59th Club Championships 2024

2024 Club Champion:

A Group

Dear members,
Our club championship is due to commence on Thursday 18th April (details of the tournament listed below). To help with the smooth organisation of this tournament can you please respond to the following by Monday 8th April. Please advise if you intend to play in the tournament or not? Please advise if you wish to compete in the Grade indicated by your ACF rating or if you would like to play in a higher Grade if there is a vacancy (or even play in a lower Grade, noting that if you play in a lower Grade you won't be eligible for a prize). Club Championship Rules: This tournament is arranged in three Grades based on ACF rating. The winner of B Grade in 2023 is automatically eligible to play in A Grade, the winner of C Grade in 2023 is automatically eligible to play in B Grade. A and B Grades will consist of 12 players and be conducted as round-robin tournaments over 11 weeks. All other players will play in C Grade; using Swiss pairing with the number of rounds determined by the tournament committee based on the number of entrants. A Grade games will have a 90 minute + 30 second time control. B and C Grade games will have a 60 minute + 30 second time control. A and B Grade games will be ACF and FIDE rated. C Grade games are only ACF rated. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me or another member of the tournament committee (Julian and Anna).

The A group plays for the Andy Miitel Championship trophy, the B group for John Baynham Reserves title, and the C group for the John Abson Tournament title, renamed in 2019. Andy Miitel was a former club president who was instrumental in revitalising and reconstituting the club in the mid nineteen sixties. John Baynham was an important club administrator in the late sixties and early seventies, and John Abson was a stalwart of the club until health issues recently hampered his attendance.

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The A group plays for the Andy Miitel Championship trophy, the B group for John Baynham Reserves title, and the C group for the John Abson Tournament title, renamed in 2019. Andy Miitel was a former club president who was instrumental in revitalising and reconstituting the club in the mid nineteen sixties. John Baynham was an important club administrator in the late sixties and early seventies, and John Abson was a stalwart of the club until health issues recently hampered his attendance.