British Championship Congress 2021

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Re: British Championship Congress 2021

Post by Andrew Zigmond » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:51 pm

The government has published their roadmap which suggests they are aiming for normality by 21st June although this is subject to review at every stage. Assuming this goes to plan (and that's a big IF) the British would be able to go ahead but I appreciate there are other considerations that may not make it viable.
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Re: British Championship Congress 2021

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:14 pm

If all goes well it may still be practicable in a stripped down form, here's hoping.
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Re: British Championship Congress 2021

Post by Nick Grey » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:46 pm

Is this back on the main Council agenda?

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Re: British Championship Congress 2021

Post by John Reyes » Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:41 pm

Nick Grey wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:46 pm
Is this back on the main Council agenda?
I hope so, but i think that people will try to forced other issues for their own gain
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Re: British Championship Congress 2021

Post by Paul Robert Jackson » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:36 am

Alex McFarlane wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:29 am
many of the hotels used by congresses will be looking in the first instance to (postponed) weddings for venue hire - much more profitable. Therefore venues may not be available.
From the BBC today:
"Wedding venues booked up for two years."
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Re: British Championship Congress 2021

Post by Paul Bloom » Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:50 pm

Still many B and B places available and the venue is already booked as i understand as music festivals are going ahead and around 80% or more chess players will have had their vaccination's I see know reason why it should not go ahead , I would not be surprised if it were an all time record entry given the amount of chess playing looking forward to getting back to OTB chess

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Re: British Championship Congress 2021

Post by Nick Burrows » Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:52 pm

...but could be very problematic for all otb 4ncl events

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Re: British Championship Congress 2021

Post by Paul Bloom » Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:47 pm

4NCL sorted for 9th to 11thJuly at woodland Grove lemington spa

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Re: British Championship Congress 2021

Post by Adam Raoof » Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:49 pm

I have booked some dates in July and August for Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess - https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ for news - and avoided the British in Torquay, as it would be nice to think that might happen, even in a cut-down version. Any official news?
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Re: Briish Championship Congress 2021

Post by Simon Rogers » Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:01 am

As I live in the Blackpool area.
It will be good to see the British Chess Championships here again.
The refurbished Winter Gardens and the new Conference Centre would be an ideal venue.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2021

Post by Matt Bridgeman » Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:34 pm

Adam Raoof wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:49 pm
I have booked some dates in July and August for Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess - https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ for news - and avoided the British in Torquay, as it would be nice to think that might happen, even in a cut-down version. Any official news?
I think Torquay 2022 might still be in the air. But who knows if, like you say, there could be a scaled down version somewhere else this summer. Perhaps a small closed tournament where the elite could have a battle for the title?

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Re: Briish Championship Congress 2021

Post by Jon Mahony » Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:57 pm

Yeah it's not the nicest place in the world but it will be very nice for people living up North to play in a British and not have to travel the length and breadth of the country, I will be taking a week off work for that one.
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Re: Briish Championship Congress 2021

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:37 pm

Jon Mahony wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:57 pm
Yeah it's not the nicest place in the world
I used to like Blackpool and I expect I still would. I've just checked and am pleased to see that the trams still run.

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Re: Briish Championship Congress 2021

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:03 pm

Will be sunny tomorrow in Blackpool; Simon will no doubt tell you the sun shines every day

The new trams are very good; interesting purple colour
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Re: Briish Championship Congress 2021

Post by Roger Lancaster » Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:47 pm

Jon Mahony wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:57 pm
Yeah it's not the nicest place in the world but it will be very nice for people living up North to play in a British and not have to travel the length and breadth of the country, I will be taking a week off work for that one.
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