English Womens Championship

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Roger de Coverly
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English Womens Championship

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:46 pm

There's a rather cryptic new item on the ECF website, highlighted by the "recent changes" sidebar.
http://www.englishchess.org.uk/competit ... mpionship/

You cannot get any further, as the content is password protected.

There are terms and conditions
http://www.englishchess.org.uk/competit ... onditions/

I'm assuming it's an event the ECF are thinking of running where they've built the links ahead of having something to put in them.

That said, the English Seniors announced by Jack last week as running at Coulsdon in the week before the August Bank Holiday has yet to feature either on the ECF site or the CCF one.

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Re: English Womens Championship

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:07 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:That said, the English Seniors announced by Jack last week as running at Coulsdon in the week before the August Bank Holiday has yet to feature either on the ECF site or the CCF one.
It's up on the CCF site now.

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Re: English Womens Championship

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:40 pm

and been on the ECF site since yesterday
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Re: English Womens Championship

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:29 pm

There's been something of a publicity blitz at the ECF site.

http://www.englishchess.org.uk/publicit ... tin-three/
http://www.englishchess.org.uk/publicit ... letin-two/

The link to entrants is inactive. It's this weekend coming. Who is playing?

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Re: English Womens Championship

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:44 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:There's been something of a publicity blitz at the ECF site.
The latest announcement though

http://www.englishchess.org.uk/english- ... tponement/

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Re: English Womens Championship

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:12 am

Thanks. I lost it with the Seniors. Must have been their bump not CCF. Bit worse - 2 county games put off because of this booking. Hopefully putting to Metropolitan w/e was not the cause of that cancellation. Hopefully Alex will reply on other.

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Re: English Womens Championship

Post by Gareth T Ellis » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:00 pm

15th-17th July 2016
Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport

Format – 5-round FIDE-rated Swiss
Rounds – Round One: Friday 19.00-23.00 | Round Two: Saturday 10.00-14.00 | Round Three: Saturday 15.00-19.00 | Round Four: Sunday 10.00-14.00 | Round Five: Sunday 15.00-19.00

Entry Fee – £10
Prizes – 1st: £500, 2nd: £300, 3rd: £100. Also – Best Performance Prizes: £100

http://www.englishchess.org.uk/competit ... mpionship/

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Re: English Womens Championship

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:28 am

http://www.englishchess.org.uk/competit ... mpionship/

The venue change took place some time ago but the condition that the winner must be 2100+ to qualify for the England team has now been removed :)

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Re: English Womens Championship

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:52 am

LawrenceCooper wrote: the condition that the winner must be 2100+ to qualify for the England team has now been removed
There aren't so many candidates above 2100 that those above that rating wouldn't have been near automatic choices if they declared their availability.

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Re: English Womens Championship

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:42 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
LawrenceCooper wrote: the condition that the winner must be 2100+ to qualify for the England team has now been removed
There aren't so many candidates above 2100 that those above that rating wouldn't have been near automatic choices if they declared their availability.
It also makes it far more attractive for those under 2100 so I hope that it will lead to an increase in entries.

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Re: English Womens Championship

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:14 pm

... and the tournament has now been played, though one would have to think to click on one of the links in the left hand column of the ECF page to find out the results.

(I'll save you the trouble: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/competit ... mpionship/ )

Not a high number of entries, to put it mildly, but with the vast majority of the competitors being candidates for the fourth or fifth places in the national team, nonetheless representative in terms of strength. Obviously I am delighted that two Barbican players finished first and second.

(Ignorance alert: To what extent has there previously been an English women's title, as opposed to the British women's title ?)

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Re: English Womens Championship

Post by Alex Holowczak » Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:59 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:(Ignorance alert: To what extent has there previously been an English women's title, as opposed to the British women's title ?)
It has been awarded as part of the British Championship for as long as I have been involved with it.

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Re: English Womens Championship

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:14 pm

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Jonathan Rogers wrote:(Ignorance alert: To what extent has there previously been an English women's title, as opposed to the British women's title ?)
It has been awarded as part of the British Championship for as long as I have been involved with it.
Ok. But are there two English women's titles now, or will only the British Women's title be at stake in Bournemouth?

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Re: English Womens Championship

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:02 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Alex Holowczak wrote:
Jonathan Rogers wrote:(Ignorance alert: To what extent has there previously been an English women's title, as opposed to the British women's title ?)
It has been awarded as part of the British Championship for as long as I have been involved with it.
Ok. But are there two English women's titles now, or will only the British Women's title be at stake in Bournemouth?
One English title, which Kanwal won, one British title to be decided in the next fortnight.

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