Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October

Details of upcoming UK events, please provide working links if possible.
Post Reply
Simon Rogers
Posts: 1120
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:30 pm

Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:36 pm

Hi all. The next OTB chess tournament that is going ahead is the Harrogate Chess Congress.
It was due to take place from the 25th to 27th September and was cancelled.
It has now been rearranged for Friday 23rd October to Sunday 25th October.
There are two sections: Major Under 171 and Minor Under 141.
You can use either your January 2020 grade or July 2020 grade.
According to the entry form, you have to bring your own protection equipment.
Noel Boustred is the Congress organiser.
There are links on the ECF Calendar with Noel's email address and mobile phone number.

Chris Rice
Posts: 3152
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:17 am

Re: Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:27 pm

Harrogate Congress website and for entry form see
10th-Harrogate.doc
(140 KiB) Downloaded 49 times
attached.

Simon Rogers
Posts: 1120
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:30 pm

Re: Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:46 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:27 pm
Harrogate Congress website and for entry form see 10th-Harrogate.docattached.
Thanks Chris for posting the attachments.

Simon Rogers
Posts: 1120
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:30 pm

Re: Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October

Post by Simon Rogers » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:12 am

I'm not sure how many have entered so far.
I can't find the list of entries on the website.

Simon Rogers
Posts: 1120
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:30 pm

Re: Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October

Post by Simon Rogers » Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:09 pm

I've just been in contact with the organiser Noel Boustred.
He has informed me, the number of entrants is 12 so far.

Simon Rogers
Posts: 1120
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:30 pm

Re: Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:07 pm

I recieved a phone call mid morning yesterday from Noel Boustred, the organiser of the Harrogate Chess Congress.
He has asked me to post this:
The Harrogate Chess Congress was postponed from 25th-27th September to 23rd-25th October, not cancelled as I originally stated.
Also the Congress is STILL going ahead as planned.

Matt Bridgeman
Posts: 622
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:21 pm

Re: Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October

Post by Matt Bridgeman » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:11 pm

The only over the board Chess Congress scheduled in England this year I believe, and limited to players under 170. How are Noel's Covid secure preparations coming along? Is the venue next to or part of a hospice for the blind? :(

Simon Rogers
Posts: 1120
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:30 pm

Re: Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:11 am

Harrogate Chess Congress is still going ahead as planned.
However I've not heard from Noel Boustred since the end of last week, so I don't know the exact number of entries.

Matt Bridgeman
Posts: 622
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:21 pm

Re: Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October

Post by Matt Bridgeman » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:17 pm

Has Noel given up on going for gold with this event, or do they have to send in the men with white coats? #savethenuns
Last edited by Matt Bridgeman on Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:28 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Simon Rogers
Posts: 1120
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:30 pm

Re: Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October

Post by Simon Rogers » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:50 pm

Yeah. As far as I know it is still going ahead.
So it could be "Nuns on the Run".

mickriding
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:59 pm

Re: Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October

Post by mickriding » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:21 pm

Apley Grange is a Care Home isn't it? Run by NHS?

mickriding
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:59 pm

Re: Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October

Post by mickriding » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:24 pm

And how to get round Rule of 6? Need to ring Noel.

Simon Rogers
Posts: 1120
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:30 pm

Re: Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:53 pm

I received a phone call from Noel Boustred, the organiser of the Harrogate Chess Congress, at 4.30pm this evening.
Noel has asked me to inform you all that regrettably, the Harrogate Chess Congress has been cancelled.

Brendan O'Gorman
Posts: 615
Joined: Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:10 pm

Re: Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October

Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:00 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:53 pm
I received a phone call from Noel Boustred, the organiser of the Harrogate Chess Congress, at 4.30pm this evening.
Noel has asked me to inform you all that regrettably, the Harrogate Chess Congress has been cancelled.
Thanks for confirming the least surprising news in a long time.

Post Reply