2018 UK Open Blitz Finals

The Finals of the UK Open Blitz Championship will take place at St. John’s Hotel, Solihull, on Saturday, 1st December. The venue is within five miles of Birmingham Airport and Birmingham International railway station. The tournaments will be two 15-round Round Robins, starting at 12pm. The Chief Arbiter for the Open Final will be IA Alex McFarlane, Chief Arbiter of the Chess Arbiters’ Association. The Chief Arbiter for the Women’s Final will be IA Lara Barnes, Chief Arbiter of the English Chess Federation. The following qualifiers will receive invitations this week, and will be required to confirm their attendance —

Open Final
Federation – Title – Name
SCO – CM – Andrew Green
ENG – GM – Daniel Gormally
ENG – FM – David Haydon
ENG – GM – David Howell
LTU – IM – Gediminas Sarakauskas
POL – FM – Grzegorz Toczek
ENG – IM – James Adair
ENG – FM – Joseph McPhillips
POL – Kamil Marchlewicz
CZE – Krystof Sneiberg
ENG – IM – Lawrence Cooper
ENG – FM – Marcus Harvey
IRL – Michael Waters
ENG – GM – Nicholas Pert
SVK – WFM – Svetlana Sucikova
ENG – IM – Thomas Rendle
Women’s Final
Federation – Title – Name

ENG – Agnieszka Milewska
SCO – Alice Lampard
LUX – WIM – Fiona Steil-Antoni
LAT – Madara Orlovska
WLS – Madeleine Smith
ENG – Naomi Wei
ENG – WIM – Natasha Regan
LTU – WFM – Rasa Norinkeviciute
ENG – Rayelynn Posadas
ITA – Samia Sheikh
ENG – WFM – Sarah Longson
FRA – IM – Sophie Milliet
WLS – WFM – Suzy Cooke
ITA – Syema Sheikh
CHN – Yuting Fu
ENG – WIM – Zivile Sarakauskiene

 

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