15th European Senior Team Championship 2013

Playing days 20th-28th July 2013 at the Ramada Hotel, Dresden, Wilkelm-Franke 90, 01219 Dresden, Germany. Play Saturday 2pm, all other 8 days from 9.30am. I strongly advise against arriving Saturday to play the first game that day. People have played on the last Sunday and then had time to return to England that day.

90 minutes for 40 moves, all in 30, add on 30 seconds per move from the first. All members of our team must be registered for England. 4 players + 1 optional reserve. The reserve must always play board 4.
Men must reach 60 by 31 December 2013 at the latest. Women must reach 50 by 31 December 2013 at the latest.
Entry Fee 40 Euros per player – double room 39 Euros per day b/b, single room 59 Euros per day b/b, superior room 10 Euros extra, half-board 16 Euros per day (I advise against this).
There are eating places fairly near by. Even so, the buffet evening meal is OK. Many sight-seeing excursions are arranged, some in the afternoon after play in the morning. It is also a short journey by bus to the centre of this enchanting town. This event is suitable for non-playing partners. I think players graded 135+ or rated 1700+ should find the event enjoyable.
There are several air routes to Dresden. I have yet to investigate which I will take. We usually send several teams and nobody has ever been turned away. Only 6, 7 or 11 players provide a problem. A suggestion has been made. Obviously we sent the best possible first team. Hitherto we have then sent second, third teams and so on. Instead we could make the other teams approximately equal. Note – one year the second team finished ahead of the first.

Please let me know as soon as possible whether you wish to play. Also, whether you prefer to play in a 4 or 5 player squad. It may not be possible to meet your preferences. I present a problem as I want to be in Torquay Saturday 27 July and thus will probably leave 25th. Provided I am in a 5 player team that shouldn’t be a problem.

– Stewart Reuben, 11 Bevan Court, Clevedon Road, Twickenham TW1 2TS Tel: 020 8892 6660 Email: stewartreuben@aol.com

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