CHESS HOME ADULT TOURNAMENTS DIARY OF EVENTS
FIDE Rated Rapid Play Congresses
Part of the ECF Grand Prix
VENUE: 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey. CR5 3BA
AUTUMN RAPID PLAY
Saturday 28 September 2019
NEW YEAR RAPID PLAY
Saturday 11 January 2020
EASTER RAPID PLAY
Monday 13 April 2020
Saturday 27 June 2020
JESSIE GILBERT CELEBRATION INTERNATIONAL RAPIDPLAY
Saturday ?? August 2020
Rapid Play Congress
Prizes - The
prize fund will total about 60% of the entry fees taken and will be set
during the first round.
Grading prize limits will be set then to reflect the entry.
Information Relevant To
All Prizes -
players shall be unable to win a grading prizes (or in the "lower"
section(s), any more than the
value of one third of first prize unless CCF
has been able to obtain an accurate and confirmed estimate that we feel is
reasonable to work with for the event. CCF reserve
the right to look for past playing history to verify estimated grade &
amend this during the day if necessary - please include full details of
In the event of players eligible for more than 1 prize, we will allocate prizes as we consider best appropriate. Please note that an Admin Fee is likely to be deducted from any prize we are asked to post.
GENERAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
All events will be 7 round open Swiss competitions, which will be paired using a Swiss system. Players may request a ½ point bye in any round. However, byes in the final round must be booked before the tournament starts and the request cannot be withdrawn after that time. CCF reserves the right to insist that a player with a bye plays in a higher section to make up numbers as a condition of receiving their point. All games will be rapid play graded and FIDE Rated with results included in the English Chess Federation Grand Prix. Grades will be taken from the latest records that we hold at the venue on the day of each event.
TIMES & DEFAULT
Round 1 starts at approximately 10-15am. Pairings for the 1st round will be done at approximately 9am, with any later entries after that added (if accepted). Default time will be 15 minutes after the advertised start of each round. All players play in all rounds (except where there is a bye - no player can get more than 1 bye). It is NOT a knockout! Rounds @ approx 10-15, 11-30, 12-40, 14-00, 15-10, 16-20, 17-30.
20 minutes for all moves plus 10 seconds added Fischer timings from move 1.
LAWS OF CHESS:
FIDE Laws of Chess Apply. The decision of the CCF controller is final in all matters
CCF allows mobile phones onto the premises. However, we will strictly implement the FIDE laws. Players must switch their phones off during play (we will not allow them on silent mode), but players are invited to put their phones on divert to the CCF telephone number (020 8645 9586) whilst the congress is in progress, should they be expected urgent calls.
OTHER ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT:
To uphold the FIDE laws, players may not interact with anyone using computers whilst their game is still in progress.
RESULTS ON THE WEB
It is a condition of entry into any CCF tournament that CCF may list results (including names and clubs) on our web site for permanent display.