But work for the organisers will commence much earlier at 07.00, setting up the tables, boards, sets and clocks. Any local chess players, or parents of juniors, who can assist at that time, will be most welcome at the Apex (come to the stage door in St Andrew's Street South).
As of 14.00 today, total entries stand at 117. We need 140 to break even, so a few more last-minute entries will be much appreciated!
Open - 20
Major - 25
Intermediate - 34
Novices - 38
The top players in the Open are GM Alex Cherniaev (237), IM Adam Hunt (232), FM Justin Tan (229) and IM/WGM Dagne Ciuksyte (222).
Entries will be accepted right up to the start time, although entries 'on the day' incur a £5.00 surcharge. Enter here.