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New Checker Tournament

Postby Lindus Edwards on Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:12 pm

Tony Boyle granted me permission to make the following new checker tournament known. Tony has worked hard over the years in his attempt to promote the game and obtain sponsorship. It is hoped that he will have the required number of players for this event. Well done Tony.


Lindus Edwards.



Winchester Draughts Tournament.
Castle Chess have a sponsor who wishes to promote a draughts tournament alongside a chess congress at Winchester over the weekend 9/10 January 2016. If successful there will be sponsorship for 3 years. The sponsor hopes for both 3-Move and GAYP events. It is hoped that prize money of £150, £75, £50 will be available for the top 3 finishers. I hope that any players available that weekend can support this event. Castle Chess and Tony Corfe are to be thanked for supporting draughts in this way. The entry fee will be £35 which will include a banquet after the event. To make this event viable we need 12 to 16 players I would say. I will of course mention this at the Welsh Open and the Qualifying Tournament at Knighton in September. It is hoped that maybe some foreign players at the Qualifying Tournament might be interested in participating. Please let me know what you think.
Tony Boyle, 15 August 2015.
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Re: New Checker Tournament

Postby champion374 on Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:32 am

would see if i can come.
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Re: New Checker Tournament

Postby Lindus Edwards on Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:47 am

That would be great Kent. I will not play in the event as my standard, such as it ever was, is very poor to say the least these days. I will attend however and watch the play.
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Re: New Checker Tournament

Postby Lindus Edwards on Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:07 pm

Here is the latest information on the Winchester Checker Tournament 9th and 10th January, 2015. I am looking forward to the GAYP training session and playing in the amateur section on the Sunday. I am also looking forward to spectating at the masters event on Saturday. It is sincerely hoped that this event will be supported well as the venue is first rate along with the prizes. Best of luck to all contestants. Many thanks to John Reade and Tony Boyle for providing this information:



"ACCOMMODATION AND VENUE:
Holiday Inn: Telegraph Way
Winchester , SO21 1HZ
0871 942 9188
www.hiwinchester.co.uk
Castle Chess invites players of Draughts for a weekend
event in a superb playing venue. The Holiday Inn, is a
4.5 star hotel, which is situated in rolling Hampshire
countryside close to the South Downs.
This is our best modern hotel in the Castle Events
schedule and should not be missed.
It is only a 15 minutes’ drive from Southampton Airport and
an hour’s drive from London. From the South: The hotel
is situated off the M3 at Junction 10, following the A31.
From the North : Come off at Junction 9 on the M3.A31
Alton/ A272 Petersfield. Alresford. Left onto Alresford Rd
B34094. Turn immediately left into Telegraph Way.
Winchester town centre is 2 miles away.
The bedrooms are spacious but if you prefer an upgrade to a
suite this may also be possible.
Next door to the hotel there are many activities at the
INTECH Science Centre and Planetarium.
Wi-Fi internet access is available, but charged, in public
areas, bedrooms and meeting rooms.
T h e r e i s a m p l e f r e e p a r k i n g o n s i t e
BOOKING ACCOMMODATION: This should be
done through Castle Chess to gain the best rates in this
splendid hotel. There are 30 rooms reserved by us
until 8th December. Early booking is advised.
PACKAGE TYPES: (Entry Fee is included)
(Players in the Amateur Event only may deduct £10)
B&B only
“A” Single 1 night £ 95
“B” Single 2 nights £ 150
“D” Twin 1 night £ 75 per person
“E” Twin 2 nights £ 110 per person
Non-Players may deduct £25 from the cost of their room.
Entry Fee only: £25 (incl tea/coffee and Banquet Prize-giving)
present a
DRAUGHTS COMPETITION
for all ages and skill level
“The 1st Nicholas Meynell and
Killearn Tournament”
Prizes sponsored by Alex Meynell and family
Join us in a hotel venue close to Winchester
recognised by
ENGLISH DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION
OPEN - 3 move
Four Double Rounds
AMATEUR(incl Juniors) - GoAsYouPlease
Training session before the event begins
The Castle Controlling Team :
Tony Corfe, Marc Shaw and Roger Miller
Non-Smoking Congress
SATURDAY 9th January 2016
plus a simul played by Alex Meynell
SUNDAY 10th January 2016
Castle Events News:
In our 8th Year we recorded more than 150 individuals
played in one or more of our chess events during 2015. (Up
to June 2015) .
In 2016 we would like to welcome more draughts players to
our venues and provide a tournament for them. We have had
several players join us on an ad hoc basis at Castle Chess
events during the past couple of years.
Castle Events endeavours to find venues with quality and
a character of their own which will put your game playing in
a comfortable and friendly environment.
Castle Events will send all results to the English
Draughts Association for publication.
Anyone entering three Castle Draughts events will be
awarded a £15 loyalty voucher towards the next Castle
Draught event.
Castle Events
Chess WINCHESTER Winners 2015
OPEN/PREMIER :Timothy Davis (Basingstoke)
Castle Chess Grand Prix LEADERS May 15
1st Colin Gardiner (Newmarket) 14.55 pts
2nd Jennifer Goldsmith (Harrow) 12.5 pts
3rd= Richard Desmedt (Wombwell) 11.5 pts
Your enjoyment at our events
is our main concern.
Please ask and, if possible,
we shall do our best to make it happen.
MAJOR: Richard Beckett (Bicester)
INTERMEDIATE:
George Georgiou (Swindon) Rod Langham (Wantage)
MINOR: William Curry (Fareham) , Graeme Ford (Salisbury)
CHALLENGER: Alan Bloom (Willesden)
Castle Events

