Bolton Easter: Friday 19 April to Sunday 21 April 2019

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Mick Norris
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Bolton Easter: Friday 19 April to Sunday 21 April 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:08 pm

We welcome email entries for this event. Please email your entry to If you enter by email you pay at the event. To enter by email please give us your name, your club, section entered, any half point bye requirement and your grade.

Incorporating an afternoon Busy Persons Blitz

£1800 in Prizes

DATE : Friday 19 April to Sunday 21 April

Busy Persons : Saturday 20 April

VENUE : Ukrainian Social Club, 99 Castle St , BOLTON , BL2 1JP


FIDE rated : All English competitors must be ECF Gold/Pt. members
Prizes : £300, £150, £75 Under 2000 : £75
Entry Fee : £32 (Juniors £30)
Fide ratings or conversions to be used in this section

BOLTON MAJOR : For players graded below 170
Prizes : £240, £120, £60 Under 150 : £60

BOLTON KNIGHTS : For players graded below 130
Prizes : £220, £110, £50 Under 115 £50 Under 100 £50

Fees Major & Knights Silver & above Bronze/Non members
Adults £26 £34
Juniors £24 £29

BUSY PERSONS : Open to all. Prizes : £300
Entry fee : £8 (£10 on the day)


Friday Round 1 12.30pm
Round 2 5.30pm
Saturday Round 3 9.45am
Busy Persons from 2.40 pm
Sunday Round 4 9.45am
Round 5 2.45pm

All moves in 1hr 30 min plus 30 seconds increment per move. Re-pairings will take place after 30 minutes, for players without opponents.

BUSY PERSONS. 8 rapidplay games of chess.
Each player has ten minutes to complete the game.
Timetable : Saturday
Rounds 1 - 7 2.40 - 5.20 pm
Round 8 5.45 - 6.05 pm
Prizegiving 6.20 pm
Prizes : 1st £80 2nd £40 6 Grading prizes of £30 each.
185-166 ; 165-146 ; 145-126 ; 125-106 ; 105-85 ; u85
ECF longplay grades will be used.

Ukrainian Sports and Social Club.
The venue for the event is the function room of the Ukrainian Social club. The venue offers excellent playing conditions. There will be tea and coffee on sale and a bar open from 12 Noon

Directions :
By Car : Approaching from Manchester on the A666, leave the dual carriageway at the slip road signposted Bury A579 (A58), immediately after the brown tourist information sign. Turn right at the lights then about 200 yards later turn right at the next set of lights into Castle Street. There is a small car park at the venue and ample on street parking. For Sat Navs the venue postcode is BL2 1JP

By Train : Turn left outside the Station and go down the hill. Keep straight on. Castle street is half a mile away on the right at the third set of lights.

There is a Travel Lodge in River Street, 500 yards from the venue and 500 yards from the train station. Rooms are offered at low prices if booked well in advance. Book at their website

The closing date for entries is Saturday April 13
Entries can only be effected by payment of the appropriate fee. Late entries will be accepted subject to a late fee of £2. For entries on the day the late fee is £5.
Players entering the weekend event may deduct £1 off the busy persons event if entering before the day.

Send entries to :- Chess Congress, 97 Dovedale Rd , Breightmet, BOLTON, BL2 5HS with cheques made payable to ‘BOLTON CHESS CONGRESS’.

Competitors must quote their current ECF or ELO grade on entry.
Competitors with no ECF grade must quote any other current grade or internet rating. Ungraded players must indicate on the entry form any recent tournament results and an indication of their playing strength, including previous grades.

Competitors may claim a half point bye on entering.

The organiser's decision is final in all disputes. The organiser reserves the right to move competitors to appropriate sections.
Any postings on here represent my personal views and should not be taken as representative of the Manchester Chess Federation

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