British Championship Congress 2019

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RobWillmoth
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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by RobWillmoth » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:00 pm

Hi all.
It is a real shame the sponsorship has been lost. In addition to this the rules for qualifying for lowers players has been made harder. This means there are very few 2200 to 2300 in the field. They like myself cannot commit to the amount of weekend tournaments required to be in the Grand Prix qualification etc etc.The vast amount of players in this grade range play 4ncl which does not count for Brit champs qualification. As Matt mentions be as a 2100 having to pay £275 is also not something I would consider. It is just to much.
If there were more 2200 to 2300 then there would me more entry fee funds to help with Gm costs and more willing to play when they see more gms in the field.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:22 pm

"If there were more 2200 to 2300 then there would me more entry fee funds to help with Gm costs and more willing to play when they see more gms in the field."

Yes, it's ironic that last year lower-rated qualifiers were excluded from rating prizes, thus ensuring that at least some of them would show no further interest in the event. Now the higher-rated players are obviously discouraged as well!

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:46 pm

The deadline for late entry fees has been moved from 1st to 30th June.

There are now 3 GM entries to the Championship.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:48 pm

For many years the early entry fee deadline for the Championships was late in June. This year we decided to move this to 1st June 2019. However, we recognise that we should have communicated this change more effectively and have therefore decided to extend the early entry deadline until 30th June 2019, which brings the deadline back in line with previous years’ championships. Our apologies to all concerned.

Any player who has not yet entered the Championships has the opportunity to enter at the lower entry fee until this date. After this date the higher entry fee will apply without exception.

Please note that the deadlines for early entry fees for both the weekend events and the Rapidplay remain as on the entry form and website (14th July)
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Roger de Coverly
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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:39 pm

Total as of 18th June 711

Championship 32 entries
Major Open 53 entries

Over 50 33 entries
Over 65 43 entries

Under 16 12 entries
Under 14 18 entries
Under 12 31 entries
Under 11 40 entries
Under 10 29 entries
Under 9 44 entries
Under 8 29 entries

AM Open 21 entries

Under 2050 25 entries
Under 1900 45 entries
Under 1750 58 entries
Under 120 39 entries
Under 100 36 entries

Weekend Atkins 19 entries
Weekend Soanes 42 entries
Weekend Yates 38 entries

Rapidplay 24 entries

Roger de Coverly
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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:40 pm

I presume that FIDE has the date of birth wrong, but otherwise there's a ringer in the Over 65 s

http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=402397

I'm guessing this is the Danny Wright who won the Hastings Challengers of December 1967 - January 1968, played in the Student Olympiad team of that era and was a regular tournament winner over the next ten years or so.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:26 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:40 pm
I presume that FIDE has the date of birth wrong
I have seen that error mentioned before, possibly here. If Danny were to play in a FIDE Senior event, then the ECF would of course be expected to correct it, otherwise they probably see no need.
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Ian Thompson
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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Ian Thompson » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:00 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:26 pm
Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:40 pm
I presume that FIDE has the date of birth wrong
I have seen that error mentioned before, possible here. If Danny were to play in a FIDE Senior event, then the ECF would of course be expected to correct it, otherwise they probably see no need.
If it's wrong, it's also wrong in the ECF grading database, with a precise date in 1961 recorded. The ECF might want to correct that.

Nick Grey
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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:46 pm

Is this going to be the lowest entry since the 70s. something wrong in lack of sponsorship and lack of conditions for titled players. torquay has been expensive for years.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:49 pm

Nick Grey wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:46 pm
Is this going to be the lowest entry since the 70s
Possibly in the British Championship itself. Numbers are plentiful in the numerous other sections.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:57 pm

Nick Grey wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:46 pm
Is this going to be the lowest entry since the 70s. something wrong in lack of sponsorship and lack of conditions for titled players. torquay has been expensive for years.
It already isn't; it has more entries than Douglas 2005, for starters.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:11 pm

Thanks jack. size is not everything. best wishes. will it be the lowest average rating in the championship for 30 years?
so little for so few...

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:19 pm

Nick Grey wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:11 pm
will it be the lowest average rating in the championship for 30 years?
Unlikely as the long tail of players under 2100 in previous Championships has been eliminated. Given that they used to help pay for it, you wonder about the financial viability, but perhaps entry fees for the other events have been increased to defray the absence of sponsorship.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:51 pm

the fees are expensive, with lack of top players it does not even seem worth watching, the likely average age overall, the percentage of females too.
seems very male dominated with focus on a Victorian seaside jolly. hopefully nobody ends up in fawlty towers.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Keith Arkell » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:36 am

Though in itself hardly likely to get numbers up to desired levels, expect a flurry of GM entrants at some point. I'm going to confidently guess 10, with 9 being my hedge :D

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