The annual St Benildus Christmas charity blitz has been set for Wednesday 16 January.
Registration will start from 7:15, with the aim of getting the groups underway by 8pm. The format will be the same as ever – unseeded, all-play-all eight player groups (except the last one, which will likely be uneven), with progression from the groups to quarter-finals. Time handicaps will apply, from 5 v 5 for games with 50 rating points difference or less, right up to 8 v 2 for games with 250+ ratings points of a difference.
Entry fee is E6. As all money goes to charity – the Simon Community and the Samaritans – any extra donations or spot prizes are always appreciated.