Chess Solving at the 2015 British Chess Championships

The BCPS is pleased to announce that there will be a chess solving competition at this year’s British Chess Championships at Coventry. It will take place on Sunday 26th July 2015 from 19.30 – 21.30. The event will be controlled by Grandmaster (Composition) Christopher Jones.

There is no entry fee and there will be two sections:

OPEN – Open to all.

MINOR – For those with an International Solving Rating (or half-rating) of under 1700, or, in the absence of such a rating, an otb FIDE rating of under 1700 or an ECF grade of under 135.

There will be a total prize fund of £100, provided by the BCPS.

To enter, just send your name, section entered and any appropriate ratings/grading information to Christopher Jones at cjajones1@yahoo.co.uk
Of course, you can just turn up on the day as well, but prior notice of numbers would be useful.

Further details can be found at  www.theproblemist.org/news/109-2015/368-chess-solving-at-the-2015-british-chess-championships

Proposed Special Events at this year’s BCC …

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BCC 2016

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 British Chess Championships will be held 23rd July – 6th August in the Pavilion, Bournemouth [here]. We look forward to working with the staff at the Pavilion and officers of the Dorset Chess Association to produce another successful Championships, as well as welcoming players to the Dorset coastal resort …

– Kevin Staveley, Manager, British Chess Championships

British Championship Grandmasters announcement

The following Grandmasters will be playing at the 2015 British Chess Championships.

John Emms

John Emms

Glenn Flear

Glenn Flear

Danny Gormally

Danny Gormally

Jonathan Hawkins [pic John Upham]

Jonathan Hawkins [pic by John Upham]

Mark Hebden

Mark Hebden

David Howell

David Howell

Nick Pert

Nick Pert

Chris Ward

Chris Ward

Simon Williams

Simon Williams

Keith Arkell [pic by John Upham]

Keith Arkell [pic by John Upham]

   

 

Enter online …

Viewers may note the purple button on the left – entries for the BCC2015 are now being accepted …

BCC 2014 Souvenir Programme

At Aberystwyth (BCC2014) a number of people paid for souvenir bulletins of the event. These are in the process of being printed and will be forwarded to all recipients by the end of November. If you have any queries please contact the Congress Manager Kevin Staveley at manager.british@englishchess.org.uk

2015 Schedule

The schedule for 2015 British Championships now published (link above). There are a small number of changes to the schedule of previous years. Please check dates of the events in which you wish to participate carefully.

Warwick University

Click here to download a Powerpoint presentation about Warwick University [please be aware – file size is 7MB]