6th European Chess Solving Championship, 9th – 12th April 2010
Sunningdale, Great Britain
The British Chess Problem Society is staging the 2010 ECSC and
we would like to welcome all solvers and others interested in attending to join
us at Sunningdale for what we hope will be a very enjoyable weekend.
Venue: DeVere Sunningdale Park Hotel, Larch Avenue, Sunningdale,
Berks SL5 0QE (www.deverevenues.co.uk).
Dates: Friday 9th April (arrive) – Monday 12th April 2010
Single Room (bed & breakfast, per day): £52.90 (incl.
Double Room (bed & breakfast, per day): £71.30 (incl. VAT)
Booking Arrangements: The above room charges are a special rate;
to obtain them, you should call the hotel direct (0844 980 2318), quoting “Paul
Valois, British Chess Problem Society”. The special rate is NOT available
through the website. Alternatively, you can ask me to book a room for you (paulvaloisyahoo.co.uk).
Payment is to the hotel on departure. Meals are available in the restaurant:
Buffet Lunch (£8.00), Buffet Dinner (£10.00), or if you like you
can ask for a Packed Lunch (£5.00). To all of these, 15% Value Added Tax
is added. Rooms are reserved for us; please book early!
(Please, notice this new information: It is easier to book by email with: Jegeltondeverevenues.co.uk.)
DeVere Sunningdale is a very pleasant venue, set in a park, with
modern buildings – conference centre, restaurant and residential block
(hotel), all very close together. The venue is also known as the National School
of Government. It should be possible for individuals to stay an extra day before
and after the event at the same prices.
London Heathrow Airport is about 20 kilometres away. However,
taxis from Heathrow to Sunningdale are very expensive. It will cost less if
you get the hotel to book you a taxi (both to and from the airport); there will
be more information about this on the website nearer the time. An alternative
way of getting to the hotel from the airport is to take the bus to Feltham Station
(bus 285 from Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3; bus 490 from Heathrow Terminals 4 and
5 – both are frequent). From Feltham Station there is a half-hourly train
service to Sunningdale Station. At certain times there is a free shuttle bus
from the station to the hotel. Sunningdale Station is also 45 minutes by train
from Waterloo; and this is the best way to get to central London if you wish
to do so during the weekend.
The ECSC will be directed by Dr Pavel Kamenik (Czech Republic).
It will take place in the Sharp Suite of the conference centre, on Saturday
morning and Sunday morning. Other events are planned for evenings and afternoons.
Prizegiving will be on the Sunday evening.
Updated information will be on the website.
We look forward to seeing you in Sunningdale!
Paul Valois (paulvaloisyahoo.co.uk,