British Chess Championships

British Chess Championships

The British Chess Championships takes place from Saturday 29th July to Sunday 6th August and may now be entered online. The event is organised by the English Chess Federation and is a Tradewise Grand Prix Event. There are more than 25 events at the tournament offering something for players of all standards with several events limited to specific age groups encouraging younger players to enter. Certain events are FIDE-rated and require ECF Gold membership or Silver for non FIDE-rated events and rapid-plays whilst the British Championships proper is open only to exempted or qualified players.

The British Chess Championship Website is at http://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/

BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP
This event is open only to exempted or qualified players.
Saturday 29th July to Sunday 6th August
9 rounds – rounds 1-8 (Saturday 29th July – Saturday 5th August) begin each day at 2.30pm, round 9 (Sunday 6th Aug) begins 10.00am

BRITISH SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIPS – 7 rounds, starting 2.30pm daily
65+  (born 1952 or earlier) – Sunday 30th July – Saturday 5th August
50+  (Born 1967 or earlier) – Sunday 30th July – Saturday 5th August

BRITISH JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – 7 rounds
UNDER 16 (born 2001 or later) – Sunday 30th July – Saturday 5th August 9.15am
UNDER 14 (2003 or later) – Sunday 30th July – Saturday 5th August 9.15am
UNDER 12 (2005 or later) – Sunday 30th July – Saturday 5th August 9.15am
UNDER 10 (2007 or later) – Sunday 30th July – Saturday 5th August 9.15 am

UNDER 11 (2006 or later) – 7 rounds
Friday 28th July AND Saturday 29th July – 9.15am, 1 pm, 4.45pm
Sunday 30th July – 9.15am

UNDER 9 (2008 or later) – 6 rounds
Friday 28th July – 2.30pm, 5.00pm
Saturday 29th July – 9.15am, 11.45am, 2.30pm, 5.00pm

UNDER 8 (2009 or later) (6 rounds)
Sunday 30th July – 10.30am, 12 noon, 1.30pm, 3.00pm, 4.30pm, 6.00pm
Entrants to BOTH the U8 and U9 Championships before 21st July may deduct £10 from their total entry fee. Please note this means if you’ve entered BOTH events, not just one or the other …

MAJOR OPEN – OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS
Saturday 29th July to Sunday 6th August
9 rounds – rounds 1-8 (Saturday 29th July – Saturday 5th Aug) begin each day 2.30pm
Round 9 (Sunday 6th August) begins 10.00am

WEEKEND TOURNAMENTS – 5 rounds
Friday 28th July 7.00pm, Saturday 29th July 9:15am and 2.30pm,
Sunday 30th July 9.15am and 2.30pm
Atkins Tournament – open to all players
Soanes Tournament – open to players under FIDE 1825 or if no FIDE Grade ECF below 150
Yates Tournament – open to players under ECF 120/1600 (January 2017 list)
Players may ask to play in a higher section if they so wish. Players may request a ½ point bye in any of first four rounds. Round One byes must be claimed on the entry form. Inform your section’s Arbiter of any bye to be taken in later rounds.

WEEKDAY TOURNAMENTS – 5 rounds
5 DAY AM Open Tournament – Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August 9.15am
Under 180/2050 Tournament – Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August 2.30pm
Under 160/1900 Tournament – Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August 9.15am
Under 140/1750 Tournament – Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August 2.30pm
Under 120/1600 Tournament – Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August 9.15am
Under 100/1450 Tournament – Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August 2.30pm

RAPIDPLAY – ONE SECTION,  9 rounds, FIDE-rated
Saturday 5th August – 1.00pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 3.15pm, 4.00pm, 4.45pm, 5.30pm, 6.15pm, 7.00pm

LOCATION
Venue CYMRU, The Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 1BB

 

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