Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November 2019
Pudsey Civic Centre
Saturday November 23rd - MAIN EVENT TIMES
Opening Ceremony 10.45am (Open/Major/Intermediate/Minor)
Round 1: 11.00 am - 12.00 pm | Round 2: 12.40 pm – 1.40 pm | Round 3: 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Round 4: 3.20 pm – 4.20 pm | Round 5: 4.40 pm - 5.40 pm | Round 6: 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Saturday Junior Event
5 rounds only - start times: one hour per round
Start times same as the main events
Sunday November 24th
Round 7: 9.30 am -10.30 am | Round 8: 10.50 am -11.50 am | Round 9: 12.40 pm – 1.40 pm
Round 10: 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm | Round 11: 3.20 pm – 4.20 pm
Sunday’s Open Event will be over 5 rounds and at the same
start times as the main events
PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY
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 players will have 20 minutes, plus 10 seconds per move, to complete the game. There is no other time control.
All event prices and prizes are provisional and are subject to change
(1) THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Open to all players, entry fee £42 | Prizes - £300, £150, £75, £38 plus grading prizes
FREE ENTRY to GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs for entries received by 18th November
(2) THE MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Open to players graded below 171 ecf, entry fee - £42 | Prizes - £300, £150, £75, £38 plus grading prizes
(3) THE INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Open to players graded below 146 ecf, entry fee - £42 | Prizes - £300, £150, £75, £38 plus grading prizes
(4) THE MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Open to players graded below 121 ecf, entry fee - £42 | Prizes - £300, £150, £75, £38 plus grading prizes
(5) AN ENGLAND UNDER 11 TRIAL QUALIFIER**
(6 ) SUNDAY ONE DAY ONLY OPEN EVENT
Open to all players, entry fee £20
** Age Limit: Under 11 on 31st Aug 2019 | Entry fee - £22 per junior Saturday event:
Selected cash/books/certificates/and medals will be given.
The timetable for junior events may be varied at the discretion of the controllers
ECF discounts may be applied by ECF members Silver, Gold and Platinum only.
ECF Bronze members and all non-members must pay the prices listed above.
ECF discount for events 1 to 4 listed above = £9
ECF discount for events 5 and 6 listed above = £2 per event
(If entering both events 5 & 6 you may deduct £4 from your total)
Enter before November 18th and pay on the day in cash = £5
Enter after November 17th and pay on the day in cash = £10
Late entry surcharge (after 17/11/19 but before 23/11/19) = £10
On the day surcharge (23/11/19) = £15
You can avoid all final week related surcharges by entering before 18/11/19 please!!!
On the day entries must be finalised and paid for before 10am
The tournament starts at 11am and everyone will be too busy preparing to deal with later entries.
If paying by paypal please remember to use the google forms link also or we will not know who has paid and not entered. It did happen last year.
Important conditions for entry.
Grades will be accepted in this order of preference
Any other grading body.
However grades based on a small number of games will be ignored in preference to another grading body which used a much larger number of games to create its grade.
The grader’s decision in all such matters is final.
Use this formula to convert FIDE grades to ECF
ECF = (FIDE -700) /7.5