RATE OF PLAY:
OPEN: All moves for both games in 60 min total.
AMATEUR:All moves for game 25 min each player
EVENT ENQUIRIES:
Tony Corfe, 51 Borough Way, Potters Bar, Herts. EN6 3HA
Tel: 01707 659080 Mob: 07973 516718 tony@castlechess.co.uk
Calendar of Castle Chess Events 2015
1st Harrogate (6 rnds) 9-11 Oct Old Swan Hotel
7th Dudley (6 rnds) 20-22Nov Quality Hotel
Calendar of Castle Chess Events 2016
4th Winchester (6rnds) 8-10 Jan Holiday Inn
9th Portsmouth (Fareham) 19 - 21 Feb Lysses House Hotel
8th Hereford 11 - 13 Mar Green Dragon Hotel
Visit our website at www.castlechess.co.uk
Late Fee applies 7 days before event
DRAUGHTS ENTRY : Winchester Jan 2016
FIRST NAME ...........................................................
LAST NAME ............................................................
ADDRESS ................................................................
................................................Post Code...................
Telephone: .................................................................
email:..........................................................................
CLUB..........................................................................................
DATE OF BIRTH ......................................................
SECTION ENTERED .............................................
Entry Fee Only OPEN £ 25-00
(including prize-giving Banquet Dinner)
AMATEUR £ 15 - 00
Accommodation PACKAGE TYPE
(which includes Entry Fee)_____ £ ..............
Accommodation: Arrival night_______________
No of Nights _______
Discounts:
English Draughts Association Member
or Junior (U18) £6.00 £ ..............
DONATION
(to help defray expenses) £ ..............
LATE FEE: £6 after 24th Dec £ ..............
TOTAL £ _______
Cheques / PO payable to : “Castle Chess”
If not paying online, please send completed entry form with fee
to: Castle Draughts, 3 Greer Road, Harrow Weald, Harrow, HA3 6JF
Card payment accepted over the telephone for a fee of 5%. Tel:
01707 659080 (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
PAYMENT ONLINE:PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING CODE:
16DRA - first 4 letters of Surname - first 4 letters of First Name.
eg: 16DRA-Corf-Tony
TSB: Sort Code: 30-16-64 Acct No. 00361605
Acct Name: AC Corfe (Chess)
TOURNAMENT - 4 double round Swiss. The event is
sponsored by the family of Alex Meynell, in memory of Nicholas
Meynell and Lady Killearn.
The Amateur Event on Sunday is open to anyone who has
not won a major prize or not played in a draughts tournament
previously.
SIMULTANEOUS DRAUGHTS vs Alex Meynell
All comers invited to play our sponsor Alex Meynell
on Saturday evening before dinner.
PRIZE FUND : £350
OPEN 1st £150 2nd £75 3rd £50
AMATEUR 1st £50 2nd £25
ENTRY FEES
Saturday OPEN £25
(excluding accommodation but including Banquet Dinner (for
OPEN players) and Complimentary Tea / Coffee during the
tournament)
CONGRESS DISCOUNTS -
Junior (U18) OPEN only £6.00
Members of the English Draughts Association £6.00
PRIZE CONDITIONS: Each event’s prize fund is
guaranteed as long as we run the event. The overall fund will be
increased if the total number of adult entrants exceeds 30
players. This will be awarded pro rata to each event based on
their numbers. All cash prizes will be shared, but players will
only be eligible to win one prize.
WITHDRAWALS: A deduction of £6 will be made from any
refund unless carried forward to a future Castle Event.
Accommodation booked will have to be paid for unless 24
hours notice has been given.
LATE ARRIVALS: Players will be allowed 30 minutes on their
clock, after the scheduled round start time, before being
defaulted. Re-pairing will take place if at all possible.
ENTRY CONDITIONS: The organisers reserve the right to
refuse an entry, without assigning a reason, or to cancel a
section.
PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN AT THE EVENT may be used for
publicity purposes. Players should advise the organisers if they
wish not to have their photographs published.
DISPUTES: The Arbiter’s decision is final in all matters.
Sunday AMATEUR £15
*The Players Review is an open
forum that allows competitors to
comment on the current congress
and suggest any improvements for
future Castle events
Saturday (9th Jan)
Rd 1 9:15 to 11:15
Rd 2 11:30 to 13:30
*Players Review 14:00
Rd 3 14:15 to 16:15
Rd 4 16:30 to 18:30
18.30 - 19.20
SIMUL vs Alex Meynell
19:30 Event Banquet
with Prize-Giving Awards
Sunday (10th Jan)
Training of novice
draughts players by the
experts. 9.15 to 10.45
Rd 1 11:00 to 11:50
Rd 2 12:00 to 12:50
*Players Review 13:30
Rd 3 13:50 to 14:40
Rd 4 14:50 to 15:40
Rd 5 16.00 to 16:50
17:30 Prize-Giving
PLAYING SCHEDULE
Corfe Castle, Swanage, Dorset.
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Re: New Checker Tournament

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:59 pm

Lindus, see PM
I am playing checkers, not chess.
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Re: New Checker Tournament

Postby Lindus Edwards on Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:22 am

Hi Alex,

I replied by PM :)

Best wishes,

Lindus.
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