Paignton Congress 2018

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Re: Paignton Congress 2018

Post by Richard Bates » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:46 pm

Not sure that they'll be much crossover between Paignton participants and British blitz, or not that would choose the latter over the former. Gives someone else a chance to win though ;)

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Re: Paignton Congress 2018

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:12 pm

Richard Bates wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:46 pm
. Gives someone else a chance to win though ;)
surely :twisted:

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Re: Paignton Congress 2018

Post by Richard Bates » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:31 pm

BTW If venues etc haven't been finalised then, if you wanted to avoid Paignton the obvious solution would be to switch the Bristol qualifier to the Sunday. There's no particular reason why all the qualifiers have to be exactly the same day, is there?

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Re: Paignton Congress 2018

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:32 pm

Richard Bates wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:31 pm
BTW If venues etc haven't been finalised then, if you wanted to avoid Paignton the obvious solution would be to switch the Bristol qualifier to the Sunday. There's no particular reason why all the qualifiers have to be exactly the same day, is there?
I thought the idea was to stop anyone playing in more than 1 event, so they have to be on the same day
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Re: Paignton Congress 2018

Post by Richard Bates » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:40 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:32 pm
Richard Bates wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:31 pm
BTW If venues etc haven't been finalised then, if you wanted to avoid Paignton the obvious solution would be to switch the Bristol qualifier to the Sunday. There's no particular reason why all the qualifiers have to be exactly the same day, is there?
I thought the idea was to stop anyone playing in more than 1 event, so they have to be on the same day
Don't need to have events on the same day, just make a condition of entry that you can only enter one event. Might even improve entries slightly if there is a Sunday option for those prepared to travel.

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Re: Paignton Congress 2018

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:44 pm

Richard Bates wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:40 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:32 pm
Richard Bates wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:31 pm
BTW If venues etc haven't been finalised then, if you wanted to avoid Paignton the obvious solution would be to switch the Bristol qualifier to the Sunday. There's no particular reason why all the qualifiers have to be exactly the same day, is there?
I thought the idea was to stop anyone playing in more than 1 event, so they have to be on the same day
Don't need to have events on the same day, just make a condition of entry that you can only enter one event. Might even improve entries slightly if there is a Sunday option for those prepared to travel.
The original idea was to have four on each day, but when I asked Organisers which day they preferred, the first half a dozen I asked all preferred Saturday. So the idea was revised accordingly. But we'll see what happens when Organisers contact venues to book them.

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Re: Paignton Congress 2018

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:20 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:03 pm
Are the dates for this known?
Are the dates for 2019 known?
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Re: Paignton Congress 2018

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:24 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:20 am
Are the dates for 2019 known?
According to
https://www.englishchess.org.uk/event/d ... -congress/
the 2019 Paignton dates are 31st August to 7th September

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Re: Paignton Congress 2018

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:26 am

Indeed. The Premier section is now 9 rounds rather than 7, with two rounds on 1st September.

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Re: Paignton Congress 2018

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:33 am

Ah, thanks very much to both. That's extremely helpful.
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