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Who will win the British Championship?

So, ‘Will you be combining a family holiday with chess?’ In general, ‘no’ you will not. Following on from the number of tournaments you will play equalling ‘zero’, this is consistent.


The Scottish Championship concluded with GM Matt Turner winning the tournament, and GM Keti Arakhamia-Grant becoming Scottish Champion. Congratulations to both.

GM Colin McNab finished a respectable 4th equal, with the consolation of becoming joint Senior Champion with IM Steve Mannion. IM Andrew Greet played in a frankly not-so-strong weekend event, and cruised to 5/5. The following link has a few photos of the winners.

On Saturday, the British Championship starts in Bournemouth on the south coast of England. I see three Quality Chess authors in the top ten entrants (as of today) but: Who will win the British Championship?

Naturally, Adams must be the favourite, but I am curious how many votes the others will get. Not just out of QC loyalty, I will tip GM Gawain Jones for the title, and IM Richard Pert for a GM norm. No pressure, though.

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  1. Soviet School
    July 26th, 2016 at 10:42 | #1

    Where is Jonathan Hawkins on the list? He played flawless chess to win the last 2 British Championships despite having been a relatively weak player (<1800) as a junior.

  2. John Shaw
    July 26th, 2016 at 10:55 | #2

    @Soviet School

    He is not playing this year, for reasons unknown to me.

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