Manchester Summer Congress 17-19 August

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Mick Norris
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Manchester Summer Congress 17-19 August

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:54 am

Manchester Chess Federation Summer Congress
Friday 17 Aug to Sun 19 Aug 2018

Three sections: Open Major Under 165 Knights Under 125
Free on campus parking
ECF Graded
University accommodation

Prizes. Main Prizes all sections First £500 Second £250 Third £120
Grading Prizes Open £60 Under 185 Major £60 Under 145 Knights £60 Under 110

Entry Fee £41. £33 for ECF Silver and higher members. There is a £5 reduction for players born after 31-Aug-2000

Closing date. The last date for entering is Thursday 16 Aug. Entry on the day is not allowed

Late entry fee. £5 for entries postmarked or emailed after Saturday 11 Aug.

Entry rules. Phone entries are not accepted. Email entries are welcome and can pay on arrival.

Withdrawal. If you tell us before Friday 17 August we will refund your entry fee.

Entrants. A list is available on Bolton Chess Club web site from Jul 15 onwards boltonchessclub.webs.com/apps/blog/

Timetable Rd1 Fri 6.45 Rd 2 Saturday 9.45 Rd 3 Saturday 2.30 Rd 4 Sunday 9.45
Rd 5 Sunday 2.30 Prizegiving 6.30

A £3 admin charge will be levied on all prizes not collected at the prize giving,

Ratings We use long play ratings current at the start of the event. If you have no current grade we use your last ECF rating. Players who have never had a rating must send us information on their playing ability at least seven days before the event. Players not submitting information must play in the open.

Move rate. 80 minutes on your clock plus 30 seconds extra every time you press it.

Default time. 30 minutes after the round starts when all players with no opponent will be re-paired

Tournament conditions. The organisers decision is final in all disputes. We reserve the right to refuse entries without giving a reason.

Venue. Owens Park, 293 Wilmslow Rd M14 6HD. Owens Park is a large University complex three miles South of the city centre. Car parking in Richmond Park entrance on Whitworth Lane M14 6HF. The event is played on Little Court adjacent to main reception

Bookstall by Chess Direct Andrew Butterworth PO box 18Mexorough S64 9AR Tel01709890565 http://www.chessdirect.co.uk

Refreshments
The campus cafe is a few yards away and will be open Saturday and Sunday. The café offers tea coffee and cheap good quality lunches. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments but please do not eat or drink them in the cafe and please remove your litter.

Accommodation
There is a wide choice of accommodation: -

Student style on site accommodation.
Accommodation at the venue. £39 per night Student style rooms. Large size rooms. Not en-suite. Full English breakfast. You can also stay Sunday night when the breakfast will be continental. Accommodation must be booked and paid for before Friday Aug 10. If you cancel before August 10 we give a full refund. Accommodation will be in Ashburne hall. The same hall as last year.
This accommodation must be booked on the entry form via the congress director

Chancellors Hotel - On site three star Hotel
This hotel is owned by the university. Details on the hotel’s website at https://secure.chancellorshotel.co.uk/
Book through the Hotel website or a travel agents website

Local Hotels
Google “Hotels in Wilmslow Road Manchester”. There is a reasonable selection. Summer is off peak so you can usually pick up some good deals. Check the address street number to see how close you are to our venue.
Book yourself on the internet

Central Manchester Hotels
There are many “chain” hotels in the Portland street area of Manchester. Ibis, Premier Inn, Travel Lodge, Britannia. The Britannia is especially good value. All are within walking distance of Piccadilly train station and on the main bus route to Owens park.
Book yourself on the internet

Dining
At the main entrance to Owens Park there are many takeaways, restaurants and pubs. The venue is within walking distance of Manchester’s famous “Curry Mile”. For more details see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curry_Mile.

Central Manchester is a major tourist city with a very good night life and excellent restaurants, including the celebrated Chinatown area. There is a frequent bus service to the city centre from the venue.

CONGRESS DIRECTOR Harry Lamb 134 Junction Road Bolton BL3 4NQ . Tel 01204 63374. email gmccacongress@yahoo.co.uk

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ENTRY FORM : Name ________________________________ Grade ________
Address _____________________________________________Post Code _______

Section __________ Phone No ____________________ Club __________________
Email __________________________________ Donation £_______
Half point bye Round No ___ Entry Fee inc late fees and reductions £_______
Accommodation. Please circle as required Fri Sat Sun Total nights ___
Grand Total £_______

Mail the entry form to the congress director Harry Lamb 134 Junction Road Bolton BL3 4NQ or email to gmccacongress@yahoo.co.uk. Make cheques payable to MCF Congress. We welcome payment by internet banking but for security reasons please email us for our bank details. Email entries can pay on arrival
Last edited by Mick Norris on Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:48 am, edited 2 times in total.
Any postings on here represent my personal views and should not be taken as representative of the Manchester Chess Federation www.manchesterchess.co.uk

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Re: Manchester Summer Congress 17-19 August

Post by Michael Farthing » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:19 am

I'm quite interested in this new service the ECF is offering (grading university accommodation). Are the details available anywhere? :-)

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Re: Manchester Summer Congress 17-19 August

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:49 am

Michael Farthing wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:19 am
I'm quite interested in this new service the ECF is offering (grading university accommodation). Are the details available anywhere? :-)
Edited for your benefit Michael

I'm guessing that Trip Advisor is ahead of the ECF at this grading :)
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