STOP PRESS EXTRA EVENT: The London #Chess Classic Amateur Challenge @londonclassic

STOP PRESS EXTRA EVENT: The London Classic Amateur Challenge

(for players under ECF 160 or equivalent*)

Playing Schedule

1: 2.30pm-6.30pm Monday 5th December
2: 4.30pm-8.30pm Tuesday 6th
3: 2.30pm-6.30pm Wednesday 7th (rest day for the Classic)
4: 2.30pm-6.30pm Thursday 8th
5: 2.30pm-6.30pm Friday 9th

Time limit: 1 hour and 30 minutes for each player plus 30 seconds a move from the start of the game.

Players who are not present after 30 minutes may be defaulted and their opponents re-paired. If you are running late contact me (07855 036 537).

Under 160 ECF or equivalent*
Unrated players (we will accept national ratings and we will attempt to give all unrated players an estimate for the tournament) cannot win more than 20% of a cash prize
ECF Graded, NOT rated by FIDE
Swiss System
BYES: you can take up to two half point byes in rounds 1-4 by notifying the tournament controller.
Pairings by Tournament Director

Prizes: £150 1st prize, £100 2nd prize guaranteed and probably a grading prize for players graded Under 120. However, if we get enough players we can run two separate tournaments, one for players U160 and another just for players Under 120!

ENTRIES as of 21 November 2011

Brendan    O'Gorman    159    116382G    DHSS
Fraser    Musson    157    116021H    Crowborough
David    Openshaw    154    220492H    Cavendish
McKenna    John    145    115319F    Crystal Palace
John    Sargent    141    262390A    Imperial College
Harvey    Grewal    135    132622D    Ealing
Tim    Crouch    134    264336E     Kings Head
David    Lawrence    133    114137F    Surrey
Barry    Miles    116    163954H     Coulsdon
Enrique    Melcon    95    32036817 FIDE    Spain


Entry Fee: £30.00 - send your entry by post directly to me (Adam Raoof, 328 Watford Way, Hendon NW4 4UY) cheques payable to Chess & Bridge Ltd.
Late Entry Fee after 25 November and BEFORE 5th December: £40.00 - you can register by emailing your details to me before the 4th December.
Late Entries at the venue: £50.00

* (Under 1930 FIDE, Under 1880 other national ratings) contact if in doubt)

Best wishes

Adam Raoof

ECF Director of Home Chess
President: Middlesex County Chess Association
FIDE International Organiser & Arbiter
328 Watford Way
Hendon, London NW4 4UY

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