British Championship Congress 2019

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Paul Dargan
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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Paul Dargan » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:29 am

Nationality doesnt matter for norm purposes in national championships

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:25 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:51 am
Couple of questions/points:

- When was the last time IM Malcolm Pein (playing this year) played in the British?
- Matthew Wadsworth and Adam C. Taylor listed as FMs, though they were recently ratified as IMs.
- Anyone know why IM Brandon Clarke is in the Major Open, not the British?
- Of the 55 entries, only 8 are non-ENG (two AUS, one each LTU, NGR, IRL, POL, GCI and JCI).

i.e. Australia, Lithuania, Nigeria, Ireland, Poland, Guernsey and Jersey.

Will that relative lack of non-ENG players affect norm chances?
No Scottish or Welsh players!
One of the GMs was born in Wales, anyone able to guess which one?

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:52 pm

I've narrowed it down to Ward, Emms, Tan and Fernandez.

(It is not a WGM is it?)

OK, it is Justin Tan!

Described as "Welsh-born" here by John Saunders.
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Post by John Upham » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:59 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:25 pm
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:51 am
Couple of questions/points:

- When was the last time IM Malcolm Pein (playing this year) played in the British?
- Matthew Wadsworth and Adam C. Taylor listed as FMs, though they were recently ratified as IMs.
- Anyone know why IM Brandon Clarke is in the Major Open, not the British?
- Of the 55 entries, only 8 are non-ENG (two AUS, one each LTU, NGR, IRL, POL, GCI and JCI).

i.e. Australia, Lithuania, Nigeria, Ireland, Poland, Guernsey and Jersey.

Will that relative lack of non-ENG players affect norm chances?
No Scottish or Welsh players!
One of the GMs was born in Wales, anyone able to guess which one?
Good question ! :D

Howell, Eastbourne, 14/11/1990
Adams, Truro.17/11/1971
Pert, Ipswich, 22/01/1981
Gordon, Oldham, 04/09/1986
Tan, Wales, 02/11/1981
Emms, ? ,14/03/1967
Arkell, Birmingham, 08/01/1961
Williams, Farnham, 30/11/1979
Fernandez, England ?, 05/03/1995
Ward, England, 26/03/1968
Katarzyna Toma, Poland, 16/09/1985
Jackson, The Wirral ?, 11/ 11/1957
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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:02 pm

Woodbridge: Chess prodigy Justin aims to be a grandmaster

Should have remembered from that article (which I think I have referred to before here): "Originally from Wales, Justin moved to Melbourne, Australia, at seven but decided to study in the UK for his last two years of school."

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Post by John Upham » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:12 pm

Tan Justin Hsien Y 1997 — 1997 England & Wales Births 1837-2006 Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales

(Thanks to RJ for looking this up for me)
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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:04 am

According to
https://www.britishchesschampionships.c ... ants-2019/
total entrants (including multiple entries) 1101

That exceeds Hull which is quoted from
https://www.britishchesschampionships.c ... ants-2018/
as 1015

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Richard Bates » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:04 am

Roger will be pleased to see that there will be a highly competitive contest for an under 2050 rating prize ;)

I've extremely careless managed to let my own rating slip above 2350 :(

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:51 am

Richard Bates wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:04 am
Roger will be pleased to see that there will be a highly competitive contest for an under 2050 rating prize ;)

I've extremely careless managed to let my own rating slip above 2350 :(
Serves you right for making a plus score against my 4ncl teams :oops:

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:00 am

Richard Bates wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:04 am
I've extremely careless managed to let my own rating slip above 2350 :(
The entry list is quoting ratings as published 1st May, so the the final 4NCL weekend is not included. It remains to be seen whether they will use those ratings for seeding and grading prize eligibility.

https://www.britishchesschampionships.c ... ants-2019/

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:33 am

Does anyone know when Malcolm Pein last played at the British (would he be responsive to a personal enquiry)? Are there lists of participants going back over the years to be found online anywhere, or would a database of this have to be constructed from something like the results lists that were (for a long period) published annually in BCM (not sure if they still do that)?

Am I right that Matthew Wadsworth and Adam C. Taylor bring the number of IMs to 15 rather than 13?

And why not 16 IMs? Is it a personal choice by Brandon Clarke to play in the Major Open - I thought as an IM he qualified by right for the British, or am I mis-remembering what the current rules are? Maybe he entered too late to avoid the £75 late entry fee for the Championships proper?

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:48 am

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:33 am
Does anyone know when Malcolm Pein last played at the British (would he be responsive to a personal enquiry)? Are there lists of participants going back over the years to be found online anywhere, or would a database of this have to be constructed from something like the results lists that were (for a long period) published annually in BCM (not sure if they still do that)?
He played in 1997 (including a win against Speelman) but without checking the rating list year by year I'm not sure if I've missed any.

I'm sure that you'll get a response but what that is will depend on the nature of the enquiry :)

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:24 am

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:33 am
Does anyone know when Malcolm Pein last played at the British (would he be responsive to a personal enquiry)? Are there lists of participants going back over the years to be found online anywhere
Just search any large games database for the British Championship or Malcolm by name.

John Saunders' Britbase has coverage of British Championships, although the older ones are more comprehensively documented.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:26 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:00 am

The entry list is quoting ratings as published 1st May, so the the final 4NCL weekend is not included. It remains to be seen whether they will use those ratings for seeding and grading prize eligibility.
Subsequent to writing that, I received a circular email about the weekend events that pairings would use the 1st July FIDE list.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Michael Farthing » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:28 am

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:33 am
Does anyone know when Malcolm Pein last played at the British (would he be responsive to a personal enquiry)?
Malcom tells me:
You or anyone may reply on my behalf. The last time I played was 1997 I think. Played Ward Gallagher Speelman Conquest Bates Emms Sasikiran. Remember being smashed flat by Adam Hunt, rest a bit of blur...

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