Canterbury is a nice town and the ancient and attractive Medway ports with their good, locally produced beers, ciders and perries are close by. I understand why you say that tournaments in Mitteleuropa(1) are more attractive than those in the UK - I've played in a number myself - but you really shouldn't attempt to undermine the organisers of the British in this way. A bit of support would undoubtedly go a long way.Ben Purton wrote:Better Prizes/Entry fee ration, Cheaper accomdation, Better looking women, Cheap good beer. Better food.
The list is endless to why Czech Open > British
(1) Although I also have memories such as searching in vain for an unfouled (sauber if you prefer) toilet, in the midst of hundreds of thundering bowels, weakened by the stresses of playing chess, whilst the cleaners have "bogged off" for the weekend.