Today is International Chess Day – a fitting day for the 109th British Chess Championships to start. We kick off today at DMU in Leicester with an evening blitz tournament.. The Championships will be taking place from 20th to 30th July with the main British Championship starting on Saturday 22nd and being played over 9 rounds until Sunday 30th July.
As well as the main Championship we have the Major Open, Senior and Junior Championships and a series of standardplay, rapid and blitz tournaments for players at all levels.
We are expecting record numbers of entrants for the various tournaments over the 11 days and we also have a full programme of festival events.
The BCC website for all the details is here — https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/. There is still time to enter if you would like to take part in one of the tournaments – https://britchess.wufoo.com/forms/british-chess-championships-2023/ – or festival events – https://britchess.wufoo.com/forms/british-chess-championships-2023-festival-events/
Tournament details, pairings and results will be available on Chess Results here – https://chess-results.com/tnr790621.aspx?lan=1
Games will be broadcast from liveboards in the playing halls with commentary at the venue by IM Adam Hunt and GM Danny Gormally, which will be streamed on the GingerGM commentary channel for all of the main championship rounds – https://www.twitch.tv/gingergm. Further details on the broadcast page here – https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/liveboards-and-commentary/