The 12th JESSIE GILBERT
Celebration International Chess Festival
AUGUST 2019

With the permission & support of Jessie's family

ENTRY LIST

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

ACCOMMODATION LIST - CLICK HERE

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

DATES NORM EVENT OTHER "ADULT" STANDARD PLAYS RAPID
PLAY
OPEN
BLITZ
JUNIOR FIDE
LP CONGRESS
A
JUNIOR FIDE
LP CONGRESS
B
JUNIOR
COACHING SESSIONS
SECTIONS FOR ALL
Mornings
ELITE EVENTS
Afternoons
Tuesday 13 August           - - 10.00 to 18.00
Wednesday 14 August           - - 10.00 to 18.00
Thursday 15 August       - - - - 10.00 to 18.00
Friday 16 August       - - - - 10.00 to 18.00
Saturday 17 August       10.15 - 18.30 - - -  
Sunday 18 August       - 14.00 - 18.00 - -  
Monday 19 August - R1:by 15.30 - R1:by 15.30 - - - -  
Tuesday 20 August R2: 10.00 R3: 15.00 R1: 10.00 R2: 14.00 - - R1: 10.00 R2: 13.00 R3: 16.00 - - -  
Wednesday 21 August R4: 10.00 R5: 15.00 R2: 10.00 R3: 14.00 - - R4: 10.00 R5: 13.00 R6: 16.00 - - -  
Thursday 22 August R6: 10.00 R7: 15.00 R3: 10.00 R4: 14.00 - - - - - R1: 10.00 R2: 13.00 R3: 16.00  
Friday 23 August R8: 10.00 R9: 15.00 R4: 10.00 R5: 14.00 - - - - - R4: 10.00 R5: 13.00 R6: 16.00  
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" game 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.  Players/Opponents enter these events on the basis of agreement to this.
Juniors will only be allowed to play in these events if their conduct is mature enough to respect the strength of players in the room.

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 also be ECF Gold - or face a 10 surcharge per event.
New players to the FIDE system not registering as England must obtain their new FIDE reference code from their chosen Federation before being allowed to play.
 

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. 
JUNIOR FIDE LP CONGRESSES Limited to players graded below 80 ECF, we will run 2 of these FIDE Rated LP congresses.  The first one will run Tue-Wed, with the 2nd one Thu-Fri.
JUNIOR COACHING WEEK Institute of Chess Coaching Courses with Exams.  Players need to be available for all days of the course to take full advantage.