British Championship Congress 2019

Debate directly related to English Chess Federation matters.
Post Reply
Roger de Coverly
Posts: 17731
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:51 pm

British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:03 pm

The schedule for this has now been published.

https://www.britishchesschampionships.c ... hedule.pdf

I believe the Senior Championships have been shifted one day later, so they start on the Monday and finish on the following Sunday with a morning round. By way of compensation that enables players to play in the weekend opens starting Friday, finishing Sunday.

The usual hotel booking sites have some attractive advance purchase accommodation options. But what to go for, given the schedule?

Nick Grey
Posts: 1061
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:16 am

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:29 pm

Plenty of hotels, B&Bs, uni & college rooms, caravans & camping as well as boats.
Possibility of Brexit issues & who knows whether they will have the staff in the summer.
Enjoy - I have NIL chance of my partner wanting our holiday to be spent with me playing any chess,

Roger de Coverly
Posts: 17731
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:51 pm

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:34 pm

The chessbase report on Hastings claims that Gormally qualifies for the 2019 British by virtue of his shared first place at Hastings. Presumably he is already qualified by rating and title and the qualifier is someone further back in the standings.

There doesn't seem to be a published list of those already qualified, nor for that matter a note of the leader board in the qualification Grand Prix.

Graham Borrowdale
Posts: 121
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:54 pm

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Graham Borrowdale » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:29 pm

I am sure you are right.
The irony is that it used to be that the British Champion would get an invitation to play at Hastings.

John Reyes
Posts: 285
Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:51 pm
Location: Manchester

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by John Reyes » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:30 am

if anyone looking for help with B&B, i can recommend a few for you
Any postings on here represent my personal views only

Roger de Coverly
Posts: 17731
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:51 pm

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:17 pm

There's now a web page and entry form.

https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/

There isn't any announced external sponsorship. Hopefully that's "yet", as without it, the purge of all the lower rated players who supported the prize fund with their entry fees is going to leave the Championship in particular out of pocket.

If there's a leader board for the qualifiers via rated weekend Swiss events, that doesn't seem to be published anywhere.

Post Reply