Challengers 2022-23

Dear Challengers Players,

Thank you everyone for your participation in this year’s Challengers tournament!

The uncontested winner is Bob Kane, with a total of 6 points out of 7. Congratulations!  Bob will get a spot guaranteed in next season’s Championship, together with the 7 top players of the club.

Full standing in attachment and cross-table at the end of the report.

Please let me know if there are any mistakes.  If not, I’ll submit the results for the last two round for next season’s grading (the previous rounds have been submitted already)

Feel free to send be an feedback about the tournament, and things you would like to see improved/changed for next season.

This year we started a bit late, dragging the competition well into Summer. Next season we will be starting the competitions on the 1st of December, allowing roughly 1 month for each round.

A possibility is to change the time control to 90 min + 30 seconds per move. This would avoid the awkwardness of extreme time trouble while trying to annotate at the end of some games. Let me know how you would feel about it , or anything else.

Best regards,

Andre Antunes, Tournament Administrator