Shropshire Chess Congress 2018

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Steve Rooney
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Shropshire Chess Congress 2018

Post by Steve Rooney » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:46 am

The 2018 Shropshire Congress is now open for entries.

The event takes place on 5-7 January 2018, at our regular venue, the Wrekin Housing Trust, Telford TF3 4AW.

We are introducing an additional section this year which means there is a FIDE-rated Open, and ECF-graded Major (U170), Intermediate (U140) and Minor (U100).

The Open will again have a £1,000 first prize and we have already confirmed Keith Arkell GM, Alan Merry IM, John Cox IM and Graeme Buckley IM with more titled players likely to follow and lots of ambitious challengers.

Look forward to seeing many of you in January!

http://www.shropshirechesscongress.org.uk

Roger de Coverly
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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2018

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:14 pm

Steve Rooney wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:46 am

Look forward to seeing many of you in January!

http://www.shropshirechesscongress.org.uk
With less than two days to go, it's looking like a decent entry. Keith is making the long haul up from Hastings, are there any others?

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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2018

Post by Steve Rooney » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:03 am

Thanks Roger.

Yes a healthy and strong entry. Current total is 138 - still room for more but you'll have to hurry, entries close at noon tomorrow (Fri).

The Open has nine titled players including recent entries from Ameet Ghasi and John-Paul Wallace. As far as I'm aware Keith is the only one coming up from Hastings. I have had an enquiry from another competitor at Hastings Masters but don't think he will make it to Telford.

Live boards should be up for first round on Friday evening - will post link tomorrow.

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