Austin Lockwood Friday, June 28, 2013
The Championships start annually on October 15, with an adjudication date of July 31 following, and are open to any woman or girl resident in the British Isles except the Irish Republic; there is no membership qualification. Compete for the beautiful Lady Herbert Trophy and the Champion's prize of £30, with a runner-up prize of £15. Prizes in the Candidates sections are £10 for first and £5 for second.
The Championship section has up to 7 players, typically with 2 games v each opponent, and Candidates sections of up to 7 players will be similarly organised if entries permit. Play is by post unless both players agree to play by email, which is the most popular method nowadays. There is a strong possibility of the rules being changed to allow the event to be transferred to the ICCF Webserver for 2013-14, making the transmission of moves and recording of dates so much simpler and cheaper.
Entries so far: Toni Halliwell (defending champion), Valerie Craven and Stephanie Lawrence.
Entry fee: £7
The tournament director reserves the right to assign players to the most appropriate section. Please make cheques payable to the British Federation for Correspondence Chess.
Entries should reach the tournament director, Keith Escott, by September 30 2013. Entries and enquiries to:
Keith Escott, 43 Orchard Road, Erdington, Birmingham B24 9JB. Phone: 07831 563536 Email: email@example.com
Welsh players have been successful in the past, with Hazel Brunker tying with Toni Binns (now Halliwell) in 1981 and Debbie Evans (as Debbie Cooper) winning in 1987-9 inclusive.