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121st Tournament - February Rapid

Saturday 24th February 2024

Langley Hall, St. Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar. E14 0QD

Six Round Rapid-Play Tournament - 25+5

ECF & FIDE rated U2000 and ECF rated U1650

Sections

SectionU2000 FIDEU1650 ECF
Entry Fee£32

£32

1st. Prize£100£100
2nd. Prize£40£40
Rating Prize£30£30

Players should be ECF members at Silver or above, otherwise there will be a £9 additional fee.
Players without a FIDE ID code will be registered as ENG.
Please enter early if possible.

Rate of Play

Each player will have 25 minutes plus a 5 second increment per move from Move 1.

Time Table

Please arrive by 10.20am in plenty of time to start the first round promptly.

Round 1: 10:30
Round 4: 14:30
Round 2: 11:45
Round 5: 15:45
Round 3: 13:00
Round 6: 17:00

Venue

Langley Hall, St. Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar. E14 0QD

There is free car parking at the venue. The nearest train station is Canning Town and then a 5-10 minute bus ride on the 309.

Refreshments

yElena will provide refreshments all day long. The entry fee includes a free lunch and free tea & coffee after 1:00pm

Rating

The latest ECF and FIDE Rapidplay Rating Lists will be used to determine player’s ratings.

Prizes

There will be cash prizes as advertised. No player can win more than one prize and the organisers decision will be final.

Pairings, Sections & Clocks

All pairings will be done using 'Swiss Manager' software and displayed on chess-results.com

Default time is 10 minutes. After which re-pairing may be made for each player whose opponent has not arrived and for any player otherwise having a full-point bye.

In general, sections will not be merged. However, the Chief Arbiter reserves the right to merge if there is an insufficient number of entries in one or more sections. If merged, prizes will still be awarded to the participants of the original individual sections.

Digital clocks (DGT 3000) will be used in all sections.

Fair Play Regulations

To comply with FIDE regulations - All mobile phones and electronic devices, including smart watches, must be switched off at all times in the playing area. They should be put on the control desk, face-down on the playing table, or in a bag under the desk that must not be moved whilst games are in play.

This rule also applies to spectators, parents and others that may come into the playing area.

Behaviour, parental supervision and disclaimers

Please treat the premises with respect and follow all signs and rules as requested.

A high standard of behaviour and respect for others and property is expected at all times. Players entering or leaving the playing area while other games are in progress should do so quietly.

The Organisers and Arbiters are unable to act in loco parentis for children. Parents/guardians/carers are responsible for their children throughout the entire duration of this event. Children under the age of 8 must remain under sole parental supervision throughout. Supervision of children over the age of 8 and teenagers may be shared between adults. However, parents/guardians should note that they are still ultimately responsible for their children and their behaviour at this event.

The organisers accept no responsibility for any damage, theft or accident to the person or property of any competitor, trainee or other visitor at this event. Nor are they responsible for the effects of actions of anyone else attending this event.

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