Candidates Championship 2019.

Rate of Play – 75 minutes per person with a 30 second increment per move from move 1. (no required number of moves)

  • Final – 27th March – 7.30pm clocks.
  • Glenn Cross (w) v Howard Dobson (b) 0 – 1

Semi-Finals – 6th March – 7.30pm clocks.
Glenn Cross (w) v Brian Woodard (b) 1 – 0
Francis Thoday (w) v Howard Dobson (b) ½ – ½ (HD qualifies by default)
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Possible Tie break – 20th March – 7.30pm clocks.
Two rapid games with a rate of play of 15 minutes plus 10 seconds a move. If the rapid match finishes equal then the winner will be determined by Armageddon with 5 minutes for White and 4 minutes for Black, Black having draw odds. A toss of a coin will determine colours.
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Final – 27th March – 7.30pm clocks. (1st choice of colour)
If the game is drawn, two rapid games with a rate of play of 15 minutes plus 10 seconds a move. If the rapid match finishes equal then the winner will be determined by Armageddon with 5 minutes for White and 4 minutes for Black, Black having draw odds. A toss of a coin will determine colours.

  • Round One – 9th January – 7.30pm clocks.
  • Glenn Cross (w) v Sandor Talas (b) 1 – 0
  • Francis Thoday (w) v John Costello (b) 1 – 0
  • Brian Woodard (w) v Howard Dobson (b) ½ – ½
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  • Round Two – 16th January – 7.30pm clocks.
  • Glenn Cross (w) v Francis Thoday (b) ½ – ½
  • John Costello (w) v Brian Woodard (b) ½ – ½
  • Sandor Talas (w) v Howard Dobson (b) ½ – ½
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  • Round Three – 23rd January – 7.30pm clocks.
  • Brian Woodard (w) v Glenn Cross (b) 0 – 1
  • Francis Thoday (w) v Sandor Talas (b) 1 – 0 (w/o)
  • Howard Dobson (w) v John Costello (b) 1 – 0
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  • Rescheduled Games – 30th January – 7.30pm clocks.
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  • Round Four – 6th February – 7.30pm clocks.
  • Glenn Cross (w) v Howard Dobson (b) 1 – 0
  • Francis Thoday (w) v Brian Woodard (b) ½ – ½
  • Sandor Talas (w) v John Costello (b) ½ – ½
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  • Round Five – 13th February – 7.30pm clocks.
  • John Costello (w) v Glenn Cross (b) 0 – 1
  • Howard Dobson (w) v Francis Thoday (b) ½ – ½
  • Brian Woodard (w) v Sandor Talas (b) ½ – ½
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  • Rescheduled Games – 20th February – 7.30pm clocks.
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  • In the event of players tying for any of the first 4 places order of finish will be determined by tiebreak, in the following order of priority.
    The results between the players involved in the tie.
    Sonneborn-Berger.
    Most games with black.
    Drawing of lots.
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  1. 1st Highest Grade Entry – Glenn Cross – 153 – new grade 150
  2. 2nd Highest Grade Entry – Francis Thoday – 150 – (TF) new grade 143
  3. 3rd Highest Grade Entry – Brian Woodard – 147 – new grade 141
  4. 4th Highest Grade Entry – Howard Dobson – 146 – new grade 147
  5. 5th Highest Grade Entry – John Costello – 139 – new grade 138
  6. 6th Highest Grade Entry – Sandor Talas – 121e – new grade 126
  • Key.
  • TF – Tournament Fee.
  • ECF – English Chess Federation Membership.
  • IOM – IOM Chess Club Membership.

Terms & Conditions for entry – You must be a current member of the ECF grade 110 or above, current IOM Chess Club Member and pay a tournament entry fee of £10.

Closing Date is the 19th December 2018 and you need to have the above in place by that date otherwise it will be deemed that you have withdrawn.

For tournament structure & dates please refer to website.