British Championship 2016
Champion: Junnan Jiang
The 2016 British Championship started in April 2015. All those who played in tournaments between April 2015 and March 2016 and ended with an EGF rating of 1900 or higher are 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. The qualifiers were able to play in Candidates' Tournament in Lechworth from 30th April to 2nd May 2016. Results
The top six available players from the Candidates', plus the reigning champion (Andrew Simons) and Des Cann (who missed last year because of the World Amateur), took part in the Challengers League in London from 28th May to 31st May 2016. Junnan Jiang and Charles Hibbert finished with six wins each, meaning that no play-off game was required and the two of them would go on to play in the British Championship title match games. Andrew Simons, the reigning British Champion finished on 4 wins, and given that neither Junnan or Charles have competed for the title before a new champion was ensured for 2016. Results
Game 1 Saturday 20th August Charles Hibbert against Junnan Jiang, played at private address in Oxford. Live relay on KGS (with commentary by Matthew Macfadyen (RubberDuck)) from 10:30.
Game 2 Saturday 3rd December Junnan Jiang against Charles Hibbert, played at Young Chelsea Bridge Club, London. Live relay on OGS.
Game 3 Sunday 19th February Junnan Jiang against Charles Hibbert, played at Young Chelsea Bridge Club, London. Live relay on KGS with commentary by Matthew Macfadyen.
- Game 1: Saturday 20th August
Won by Charles Hibbert by resignation.
Game One Relay raw record including unmoderated comments.
Game One Clone with analysis by Matthew Macfadyen.
- Game 2: Saturday 3rd December
Won by Junnan Jiang by resignation.
Game Two Relay raw record including unmoderated comments and variations.
Game Two Edit comments and variations removed.
- Game 3: Sunday 29th February
Won by Junnan Jiang by 20.5.
Game Three Relay raw record including unmoderated comments.
Game Three Clone with analysis by Matthew Macfadyen
Junnan Jiang won the match 2-1 and became British Champion.