Wessex

Type: 
McMahon
Tournament Type: 
B
Next Tournament Date: 
25 October 2020
4-round McMahon tournament. Time limits to be decided
Venue: 
St. Mark's Community Centre, St. Mark's Road, Bath
Postcode: 
BA2 4PA
Contact: 
wessex50th at btinternet.com
Current Champion: 
Zheng Li & Zeyu Qiu

Annual McMahon tournament held in Wessex

One of the oldest events in the UK, this event was for many years run by Bristol club in the town hall in Marlborough in Wiltshire, a location chosen for easy driving in pre-motorway days. It then moved to Keynsham in 2006 and 2007, before settling down at St. Mark's Community Centre in Bath, with that club taking over running it up to 2018.

Special 50th Wessex Tournament weekend in 2019, at a hotel near Bristol, celebrating the memory of T Mark Hall. Previous winners and participants were encouraged to attend. Format: Saturday Lightning tournament, other events, evening meal. Sunday: 50th Wessex; 4-round McMahon tournament. Lunch included.

Returns to Bath in 2020.

It became a three-round McMahon, but formerly was four rounds, taking advantage of the extra hour of its traditional date, the Sunday summer time ends. 2019 was four rounds in memory of the early days. Future tournaments may continue with four rounds or revert to three, depending on feedback.

The trophy was presented by Robnor Paints of Stratton St Margaret.

Registration by 09:30 GMT; prize giving about 18:50

Past Winners and Results: 
Start Year: 
1970
Normal Month: 
October
Current?: 
Current


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