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UK Open Blitz Championship 2018. Saturday 8th September.Ukrainian Social Club, 99 Castle St, Bolton BL2 1JP

Posted by Ian on August 29, 2018 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

UK Open Blitz Championship 2018. Saturday 8th September.

There will be eight 15-round qualifying Swiss tournaments played in different cities around the United Kingdom on Saturday, 8th September. Eligible players will be able to enter one qualifying tournament of their choice. The top two players in each qualifier will qualify for the Final on 1st December 2018, played at a date and venue to be announced. The top two female players in each qualifier will qualify for a Women’s Final, held concurrently. Both Finals and the qualifiers combined will have a total prize fund in excess of £5,000

The qualifying venues are —

Belfast – The Pavilion, Stormont Stormont Estate, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3TA

Birmingham – Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Road, Quinton, Birmingham B32 2TW

Bristol – Bristol Grammar School, University Roadd, Bristol BS8 1SR

Cardiff – Radisson Park Inn Hotel, Cardiff North, Circle Way East, Llanederyn, Cardiff CF23 9XF

Edinburgh – Broughton High School, 29 East Fettes Avenue, Edinburgh EH4 1EG

London – The Rugby Portobello, 221 Walmer Road, London W11 4EY

Manchester – Ukrainian Social Club, 99 Castle St, Bolton BL2 1JP

More Details here: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/uk-open-blitz-championship/

Greater Manchester Summer Chess Congress report 2018

Posted by Ian on August 23, 2018 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)


151 competitors attended the Manchester Summer Chess Congress held at Manchester University 18-20 Aug 2018; one of the biggest Manchester Summer Chess Congress in last twenty plus years. Players from all over the world took part; China, Bulgaria, Spain, Greece, Slovakia, Scotland, Wales, England.

Manchester Summer Open

The Open attracted 37 competitors. The winner was Bolton’s FM Joseph McPhillips 4.5/5 winning £500. Joe won his first four games. In the final round he drew with IM Nikolay Milchev (Stoke Area), who was joint second with FM Adam Ashton (3Cs) on 4/5, both winning £187.50.

Joe’s round 3 game against Chorlton Chess Club’s Daniel Lee can be viewed at http://view.chessbase.com/cbreader/2018/8/23/Game632963687.html

The under 185 grading prize was shared between Dennis Owen (Urmston) and Chris Vassiliou (Chorlton), winning £ 30 each.

Entrants 37; Prize Fund £935.

Manchester Summer Major

The Major Section attracted 70 players and was won jointly by Athar Ansari (Newport) and Samuel Toniolo (Altrincham & Hale) with 4.5/5, both winning £375.

In equal third were Graham Ashcroft (Preston), David Gillespie (Scotland Area), Brendan O'Gorman (DHSS), Ethan Chung (South Wales) with 4/5, each winning £31.25.

The under 145 Grading prize was shared between David Aspinall (Lytham St Annes) and Martin Gawne (Barrow) with 3.5/5, receiving £30.00 each.

Entrants 70; Prize fund £935.

Manchester Summer Knights

1= Roger Walker (Belper), Patrick Sartain (Harrow), Zak Tomlinson (Barnaby Dun) with 4/5, winning £291.66 each.

The under 110 Grading Prize was shared between Tashika Arora (Oxford High School) and Alex Sosnowski (Eccles), winning £30 each.

Entrants 44; Prize Fund £935

Photographs

Photographs from the tournament can be found at the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Steve-Peacock-photography-459978767464693/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1619856421476916

Ian Lamb


Congratulations to Bolton Chess Club's FM Joe Mcphillips. Who won the Manchester Chess Federation Summer Open Chess Congress 2018. Last weekend.

Posted by Ian on August 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Bolton Chess Club's FM Joe Mcphillips. Who won the Manchester Chess Federation Summer Open Chess Congress 2018 last weekend. scoring 4.5/5 winning £500

http://chess-results.com/tnr371058.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=5


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