Hi all I have for the first ever Thames Valley Closed Chess Championship booked the Thames War Memorial Civic Centre Conference Room from 7am to 7pm on Saturday the 21st November Entry to play in our Tournament is FREE .
So it`s important if you haven`t used a Chess Clock before to think about that I will be coming to Thames with some chess clocks and chess sets that anyone can use to get some practice in a series of friendly games with whoever is onsite at the time I will do this on Saturday the 15th August in the conference room of the Junction Hotel Thames from 11am anyone of course is Welcome.
The following are some other points of interest.
1/ Only players resident in the Thames Valley region on the 21st of November will be eligible to win the Trophy(‘s) and be called the Thames Valley Chess Champion(s).
2/ If we have sufficient interest from Juniors ( 13 and under ) then i will also run a Thames Valley Junior Chess Championship in parallel with the Senior event.
3/ There will be Trophy’s presented to all Champions ( including Juniors) there will be a main Engraved Trophy which the Champion(s) gets to keep for 11months and a smaller Engraved Trophy to keep permanently, of course Photos will need to be taken of all receiving Trophy’s and/or Prize Money.
4/ There will be prize money involved ( amounts yet to be determined) prize money can be won by anyone ( not just residents of the Thames Valley ) whoever finishes with the most points and so on ( 2nd and 3rd) will receive prize money
5/ We will be playing with clocks our time control will be 20 minutes plus a 5 second increment from move 1 for each player
6/ Importantly you need to be committed for the whole day to be in the conference room from at least 9.00am to 5.00pm otherwise there is no point in taking part this is not something you can walk away from (literally) midway through the day ( Saturday) because that would adversely affect everyone else.
7/ There will be absolutely No Alcohol , BYO Food is fine but preferably to eat not to throw around lol.
8/ Our tournament will be a 5 or 6 round Swiss depending on the number of entries .
Any Questions Please ask. Expressions of interest are Welcome.