99th British #Chess Championships 2012

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99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by Adam Raoof » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:56 am

Following on from the success of Sheffield's event, I'm starting a thread nice and early to make sure that the 2012 event gets the maximum coverage!

Dates: 22nd July-4th August 2012

Venue: Parks Leisure Centre, North Shields

Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/place?q=P ... 3029619881

Website: http://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/britishchess with some lovely photos of the venue from Lara Barnes

Flickr Page: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1655309@N24/ where we will have another photographic competition. Take a look at some of this year's entries!

Olympics: will take place from 25th July (Women's Football) to 12th August, with the peak likely to be Saturday 4th August.
"Saturday, 4 August is already being dubbed as "Super Saturday" with the climax of the heptathlon competition and the women's 100m final taking prime-time slots. The Olympic rowing and swimming competitions will also reach a conclusion."
We will have large screen TVs to view the events.

Tourism: http://www.northumberland-coast.co.uk/whitley_bay.php is the best website I have found so far for information about that coast, and if you like walking http://www.northtynesidewalks.co.uk/ then you can click on the 'North Shields Discovery walk' amongst others.

For information about travelling slightly further inland this is useful - http://www.visitnorthumberland.com/

Ferries: you can get to the venue via

Ijmuiden / Amsterdam in the Netherlands - http://www.dfdsseaways.co.uk/

and from

Bergen in Norway - http://www.fjordline.ferries.org/
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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by James Friar » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:08 pm

Sound like a good venue, I always prefer it when the venues near the seaside :)

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by Alex McFarlane » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:36 pm

Reduced admission fees to local attractions for players and families is currently being investigated by local council officials.

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by Paul Dargan » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:04 pm

And as I've said elsewhere - there are Olympic footie games at St James during the championships, with tickets still available ... so for those able to plan that far ahead - get them quick.

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by David Pardoe » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:48 am

Yes, for those who have not sampled the joys of Northumberland & the northeast there is much to see & enjoy...not least the beaches on a sunny day. The beach at South Shields to mention but one....just a short Ferry trip across the Tyne... I have just returned from a w/e break....
Tynemouth is a nice centre with its Priory & Castle (English Heritage), as are many such historical attractions. Bambrough Castle, Alnwick Castle, Craigside, Holy Island and many others are worth a days visit....take an extra couple of days to see the sights.
Someone mentioned football at St James`s Park.... I`ll be at Old Trafford for the Olympic matches..
If you want to visit Sunderland and do the `tour` of the Stadium of Light, I can recommend it, even for those not particularly inclined towards football. If you wanted, you can even book a Sunday lunch at the ground.....good value I`m told. But they were disappointing against Chelsea the other day.

Enjoy......
BRING BACK THE BCF

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by Neville Belinfante » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:00 pm

A list of players qualified to play in next year's championships has just been added to the ECF website at http://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-conte ... s2012.html.

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:25 pm

Raymond Keene has an active rating? Really?

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:36 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:Raymond Keene has an active rating? Really?
Although quoted as Active 2350 and above, the actual rule is active 2350 and above or IM/GM.

from http://www.britishchess2011.com/qualify ... s_2011.htm
*Qualification by Grading, Rating or Rating Performance*
5) A rating of 218 (2350) or higher in a current British Isles national grading list (not Rapidplay) or any FIDE list between July 2010 and July 2011. If a player is not an IM or a GM, the rating must be active.

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by Neville Belinfante » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:52 pm

Although Roger is correct, he is confusing the issue by linking to the 2011 qualification rules.

The 2012 rules have slight differences and are in page 6 of the the 2011 Championship programme.

If anyone wishes me to change the caption from "Active Rating 2350 or above" to highlight that some IMs or GMs may be inactive, I can do so, but I think this is being unnecessarily pedantic.

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:10 pm

Neville Belinfante wrote:If anyone wishes me to change the caption from "Active Rating 2350 or above" to highlight that some IMs or GMs may be inactive, I can do so, but I think this is being unnecessarily pedantic.
I disagree. I find the heading very confusing.

I believe I suggested to you last year that the category should be split into "GMs and IMs" and "Active Rating 2350 or above". I still think that would be much preferable.

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by E Michael White » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:07 pm

Neville Belinfante wrote:If anyone wishes me to change the caption from "Active Rating 2350 or above" to highlight that some IMs or GMs may be inactive, I can do so, but I think this is being unnecessarily pedantic.
Why is it that arbiters, instead of admitting to mistakes, start name calling ?
It's similar to recent discussions about moving before the oppo has pressed the clock; rather than admit they had misunderstood the rule some arbiters posted saying it was bad manners or causing distraction to move in that way even though the rules allowed it.

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by Alex McFarlane » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:18 pm

E Michael White wrote:Why is it that arbiters, instead of admitting to mistakes, start name calling ?
OK. You've got me. What's the answer?

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by Stewart Reuben » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:24 pm

Possibly because it's more fun. Few people like admitting mistakes. Personally I revel in it. Then, on the rare occasion I get something right, everybody is so surprised, I get excessive credit.

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by Adam Raoof » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:30 am

Just to say that the website is now up and running - http://britishchesschampionships.co.uk/ and your early entry is advised!
Adam Raoof wrote:Following on from the success of Sheffield's event, I'm starting a thread nice and early to make sure that the 2012 event gets the maximum coverage!

Dates: 22nd July-4th August 2012

Venue: Parks Leisure Centre, North Shields

Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/place?q=P ... 3029619881

Website: http://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/britishchess with some lovely photos of the venue from Lara Barnes

Flickr Page: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1655309@N24/ where we will have another photographic competition. Take a look at some of this year's entries!

Olympics: will take place from 25th July (Women's Football) to 12th August, with the peak likely to be Saturday 4th August.
"Saturday, 4 August is already being dubbed as "Super Saturday" with the climax of the heptathlon competition and the women's 100m final taking prime-time slots. The Olympic rowing and swimming competitions will also reach a conclusion."
We will have large screen TVs to view the events.

Tourism: http://www.northumberland-coast.co.uk/whitley_bay.php is the best website I have found so far for information about that coast, and if you like walking http://www.northtynesidewalks.co.uk/ then you can click on the 'North Shields Discovery walk' amongst others.

For information about travelling slightly further inland this is useful - http://www.visitnorthumberland.com/

Ferries: you can get to the venue via

Ijmuiden / Amsterdam in the Netherlands - http://www.dfdsseaways.co.uk/

and from

Bergen in Norway - http://www.fjordline.ferries.org/

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:56 am

I know that Neville is no longer maintaining the qualifiers list, but who is?

I ask because a recent event advertised itself as having a qualification place and as late as last week, was still on the list without a name attached. It's now not there. It's useful to have events listed that haven't taken place, that way potential entrants know that a place can be available.

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