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.
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 or visit http://www.englishchess.org.uk/.
There will be AT LEAST two rating prizes of £80.00 the rating bands which will be announced before the start of round two, 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.
No player may win more than one prize. The Organisers decision is final in all matters. The organiser reserves the right to refuse any entry without explanation.
Adam Raoof and Geoff Gammon (ECF Arbiter) and Tim Dickinson (ECF Arbiter).
FIDE RATING and ECF GRADER
FOOD & DRINK
Courtesy of Norman and yElena Went.