1st North Wales Fide Open 1st-3rd July 2016

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1st North Wales Fide Open 1st-3rd July 2016

Post by Gareth T Ellis » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:42 pm

1st NORTH WALES FIDE OPEN
incorporating the
3rd COLWYN BAY CHESS CONGRESS

Venue: St David’s Room, Venue Cymru, Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 1BB

FIDE Open, Major (U160/1900), Minor (U120/1600)
Play will start at 7pm on Friday evening
A player may claim a half-point bye in any one of the first four rounds,

Default Time: Players arriving 30 minutes after the start of the round shall lose by default. Repairing will then be at the discretion of the arbiter.

Rate of Play: All moves in 90 min with 30 sec increment per move from move 1.
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2016 Colwyn Bay Entry Form (1).pdf
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Re: 1st North Wales Fide Open 1st-3rd July 2016

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:54 pm

Through which Federation is the Open tournament to be FIDE rated?

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Re: 1st North Wales Fide Open 1st-3rd July 2016

Post by MartinCarpenter » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:02 pm

More important is surely what the Colwyn bay congress is doing in Llandudno :) Looks a fine venue for it mind!

Good luck with it all.

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Re: 1st North Wales Fide Open 1st-3rd July 2016

Post by Gareth T Ellis » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:05 pm

Through which Federation is the Open tournament to be FIDE rated?
I'm assuming the WCU as they are bearing the cost.

Also from the entry form:
All surplus money raised from entry fees and donations will be split between the North Wales Junior Chess Association and the Welsh Chess Union to support junior chess in Wales

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Re: 1st North Wales Fide Open 1st-3rd July 2016

Post by Gareth T Ellis » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:20 pm

More important is surely what the Colwyn bay congress is doing in Llandudno :) Looks a fine venue for it mind!
The usual venue became unavailable so the congress wasn't going to happen until the WCU helped out with an even better venue, it would have cost too much otherwise.

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Re: 1st North Wales Fide Open 1st-3rd July 2016

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:49 pm

:D Looks like a nice time to combine chess with some walking (the 15 Welsh 3000 footers)!

Question is whether to do the walking first or after?

Or whether to take two weeks off & hope to get some dry & cloud free days?

Advice from locals & ramblers please.

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Post by MartinCarpenter » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:39 am

Well after if you're trying to do the slightly mad all in one day thing :) Make it metric, call it 900m, and then you've got to climb Aran Fawddwy too.

Crying shame to just focus on just the 3k ones though, with so much lovely scenery about. Creigiau Gleision is a quite lovely place for instance. Even the great orme isn't entirely traduced by mans hand and some of the Llyn is fascinating (the hills there nearly all have massive prominence.).

The weather is, of course - as with all the mountains on the west coast of the UK - quite entirely random :) So if you want to climb the really big mountains and don't want to stick your head in a cloud/driving rain/gales, then a long stop would be recommended. Two weeks and a careful eye on MWIS/the met office mountain forecasts should give fair chances, if still no guarantees. Given the desire to dodge the main summer holidays, I'd maybe do that before the congress.

Not that I'd ever think of playing chess in North Wales in July....

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Re: 1st North Wales Fide Open 1st-3rd July 2016

Post by Reg Clucas » Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:48 pm

Nick Grey wrote::D Looks like a nice time to combine chess with some walking (the 15 Welsh 3000 footers)!

Question is whether to do the walking first or after?
Or during. Plenty of daylight that time of year. A half point bye on the Saturday afternoon should do it. :wink:

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Re: 1st North Wales Fide Open 1st-3rd July 2016

Post by Steven DuCharme » Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:45 pm

best wishes to all combatanta
I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

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