English Seniors 2019

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English Seniors 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:46 pm

This has been added to the ECF Calendar.

It's between Thursday evening April 4th and Sunday April 7th, 6 rounds at the St John's Hotel in Solihull. Over 50 and over 65 tournaments.

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Re: English Seniors 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:25 am

I've received an email this morning from the ECF (a pleasing thing in itself)
The ECF is relaunching the annual English Seniors Championship with a four day FIDE-rated and ECF graded congress at the St Johns Hotel, Solihull in April 2019.

The event will run for four days from 4th to 7th April, with a total of seven rounds. There will be two sections - Over 50s and Over 65s - with the two winners becoming English Seniors Champions for 2019/2020. English players aged 50 or over by the end of 2019 will be eligible to enter the Championships, with an 'early bird' discount available on entries received before 15th February.

Full details of the congress can be found here ---
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We hope to see as many of you as possible at this exciting event to re-establish the Seniors Championship on the chess calendar.

Nigel Towers / Ed Goodwin
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Re: English Seniors 2019

Post by David Robertson » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:04 pm

Two rounds a day, eight hours a day, for three days, for those 65+. Are they kidding? :roll:

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Re: English Seniors 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:14 pm

David Robertson wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:04 pm
Two rounds a day, eight hours a day, for three days, for those 65+ :roll:
The quote above says 7 rounds, the website however says only 6, being Thursday evening, two rounds Friday and Saturday and one Sunday.

Many of those 65+ play weekend tournaments with at least two rounds a day, some of them at the 90 30 move rate.

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Re: English Seniors 2019

Post by David Robertson » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:59 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:14 pm
David Robertson wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:04 pm
Two rounds a day, eight hours a day, for three days, for those 65+ :roll:
Many of those 65+ play weekend tournaments with at least two rounds a day
Yes, I know this. But we're discussing what claims to be a national championship here, not an extended weekender. If the 'English champion' is selected from that cohort which enjoys bumbling around the weekend circuit, one is entitled to reflect on how much of a champion they would really be.

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Re: English Seniors 2019

Post by Dan Lambourne » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:49 pm

Surely those who are more competitive will be playing in the European Seniors that overlaps the same dates.

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Re: English Seniors 2019

Post by Tim Spanton » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:10 pm

Some of us are already committed to Jersey

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Re: English Seniors 2019

Post by Reg Clucas » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:50 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:14 pm

The quote above says 7 rounds, the website however says only 6, being Thursday evening, two rounds Friday and Saturday and one Sunday.
Which is correct?

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Re: English Seniors 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:05 pm

It's 6 as previously announced.

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Re: English Seniors 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:21 pm

Dan Lambourne wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:49 pm
Surely those who are more competitive will be playing in the European Seniors that overlaps the same dates.
I realise that such clashes are hard to avoid, but that is an unfortunate one.

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Re: English Seniors 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:42 pm

Further email from ECF
Dear ECF member

This is a brief reminder about the English Seniors Championships, which will be held at the St John's Hotel in Solihull, starting on Thursday 4th April and running to Sunday 7th April, with a total of six rounds. There will be two sections - Over 50 and Over 65 - with the two winners becoming English Seniors Champions for 2019/2020. There will be a trophy for the winner of each section, which will be presented after the last round, in addition to the prizes as previously advised.

English players aged 50 or over by the end of 2019 are eligible to enter the Championships, and full details of the congress can be found, together with an online entry form, here - https://www.englishchess.org.uk/english ... pionships/

The congress is already very well subscribed with 57 entries at the time of writing this message, and we hope to see many further entries in the days leading up to the event, which is intended to re-establish the English Senior Championships on the chess calendar.

Warmest regards
Ed Goodwin and Nigel Towers
Anybody here among the 57 entries so far?
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Re: English Seniors 2019

Post by Brian Valentine » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:59 pm

I suppose there's a good reason to get the old 'uns champions settled in very early for the 2019-20 season.


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Re: English Seniors 2019

Post by Keith Arkell » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:13 am

Laurence Tarbuck over 50. Bloody Hell!

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Re: English Seniors 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:25 pm

Final results

Over 50
http://chess-results.com/tnr429023.aspx ... art=1&rd=6
1. Paul Littlewood with 5.5/6
2-3 Robert Willmoth & Mark Josse with 4.5

Over 65
http://chess-results.com/tnr428955.aspx ... art=1&rd=6
1. Kevin Bowmer also with 5.5/6
2. Chris Shepherd with 5
3-4 Mike Surtees and David Anderton with 4.5

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