Golders Green Chess Congresses

Next: 16-17 January 2016 (5 rounds)

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SECTIONS FOR THREE DAY EVENTS - SIX ROUNDS


These are held over a Bank Holiday Weekend. There are three sections, a FIDE Open (with a British Championship Qualifying Place), a FIDE Under 1900 (or ECF 160 if you don't have a standard FIDE rating already) and an Under 135 ECF graded section.


SECTIONS FOR TWO DAY EVENTS - FIVE ROUNDS


There are three sections, a FIDE Under 2200 (or ECF 200 if you don't have a standard FIDE rating already), a FIDE Under 1900 (or ECF 160 if you don't have a standard FIDE rating already) and an Under 135 ECF graded section.

All the games are graded by the ECF and part of the ECF Grand Prix. FIDE SECTIONS are also rated by FIDE in their standard list, and all participants have to be a member of the ECF (GOLD or above) to take part in ANY section. Ring 01424 775222 to join or visit http://www.englishchess.org.uk/.

Round Times

FOR THREE DAY BANK HOLIDAY EVENTS - SIX ROUNDS


The venue will be open approximately 9.30am each day.

TIME CONTROL (all tournaments)
Digital clocks and Fischer / cumulative time controls will be used. All moves in 90 minutes per player PLUS 30 seconds per move (roughly a 4.0 hour session).
Exceptionally, where digital clocks are not available we will use the time control of all the moves in 120 minutes per player.

Saturday
(1) 10.30am to approx. 2.30pm
(2) 3.00pm to approx. 7.00pm

Sunday
(3) 10.30am to approx. 2.30pm
(4) 3.00pm to approx. 7.00pm

Bank Holiday Monday
(5) 10.30am to approx. 2.30pm
(6) 3.00pm to approx. 7.00pm


FOR TWO DAY (UNDER 2200) EVENTS - FIVE ROUNDS


TIME CONTROL (all tournaments)
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.


Saturday
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

Sunday

Venue will be open approximately 10.00am


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

To enter by post: please print, complete, and return with your cheque payable to Adam Raoof, 328 Watford Way, Hendon, London NW4 4UY in good time. Or enter online.


SECTION ENTERED ___________________________ (U2200/Open, Under 1900 or Under 1600)


BYE IN ROUND ONE? (Please circle if required)


First Name (s) _________________________________________________________________________


Surname ______________________________________________________________________________


ECF Membership Number (Gold or above) _________________________________________


FIDE ID Code __________________________________________________________________________


Nationality for FIDE Registration (ENG by default*) __________________________________


*FIDE SECTIONS ONLY - Non-English players don't have to be an ECF member but DO have to supply a FIDE ID Code. Check here to find yours - http://ratings.fide.com/. If you don't have a code, then your Federation may supply you with one, contact them directly or through me - but expect the process to take up to a week.


Club ____________________________________________ Fide Rating _______________________


D.O.B. ________/________/_____________ Tel. ______________________________________________


E-Mail ______________________________________ @ ________________________________________


I enclose a cheque, made payable to ADAM RAOOF for £ ____________________


FIDE SECTIONS: Entry Fee for players with a standard FIDE rating - £40.00

FIDE SECTIONS: Entry Fee for unrated players - £45.00

Entry on the day of the event, if space permits, is £50.00

UNDER 135: £30.00 for all members of the ECF at Silver or above, £36.00 for Bronze and non-members.

ORGANISER

Adam Raoof

(F.I.D.E. International Organiser & Arbiter), 328 Watford Way, Hendon, London NW4 4UY, /Telephone: 07855 036 537

E-Mail: adamraoof@gmail.com


PRIZES


GUARANTEED PRIZES IN FIDE SECTIONS
1st £200, 2nd £100 - these prizes will be shared in the event of a tie.

There will be one rating prize of £80.00 in each FIDE section, the rating band for which will be announced before the start of round two, based on the ratings of the players entered. Ties (if necessary) for rating prizes will be broken by a method approved by FIDE which will be announced before the start of round two.


Prizes in the Under 120 section will be based on entries and announced before the start of round two.


ALL English entrants in the FIDE sections should be members (Gold or above) of the English Chess Federation. Ring 01424 775222 to join or visit http://www.englishchess.org.uk/


FURTHER DETAILS

We reserve the right to refuse entry or to transfer players between sections. In the event of a dispute, the organisers decision is final. Travel advice, round times, full rules and conditions of entry can be found at our website.


LOOKING FOR A CHESS CLUB?

Hendon Chess Club runs five teams in the Middlesex League and meets nearby on Thursdays. Ring me on 07855 036 537 for more information.


‘FIRST THURSDAY’ HENDON BLITZ

On the first Thursday of every month we hold a 10-minute blitz at Hendon Chess Club. A six round swiss (not a knockout); 7.30pm to 10.00pm. There are cash prizes! See www.hendonchessclub.com for full details.

GOLDERS GREEN RAPIDPLAY CHESS CONGRESSES

are held monthly at

Golders Green Parish Church Hall

West Heath Drive (off North End Road)

London NW11 7QG


From 10.30am to 6.00pm,

FOUR Six Round Tournaments

English Chess Federation Grand Prix Event

*FIDE RATED* Open Section

*FIDE RATED* Under 170 Major

*FIDE RATED* Under 145 Minor

*FIDE RATED* Under 120 Amateur

plus

GRADING PRIZES!

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