ECF Open 2017 or 2018

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Roger de Coverly
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ECF Open 2017 or 2018

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:48 pm

A nugget from the material about restructuring the British Championship Qualification process.

http://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-conte ... ystem.docx

in which
These points notwithstanding, it was acknowledged that running the Championships as a big Open tournament was a perfectly viable way to organise a national championship, and indeed one that could prove popular. Therefore, the ECF Board Meeting on 14th March tasked the 4NCL with investigating the viability of organising an English Open Championship, either in 2017 or 2018. This would be held in addition to the British Championships, and the Board feels that this will satisfy those who would like a big Open tournament to play in, while awarding a title of national significance.
If this comes off, it could be a regular home for English Seniors Championship(s) which otherwise appear to have disappeared from the calendar,

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Re: ECF Open 2017 or 2018

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:11 am

Do you mean the Seniors would be a separate parallel event, or the title awarded to the best senior in the Open?
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Re: ECF Open 2017 or 2018

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:03 am

Mick Norris wrote:Do you mean the Seniors would be a separate parallel event, or the title awarded to the best senior in the Open?

Either really. Potentially there's both an Over 50 and Over 65 title to be played for.

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