Mike Botteley is seeking interest in this annual event – please let him know as soon as possible.
The ECF is now accepting entries for the 2018 Championships. It will be teams of four, but Clubs can use a squad of more than four players to play in a team.
The format of the event is the same as last year’s and the rules can be read on-line – see link below.
The event will take place over a single weekend on the 7th & 8th April 2018 at the Park Inn by Radisson Telford Hotel Telford, Shropshire TF3 4NA
Accommodation at the Hotel is available with special rates for the event :
Prices per Room:
£36.00 B&B per person per night (based on two sharing) £62.00 B&B per person per night (single occupancy)
Also available is a 3 Course evening meal ay an add on rate of £20 per person per night
January 2018 ECF Grading List will apply
Major : Teams with an average grade of 175 or less
Inter : Teams with an average grade of 150 or less
Minor : Teams with an average grade of 125 or less
Pairing: This will be carried out using Swiss Master software which employs the FIDE official pairing method
Time Control: 90 minutes plus a 10-second increment per move
Round 1 – Saturday, 12.30 Round 2 – Saturday, 17.00 Round 3 – Sunday, 10.00 Round 4 – Sunday, 14.30
Discounts on entry:
For every three players staying at the venue, £10 discount may be claimed against the event entry fees.
The best way to discover more about the 2018 Championships, together with the location details, is to go to the ECF website: