DATE: 4th and 5th June 2022
VENUE: Hammersmith Chess Club - Mindsports Centre, 21 Dalling Road, London, W6 0JD, for Open and Major sections. An additional nearby venue may be used depending on the number of entrants. This will be communicated before the event.
ORGANISERS: John White - Chris Skulte
CHIEF ARBITER: Adam Raoof
CLOSEST TUBE: Hammersmith / Ravenscourt Park
EVENT FORMAT: 5 ECF Round Swiss - Saturday 10am, 1:30pm and 5pm, Sunday 11am and 2:30pm.
TIME CONTROL: 75 minutes per player for all moves plus a 15 second increment starting from move one. Default / repairing time 30 minutes.
3 ECF SECTIONS: Open, Major U2000 (ECF and FIDE rating under 2000) , Minor U1500 (ECF and FIDE under 1500). All three sections will be ECF rated. Please note the ECF Membership Requirements below.
ECF MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: All players regardless of nationality must be ECF Silver members or above, or pay an additional £12 pay-to-play fee on top of their entry fee. Membership must be purchased prior to participation in the tournament. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure they meet these requirements at the time of entry submission. Entry may be refused if these requirements were not met at the time of entry submission.
ENTRY COST: £40 for all sections. An additional £12 pay-to-play fee may be applicable (see note above re: ECF membership requirements). Entries on the day are subject to the organisers’ discretion and event capacity.
FOOD AND DRINK AVAILABILITY: The club has a licensed bar and a kitchen. The latter currently offers a choice of omelettes, salads and sandwiches. Additionally there are plenty of pubs and restaurants in the area.
PRIZES: Guaranteed prizes in each category for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Open (£400, £200,£150), Major (£200, £100, £100), Minor (£100,£50,£50). The best woman in each.category will get an additional £50 prize.
BYE: Players may request a half-point bye in advance (on the online entry form) for Rounds 1 through 4. Byes may not be taken for the final round.
ADDITIONAL EVENT: Friday 3rd June night, from 7:30pm, casual (unrated) Blitz Chess at the Prince of Wales.73 Dalling Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 0JD - Free for the congress players, £10 otherwise. Blitz cash prizes to be announced as well.
By registering to the congress players agree with the Event's Terms and Conditions