British Championship - Candidates 2023

As the main part of the British Championship this tournament has restricted entry, and is for those who have met the qualification and eligibility requirements. These are outlined in the Championship Rules.

The venue is The Open university Cricket Pavilion, Milton Keynes (upstairs space). There is ample parking on-site. On a map it is here: LOCATION. There is no catering on campus at the weekend, but there is a Co-op 2/3 mile away, and a large Waitrose 1 mile away. The closest accommodation are the Delta Hotel and Kents Hill Park Training Centre. Anyone with a car might prefer to stay in the City centre, where there are very many options.

The event is a six round Swiss tournament, with seeding in Round 1 (as explained in the Championship Rules). All matches are played as even with no handicaps, regardless of grade differences. Note that all participants are expected to play in all six rounds. The top two players will go on to compete head to head later in the year for the British Championship.

April 29th - Round 1 at 09:30, Round 2 at 14:00
April 30th - Round 3 at 09:15, Round 4 at 13:45
May 1st - Round 5 at 09:15, Round 6 at 13:45
Note - Rounds should start on time as the elongated time limits mean long games would overrun if not.

Time limits are using Fischer time, with 75 minutes basic plus 20 seconds per move.

Prizes - Thanks to private sponsorship we can offer significant prizes for the 2023 British Championship as follows:

2023 Champion - £500
2023 Runner-up - £250
3rd place in Candidates Tournament - £100
4th place in Candidates Tournament - £75
5th place in Candidates Tournament - £50
6th place in Candidates Tournament - £25

For all decisions concerning prizes the Tournament Directors ruling is final.

Entries - all entries are to be made through the entry form (will be on the Events Calendar) before the end of Thursday 27th April.

Entry Fee - £25 for adults, £15 for juniors (U-18). Payable by cash at the event.

Last updated Wed Mar 15 2023. If you have any comments, please email the webmaster on web-master AT britgo DOT org.