This year’s British Chess Championships will be held in Aberystwyth, Wales, between Saturday 19 July and Saturday 2 August. The venue is Aberystwyth University, where reasonably-priced accommodation will also be available. The Championships were last held in Wales in 2006, when the venue was Swansea.
As usual there will be sections to suit all tastes and abilities. The British Championship is open only to exempted or qualified players. ‘Exempted’ means most titled players (GMs and IMs), whilst qualification is available by winning any of a large number of Open events around the country. For example, the qualifier from the Bury St Edmunds Congress 2013 was Shaun Munson.
Other important events include the British Senior Championship, open to any player born in or before 1954; the Major Open; British Graded Championships (u180, u160, u140 and u120); 5-day morning and afternoon tournaments, 5-round Weekenders (three graded sections); One-day FIDE-rated Rapidplays; and Junior sections from Under 8 to Under 16.
For more details on these sections, including entry fees, go to the Championship website.
For more information about accommodation at the University, follow this link.