English Seniors Championships

When – Thursday April 4th to Sunday April 7th 2019
Where – St Johns Hotel, 651 Warwick Road, Solihull B91 1AT
Eligibility – Over 50 – Players must be aged 50 or over on 31st December 2019; Over 65 – Players must be aged 65 or over on 31st December 2019.
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.
Format – FIDE-rated Over 65; FIDE-rated Over 50
The congress will have a total of six rounds (please note this is different from the mailshot which incorrectly referred to seven rounds) over 4 days, with playing schedule as follows –
Thursday R1 19.00 – 23.00
Friday R2 10.00 – 14:00; R3 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday R4 10:00 – 14:00; R5 15:00 – 19:00
Sunday R6 10:00 – 14:00
Players may take a single half point bye in any round apart from Round 6. The Over 50 and Over 60 championships will be awarded after round 6, with joint champions in either or both sections in the event of a tie on point count.
Time Control – All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 second increment per move from move 1
Entry fees – £45.00 (players must have Gold or Platinum ECF membership or pay a surcharge of £10.50)
Early Bird discount – entries received before 15th February will receive a £5 discount. No entries taken after Wednesday 3rd April.
Grading/Rating – both sections will be FIDE-rated and ECF graded
Prizes (in both sections) – 1st £200; 2nd £150; 3rd £100; Best Performance Prize* £50; Slow Starter Prize** £40
Enquiries – Please email to edhgoodwin@gmail.com or contact Ed on 07528 611483
Chief Organiser – Ed Goodwin
Arbiters – Priscilla Morris (Chief Arbiter); Hok Chiu
Schedule – Thursday R1 19.00 – 23.00; Friday R2 10.00 – 14:00, R3 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday R4 10:00 – 14:00, R5 15:00 – 19:00; Sunday R6 10:00 – 14:00
Accommodation – bed and breakfast rooms are available at the St Johns Hotel – £65 for single occupancy, £75 for two people sharing. Entrants should contact Daniel and his team at Guaranteed Events for booking … https://www.guaranteedevents.com/ … or telephone 08000 346246 /  01656 747700

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No player may win more than one prize. Ungraded players or players without a FIDE rating cannot win a performance prize. The organisers reserve the right to reduce the prize fund in the event of bad weather adversely affecting the number of entries. Prizes will be paid by BACS after the conclusion of the event.
* This prize will be awarded to the player with the best performance relative to FIDE rating (W—We), where W = points scored and We = expected number of points.
** This prize will be awarded to the player who, having lost their first game played, ends with the highest score.
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 repairing if possible.
Pairings will be made using the Swiss Manager program. 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
FIDE ratings used will be from the 1st April FIDE rating list. ECF gradings used will be from the January 2019 list. Players who are ungraded must provide the organiser with details of their strength.
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]

List of entries as at Mon 25 Mar 2019.

Over 50 20 entries
Name Club Fedn FIDE ECF TR Bye Req.
Littlewood, Paul E IM Wood Green ENG 2343 209 2343  
Moss, Robin BW FM Carlisle ENG 2269 184 2269  
Willmoth, Robert F CM Hendon ENG 2120 199 2120  
Mason, Donald J   Shirley ENG 2062 194 2062  
Simons, Martin J   Southbourne ENG 2005 189 2005  
Dilleigh, Stephen P   Horfield ENG 1989 182 1989  
Gibbs, Dominic V   4NCL Iceni ENG 1946 177 1946  
Smith, Simon C   Warley Quinborne ENG 1912 166 1912 Round 1
Clancy, Martin J   Ringwood ENG 1808 154 1808  
Brodie, Iain   Solihull ENG   147 1802  
Deswarte, Ian   none ENG 1771 163 1771  
Tarbuck, Laurence JM   None ENG   142 1765 Round 5
Jones, Chris S   none ENG 1710   1710  
Lawrence, Roy A   Sutton Coldfield ENG 1615 151 1615  
Pinto, Phil B   Emsworth ENG   120 1600  
Seymour, Paul   Staines ENG 1579 124 1579  
Fancourt, Leslie J   Derby ENG   112 1540  
Robinson, Steve   Morecambe ENG 1305 95 1305  
Dearnley, Andrew   Huddersfield ENG       Round 5
Wilson, Edgar   Chelmsford ENG        

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Over 65 33 entries
Name Club Fedn FIDE ECF TR Bye Req.
Page, Mark E   Kenilworth ENG 2111 199 2111 Round 1
Surtees, Mike J   Great Lever ENG 2087 199 2087  
Anderton, David W CM Walsall Kipping ENG 2070 179 2070 Round 1
Hutchinson, Norman A   Cambridge ENG 2041 180 2041  
Myall, Ivan J   Chelmsford ENG 2040 179 2040  
Wager, John D   Maidenhead ENG 2007 188 2007  
Tarbuck, David   none FRA 2001   2001 Round 5
Milnes, Anthony CP   Cavendish ENG 1997 166 1997  
Tucker, David S   Dartford ENG 1980 185 1980  
Willetts, Graham J   Wimborne ENG 1969 160 1969  
Moore, Geoffrey R   Norwich Dons ENG 1968 180 1968  
Downham, Alan F   Belper ENG 1967 157 1967  
Feavyour, John A   Iceni / Saxmundham ENG 1960 180 1960  
de Coverly, Roger D   Bourne End ENG 1958 179 1958  
Pickersgill, Adrian O   Hastings & Eastbourne ENG 1948 164 1948  
Crombleholme, Alan K   Walsall Kipping ENG 1941 176 1941  
Mildenhall, John   Sutton Coldfield ENG 1933 151 1933  
Calvert, D Ian   Metropolitan ENG 1921 180 1921  
Hardy, Roger   Bristol Grendel ENG 1871 135 1871  
Adaway, William   Dorchester ENG 1863 167 1863 Round 1
Slinger, AJ (Tony)   Undercliffe ENG 1861 166 1861  
Szymanski, Mark   Ely ENG 1823 151 1823  
Hughes, Peter   Calderdale ENG 1820 153 1820  
Donaghay, Richard H   Ely ENG 1803 140 1803  
Wiltshire, Michael R   Dartford ENG 1801 155 1801  
McGovern, Derek P   Transport for London ENG 1800 165 1800  
Graham, Neil   Ashfield ENG 1797 150 1797  
McDonald, Ian   Lincoln ENG 1779 153 1779  
Hibbitt, Arthur M   Banbury ENG 1771 151 1771  
Price, Andrew   Leamington ENG 1767 143 1767 Round 1
Jones, Timothy M   Bristol Cabot ENG   142 1765  
Cresswell, Mike J   Barking ENG 1695 137 1695  
Taylor, Robert P   Ashfield ENG 1659 141 1659  

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Total entries 53.

 

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