Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Details of upcoming UK events, please provide working links if possible.
David Sedgwick
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Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by David Sedgwick » Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:15 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:55 pm
Entries for the Manx Championship are now closed.
18 players have entered, with the strongest being:
Li Wu 2298 and Keith Allen 2156.

I did promise to make some comments about this event, which I have not got round to doing until now.

There was never any intention that it should be an open Weekend Congress, Entrants were always restricted to Isle of Man Chess Association Members and a small number of invited guests. Only two people were ever so invited, one of them being me.

At the time when I received my invitation at the end of June, there did seem to be some prospect of my being able to take up the invitation, although even then the chances were slim. As things turned out, the course of the pandemic soon put paid to the possibility.

All the 18 players taking part are IOMCA members and Isle of Man residents. They will be able to play a normal OTB tournament, with no special requirements.

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Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:04 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:15 pm
Simon Rogers wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:55 pm
Entries for the Manx Championship are now closed.
18 players have entered, with the strongest being:
Li Wu 2298 and Keith Allen 2156.

I did promise to make some comments about this event, which I have not got round to doing until now.

There was never any intention that it should be an open Weekend Congress, Entrants were always restricted to Isle of Man Chess Association Members and a small number of invited guests. Only two people were ever so invited, one of them being me.

At the time when I received my invitation at the end of June, there did seem to be some prospect of my being able to take up the invitation, although even then the chances were slim. As things turned out, the course of the pandemic soon put paid to the possibility.

All the 18 players taking part are IOMCA members and Isle of Man residents. They will be able to play a normal OTB tournament, with no special requirements.
How did you manage to receive an invitation, David?

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Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by David Sedgwick » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:21 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:04 pm
How did you manage to receive an invitation, David?
As a longstanding friend of the IOMCA. I have been to chess events in the Isle of Man over 25 times, dating back to 1991.

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Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:10 pm

Who won the Manx Championship?

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Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by John Upham » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:34 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:10 pm
Who won the Manx Championship?
Apparently Sanjay Gumireddy was the winner of the rapid event.
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Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:14 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:10 pm
Who won the Manx Championship?
John Upham wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:34 pm
Apparently Sanjay Gumireddy was the winner of the rapid event.
The Championship proper was won by Li Wu, with 5½/6.

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Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:49 pm

For a report of the event, please see http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?i ... hyear=2020.

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