[31 July 2009] The London #Chess Centre Blitz Championship

I know you all like blitz chess, so here's some news you will like!

I will be controlling this event, a new addition to the calendar in a brand new central venue for London chess!

Get your entries in early, as I know this will be popular...  Adam Raoof

The London Chess Centre Blitz Championship
@ The Loose Cannon, EC4
Thursday 30th July 2009
From 7.30pm to 10.15pm

The Loose Cannon, http://www.loosecannonec4.co.uk/
13-16 Allhallows Lane,
Venue phone number: 0207 283 1505

Closest Underground station: Cannon Street (Circle and District lines). Cannon Street is also an overground train station. Also very close to Bank tube station (Central, Northern and DLR)

Entry-fee (if in advance):              £5 per player
Entry on the day:                            £6 per player             

How to enter:

1) Enter online at www.loosecannonec4.co.uk - payment via PayPal only

2) Complete the mini form below

Post entries to "LCC Blitz Championship", The Loose Cannon,  13-16 Allhallows Lane, London, EC4R 3UL. Send a cheque for £5 made payable to Loose Cannon. For further information by email contact timwoolgar@googlemail.com

Name:________________________________ ECF Rating ________________



Telephone:__________________ Email:________________________________

3) Pay on the night £1 surcharge applies (note: All surcharge monies are added to the prize-fund)
5 rounds of 10 Minute Blitz Chess (meaning each game can last a maximum of 20 minutes) - 10 minutes break between each round. FIDE Blitz Rules apply: it is always touch and move, completed illegal moves lose, etc. for further information see: http://www.recgov.org/chess/blitzrules.html

Doors Open:                             7pm                           
1st Round Starts:                             7.30pm
2nd Round Starts:                            8pm
3rd Round Starts:                            8.30pm
Interval after Round 3:              8.50pm - 9.15pm (plenty of time to get a drink from the bar and a bite to eat)
Round 4 Starts:                            9.15pm
Final Round Starts:              9.45pm                                         
Last Round Ends:              10.05pm
Prize-giving:                            10.15pm
All finished by:                            10.30pm

Loose Cannon is a beautiful authentic London venue with a fully stocked bar, beer from £2.50 per pint, soft drinks and great meal deals.

Prizes: Generous cash prize based on a percentage of entrance fees.

There will also be grading prizes (cash or books) for the top player in the following sections:

Ungraded / Under 100
Under 125
Under 150
Under 175

Players will be eligible for grading prizes based on their slowplay ECF grade as listed on the 2008-9 ECF grading database. 

The 1st placed player will receive the London Chess Centre Blitz Trophy (donated by Action Trophies).

The final standing of players is determined by the number of points scored. If there is a tie, it is broken by

Results between the players involved
Number of wins
Sudden death game 5'-4'

If several players tie for 1st place, then the above criteria will be used to determine the overall winner. If no winner can be determined using the first two criteria - the winner will be decided from a sudden death game between them. Lots will be drawn before the game, the winner choosing the colour of his pieces in this last game. If the game is drawn, the player who has the Black pieces is declared the London Chess Centre Blitz Champion.

Best wishes

Adam Raoof

FIDE International Organiser & Arbiter
328 Watford Way
Hendon, London NW4 4UY

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