Poll: Would you be interested in playing in this chess festival?
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I am over 1800 and would be very interested in playing in Group B
57.69%
15 57.69%
I am under 1800 and would be very interested in playing in Group C
19.23%
5 19.23%
No I am not interested (please comment why thanks Smile )
23.08%
6 23.08%
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Scottish Winter Chess Festival
#61
andyburnett Wrote:I have been asked by a few people if there will be LIVE boards at the event? David/Andy?

Andy Howie wrote on this thread


managed to persuade my manager that I really needed my first Christmas off work for 9 years! Just have to break it to Hastings that I am going to need our live boards this year, normally they borrow them. All being well will broadcast boards 1 - 8 each day as well.


its a yes, provisionally


added in edit:
oops repeated Andy's post.
feel free to delete mine Andy/Hugh
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#62
Thanks guys Smile

I do remember reading that post when it appeared - remembering things that you've forgotten to remember is annoying!
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#63
The entry deadline has passed.

I would like to thank all the players who have entered and supported the event.

I have decided to expand the Championship to 16 players. After being down the club tonight, there should be suitable space for this expansion.
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#64
Gibber Big Grin can we get 26 in + little old me? That is impressive!
"How sad to see, what used to be, a model of decorum and tranquility become like any other sport, a battleground for rival ideologies to slug it out with glee"
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#65
Yes, I didn't forget about you Andy Wink The club championship blitz last night helped to make this decision!
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#66
Championship Draw:

Andrew Green v Robbie Coleman
Elaine Bamber v Jonathan Edwards
Daniel McGowan v Julius Schwartz
Hamish Olson v Jim Stevenson
Michael Grove v Hugh Brechin
Stephen Robinson v Larry Kirk
Jamie Hookham v Shivan Murdochy
Eoin Campbell v Graeme Kafka

The winner of the Championship section will qualify for the Premier next year, providing the winner has a fide rating over 2050 (a fide requirement for this type of event).

A WCF website is almost complete...

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Big thanks to Marketing Director Jonathan Edwards for helping an amateur like myself upload it...
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#67
Target score for our norm chasers is 6.5.

Good luck!
"How sad to see, what used to be, a model of decorum and tranquility become like any other sport, a battleground for rival ideologies to slug it out with glee"
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#68
Great to see such a fantastic idea come to fruition.
I've always fancied entering a FIDE rated tournament and this could have been one for me to enter without taking a hammering in each round. Unfortunately, health problems mean i couldn't possibly commit to such a long tournament.

Once again, a quality field in a tournament in Scotland, following on from recent Scottishes and Scottish Blitz.

Would it be fair to say the state of Scottish chess has improved because of these tournaments?
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#69
Unfortunately there has been a withdrawal in the Championship section. Hence the round one draw will be changed. There is one space available in the Championship section for anyone interested in a competitive Fide rated event?! Contact me if so...
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#70
The Draw wasn't that bad Big Grin
"How sad to see, what used to be, a model of decorum and tranquility become like any other sport, a battleground for rival ideologies to slug it out with glee"
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