The 2014 and 50th British Championship started in April 2013. All those who played in tournaments between April 2013 and March 2014 and ended with an EGF rating of 1900 or higher were on the list of qualifiers. Note: This list may contain players who are not our members or do not have the required British nationality or residency requirements.
Those eligible could play in the Candidates' Tournament in Coventry between 3rd and 5th May 2014; 24 players took part.
The top 8 available players, including Champion Andrew Kay, played in the Challengers' League held over the holiday weekend 24th - 27th May, in London at ISH. Andrew Kay ended on 7 wins and Alex Kent ended on 5 wins and would play the title match.
The players agreed to play a best of five match as allowed by the current rules (default best of three).
Game 1 in this year's Title Match, between Andrew Kay and Alex Kent, was to be played in Milton Keynes on Saturday 27th September but was postponed due to ill health. It was then rescheduled for Saturday 11th October. There was a live relay on KGS in the British room by "BGAadmin" from 10:00.
Game 2 in this year's Title Match, between Andrew Kay and Alex Kent, was held in Milton Keynes on Sunday 12th October. There was a live relay on KGS in the British room by "BGAadmin".
Game 3 was held on Saturday 29th November in Oxford. Andrew Kay defeated Alex Kent to retain the British Chamionship by three games to nil. A copy of the game is available, with comments from Matthew Macfadyen 6d.
Games 4 and 5 were not needed.