2014 British Championships

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2014 British Championships

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Re: 2014 British Championships

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:51 pm

So it is Aberystwyth as rumoured.

The next issue will be the scheduling of events, given the overlap with the start of the Olympiad.

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Re: 2014 British Championships

Post by Andrew Zigmond » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:41 pm

Another beautiful part of the country I've always wanted to visit. I'll need to see what else crops up in 2014 but hopefully I'll be there
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Re: 2014 British Championships

Post by Richard Bates » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:13 pm

Looks like it's a week earlier than usual.

Have the Scottish decided on dates for their Commonwealth Championships?

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Re: 2014 British Championships

Post by David Grobler » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:20 pm

Richard Bates wrote:Looks like it's a week earlier than usual.

Have the Scottish decided on dates for their Commonwealth Championships?
my "spy" told me it was to do with an "Olympiad" ?

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Re: 2014 British Championships

Post by Dewi Jones » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:23 pm

How does the british champs work? Can I enter in a minor type section? Or is it all by qualifying. I may as well pop along next year as it's in Wales.

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Re: 2014 British Championships

Post by David Grobler » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:24 pm

Dewi Jones wrote:How does the british champs work? Can I enter in a minor type section? Or is it all by qualifying. I may as well pop along next year as it's in Wales.
theres something for everyone.....entering is a MUST !!

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Re: 2014 British Championships

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:29 pm

Dewi Jones wrote:How does the british champs work? Can I enter in a minor type section? Or is it all by qualifying.
All events, and there are a multitude, are open to everyone except where there is an age or grade restriction. That's with the exception of the main 11 round Championship for which qualification is required unless your rating is high enough or you have a title. The Major Open runs in parallel with the Championship, so everyone can play in an eleven round tournament if they wish. Otherwise most adult tournaments are over 5 rounds, either Monday to Friday or at the middle weekend. You can play both morning and afternoon as well.

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Re: 2014 British Championships

Post by Tim Spanton » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:26 am

Eleven rounds over two weeks - not very friendly to people who work for a living, especially when there are competing tournaments with nine or ten rounds over a nine-day period that includes two weekends.

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Re: 2014 British Championships

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:17 pm

Of course, that helps explain why it is held during the traditional holiday season.......
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Re: 2014 British Championships

Post by Shaun Brewer » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:23 pm

Are the dates correct '19th July and 3rd August 2014'

This is before the state schools break up (unless you are in Scotland it seems)!

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Re: 2014 British Championships

Post by Alan Walton » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:50 pm

I believe it is earlier due to the clash with the Olympiad, but somebody more official should be able to confirm

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Re: 2014 British Championships

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:21 pm

Shaun Brewer wrote:Are the dates correct '19th July and 3rd August 2014'

This is before the state schools break up (unless you are in Scotland it seems)!
Or in Bolton - my daughter finishes Thursday 17 July 2014 and I expect the other state schools finish that week too
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Re: 2014 British Championships

Post by PeterFarr » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:38 pm

State schools down here in the south east break up 23rd July.

Noticeable that the dates given run 16 days starting on a Saturday, which may suggest a cunning plan to front-load the main event to fit the Olympiad, and maybe back-end other events, i.e. hopefully the juniors.

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Re: 2014 British Championships

Post by Shaun Brewer » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:06 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Shaun Brewer wrote:Are the dates correct '19th July and 3rd August 2014'

This is before the state schools break up (unless you are in Scotland it seems)!
Or in Bolton - my daughter finishes Thursday 17 July 2014 and I expect the other state schools finish that week too
It does look like there is some variation even in England, I checked a few regions and had not spotted any state Schools breaking up that early.

I have looked at few more examples by area

Bedfordshire - 18/7/14
Berkshire - 23/7/14
Bristol - 22/7/14
Buckinghamshire - 23/7/14
Cambridgeshire - 23/7/14
Cheshire - 24/7/14
City of London - 22/7/14
Cornwall - 24/7/14
Cumbria - 18/7/14
Derbyshire - 23/7/14
Devon - 25/7/14
Dorset - 22/7/14
County Durham - 18/7/14
East Sussex - 23/7/14
Essex - 22/7/14
Gloucestershire - 22/7/14
Manchester - 22/7/14
Hampshire - 23/7/14

okay think that's enough, looks like the large majority do not break up in time

Shaun

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