44th Blackpool Chess Conference

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44th Blackpool Chess Conference

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:07 pm

The last major OTB chess tournament before lockdown last year took place 13th to 15th March.
Martin Mitchell won the Open Tournament.
The results can be found on:
www.blackpoolchess.org.uk

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Re: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference

Post by Paul Robert Jackson » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:03 am

I wonder if there will be a 45th Blackpool Chess Conference?
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Post by MSoszynski » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:59 am

Not in the same class as the Blackpool Conference, but I played in the Birmingham Rapidplay, Sunday 15th March. Sutton Coldfield's Henrik Stepanyan won the Open.

I well remember many players awkwardly bump elbows at the start of a game only to forgetfully shake hands at the end.

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Re: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference

Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:37 am

Paul Robert Jackson wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:03 am
I wonder if there will be a 45th Blackpool Chess Conference?
The congress website says: The date of the next event will be notified when this Covid is under control and hopefully will take place at the The Imperial Hotel Blackpool.

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Re: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference

Post by Paul Robert Jackson » Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:38 pm

Brendan O'Gorman wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:37 am
Paul Robert Jackson wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:03 am
I wonder if there will be a 45th Blackpool Chess Conference?
The congress website says: The date of the next event will be notified when this Covid is under control and hopefully will take place at the The Imperial Hotel Blackpool.
......Lancashire Chess is not updating its website
resulting in little information about Chess Plans in the North West
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Re: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:10 pm

There is lots of information about chess in the rest of the North West
Any postings on here represent my personal views and should not be taken as representative of the Manchester Chess Federation www.manchesterchess.co.uk

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Re: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference

Post by Paul Robert Jackson » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:55 am

Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:10 pm
There is lots of information about chess in the rest of the North West
.........point me in the right direction then.
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Re: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:46 am

In Manchester, we're launching the second edition of our online individual, currently holding our first online congress, the second edition of our online league is ongoing, we won the Open and u1825 online MCCU county championships, as well as the online u1825 challengers ECF county championships (which also saw Cumbria and Cheshire & N Wales take part)

We're also undertaking our 2nd survey of MCF clubs to ascertain what they will be willing and able to do, both OTB and online, for 2021/22

Lots of info on the website

Merseyside seem busy online too
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Re: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed May 26, 2021 4:58 pm

Paul Robert Jackson wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:55 am
Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:10 pm
There is lots of information about chess in the rest of the North West
.........point me in the right direction then.
Hi Paul.
Dave Clayton has started an individual online event in the Blackpool & Fylde League. On Tuesdays is the Standardplay event and Thursdays is the Rapidplay.
More information on the ECF Calendar or alternatively you can contact Dave at the following email address:
dgclayton@btinternet.com

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Re: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference

Post by Paul Robert Jackson » Thu May 27, 2021 12:27 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Wed May 26, 2021 4:58 pm
Paul Robert Jackson wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:55 am
Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:10 pm
There is lots of information about chess in the rest of the North West
.........point me in the right direction then.
Hi Paul.
Dave Clayton has started an individual online event in the Blackpool & Fylde League. On Tuesdays is the Standardplay event and Thursdays is the Rapidplay.
More information on the ECF Calendar or alternatively you can contact Dave at the following email address:
dgclayton@btinternet.com
Simon.
Do you have any information about Dave Clayton's Leyland August Bank Holiday Congresses?
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Re: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu May 27, 2021 1:58 pm

Hi Paul. I've checked a few websites and nothing has been posted. Last year's Leyland Chess Congress was held online.
I'm guessing they are leaving it as late as possible due to the rise of the Indian Variant in Lancashire.

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Re: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference

Post by Simon Rogers » Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:24 pm

I'm afraid there is still no news about next year's Blackpool Congress. On the website it still says TBA under Future Events.

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