.5/11.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Ian Thompson » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:35 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:18 pm
At the moment your chess playing possibilities in comparable tournaments appear to be:

Groningen - going ahead unless something changes to prevent that. Detailed arrangements to be published in September.

Krakow - possibly going ahead. The Polish language entry form has been published, but the foreign language ones haven't been. No other information available as far as I'm aware.

Rilton Cup - must be in considerable doubt. No announcements at all about this year's tournament on their website or on their Facebook page.
There is an announcement about the Rilton Cup now - it's cancelled.

Simon Rogers
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Simon Rogers » Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:18 am

I've just been on the Northumberland Chess Congress website.
The number of entries have increased to 43.
On the list there are players travelling from as far as Watford, Cirencester and Newbury.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:35 pm

Wadib Khoury >It appears there is a tournament ongoing in Bulgaria,<

That was announced on the FIDE website. But I decided it was likely to be too much hassle, even though I have never been to Bulgaria. Also the hotel had poor reviews.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Simon Rogers » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:35 am

New entry from Coulsdon, London. 179 grade for Northumberland Chess Congress which increases total entries to 44 so far.
According to the Castle Chess website, 12 people have entered Fareham Congress currently.
For Harrogate Chess Congress, I can't find a list of entries on the website.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Tim Spanton » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:43 am

ChessBase report on Czech championship:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/navara-wi ... ampionship

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