New National Blitz event

Details of upcoming UK events, please provide working links if possible.
Roger de Coverly
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New National Blitz event

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:51 pm

The ECF has announced a British Blitz championship. The format is that there are several open qualifiers each run as a Swiss with the top 2 qualifying for a final.

The qualifiers are scheduled for Saturday 8th September and the final for November (venue and date to be arranged)


http://www.englishchess.org.uk/british- ... ouncement/

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Re: New National Blitz event

Post by E Michael White » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:10 am

Which flavour of illegal move Laws will be used ?!

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Re: New National Blitz event

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:32 am

E Michael White wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:10 am
Which flavour of illegal move Laws will be used ?!
Would you not expect it to be the Laws currently in force?

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Re: New National Blitz event

Post by E Michael White » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:16 am

Well hopefully

Do you not remember the shemozzles about 25-30 years ago when players began replying to illegal moves to gain advantage. After recent events we may be heading for shemozzles v2.

What do you think should happen if a player plays an illegal move in blitz not necessarily involving check and before he presses the clock his opponent replies with what appears to be checkmate ?

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Re: New National Blitz event

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:32 am

E Michael White wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:16 am

What do you think should happen if a player plays an illegal move in blitz not necessarily involving check and before he presses the clock his opponent replies with what appears to be checkmate ?
In practice I would have thought the result of a win would stand assuming the player delivering mate didn't claim the illegal move. If the player who made the illegal move or a watching arbiter points out the illegality, presumably the game restarts with a time penalty as stipulated by the new Laws. Interesting problem though, and one that could arise in practice.

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Re: New National Blitz event

Post by Ian Thompson » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:47 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:32 am
E Michael White wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:16 am

What do you think should happen if a player plays an illegal move in blitz not necessarily involving check and before he presses the clock his opponent replies with what appears to be checkmate ?
In practice I would have thought the result of a win would stand assuming the player delivering mate didn't claim the illegal move. If the player who made the illegal move or a watching arbiter points out the illegality, presumably the game restarts with a time penalty as stipulated by the new Laws. Interesting problem though, and one that could arise in practice.
I don't think that's the case at all. If the player making the illegal move hasn't pressed the clock then he's entitled to take it back and replace it with a legal move, without penalty.

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Re: New National Blitz event

Post by ThomasEvans » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:31 pm

Has there been any more announcements for this? The initial announcement said there would be more information in Spring, and we are well past that now.

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Re: New National Blitz event

Post by J T Melsom » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:08 pm

I'm pretty sure I've seen something further since the spring, but this is the English Chess Forum, not the English Chess Federation so you would be better sending a message to the Federation office. It is not mandatory for the ECF officers to post here, so whilst some may choose to do so there is a more correct channel of communication.

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Re: New National Blitz event

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:19 pm

J T Melsom wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:08 pm
It is not mandatory for the ECF officers to post here, so whilst some may choose to do so there is a more correct channel of communication.
This one has chosen to do so.

I'm planning to get the event launched tomorrow ready to take entries, assuming I don't break down.

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Re: New National Blitz event

Post by Mike Truran » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:03 pm

I'm planning to get the event launched tomorrow ready to take entries, assuming I don't break down.
As you don't drive, presumably mentally?

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Re: New National Blitz event

Post by Adam Raoof » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:56 pm

Kishan Pattni writes: We are pleased to also be running the London Qualifier of the UK open blitz championship on behalf of the ECF at Holland Park on Saturday 8th September (11am start!) For more info or to register please visit https://www.englishchess.org.uk/uk-open ... mpionship/

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Re: New National Blitz event

Post by Nick Burrows » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:04 pm

A great series of events - congrats to Alex and all involved!

http://chess-results.com/tnr376203.aspx ... NG&flag=30

The London qualifier is a fair bit stronger than the rest. A good choice of venue by Nick Pert in Bristol!

Shreyas Royal has a 2478 RP through 4 rounds!!

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Re: New National Blitz event

Post by Ian Thompson » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:26 pm

Nick Burrows wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:04 pm
A A good choice of venue by Nick Pert in Bristol!
Interesting to see that James Sherwin is also playing, after no sign of him playing any graded or rated chess for several years, and just a few weeks before his 85th birthday.

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Re: New National Blitz event

Post by Nick Burrows » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:27 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:26 pm
Nick Burrows wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:04 pm
A A good choice of venue by Nick Pert in Bristol!
Interesting to see that James Sherwin is also playing, after no sign of him playing any graded or rated chess for several years, and just a few weeks before his 85th birthday.
Very impressive

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Re: New National Blitz event

Post by Ian Thompson » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:40 pm

Do we have a record breaking pairing in Newcastle? In round 15 the player of Black on board 1 is being upfloated to a play someone who has 7 points more than he does.

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