You're the lowest rated player, by almost 100 Elo points. There are two GMs, and four other titled players in the tournament mix. It's a closed, all-play-all event. And most of your fellow competitors are chasing an IM Norm. How would you fancy your chances?
The directly-named top section IM NORM EVENT - run as part of the COULSDON "PREMIERSHIP" INTERNATIONAL - kicks off today, and bottom seed and Streatham & Brixton Chess Club first teamer Robin Haldane finds himself facing that exact set up. The first round begins at one o'clock this afternoon. After that, it's two rounds per day - one starting at 10.15am and one at 3.30pm - with the final rounds on Friday. Robin's first game is white against Bogdan Lalic, the 2509-rated Croatian Grandmaster. His following opponents are Chris Brisoce (Robin has white), FM Jack Rudd (b), FM Jovica Radovanovic (w), FM Matthew Broomfield (b), Nicholas Tavoularis (w), GM Colin McNab (b), Ian Snape (w), and finally FM Lars Stark (b). The tournament details and updates can be found here. I'll certainly be following the site for updates. But for today, there's only one thing left to say.
Good luck, Robin.