I joined the Forum to raise this specific point as I thought it would benefit from input from the collective memory / experience of this Forum.
While I'm delighted to learn that the 2020 British Championships were able to find a venue after being let down (the difficulty of which should not be underestimated) and understand why it needs to last for two weeks this time, on glancing at the schedule
https://www.britishchesschampionships.c ... 2020-1.pdf
I noticed a couple of new categories that had appeared which I would like to understand better. These are the Under 100 (over 16) and the Under 110 (over 16). [For the avoidance of doubt, It's not the grade bit that bothers me (whatever that morphs to next summer), it's the age bit].
The questions I would like to ask you all are:
1. Does anyone know why the age restriction has been put in?
2. Does anyone know if there is a precedent for this (I've looked briefly at the previous years on the BCC site and couldn't see anything)?
3. Does anyone know if there was any consultation prior to making this change? (I entered two Juniors into the 2019 U100 and I wasn't asked my views)
4. Is anyone else concerned about the message this might be giving to Juniors who are just starting out and their parents?