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Third Howard Staunton Memorial Tournament

PRESS RELEASE 1 - 26TH MAY 2005

It will be a six player event this year. Two cycles total of ten rounds.

Simpsons have once again most generously provided the venue.

Malcolm Pein and his Chess Monthly has contributed some funds as has the Morris and Trudi Sobkowski Trust for junior chess.

* Opening ceremony and Round 1 friday august 19
* Round 2 August 20
* Round 3 August 21
* Round 4 August 22
* Round 5 August 23
free day Wednesday August 24
( set aside to raise funds for the lord mayors charity-format tbc)

* Round6 August 25
* Round7 August 26
* Round8 August 27
* Round9 August 28
free day Monday August 29 bank holiday
* Round 10 tuesday August 30 followed by closing banquet, prizes giving ceremonies, Staunton speeches etc

Invited players are:

^ GM Jon Speelman (UK)
^ IM Malcolm Pein (UK)
^ GM Jon Levitt (UK)
^ WGM Jovanka Houska (UK)
^ IM Lawrence Day (Canada)
^ IM David Howell (UK)


Eric Schiller to be invited as arbiter, Stewart Reuben as lamplighter and Bob Wade OBE to be commentator as usual

The prize fund for this year is GBP 4000, a significant increase on last year's fund.

1st - GBP 1250
2nd - GBP 1000
3rd - GBP 750
4th - GBP 500
5th - GBP 300
6th - GBP 200