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British Championship Congress 2019

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:03 pm
by Roger de Coverly
The schedule for this has now been published.

https://www.britishchesschampionships.c ... hedule.pdf

I believe the Senior Championships have been shifted one day later, so they start on the Monday and finish on the following Sunday with a morning round. By way of compensation that enables players to play in the weekend opens starting Friday, finishing Sunday.

The usual hotel booking sites have some attractive advance purchase accommodation options. But what to go for, given the schedule?

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:29 pm
by Nick Grey
Plenty of hotels, B&Bs, uni & college rooms, caravans & camping as well as boats.
Possibility of Brexit issues & who knows whether they will have the staff in the summer.
Enjoy - I have NIL chance of my partner wanting our holiday to be spent with me playing any chess,

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:34 pm
by Roger de Coverly
The chessbase report on Hastings claims that Gormally qualifies for the 2019 British by virtue of his shared first place at Hastings. Presumably he is already qualified by rating and title and the qualifier is someone further back in the standings.

There doesn't seem to be a published list of those already qualified, nor for that matter a note of the leader board in the qualification Grand Prix.

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:29 pm
by Graham Borrowdale
I am sure you are right.
The irony is that it used to be that the British Champion would get an invitation to play at Hastings.

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:30 am
by John Reyes
if anyone looking for help with B&B, i can recommend a few for you

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:17 pm
by Roger de Coverly
There's now a web page and entry form.

https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/

There isn't any announced external sponsorship. Hopefully that's "yet", as without it, the purge of all the lower rated players who supported the prize fund with their entry fees is going to leave the Championship in particular out of pocket.

If there's a leader board for the qualifiers via rated weekend Swiss events, that doesn't seem to be published anywhere.

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:38 pm
by Roger de Coverly
The first GM has now entered (31st May)

Stephen Gordon at 2533. Second seed is Gary Lane at 2364.

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:58 am
by Carl Hibbard
John Reyes wrote: ā†‘
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:30 am
if anyone looking for help with B&B, i can recommend a few for you
Yes please John although Iā€™m only coming down for a couple of nights.

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:52 pm
by John Reyes
I will Pm you but there a few B&B that I would say is good

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:16 pm
by Matt Bridgeman
Are there any rumours where it will be held next year?

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:40 pm
by Roger de Coverly
Matt Bridgeman wrote: ā†‘
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:16 pm
Are there any rumours where it will be held next year?
It's going to stretch over two weeks. The problem they needed to solve was that the Olympiad starts in early August. A schedule that works for the Championship doesn't work for junior events as they would start before some schools finish. The proposal then is to hold the British Championships in the first week and the junior events in the second. As to where, I don't know of any rumours. Others may be better informed.

I don't think it's been to East Anglia since 2007 in Great Yarmouth.

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:05 pm
by Matt Bridgeman
Bet it's never been to Cumbria. Carlisle?

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:09 pm
by Paul Cooksey
Port Stanley?

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:49 pm
by Nick Grey
isle of lewis

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:51 pm
by Mick Norris
Matt Bridgeman wrote: ā†‘
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:05 pm
Bet it's never been to Cumbria. Carlisle?
I don't think so list of venues

If you can find a large enough free venue in Carlisle or elsewhere in Cumbria