As usual, this is the day that the clocks go back
This is a three-round, even-game McMahon competition played to AGA rules. There will be 60 minutes each on the clock. Overtime will be 30 stones in the first five minutes and 60 stones in each subsequent five minute period. Komi is 7.5 points, or 0.5 points in handicap games. The Wessex is a Class B tournament for official rating purposes.
Prizes will be awarded to the players with the highest number of wins. The overall winner will also hold the Wessex Trophy for one year.
Registration 9.15 – 10.00 First round 10.15 Prizegiving Around 18.00
We will accept entries on the day without surcharge but it really helps to have an idea of numbers. Use the form below if you can, or enter by email or post. These options are described in the PDF you can download here. It also has a map and directions useful on the day even if you enter online.
The entry fee includes all-day tea, coffee and snacks but not lunch. Pubs and food outlets are nearby, or bring your own.
The tournament will once again be held at:
To reach Bath from the M4, leave at Exit 18 and follow the signs. Parking at the hall is limited but residential parking restrictions do not apply on Sunday so there should be space in nearby streets. Calton Gardens, just above the hall, is probably the best bet. There is a handy footpath starting at the end of the line of houses (easy to see in satellite view zoomed in).
Bath train and bus stations are just a few minutes walk from the hall. We don't know the times of public transport so please check your journey in advance.
The blue pin on the map below shows the tournament location. As noted above, the downloadable PDF has directions and a map.
Note that the Bristol to Bath Marathon takes place on the same day. It starts in Bristol at 9am. The venue is well away from the route but anyone travelling from Bristol should allow for diversions.