1st Southend Congress Invitational 18-22 April 2019

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1st Southend Congress Invitational 18-22 April 2019

Post by Adam Raoof » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:35 pm

1st Southend Congress Invitational 18-22 April 2019

GM and IM norms expected to be available in this bonus 9 round event, from 18-22 April, two rounds a day and one round on Bank Holiday Monday.

A swiss restricted to roughly 20 players above 2200 or titled players. Conditions for GMs and reasonable entry fees for norm seekers. Interest already from IMs and three GMs invited. Live coverage of the games.

http://www.southendchesscongress.org.uk for details of the venue.

Contact adamraoof@gmail.com for details.

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Post by Adam Raoof » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:39 pm

Thanks to the ECF Women's Director, we have some financial support for the top English women to participate in this event - please contact me if you are interested in taking part!

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Post by Adam Raoof » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:58 pm

So far we have GMs Lalic, Gormally and Cherniaev and IMs Kamparia, Jack Rudd, David Eggleston, Peter Roberson, etc

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Re: 1st Southend Congress Invitational 18-22 April 2019

Post by Adam Raoof » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:41 am

I am glad to announce that GM Damian Lemos from the Canary Islands will be playing at Jersey and at Southend! You can check out his website here

https://www.ichess.net/shop/gm-damian-l ... -coaching/

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Re: 1st Southend Congress Invitational 18-22 April 2019

Post by Adam Raoof » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:29 pm

Excellent news - thanks to a generous donation we are able to offer prizes in the masters of £800, £500 and £300 - matching the Open section! - tell your titled friends that we are accepting some more registrations here - http://southendchesscongress.org.uk - but that capacity is strictly limited

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