In case some of you didn’t notice: due to a booking conflict at the International Students House we’ve had to change the days of the week for the Challengers League from Friday - Monday as in previous years to Saturday 24th May - Tuesday 27th May in 2014. We hope this won’t be too much of an inconvenience to you and would like feedback after the event as to whether we should keep these days of the week or revert to Friday to Monday (subject to room availability obviously).
The British Championship entry fee will remain as it has for the last few years at £25, with something new this year: the entry fee those entitled to BGA concessionary membership will be £10.
Also new this year we are considering offering assistance with travel expenses to those in financial difficulty. If you’d like to apply for this please contact our Treasurer Toby Manning.
If you’re uncertain as to whether you qualify for the Candidates Tournament please see the the list at http://www.britgo.org/bchamp/qualifiers.html . Qualification closes on 31st March.
Registration is now open for the Candidates, and certain other events, using our new Tournament Registration system at http://www.britgo.org/tournaments/_register . If you do use it, please let us have feedback (good or bad).
Two other related things: - we’ve got an organiser/referee for the Challengers League, but don’t have one for the Candidates, so we’re looking for a volunteer: might you be interested? - Jenny Radcliffe has the sets for the Candidates, but isn’t planning to be there, so we need to transfer them somehow. She’ll be at the British Open in Bognor, so if there’s someone who’s going to be in Bognor and also at the Candidates with a car could you please contact me to organise this?
I look forward to seeing as many people as possible playing.