2012 / 2013
Controller for the National Championship
No volunteer for the Controller of the event has yet been found. I am prepared to continue to do the work for this season (2013) if there is no volunteer, but a Controller is nevertheless still sought. Please contact me if you’re interested in the role.
Date & Venue of Finals Day
There is a new venue for this year’s Final. It will be -
Trident Centre, Trident Park, Poseidon Way, Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 6SW
The date of the Final will be Saturday, 13th July. Here are the default dates in full:
Preliminary Round 27th April | Quarter Finals 18th May | Semi Finals 8th June | Final 13th July
Due to the five-week gap between the Semi Finals and the Final, as a one-off for this year only, and despite D3.1: “Matches shall be played on, or by mutual agreement before, or on the Sunday immediately following…”; counties will be able to mutually agree to play their Semi Final matches on 15th and 16th June. This notwithstanding, 8th June remains the default date.
In accordance with a vote at the 2012 ECF Finance Council Meeting, where the new rules were approved, it was decided that the Final will be graded in the grading season ending on 30th June, despite being played on in July.
Counties and Unions should be aware of the re-written rules for the competition this season, which you can find here
Last season, counties were in breach of D4.2. Counties and Unions should make sure they’re aware of this rule before accepting nomination. Another rule captains should note is A4; that every player in the final stage should be an ECF member, and will be considered to be ineligible if they’re not (see C3.3.). It is impossible to draw attention to every single rule in this notification, so counties and unions invited to have read them thoroughly in order to familiarise themselves with the new rules.
Players cleared to play
(1) Ungraded Players
|Name||County||Mem No||Grade Ref||Grade|
|David Martinez Villena||Bedfordshire||B19294||290806C||168|
|David C Eden||Kent||B19666||110072F||159|
(2) January Grades used for board order purposes
|Name||County||Mem No||Grade Ref||Aug||Jan|
- Alex Holowczak, Director of Home Chess