|Home||Tournament rules||Entrants list|
|50+ Championship Results||Player||Score||Prizes|
|1st = and Joint English 50+ Champions||GM Keith Arkell and GM Mark Hebden||5.5 points||£350 each, trophy|
|3rd =||GM Nigel Davies and Andrew Lewis||5 points||£50 each|
|Women’s 50+ Champion||WIM Natasha Regan||3.5 points||Trophy|
|Over 50 Performance Prizes|
|1800-1999||Barry J Hymer||£50|
|Under 1800||Saket Singhal||£50|
|65+ Championship Results|
|1st and English 65+ Champion||IM Chris Baker||6 points||£500, trophy|
|2nd||IM Paul Littlewood||5.5 points||£200|
|3rd =||Kevin Bowmer and Paul Raynes||5 points||£50 each|
|Women’s 65+ Champion||Susan Selley||3 points||Trophy|
|Over 65 Performance Prizes|
|1800-1999||Roger de Coverly||£50|
|Under 1800||Nigel Collins||£50|
The English Seniors Championships took place between Thursday 4th May and Monday 8th May 2023 at the Woodland Grange, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa CV32 6RN
Follow the Championships online —
Chess.com – https://www.chess.com/events/info/2023-english-senior-championships
Commentary on Rounds 6 and 7
Over 50 – players must be aged 50 or over on 31st December 2023; Over 65 – players must be aged 65 or over on 31st December 2023. Players must be born in England or have lived in England for at least the preceding 12 months. In addition, if they have a FIDE registration, it must be ENG.
Tournament rules – 2023 English Seniors Tournament Rules
The congress will have a total of seven rounds over five days, with playing schedule as follows for each of the championships –
Thursday – Round 1 – 17.30 – 21.30
Friday – Round 2 – 10.00 – 14.00; Round 3 – 16.00 – 20.00
Saturday – Round 4 – 16.00 – 20.00
Sunday – Round 5 – 10.00 – 14.00; Round 6 – 16.00 – 20.00
Monday – Round 7 – 11.00 – 15.00
Prizegiving following Round 7
Players may take half-point byes in any round apart from Round 7, and up to two half point byes can be requested.
All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 second increment per move from move 1
£65.00 (players must have Gold or Platinum ECF membership or pay a surcharge of £12)
WGM/GM/WIM/IM – free entry
Early Bird discount – entries received before 17th March will receive a £5.00 discount. No entries will be taken after Tuesday 2nd May.
Both sections will be FIDE-rated and ECF-rated
Prizes Over 50
1st – £500
2nd – £200
3rd – £100
Under 2000 prize – £50
Under 1800 prize – £50
50+ Senior Championship trophy for the winner
50+ Senior Women’s Championship trophy for the highest placed female player
Prizes Over 65
1st – £500
2nd – £200
3rd – £100
Under 2000 Best Performance prize – £50
Under 1800 Best Performance prize – £50
65+ Senior Championship trophy for the winner
65+ Senior Women’s Championship trophy for the highest placed female player.
Please note – in both sections, performance prizes will be awarded based on best W-We for players within the specified rating category.
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Chief Organiser – Adrian Elwin
Bed and breakfast rooms are available at the Woodland Grange, Leamington. Entrants wishing to book room(s) at the venue should contact the Woodland Grange direct by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with their booking requirements, or telephoning 01926 310507.
When making a booking players should explain that they are taking part in the ECF English Seniors Chess Championships (4th-8th May). The hotel should then offer the preferential rate for players taking part in the event.
Enter the Seniors event
Entries are now closed
Seniors entrants list – click here
No player may win more than one prize. Unrated players cannot win a performance prize. In the event of a tie for first place in either section, the award of the championship trophy and the title of Over 50/Over 65 champion will be decided by a tie break. The following methods will be applied in this order —
Direct Encounter | the greater number of wins | the greater number of games with black (unplayed games shall be counted as played with white) | Buchholz Cut 1 | Buchholz | Sonneborn-Berger
For more details see the FIDE handbook – https://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=187&view=article
Please note that place prize money will be divided equally amongst the players tied for that place. Prizes will be paid by BACS after the conclusion of the event.
The organiser reserves the right to refuse an entry for any reason. Players failing to arrive in the playing area within 30 minutes of the start for each round will be defaulted. Players whose opponents default will be offered a re-pairing if possible. Pairings will be made using the Swiss Manager program.
FIDE ratings used will be from the 1st May FIDE rating list. ECF ratings used will be from the May 2023 list. Players who are unrated must provide the organiser with details of their strength. For pairing purposes, the higher of the player’s FIDE and ECF rating will be used.
Only refreshments obtained at the hotel may be consumed on the premises.
Personal data collected will be handled according to the GDPR details accessible here [PDF]
Click here – https://www.englishchess.org.uk/english-seniors-championships/