Manchester Summer Congress 18-20 August 2017

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Mick Norris
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Manchester Summer Congress 18-20 August 2017

Post by Mick Norris » Tue May 02, 2017 10:21 am

ENTRY FORM : Name ________________________________ Grade ________
Address _____________________________________________Post Code _______

Section __________ Phone No ____________________ Club __________________
Email __________________________________ Donation £_______
Half point bye Round No ___ Entry Fee inc late fees and reductions £_______
Accommodation. Please circle as required Fri Sat Sun Total nights ___
Grand Total £_______
Mail the entry form to the congress director Harry Lamb 134 Junction Road Bolton BL3 4NQ or email to gmccacongress@yahoo.co.uk. Make cheques payable to MCF Congress. We welcome payment by internet banking but for security reasons please email us for our bank details. Email entries can pay on arrival.
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Re: Manchester Summer Congress 18-20 August 2017

Post by Mick Norris » Tue May 02, 2017 10:21 am

Note the venue is different to that of the last few years, as the previous venue is being refurbished, but is on the same site

Tournaments: Open. Major Under 165. Knights Under 125.

Free parking ECF Graded University Accommodation

Prizes all Sections First £450 Second £220 Third £110
Grading Prizes Open £60 Under 185 Major £60 Under 145 Knights £60 Under 110

ENTRY FEE £39. £32 For ECF Silver & higher members
There is a £5 reduction for players born after 31-Aug-1999

Late entry fees Postmarked or emailed after Saturday 12 Aug £3.
Entries on the day £5.
Withdrawal. If you tell us before Friday 18 Aug we will refund your entry fee.
Entry Rules Phone entries are not accepted. Email entries are accepted and can pay on arrival.

ENTRANTS. A list is available at Bolton chess club web site, boltonchessclub.webs.com/apps/blog/

TIMETABLE Rd 1 Friday 6.45. Rd 2 & 3 Saturday 9.45 & 2.30. Rd 4 & 5 Sunday 9.45 & 2.30
Prizegiving Sunday 6.30 There is a £3 admin charge on all prizes not collected at the prizegiving..

UNRATED PLAYERS. We use your last ECF standard play rating. Players who have never had a grade must send us information on their playing ability.

MOVE RATE. 80 minutes on your clock. Every time you press your clock you gain 30 seconds.

DEFAULT TIME. 30 minutes after the round starts when all players with no opponent will be re-paired

TOURNAMENT CONDITIONS. The organisers decision is final in all disputes. We reserve the right to refuse entries without stating a reason.

VENUE. Owens Park, 293 Wilmslow Road M14 6HD. Owens Park is a large University complex three miles south of the City centre. Car parking in Richmond Park, entrance on Whitworth Lane M14 6HF.

ACCOMMODATION DINING AND REFRESHMENTS. Accommodation at the venue. £39 per night Student style rooms including continental breakfast. Breakfast will be upgraded to full English breakfast if we get over 19 players staying. (Last year we got 22). You can also stay Sunday night. Accommodation must be booked and paid for before Friday Aug 11. If you cancel before August 11 we give a full refund. This accommodation must be booked via the congress director on the entry form.

There are several hotels available on Wilmslow road (google “Hotels on Wilmslow Road Manchester”) and many good quality “Chain” type hotels in central Manchester. A frequent bus ride away. Manchester is a major tourist city with a very good night life and excellent restaurants. The venue is within walking distance of Manchester’s famous “Curry Mile”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curry_Mile while the city centre boasts the celebrated Chinatown restaurant area. We regret that only drinks & sweets from vending machines are available at the venue. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments but please remove your litter. At the main entrance to Owens Park there are many takeaways, restaurants and pubs.

BOOKSTALL BY CHESS DIRECT. Andrew Butterworth P.O. Box 18 Mexborough South Yorkshire S64 9AR Tel 01709 890565 Web Site http://www.chessdirect.co.uk.
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Re: Manchester Summer Congress 18-20 August 2017

Post by Steve Emmerton » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:52 pm

Where can I find details of results for this Congress ?

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Re: Manchester Summer Congress 18-20 August 2017

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:13 pm

They will be posted in the Congress results section when I receive them

There's a very brief mention on the Bolton website
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