31st October / Sunday 1st November 2015
Great Hall, James Graham Building,
Leeds Beckett University,
Beckett’s Park Campus,
Headingley LS6 3QS [map]
An English Chess Federation supported Grand Prix event | Entries - Steve Burton (0113) 2568157
Tournament Secretary - Brent Kitson firstname.lastname@example.org
For more detailed maps of the venue - click HERE and HERE
Saturday October 31st - MAIN EVENT TIMES
Opening Ceremony 11.45am (Open/Major/Intermediate/Minor)
Round 1: 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm | Round 2: 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm | Round 3: 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Round 4: 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm | Round 5: 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm | Round 6: 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Saturday Junior Event
5 rounds only - start times: one hour per round
12.00pm, 1.30pm, 3.00pm, 4.30pm, 6pm
Sunday November 1st
Round 7: 9.45 am -10.45 am | Round 8: 11.15 am -12.15 pm | Round 9: 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm
Round 10: 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm | Round 11: 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Sunday’s Junior Events will be over 5 rounds and at the same
start times as the main events
PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY 5.40pm
RATE OF PLAY/DEFAULT RULES
Rapidplay rules apply. ECF default rules apply. A player arriving more than ten minutes late will be defaulted. Re-pairings will take place ten minutes after start of play
All event prices and prizes are provisional and are subject to change
(1) THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Open to all players, entry fee £44 | Prizes - £500, £250, £125, £65, £50 plus grading prizes
FREE ENTRY to GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs for entries received by 27th October
(2) THE MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Open to players graded below 171, entry fee - £41 | Prizes - £450, £225, £110, £55, £40 plus grading prizes
(3) THE INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Open to players graded below 146, entry fee - £39 | Prizes - £400, £200, £100, £50, £35 plus grading prizes
(4) THE MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Open to players graded below 121, entry fee - £37 | Prizes - £350, £175, £90, £45, £30 plus grading prizes
(5) AN ENGLAND UNDER 11 TRIAL QUALIFIER
(6) JUNIOR BRITISH RAPIDPLAY UNDER 16 ***
(7) JUNIOR BRITISH RAPIDPLAY UNDER 12
*** Age Limit: Under 16 on
31st Aug 2015 | Entry fee - £23 per junior event
Selected cash/books/certificates/and medals will be given.
Please note our Junior events count towards the ECF
English Youth Grand Prix for 7 and 8-year-olds.
The timetable for junior events may be varied at the discretion of the controllers
We will use digital clocks throughout the event. A time control of 20 minutes plus 10 seconds per move will be used.
Slight modifications for the junior event are being reviewed in conjunction with the ECF and our chief arbiter.
In particular, the penalties for illegal moves will be modified. We will keep you posted on our website when we have further details.
The round times will of course remain the same.
" In the Junior-only events, a first completed illegal move will be sanctioned by a warning,
a second such move will be sanctioned by giving a time advantage to the opponent of 2 minutes,
and a third such move in the same game will be sanctioned by loss of the game. "
Contact – for all entries - Steve Burton Tel: (0113) 256 8157
Grading queries – please visit http://www.englishchess.org.uk/grading/database/
PAYMENTS FOR BANK TRANSFER - A/C No. 00642367. S/C-30-00-05 before October 26th
Email: email@example.com to confirm
SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE VENUE AND MOBILE PHONES MUST BE SWITCHED OFF DURING PLAY
Telephone: 0113 812 3165 to contact site security/porters office at the LMU for urgent messages only
Suitable attire, appearance, behaviour required.
The 2016 event is provisionally booked for the last weekend in November (26/27)