The 2015 and 51st British Championship started in April 2014. All those who play in tournaments between April 2014 and March 2015 and ended with an EGF rating of 1900 or higher join 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 can play in the Candidates' Tournament in Cambridge between 2nd and 4th May 2015.
Location: The Fulbourn Centre, 31 Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5BS.
Format: For qualifiers only (all British players who are members of the BGA with rating above 1899 from a tournament April 2014 - March 2015). You may be sent a letter/email of invitation. You can check online if you may qualify. 6 round Swiss tournament. 90 minutes time limit with 20 moves in 5 minutes overtime.
The venue is a recently refurbished community centre close to Fulbourn village, just outside Cambridge. Whilst there are many B&B's on the roads leading from Cambridge to Fulbourn, there is very little in Fulbourn itself. If you are planning to attend this event you are advised to start looking for accommodation now. The Candidates' takes place over the first bank holiday in May, and at that time Cambridge attracts many visitors and suitable accommodation becomes scarce.
I have taken a block booking at the Whitehart Country Inn near to the venue. I have meant this for players without cars who would struggle to find suitable accommodation nearby. There are 3 double-bedded rooms at a cost of £80 per night (so actually more suited to a couple). If you wish to reserve one of these please contact Geoff by email explaining your circumstance - please do not try to book directly with Whitehart. These rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis.
If you have already qualified and wish to enter please email geoff at kaniuk dot co dot uk.