The 11th JESSIE GILBERT Celebration International Chess Festival
AUGUST 2018

With the permission & support of Jessie's family

RESULTS / LIST OF ENTRIES / LIKELY ENTRIES

ARBITING TEAM:  Scott Freeman (FA), Daniel Gliddon (FA), Dominic Warner (NA), Rachel Warner (NA)

ACCOMMODATION LIST - CLICK HERE

Venue:  84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey. CR5 3BA

DATES NORM
EVENT(S)
OTHER TOURNAMENTS - INCLUDING ALL STANDARD PLAYS RAPID
PLAY
OPEN
BLITZ
JUNIOR
COACHING SESSIONS
SECTIONS FOR ALL
Mornings
ELITE EVENTS
Afternoons
EVENING MATCHES FOR ALL
Evenings
Tuesday 14 August             10.00 to 18.00
Wednesday 15 August             10.00 to 18.00
Thursday 16 August         - - 10.00 to 18.00
Friday 17 August         - - 10.00 to 18.00
Saturday 18 August         10.15 - 18.30 - -
Sunday 19 August         - 14.00 - 18.00 -
Monday 20 August - R1: 15.00 - R1: 15.30 R1: 19.00 - - -
Tuesday 21 August R2: 10.00 R3: 15.00 R1: 10.00 R2: 14.00 R2: 19.00 - - -
Wednesday 22 August R4: 10.00 R5: 15.00 R2: 10.00 R3: 14.00 R3: 19.00 - - -
Thursday 23 August R6: 10.00 R7: 15.00 R3: 10.00 R4: 14.00 R4: 19.00 - - -
Friday 24 August R8: 10.00 R9: 15.00 R4: 10.00 R5: 14.00 R5: 19.00 - - -
All start times after the morning rounds should be considered provisional where a player involved is playing more than 1 game in a day.
If their "previous" runs on, they are entitled to a gap of up to......
1 HOUR IN THE NORM EVENT or 30 MINUTES IN ALL OTHER EVENTS
.....before being obliged to start their next game.  Opponents enter on the basis of agreement to this.

All events are part of the ECF Grand Prix except the Junior Training days.

All English entrants for "adult" events must provide their current English Chess Federation Membership membership Number.
All non-English players must be at least ECF Bronze or face a 10 surcharge per event.
New players to the FIDE system not registering as England must provide us with enough time to obtain a new FIDE reference code for them if needed.
 
NORM ROUND ROBIN EVENT Those with a GM / IM title are invited to contact us to apply for a place.  We are considering various types of norm events.
MORNINGS:
SECTIONS FOR ALL EVENTS
This is 1 round per day and open to players rated below 2000.  These will all be sub-divided into small sections subject to entries.  With no play on Monday, these will be 4 round competitions.
AFTERNOONS:
ELITE EVENTS
These will be 5 rounds in 5 days.  We have deliberately set tight criteria as to who can play in each section to stop lower ranked players from choosing to play in higher sections where they have not yet earned that level of ranking.  There are 5 different levels of tournament, all with similar rules, but players have to have had a rating of a set level to play in the top 4 sections, but in addition have to have reached a certain (lower) level in the previous months of the calendar year. 
EVENINGS:
EVENING MATCHES FOR ALL
A new revolutionary tournament structure, where players can play in as few or as many of the 5 rounds as they wish.  With a unique pairing system and prizes including 1 for the best single rating performance in a game, this structure allows players to involve themselves in the competition without having to play on all 5 evenings to have a chance of winning.  Pairings are done purely on ratings and colours played, rather than score, which has no influence on who plays who whatsoever!.