Congress Details

In aid of Henderson Court, an Age UK Camden resource centre. Part of the English Chess Federation Grand Prix. The venue is Henderson Court Day Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Ave, London, Greater London NW3 6NS, UK.
NOW IN THREE SECTIONS - Under 2200 (ECF 200) and Under 1900 (ECF 160).  Plus a section for players who are graded Under 135.

There are five rounds, all games are graded by the ECF (and the top two sections are FIDE rated) for the national grading database. Because of the time control we are usually limited to players rated (standard rating) Under 2200. Unrated players in the top section should be Under 200 ECF, or the national equivalent. Players in the second section without a standard FIDE rating should be Under 160 ECF or the national equivalent. Swiss format tournaments, not knockouts.

BYES: if you cannot make a round (some people like to get an early night on Saturday) you can ask for one half-point bye in advance by informing the arbiter. Not available in the final round!

Digital clocks and Fischer / cumulative time controls will be used. All moves in 60 minutes per player PLUS 30 seconds per move (roughly a 3.0 hour session).  Exceptionally, where digital clocks are not available we will use the time control of all the moves in 90 minutes per player.



Venue will be open approximately 9.30am

(1) 10.30am to 1.30pm
(2) 2.00pm to 5.00pm
(3) 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Venue will be open approximately 10.00am

(4) 11.00am to 2pm
(5) 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Prizes will be paid by bank transfer, so please let us have your bank account number and sort code if you have won a prize, and you can't stay, and we will transfer the prize by BACS.
Details on this page. Please note that until you pay your entry fee, you haven't entered!

If you are English, then you must be a member of the English Chess Federation (GOLD category) to participate. Players from other nations don't have to join the ECF but may find it useful when playing in other events, such as Golders Green Rapidplays (all players have to be Silver or above in rapid events). 

Ring 01424 775 222 to join the ECF or visit
In each rated section = 1st £150, 2nd £75 - these prizes will be shared in the event of a tie. 

Plus rating prizes based on the ratings of the players entered. Ties for rating prizes will be broken by a method approved by FIDE which will be announced before the start of round two.  

In the Under 135 ECF Graded section the prizes are based on entries.

Please note that if you have not provided any information about your rating or grading, you may not be eligible for any prizesIf you have no standard FIDE rating, it is your responsibility to provide as much information as possible about your rating or grading history.

No player may win more than one prize in each event. The Organisers decision is final in all matters. The organiser reserves the right to refuse any entry without explanation.

Adam Raoof
328 Watford Way, Hendon, London NW4 4UY.
07855 036 537

Adam Raoof and Norman Went (ECF Arbiter)

Adam Raoof. 

Courtesy of Norman and yElena Went.

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