As has now become usual, GB will host two ‘nodes’ of the International Solving Contest (ISC) – one in Surbiton and one in Sheffield. The event will take place on Sunday 27th January 2019. There are three sections: Category 1 for experienced chess solvers, Category 2 for solvers with an international rating of less than or equal to 1700 and Category 3 for younger solvers born after 31/12/2005. In each category solving will start at 10:00. Categories 1 and 2 will comprise two rounds of two hours each while category 3 will be one round of two hours. Lunch will be provided between the rounds.
The Surbiton venue will be John Rice’s house and is limited to a small number of solvers. Prospective solvers should contact John for details, though he is most likely fully booked already.
The following solvers are already booked for the Sheffield venue: