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The Winton British Chess Solving Championship (WBCSC)

The Winton British Chess Solving Championship is run annually. Solvers who successfully solve an initial mate in two are sent a second round featuring eight problems of various types. The highest scorers in the second round are invited to the Final, which is held at Eton College in February. The results of the Final play a large part in determining the selection of Great Britain teams for international events. The BCSC began in 1979, sponsored at the time by Lloyds Bank. Since 2004 the event has been sponsored by Winton, which allows the BCPS to pay travelling expenses for finalists. The event forms one leg of the World Solving Cup, and overseas solvers are welcome to compete for WSC points and prize money, though they are not eligible for travelling expenses.

Use the menu above to navigate around the site. About takes you to a potted history of the event and more details about its format. Selecting Current Year ... will produce details and results from the current competition. Select Seeds to see a list of seeded solvers who do not need to enter the Starter Round. Prize-winners will display a list of prize-winners and Archive leads to a list of results from previous years.

Developed and maintained by Brian Stephenson.