Rate of Play: All moves
in 90 mins plus 15 seconds per move increment
from move 1.
arriving more than 30 minutes late will be
deemed to have lost unless re-pairing is
possible. His/her opponent, however, must expect
to be paired again if another player is
otherwise without an opponent after 30 minutes.
The time allowance is subject to alteration
in the case of such re-pairings.
Pairings will be made using Tournament Director.
Byes: You may take a
half-point bye in any one of the first four
rounds. Please notify us if possible on the
entry form or at the beginning of the
withdrawing during the tournament, please notify
a controller or note it on your result slip. If
you withdraw before the first round we will
refund your entry fee less a £3.00
Grading: All sections
will be ECF graded. Grades will be taken from
the ECF's latest revision of the July 2014
grading list. (If you do not have an ECF grade,
please give any other official grade, or, if you
have none, provide other evidence of your
playing strength, e.g. other tournament
results.) Only players with a current ECF
standard-play grade are eligible for grading
prizes. Please note that it is a condition
of entry that players agree to their grading
information being published on the ECF website.
Analysis: A separate
area will be available for analysis and
ECF membership: Under
ECF membership arrangements (for more details,
visit the ECF website at
there will be no charge for the grading of the
games of those who are ECF members at Silver
level or higher, but the tournament organizers
will be charged £6 per player (£4 for juniors)
for the grading of the games of non-members or
Bronze-level members. Entry fees and discounts
reflect these arrangements.
Players entering the
tournament agree to abide by the FIDE Laws of
Chess and the decisions of the controllers,
which will be final. We reserve the right to
refuse entries or transfer entrants from one
section to another at any point.
A player whose mobile phone
sounds during a game will forfeit the game.
Prizes will be paid by direct
bank transfer within seven days of the end of
the congress. No player may receive more than
one individual prize. Prizes will be shared in
the event of a tie.
School is set in a parkland estate of nearly 150
acres, 2 miles south of Witney and 10 miles from
Oxford. See map
and help with directions here.
Refreshments: will be
available on the premises, provided by
Hackett’s Food and Drink, Wesley Walk,
Witney OX28 6ZJ (01993 700858, and will
include tea, coffee, soft drinks, sandwiches,
baguettes, sausage rolls, panini, cakes, fruit
and chocolate bars |
A bookstall with an extensive range of books
and chess equipment will be provided by:
Chess & Bridge
44 Baker Street,
London W1U 7RT
Phone: +44 (0) 2073882404