The 49th Thanet Chess Congress will take place from August 17th-19th 2018 and details are now available on the congress website http://www.thanetchesscongress.co.uk where online registration is available or from which a pdf entry form can be printed if players so wish. This year the Congress has a new venue, St George’s School, just a stone’s throw from the university that has been home to the Congress for the last few years.
Thanet regulars may remember that St George’s was home to the Congress before we moved to the university but may not recognise it from the picture on the left. As you may have gathered, the former school was demolished and this bright new edifice, risen like a phoenix from the ashes, opened in 2010. Entry fees have been kept the same as last year, there is still free entry for GMs and IMs, £5 entry for all juniors (U16 on Aug 1 2018) and we are repeating the innovation of a charity bookstall. This year our chosen charity is the RNLI so please bring any of your unwanted chess books with you which can be sold with all proceeds going to this worthy organisation very active in this seaside area. Further information about the work of the RNLI can be found here. Last year the Congress was well attended and we hope to see you all again in August and please bring your friends – and the sun – with you.