Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    CC Candidate Master slyall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    72

    Congress avoiding weekends?

    What is up with Congress in 2019 and 2020 avoiding weekends?

    Starting the 11-day events on a Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday means that people need to take 9 days of annual leave off. Whereas if they started on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday working people would only have to take 7 days of leave.

    2019 was squashed by the Junior but does anyone know the reason for the 2020 dates?

  2. #2
    CC Grandmaster Tony Dowden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Brisbane, QLD
    Posts
    2,521
    Quote Originally Posted by slyall View Post
    What is up with Congress in 2019 and 2020 avoiding weekends?

    Starting the 11-day events on a Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday means that people need to take 9 days of annual leave off. Whereas if they started on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday working people would only have to take 7 days of leave.

    ... does anyone know the reason for the 2020 dates?
    Good question Simon.
    Fischer visiting Tal in hospital - Curaçao 1962

    "You must take your opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one." - Mikhail Tal
    "Best by test" (on 1.e4) - Bobby Fischer

  3. #3
    CC Candidate Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Tauranga, New Zealand
    Posts
    65
    Good question Simon. For the working class, it's also often harder to take annual leave later in January rather than earlier, as mid to late January is often when employers want people back to work.

  4. #4
    CC FIDE Master
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    New Zealand in spirit
    Posts
    612
    The Congress dates are affected by the George Trundle tournaments which are being held from January 4th to 12th. A better option may have been to run Congress from January 4th (Sat) to 14th (Tue) and then the Trundles from January 16th (Thu) to 24th (Fri). Mike Steadman and Bob Smith are the tournament organisers so they should be asked about the scheduling.
    Once a Kiwi, Always a Kiwi.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 2014 NZ Congress
    By Keong Ang in forum New Zealand Chess
    Replies: 118
    Last Post: 14-01-2014, 08:32 AM
  2. Avoiding Murdoch press paywalls
    By Kevin Bonham in forum Politics
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-09-2013, 12:00 AM
  3. 85th Hastings Congress
    By Carl Gorka in forum Overseas Tournament News and Results
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 16-02-2010, 12:41 AM
  4. 2010 NZ Congress
    By Tony Dowden in forum New Zealand Chess
    Replies: 187
    Last Post: 30-01-2010, 02:47 PM
  5. Avoiding a Positional Game After 1.d4
    By Intuition in forum Chess Training
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 22-05-2007, 01:58 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •