Social Programme

A welcome from the Organisers …

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Torquay for this year’s Championships on behalf of the Organising Team. We look forward to meeting you through the Championships as we enjoy the many attractions, both at the venue and in the wider locality. As you can see, there are many events (apart from the chess) scheduled alongside the Championships, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have worked to arrange them. I am sure these events will be supported, and I know they are seen as an added attraction for the Championships. I would also like to thank the officers and members of the DCCA (Devon County Chess Association) and our sponsors, Chessable, for their support of the Championships.
Finally, I would like to thank all the players who make the annual pilgrimage to the Championships, regardless of where they are held.

— Kevin Staveley, Tournament Director

Tuesday 9th August – Evening Simultaneous Display with a Local Grandmaster
Simultaneous Display (see congress noticeboard for room details)
Test your chess skills against Grandmaster Keith Arkell. Please register in advance via the additional events entry form on the web site and/or sign up at the British stand if spaces are still available.
Venue – English Riviera Centre @ 19:30
Entry Fee – £10.00

Wednesday 10 August – Evening Congress Quiz
(see congress noticeboard for details of venue)
Join our Quizmaster in a General Knowledge Team Quiz night. Teams of up to four (organise your own teams) plus any juniors you’d like to bring along. Free entry! Just turn up on the night, but don’t be late! All will be explained! Small prizes for the winners.
Venue – English Riviera Centre @ 20:00 – 21:30

Thursday 11th August – Social Chess Evening
Starts at 7:30 pm – details to be confirmed.

Friday 12 August – Evening Chess Film Night 1
Innocent Moves/Searching for Bobby Fischer (PG)
Friday night is chess film night. The BLUE WALNUT CAFE-BAR and CINEMA has a small (23-seat) cinema situated only a short (10 minute) walk from the English Riviera Centre at Walnut Road, Chelston. The BLUE WALNUT is fully licensed and has a secret private garden at the rear. Come early for a drink or a snack before the film. Tickets for the film cost £8.00 or £5.00 for juniors and are available (together with maps showing the route from the ERC) from the British stand in the ERC foyer. Start time is 19:30.

Friday 12 August – Pitch and Putt
As an alternative to the film night, why not test your golf skills on the nearby 9-hole pitch and putt course. This is a ‘fun-only’ event (no prizes) – get yourselves into groups of four (or sign up and we will set you up in a team). Tickets costing £6.00, or £4.50 for Under 14s can be purchased from the British stand – maximum number 36.
Venue – Torre Abbey (meet at the reception 18:45)

Saturday 13 August – Evening Blitz 1 (part of the BCC 2022)
9 rounds Swiss tournament, all moves in 3 minutes with 2 second increments
Entry fee – £25.00
Prizes for each event – 1st £200; 2nd £100; 3rd £50
Please note prize fund may be amended based on entries.
Entry is via the main BCC 2022 entry form – https://britchess.wufoo.com/forms/chessable-british-chess-championships-2022/

Monday 15 August – Evening Chess Film Night 2
The Dark Horse (PG)
The BLUE WALNUT CAFE-BAR and CINEMA has a small (23-seat) cinema situated only a short (10 minute) walk from the English Riviera Centre at Walnut Road, Chelston. The BLUE WALNUT is fully licensed and has a secret private garden at the rear. Come early for a drink or a snack before the film. Tickets for the film cost £8.00 or £5.00 for juniors and are available (together with maps showing the route from the ERC) from the British stand in the ERC foyer. Start time is 19:30.

Tuesday 16 August – Pitch and Putt
Come and test your golf skills on the nearby 9-hole pitch and putt course. This is a ‘fun-only’ event (no prizes) – get yourselves into groups of 4 (or sign up and we will set you up in a team). Tickets costing £6.00, or £4.50 for Under 14s can be purchased from the main British stand, maximum number 36.
Venue – Torre Abbey (meet at the British stand 18:45)

Wednesday 17 August – Evening Blitz 2 (part of the BCC 2022)
9 rounds Swiss tournament, all moves in 3 minutes with 2 second increments
Entry fee – £25.00
Prizes for each event – 1st £200; 2nd £100; 3rd £50
Entry is via the main BCC 2022 entry form – https://britchess.wufoo.com/forms/chessable-british-chess-championships-2022/

Thursday 18 August – Problem Solving Evening supported by the British Chess Problem Solving Society (BCPS)
https://www.theproblemist.org/solve.pl?type=sv_how

Mate in 3
Karl Fabel – Die Schwalbe 1934
(see congress noticeboard or stand for details of venue – free entry)

The evening will be based on finding five problems (all direct-mates) plus one study to be solved in a total two hours. Two sections (Open/Experienced Solvers and Minor/Less Experienced) with £50 prizes  awarded on the night following marking of the solutions. Minor section for those with International Solving Rating or ECF of less than 1700. Please sign up at the Organisers Stand in the ERC foyer.
Venue – English Riviera Centre @ 19:00 – 21:00

Saturday 20 August – Coast, Countryside and Pub Walk
Enjoy views of the Torbay coastline along with pleasant parkland, lakes, woods and a country house on this relaxing evening stroll, ending at a local hostelry for drinks and/or food. This easy two-mile walk takes in Torre Abbey, Livermead Cliff and Corbyn Head, Cockington Lane and the lakes and woods of Cockington Country Park, before finishing at the Drum Inn. This is a relatively easy walk, but there are places where it can be muddy, so please bring a raincoat and sensible footwear. After the walk, you can stroll back into Torquay, or walk down Cockington Lane to catch the frequent number 12 bus back to Torquay or Paignton.
Meet at the British stand @ 19:30

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