Congrats to all the winner, we had a lovely tournament.
thanks Keith , for organising such a fantastic event.
Thank you for the immaculate organisation. It was excellent.
Many thanks for sending the results. Many many congratulations to all the winners.
Thank you once again
1. regular communication tick
2. interest in player feedback - tick
3, No silly rules that end up excluding any players who would like to play but then find they can't - tick
4. Top prize for the top event. Tick
5. Accommodation for players with disability - tick
6. Draw published online ahead of rounds 2 and 4 - tick
7. Results with grading performance published within 24 hours - tick
I am sure I could go on but honestly I can think of no other event doing all of above.
Concerning the new venue: was too packed Saturday morning in open but fine in afternoon and on Sunday. Location is good. Food options fine. Personally I had no concern with noise for once. Parking is a bit of an issue but trade off with central location, On balance I probably preferred the last place but its marginal and this new one seems workable to me.
Would also mention I was chatting with *** on Sunday evening and he had some gripe about how the top rated player i.e. him, always got harder games than #2 seed ***. Not sure what other options there are for pairings. This was not an issue for me personally but you may want to look into that if you want to get him along again next year. Having more titled players is always a plus in my book.
Overall I had a great weekend so thanks once again to you and the team!
norman and I had no
problems with the venue apart from the snacks
at lunchtime were not very edible (that our
opinion hojever and may not be anyone else's).
Hi, just a quick thank
you for organizing and running the
loved the experience
of some serious chess, and learnt a lot.
Thanks again for running the tournament, it was very good and did enjoy it, it was a good chance for him to compete against different players. I wasn't at the previous venue, but I wasn't sure how the venue would be, particularly with the limited toilet facilities, but in the end it didn't seem to be a big problem - except when one toilet had to be closed temporarily.
This years congress at Dundee University Chaplaincy Centre was an enormous success with the organisers having to close entries several days in advance of the tournament due to a surge in entries and limited space. The organising team, led by Keith Rose, is due a huge vote of thanks from all participants. The arbiting team of Fiona Petrie, Michael Roth, Jim Anderson and Ray Noble did a superb job in keeping the event running smoothly. Jean Chalmers and Louise should also be thanked, having worked tirelessly running the catering facilities. To them all, we owe a big debt of gratitude. Roll on the next Dundee Congress in October 2019