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British Championship Grandmasters

We are delighted to announce that Grandmasters Keith Arkell, John Emms, Mark Hebden, Nicholas Pert, Chris Ward and Simon Williams have joined David Howell in entering the British Championships.

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Keith Arkell John Emms Mark Hebden David Howell
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Nicholas Pert Chris Ward Simon Williams

 

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Enter online …

… using the new purple button (at left) …

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Another reason to visit Aberystwyth …

Mixed bathing!

… with thanks to Justin Horton via the English Chess Forum

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Qualifiers updated

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Arbiters wanted!

The organisers of the above event invite qualified arbiters who are FIDE registered to express an interest in arbiting at the 2014 Championships. We are looking for Arbiters to work as part of the following teams -

Team 1: Arrive Friday 18th July
Playing Sessions: Saturday 19th July – Friday 2nd August: AFTERNOON SESSIONS
Team 2: Junior Championships Team / Morning Team, arrive Saturday 19th July or Sunday 20th August
Playing Sessions: Monday 21st July – Friday 2nd August: MORNING SESSIONS WITH ALSO AFTERNOON SESSIONS WHERE JUNIORS HAVE A DOUBLE ROUND
Team 3: Arrive Thursday 24th July or Friday morning 25th July
WEEKEND EVENT
Playing Sessions: Friday evening; Saturday / Sunday – AM and PM

Arbiters must have a working knowledge of Swiss Master. The ability to input games would also be an advantage. Arbiters may also be asked to control other sections outside the above, but will be guaranteed time off each day. Also, at least one member of each team will be asked to help with inputting game scores to aid with quick publication.

Self catering accommodation will be provided in student flats on the University premises. There are both non-en-suite and en-suite rooms available. A daily allowance will be provided. The amount will depend upon the type of accommodation provided, and also the length of the playing sessions each day.

Please indicate if you would prefer to work mornings or afternoons (although there is no guarantee you will get your choice) and also the dates you will be available. Arbiters are also welcome to apply should they not be available for the full fortnight but only for one week. If this is the case, please indicate exact dates on which you will be available.

If an arbiter is looking for FIDE norms towards an arbiters title, please also state this within the email.

Applicants will be advised no later than 10th February 2014 whether their application has been successful. Applications may be accepted/rejected without assigning a reason and the Federation will not enter into any correspondence relating to reasons for acceptance or rejection.

- Kevin Staveley, British Championship Manager Email: manager.british@englishchess.org.uk

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BCC2014 entry form

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It has come to our attention that the entry form which appeared on this site previously (December 9th) and was also in circulation at the London Chess Classic contained incorrect dates for the Major Open Section. These have now been corrected on the form appearing here. The Major Open runs from MONDAY 21st JULY – FRIDAY 1st AUGUST with a rest day on Saturday 26th July.

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Invitations to tender – BCC2014

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Howell to play in Aberystwyth

David Howell will be in Aberystwyth to defend the British Championship title he won in Torquay earlier this year. The schedule of the Championship section will change from Monday to Friday as in previous years to Saturday to Wednesday; with the final round starting in the morning. This arrangement was only possible after the original schedule announcement was made, but it will also allow the opportunity for further Olympiad players to participate in the Championships.

A knock-on effect of this change will be that the rest day for the Championship and Major Open will move from Sunday to Saturday, and as in 2013, there will be no playoff for the Championship in case of a tie in order to allow any Olympiad players who may subsequently commit to travel to Tromso in time for the start of the Olympiad. The rest of the schedule that was previously announced will remain unchanged.

We are also delighted to announce that David will spend a day coaching children in Cardiff in the build-up to the Championships.

Everybody involved acknowledges that it is undesirable to change the schedule after it has already been announced. I would like to apologise to those inconvenienced by this change of plans, but I am confident that the guarantee of Howell’s participation in 2014 will be seen as a positive development by those who regularly attend the Championships.

- Alex Holowczak

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BCC 2014 Qualifying Regulations

PLEASE NOTE – these regulations are not as advertised in the BCC2013 programme

Entitlement to Play in the British Championships

Only players who fulfil one of the following criteria shall have the right of entry to the Championship sections of the Annual Congresses:

(a) British Citizenship, or
(b) British Overseas Territories Citizenship, or
(c) Citizenship of Ireland, or
(d) not less than one years continuous ordinary residence in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ending on the 30th June in the calendar year of the Championship in question, or
(e) not less than one years continuous ordinary residence in Ireland ending on the 30th June in the calendar year of the Championship in question, or
(f) not less than one years continuous ordinary residence in the Channel Islands ending on the 30th June in the calendar year of the Championship in question, or
(g) not less than one years continuous ordinary residence in the Isle of Man ending on the 30th June in the calendar year of the Championship in question

Read on — BCC 2014 Qualifying Regulations

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