Saturday 19 July 2014

2014 British Championships

The 2014 British Championships has just kicked off, in the last half hour of this post. This year it is being held in the difficult to spell (and pronounce) town of Aberystwyth in Wales. It doesn't look as big or as strong as last years event in Torquay, but that had the attraction of being the 100th Championship.
For a number of years the event has been purely British affair, after a number of complaints about the tournament being dominated by players from other commonwealth countries (who were previously allowed entry). However a few 'colonials' sneak in, including Justin Tan from Australia. I assume he gets in on residency as he has been living in the UK for a couple of years.
If you visit the tournament website you can catch live coverage from the Championship, as well as the results from the large number of subsidiary events that make up the whole event.


Anonymous said...

Hi Shaun,

Justin qualified as he has dual British / Australian citizenship (and is also Welsh-born). But he is proud to have his "Aus" federation!


Shaun Press said...

Thanks for the update, and I hope he does well!